Spy Profile: Millington’s Dennis Hager on Small Town Survival


Behind the southern charm and slow cadence of Millington pharmacist Dennis Hager is a unique hybrid of small town entrepreneur, philanthropist  and politician all rolled into one. After fourteen years as mayor of the town of 500, and current owner of the local pharmacy and fine dining restaurant Two Trees, Hager looks upon his role in all three categories as he helps keep his town active and locals employed while at the same time firmly holding on to a deep sense of community just a ten minute ride from one of the largest Walmart superstores in the country.

The Hager philosophy to keeping it all working comes down to a few simple ingredients including customer service, and more importantly, a climate of hospitality.  Dennis highlights those principles when the Spy caught up with him last week at Two Trees.

The video is approximately eight minutes long 

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  1. Stokes Tomlin says

    Wonderful wonderful man thanks very much
    Wonderful restaurant wonderful food thanks very much

  2. Louis Howeth Sr. says

    Dennis glad to hear your comments as it relates to the wearing of many hats in a small town. I have heard nothing but praise
    relating to the services you provide for the town of Millington and the larger area. Edna Lee and I have always been pleased to be
    able to call you friend.
    Keep on being a friend to all you meet.

  3. Barbara Snyder says

    Great interview,great person!

  4. julie donovan says

    What a great interview. Dennis … you are one in a million. So enjoyed catching up with your news via this interview. You are the same southern gentleman I remember. I will see you at Two Trees soon. julie

  5. Carol Droge says

    Dennis is always a great host – excellent food, pleasant staff, and always a hands-on attitude. Millington and Kent County are lucky he settled here!

  6. How extraordinary can a person be?

    Dennis answers with love, leadership and hospitality.
    He embraces the meaning of gentleman, and makes in better.
    He runs a restaurant where the fod is as interesting as the people.

    Lucky Millington. Lucky Kent County. Lucky Maryland. Lucky Universe.

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