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Message from Mayor Willey

No one who has witnessed the events over the past few days taking place in Minneapolis can justify what they saw with Mr. Floyd is what we expect.  Let’s not let these issues undermine what so many are working so hard to avoid in Easton.  We are heavily engaged in providing quality housing, jobs and […]

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Best Practice:  Heather Meredith, an Independent Stylist at Shapers Salon, Shares the Impact of COVID-19 on the Personal Care Services

As someone in the personal care industry, how has COVID changed the way you do business? We spoke to Heather Meredith, an Independent Stylist at Shapers Salon who has been working in Easton, MD since 2015. I am a self-employed stylist. Most of us independent stylists didn’t receive unemployment compensation until we were already back […]

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Interview with Dr. Cliff Coppersmith, President of Chesapeake College

EEDC: Is summer enrollment being impacted by COVID 19?? Dr. Coppersmith:  So far, we have very solid enrollment for summer. We’re actually above our 2018 registrations but still slightly below the summer of 2019. But that’s primarily because we have fewer offerings. We have about 90% of our schedule from last year. The 10% difference […]

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A Message from Mayor Willey

On Friday at 5 p.m., I suspended the restrictions to outdoor cafe dining.  This is consistent with Governor Hogan’s orders and the recommendations of the CDC.  As a result, our restaurants have begun opening for outside dining. Over the past weeks, the Town of Easton, the Easton Economic Development Corporation and Discover Easton have been […]

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How did your office have to adapt to this new COVID-19 environment?

How did your office have to adapt to this new COVID-19 environment? We spoke to Rich Tripp, Managing Partner at Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency. Rich Tripp: We were able to move the entire company (68 folks and three locations) to a remote environment, 90% almost overnight. The remaining 10% took a few days longer because some […]

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Interview With Beth Haschen, Owner Of Levity, N Harrison St., Easton

EEDC: After having to close in March, you continued to sell your boutique clothing line and connect with your customers through Instagram and Facebook posts. Now that you’re being allowed to reopen, will you continue to expand your digital footprint? Beth Haschen: Before all this began, my goal was to have an online presence as […]

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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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