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Field Notes: January 2020

Food Safety Chesapeake Harvest and Future Harvest are working together to help farmers demystify the food safety processes, employ best practices, and get closer to food safety certification. Through the Food Safety Outreach Program, funded by USDA, farmers in the Chesapeake Bay region have access to free services for food safety education and technical assistance. […]

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Easton Planning and Zoning Commission to Hold Work Sessions

The Easton Planning and Zoning Commission is continuing its exercise of comprehensively updating the Town’s Zoning Regulations.  In October, they conducted a Public Hearing on two chapters they are proposing to extensively revise: The Planned Unit Development and Sign Regulations. A primary concern and focus of the Commission throughout this endeavor are producing the best […]

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Project Update: Easton Point and Port Street

A question we often hear is: What is happening with Easton Point and Port Street?  So here is an update on the project. The EEDC continues to work closely with the Town of Easton on redeveloping Port Street and Easton Point.  Throughout 2020, you can expect to see additional land from Easton Point annexed into […]

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The American Job Center Upper Shore Network

The American Job Center Upper Shore Network provides an array of employment and training services at its location in Easton. All services are free and we are happy to help job seekers and employers. Take a look at their website here.  

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Economic News: Easton’s Economic and Demographic Data

Every year, I do a deep dive into Easton’s economic and demographic data to prepare for the new year.  And while we all eagerly await the Census of 2020, some excellent data was made available to me, thanks to the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board through Chmura Economics & Analysis. A few of the highlights: […]

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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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