Habitat for Humanity Choptank Dedicates Home #79

Habitat for Humanity Choptank Dedicates Home #79

On Saturday, April 27th, family, friends, public officials, and Habitat homebuyers, board, staff, and volunteers gathered on Port Street in Easton, Maryland to dedicate the home of Habitat’s 79th homebuyer, Harry Seldon. Mr. Seldon was presented with the keys to his new home and moved in that day. “We are blessed to partner with people […]

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Labor Market Update

The labor market continues to be very tight; National unemployment, currently at 3.6%, is at its lowest rate since 1969.  This tightened market has put pay growth on an upward trend. Strong growth continues in health care, social assistance and food services.  Read More

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Legislative Update – Maryland Approves Wage Increase to $15 an Hour

On March 20, 2019, the Maryland General Assembly passed a new state minimum wage law. The law raises the state’s minimum wage for $10.10 to $15.00 by 2025. For employers with 15 or more employees, the wage rate will increase $0.75 each year until 2024 and increase $1.00 in 2025 as follows: 2020: $11.00 2021: […]

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WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN

The business plan can be a huge stumbling block for potential small business owners.  However, you do not leave on a road trip without a map. Why would you start or run a small business without a plan? SCORE Mid-Shore mentors suggest that the business plan be kept simple by addressing the following key points: […]

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Easton, Maryland Receives 2019 National Main Street Accreditation

EASTON, Md. –Easton, Maryland has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and […]

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Port Street Plan Study Starts to Look at Affordable Housing

While it is too early to have any concrete ideas on the table as to how a Port Street Master Plan might look, the Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) took a few important steps over the last three days to start this important visioning process with a special focus on affordable housing. Through a series […]

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Chesapeake Harvest with Deena Deese Kilmon.

There seems to be a good bit of nostalgia about the traditional family farm on the Eastern Shore as of late.  Going back centuries, the idea of a self-sufficient, agricultural enterprise that’s focused on locally grown produce has had a minor renaissance as consumers continue to seek out healthy alternatives to commercial grown “fresh” fruit and […]

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Easton Velocity provides Gigabit Connectivity

EASTON, MD, December 16, 2016 — How does a town like Easton help spur economic development and appeal to technology-savvy businesses? While the charm of our Town may be a driving force, there is one more compelling component. Gigabit connectivity. The expansive fiber optic network throughout the Town of Easton is providing gigabit speed to […]

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Startup Next Mini-Accelerator – 3/3-4/35

Whether you want to get accepted into a top accelerator or raise a seed round, these sessions will help you get focused on what matters to reach that goal. By mentoring your team and providing investor or accelerator introductions, your startup will be ready for that next step. This event takes place February 22-25 at […]

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