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Nuclear Power Plant and view of a sailboat in the bayNuclear Energy

Located in Lusby, Calvert Cliffs, Maryland’s only nuclear power plant, produces nearly 1,850 megawatts of zero-emissions energy, enough carbon-free electricity to power more than one million homes per year and 84% of Maryland’s clean energy. 

This Constellation facility employs nearly 700 people and the workforce has strong ties to the community and philanthropic endeavors throughout Southern Maryland. Their employees demonstrate incredible leadership and passion for causes near and dear to their hearts, giving their time, their dollars, or both back to causes in our community through programs like Impact Leaders and Employee Giving. In addition, the facility pays approximately $23 million annually in taxes which support our schools, roads and other public services. 

U.S. nuclear energy facilities are initially licensed to operate for 40 years and a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rule allows licensees to apply for extensions of up to 20 years after the initial 40-year term. Constellation submitted a license renewal application for this facility to the U.S. NRC which was approved on March 23, 2000. With this approved license renewal, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 is licensed through 2034, and Unit 2 is licensed through 2036.

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If you are a Calvert County-based business and make a product you’d like featured in an upcoming edition of our newsletter, please contact us at info@choosecalvert.com.

Rosemary Shampoo BarNaturally Silky Soap

Leila Mitchell started her career as a pharmacist but turned her knowledge and skills into a passion that has become a unique body product manufacturing company in Huntingtown, MD, Naturally Silky Soap. 

After recognizing the harmful ingredients in commercial body products, she was determined to create better options in soap, deodorant, moisturizers, salves, balms and bath accessories. Leila points to the Environmental Working Group’s statistic that American women use an average of 12 cosmetic products with about 168 ingredients daily, and men use six products with about 85 ingredients. Many of those products contain harmful chemicals. But Naturally Silky Soap products contain all-natural, vegan ingredients like olive oil and coconut oil which serve as an antioxidant, cleanser and moisturizer. They are hypoallergenic and penetrate deeply into the skin without clogging pores. 

“All my products are made in small batches with natural oils and butters, not from a pre-made soap base which can contain harmful chemicals,” she says. 

Handcrafted, sustainably made with honest ingredients and beautiful enough to display in your guest bath, Naturally Silky Soap is vegan skincare straight from nature! Order online (free shipping on orders over $40) or Buy Local at a variety of small shops.

vintage popcorn tin with bag of popcornCalvert Kettle Corn

Pina colada, salted caramel, chocolate mint and toffee – no, not the latest specialty coffee or cocktail, but one of the more than 100 flavors of hand-made, open-fired kettle corn crafted at Calvert Kettle Corn in Chesapeake Beach. 

They started popping in 2003 and remain a family-owned and run business. Offering a variety of sizes from small bags to 1-gallon decorative tins, they provide ample opportunity for taste-testing new flavor combinations. Their slightly sweet, slightly salty kettle-popped corn is fresh, delicious and somewhat addictive. Customers have been known to travel great distances to visit Calvert Kettle Corn for their favorite flavors and they ship popcorn all over the country.

Bags of kettle corn make great giveaways and gifts for weddings, birthdays, showers or as an open house or client appreciation token. You can even choose your own unique flavor combinations or customize colors to match your special event.  

For more information, to place an order or discuss custom orders or fundraising opportunities, visit online at www.calvertkettlecorn.com or visit the store at 3723 Chesapeake Beach Road in Chesapeake Beach for a personal selection of popcorn treats and other gift ideas.

Patuxent Printing promotional materialsPatuxent Printing

Seven years ago, Dana Bustin, Theresa Hudson (both pictured to the left) and Steven Palmer became proud owners of a digital printing company in Owings. The small team provides a variety of products and services from design and consultation to manufacturing of promotional products, screen printing and embroidery. Maybe you’re in need of business cards, banners or brochures with a quick turnaround, you want a uniquely designed logo, company uniform, letterhead, invitation or brochure, or you need help with a personalized mass mailing campaign – the team of design and printing professionals at Patuxent Printing prides themselves on the quality, variety and accuracy of the products they make.

Dana Bustin is also an active member of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce and spends many hours each year making substantial charitable contributions to the Calvert County community where she and her team members live and work. 

For more information, visit online at www.patuxentprinting.com.

Two men standing in front of a machineChesapeake Plastics

Chesapeake Plastics is a design, prototyping, tooling and manufacturing company specializing in injection molded plastics, metal processing and 3D printing of production parts, tools, hardware, casings, proof-of-concept prototypes and other products. They provide products and solutions for the Department of Defense, entrepreneurs, recreation and sports industries, consumers, automobile and marine uses, information technology and construction applications. 

The team uses mobile, wireless technology for statistical process control at their five machines allowing for better process control while minimizing variation and rejects on the production floor. They can run as few as 64 parts per month, or up to 80,000.

With over three decades of combined experience and the ability to manage the entire manufacturing process in-house, Chesapeake Plastics can scale production as large or as small as a project requires. The entire process, beginning with design, is done in-house at their Lusby, Maryland, location which makes the lead time on projects significantly shorter than working with several contractors. They are also ISO 9000 compliant and follow Lean Manufacturing practices to reduce part cost and increase efficiency. Depending on the complexity of the project, they can complete the entire process – from design to manufacturing – in as few as 30 days.

For more information, visit online at www.chesapeakeplastics.com.