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SCORE: Small Business Market Planning

A well-developed marketing plan will raise awareness of your business, attract more customers and increase sales. SCORE Mid-Shore recommends a five step process to develop a market plan. Develop an introductory section that gives a description of your business, its products and/or services, the market or business environment, challenges faced and location of your competition. […]

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Economic News: Can a Guaranteed $500 a Month Impact Lives?

A jittery stock market, trade war impacts, record unemployment, income inequality, and another predicted cut in the interest rates by the Feds: the economic news is challenging our world views and encouraging out of the box thinking. There is nothing more out of the box than the concept of a universal basic income. And, thanks to […]

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Spotlight on Easton Point

As the much talked about Galloway Mansion sat waiting to be loaded onto a barge last month, the location of its temporary home—Easton Point—was spotlighted. It was obvious to residents and fans who had gathered to watch the move, how much the revitalization of Easton Point would be an asset and benefit to the community. […]

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Town of Easton: Who are we?

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: Population: 16,606Female 55% Male 45%Median age: 43.3 YearsUnder 18 Years Old: 20.3%Over 65 Years Old: 23.5%Prime Age […]

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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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Town of Easton: Master Plan for Infill Development Update

This Fall, students in Salisbury University’s Applied Planning Class, taught in an adjunct capacity by Easton’s Town Planner, Lynn Thomas, will begin the process of examining and updating the Downtown Easton Master Plan for Infill Development. In 2008, Historic Easton, Inc., utilized grant funding and worked cooperatively with the Town to prepare a “Downtown Easton […]

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