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Interview with Tracy Ward, Executive Director of Easton Economic Development Corporation

Tracy Ward

Interview with Tracy Ward, Executive Director of Easton Economic Development Corporation EEDC: Before we start, how about a little background on our own Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC)? Tracy Ward: Sure. In 2013, despite strong economic recoveries in urban areas, rural towns and counties were lagging.  A regional economist had developed an economic development strategic […]

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Town of Easton Employee Appreciation Luncheon

On Monday, Mayor Willey showed his appreciation for the Town of Easton staff for all their hard work.  The luncheon was held at the Easton Point Park. After picking up their boxed lunches, staff enjoyed them at socially distanced picnic tables.  

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Best Practice:  Lauren Catterton, General Manager of the Tidewater Inn

Lauren Catterton knows a lot about the hospitality business. As General Manager of the Tidewater Inn, she and her staff took a significant hit when the COVID crisis hit. Suffice it to say, she was up to the challenge. As soon as this happened, we just started researching as much as possible and rewriting hospitality, […]

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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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