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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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Town of Easton: Workforce and Commuting

The Upper Shore Workforce Investment purchased a data analytics tool called Chmura JobsEQ. Jobs EQ puts data at our fingertips in a user friendly format. So taking a look at the Jobs EQ data for the Town of Easton: Employed in Easton: 15,539; First Quarter 2019 Prime Age Labor Force Participation Rate: 85.2% Top 5 […]

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The Town of Easton: Restoration of 31 and 34 S. Locust Lane

Pursuant to its goal of renovating historic housing in the hill neighborhood, the Town of Easton has started restoration efforts at two locations, 31 and 34 South Locust Lane. The selective demolition has started as has the framing of an addition on the 31 South Locust lane residence. The first house to be completed by […]

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Preston Automotive Group is the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival

Discover Easton is pleased to announce Preston Automotive Group as the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival, a three-day ice carving festival coming to downtown Easton February 14-16, 2020. The Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival will feature dozens of ice sculptures spread throughout Easton’s historic district. The Discover Easton Signature Event […]

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Citizens brainstorm ideas for preserving 925 Port Street

By CHRISTINA ACOSTA cacosta@chespub.com, Nov 5, 2019 Read the story on StarDem.com here. EASTON — Parks and Recreation Director Preston Peper and Talbot County Economic Development and Tourism Director Cassandra Vanhooser held a community meeting on Monday, Oct. 28, to discuss the future of a historic county-owned property at Easton Point. About 25 citizens gathered […]

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The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets

Competition is good. No, really. Thomas Philippon, named one of the top 25 economists under 45 by the IMF (International Monetary Fund), set out to answer a question that touches us all: Why are cell-phone plans more expensive in the United States than in Europe? After conducting cutting edge research, the result to this question […]

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