We Need Cookies That Sleigh!
If your cookies are the envy of your family and friends, enter Dundalk Renaissance's Cookie Contest! 

Cookies will be judged by committee and be judged in three categories: overall taste, best overall taste, most creative, and best decorated cookie.  Winners get get a gift card and bragging rights.

Entrants must be able to bake 4 dozen cookies and deliver them to Dundalk Renaissance by 4 pm on December 5th.  Don't wait to sign up.  Cookie contest submissions end Monday, December 1.  

Upcoming Events
Holiday Hoopla
Saturday, December 7
Center Place
FREE event!

Holiday Hoopla is Saturday, December 7th! Come for a day of holiday cheer.  Shop artisan crafts, snacks, and more at Holiday Hoopla's street fair between 12 and 4 pm. 

Take a break from shopping for holiday festivities! The Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society train garden will be open from 1pm-7pm.   Kids will love our free  holiday cookie tour where they will receive cookies at each of the participating businesses in the Historic Dundalk Town Center. 

Stick around for the Dundalk Eastfield Recreation Council's Christmas parade and meet the big man himself IRL. Parade step off is 4pm! 

Learn more  online
Be a Buyer 
Saturday, December 14
10 am
Home Buyer Grant Qualifying Event

Sign up for our next Be the Buyer workshop to qualify for home buyer grants and to learn more about the home buyer process.  Sponsor lender Rosedale Federal will be there to answer all your home buying questions.  

Sign up  here!
Holiday Vendor Village 
Saturday, December 14 and 21
The Forge

The holidays are coming! Get everything you need for everyone on your list at the Historic Dundalk Town Center.  In addition to the unique shops that are here, The Forge will be holding a Vendor Village on Saturday, December 14 and Saturday, December 21.  There will be whiskey and bourbon from Twin Valley Distilleries, artisan pickles from Yummi Bunny, and much more! 

If you're interested in becoming a vendor at Vendor Village contact Nick@DundalkUSA.org. There is not a fee to set up a table, but reservations to sell are required.  
Laurie's Candles and Crafts Social Media Take Over 
Tuesday, November 26

Dundalk native Laurie Willams, owner of Laurie's Candles and Crafts is taking over our Facebook and Instagram! Follow #MadeinDundalk to learn more about Laurie and her store! 

Can't wait until Tuesday? Check out our latest blog post from our sit down with Laurie. 
Forge Your Future Here
1-on-1 Small 
Business Counseling 
Friday, December 6

You have a great idea for a new business that would be PERFECT for Dundalk--now what? Bring your business plan to a small business counseling session at the Forge and discuss the details with Kim Taylor, a professional counselor.  Meetings are free and by appointment only.  Please contact Nick@DundalkUSA.org to schedule your appointment. 
The Forge 
Grow Your Business Here
11 Center Place, Suite 1 

We're looking for our next pop up shop.  If you have an Etsy or Instagram store, or are looking to test your idea out in a brick in mortar establishment, this is the opportunity for you! 

Our incubator store space is $200 a month. We cover your wifi and electric.  You supply the customers.  Contact Nick@DundalkUSA.org for more information. 
Event Space
11 Center Place, Suite 1

Have your next meeting, holiday party or seminar at the Forge! 

The forge is a versatile space that can be arranged to accommodate workshops, trivia nights, networking events and more! 

Learn more online or email Nick@DundalkUSA.org with questions. 
Around Town
We're Accepting Milestone Award Nominations!

We need your help honoring members of our community who contribute to revitalizing Dundalk.

You can nominate  individuals, businesses, institutions, and groups that have contributed to Dundalk's future. 

Students at the Dundalk area high schools and CCBC-Dundalk can be nominated for our Gemstone Awards for their accomplishments that have made Dundalk a stronger community.

The Milestone Awards Dinner will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Sparrows Point Country Club.   

Submit your nomination(s)  here! 
Questions? Email Meghan@DundalkUSA.org
Where Should We Focus Our Resources? 
Let us know what revitalizing Dundalk means to you and what you'd like to see us do with our resources. 
Email Amy@DundalkUSA.org with questions. 
Meet Our 2019 Lending and Real Estate Partners
We are thankful for their support of our home buyer education and financial capability work.
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Du ndalk Renaissance
is a non-profit, 501 c-3 community development organization dedicated to revitalizing the greater Dundalk area. We always welcome your feedback and support for our work! You may give online or mail in your check to DRC, PO Box 9276, Dundalk, MD 21222 - thank you!