Show Up On Time, Work and Play Well With Others, and Learn On The Job

Show Up On Time, Work and Play Well With Others, and Learn On The Job

Throughout its 36 year history, the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board and staff have heard employers say, “give me someone who shows up on time, works and plays well with others, and can learn on the job and I’ll train them myself.”When we hold focus groups with employers, the “certifications” required for employment fill part […]

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Tap the Shore Combines Fundraising with Economic Activity

Just imagine – it’s a beautiful day, and you’re enjoying a glass of wine, or rum cocktail with your friends as you explore local hotspots on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore. All day long you are treated to VIP tours and tastings, and you’re chauffeured around… now that sounds like the perfect summer Saturday, doesn’t it? […]

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Counselors to America’s Small Businesses

SCORE is a non-profit, volunteer organization with more than 10,000 business mentors across the United States, both working and retired. Since inception in 1964, SCORE has mentored, free of charge, more than 7.8 million small businesses; helping entrepreneurs live their dreams. SCORE’s Mid- Shore chapter, located in Easton, Maryland, currently serves the counties of: Caroline; […]

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Town of Easton: 2020 Census Complete Count Committee

The 2020 Census is just around the corner.  April 1st is typically considered “Census Day,” but this year’s Census will be the first intended to primarily be completed online and Census notices will be sent out with instructions concerning how to complete it in March of 2020. In addition to being mandated in the U.S. […]

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Project Update: Talbot Interfaith Shelter

Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) gives local families and individuals the resources and tools they need to rebuild their lives. Currently, the shelter is serving 33 people, including 4 single adults and 11 families with 16 children (with one on the way, and another due in March). Guests are in various phases of the S4 Program […]

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Talbot Chamber awards business leaders

By CHRIS POLK cpolk@stardem.com Read the story on StarDem.com. ROYAL OAK — It’s a glittering evening full of Who’s Whos in Talbot’s business community, a chance for hard-working folks to sit back, get a good meal and be congratulated for all that they do, day in and day out to make it in the business […]

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925 Port Street: A County Owned Historical Treasure?

Port Street is Easton’s colonial highway and is over 300 years old. Despite the industrialization that occurred there in the 1920s, a remnant of that long gone thriving residential community still exists: 925 Port Street. The site is associated with events of local and national interest, including the War of 1812 and an Underground Railroad link. The house has […]

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NO MATTER WHAT… YOU MATTER Campaign Targets Suicide Prevention

Suicide does not discriminate, affecting people of all genders, ages, and ethnicities. Many different factors may contribute to someone making a suicide attempt, depression being one of the lead reasons. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and […]

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Hiring? A New Resource Comes to the Region

It is no secret that one of the biggest challenges for business owners these days is finding the right talent to hire. In Easton alone, 11,630 people commute from out of town to work at one of our 14,212 jobs; some as far away as Baltimore, Ellicott City, and Washington D.C. Matching talent and jobs […]

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Anirban Basu Weighs in on our Economy

Anirban Basu, CEO of the Sage Policy Group is an Economist with a sense of humor. At his annual speaking engagements on the Eastern Shore, he managed to keep audiences laughing while delivering sound economic analysis. Alas, the slowing of Maryland’s red-hot economy is no laughing matter. Basu attributes this to the 35-day federal shutdown and the […]

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