BMW Championship boosts local economy – CBS Baltimore



OWINGS MILLS, Maryland (WJZ) – Local businesses have seen an influx of customers as tens of thousands of people from across the country flock to Baltimore County for the BMW Championship.

“The business has picked up again this week has been really fabulous,†said Shawn Dunworth, owner of Sunset Slush of Glyndon.

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The Italian ice cream and ice cream shop released the Championship Strawberry Cheesecake Sundae for the tournament. Dunworth said the special treat has sold very well.

“We worked with a few local businesses to collaborate on what we were doing and the community seemed to love it,†Dunworth added.

Twenty-five companies across the county are offering deals and promotions for the championship. County manager Johnny Olszewski said the tournament should really pay off.

“We expect an economic impact of around $ 20 million from this experiment,†Olszewski said. “So let it be the hotels and restaurants of these small businesses that have these amazing treats. “

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Right next to the Caves Valley Golf Club, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood serves crab cakes and crab spring rolls. Owner Tony Minadakis said the tournament was an exciting opportunity for local businesses to showcase their products to a national audience.

“Baltimore doesn’t really see as many big events and Maryland in general, but the mere opportunity to have it for every local business is a blessing,†Minadakis said.

Greek on the Street truck owner Angelo Micklos said his company has been gearing up for weeks to prepare for all the demand they’ve come to expect at the championship.

“We have prepared a lot for the anticipation of having 20,000 people a day here,†Micklos said. “An event like this is pretty huge for us. “

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To learn more about all the offers and specials offered for the BMW Championship by local businesses, visit Baltimore County Tourism website.


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