Interview with Marilyn Neal, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Service Center

Interview with Marilyn Neal, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Service Center

EEDC: Tell us a bit about your organization? Marilyn Neal: Neighborhood Service Center (NSC), Inc. is the designated Community Action Agency for Talbot County and has served low-income families and individuals for over 50 years. The purpose of NSC is to provide a wide range of services that will assist individuals in crisis while removing […]

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Best Practice: Retailing in the Time of COVID-19

QUESTION OF THE WEEK As the owner of a retail business, how have you adapted to all the directives and guidelines as you re-opened last week? We spoke Joan Nubie, owner of The Treasure Chest in Oxford. The store, which represents 26 local artists, features artwork, jewelry, and gifts. Joan Nubie: After the shutdown, I […]

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Interview with Cassandra Vanhooser, Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism

EEDC: For the past few weeks, your organization has been holding bi-weekly private sector conference calls, helping businesses with information and resources during this crisis. How did the idea for this come about? Cassandra Vanhooser: Credit goes to Clay Stamp, our Director of Emergency Services, I’m part of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) team, and […]

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Census Response Update

If you have cabin fever and want to do something that could really make a difference in your community during the stay-at-home directives, consider completing your 2020 Census. If you have cabin fever and want to do something that could really make a difference in your community during the stay-at-home directives, consider completing your 2020 […]

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Interview with Matthew Peters, Executive Director of Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (CHESMRC)

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  EEDC: Aren’t you one of only a few agencies providing services to a multi-cultural population in Talbot County? Matthew Peters: We’re the only organization that focuses specifically on the uniqueness of the immigrant experience and the unique obstacles and challenges that come with newcomers to our […]

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Interview with Talbot County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kelly Griffith

EEDC: The schools have been confronted with extraordinary challenges: Having to deliver learning to their students, but now in a digitized environment.  How is this going?  Dr. Griffith: We are very fortunate that we had people many years ago that had the foresight to start obtaining devices for our school system. And we’ve continued that […]

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