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M&T Bank Sponsors SCORE Mid-Shore

M&T Bank presented SCORE Mid-Shore with a charitable contribution for $2,000 on Friday April 19, 2019 at the bank’s Easton branch on Glebe Road in Talbot County.  Located in Easton, SCORE Mid- Shore provides free mentoring and business advice to entrepreneurs interested in starting a new business and/or growing a small business. SCORE mentors also […]

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2019 Free Enterprise Workshop Program

Over the past four months, nineteen area educators from Talbot County Public Schools, Caroline County Public Schools and Saints Peter & Paul School joined with Talbot Chamber President & CEO Al Silverstein in visiting Chesapeake College, The Inn at Perry Cabin, Agriculture Agencies, Star Democrat, Avon Dixon Agency, Easton Utilities, Easton Airport, and Phillips Wharf […]

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Public Access to Waterfront Property in Easton

On August 2018, the Town of Easton submitted a grant application from Community Parks and Playgrounds Program in the amount of $200,000 for the development of Easton Point Park. The proposed park has been tagged as a way to add needed green space, while also reconnecting Easton to its waterfront heritage. Since most of the […]

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Easton Ranked by Kiplinger

Easton was recently ranked 10th out of small towns and cities in millionaires by Kiplinger.  “Maryland has the fourth-most millionaires per capita of any state in the U.S., according to Phoenix Marketing International. The downside? Maryland is one of Kiplinger’s 10 least tax-friendly states.” https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/investing/T006-S001-25-small-towns-with-big-millionaire-populations/index.html

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NOAA’s Tred Avon River Ecological Assessment

NOAA’s National Ocean Service is pleased to share the conclusions of the Tred Avon River ecological assessment report in relation to Easton Point. The study, which analyzed the impacts of land use on the condition of the aquatic ecosystem in the Tred Avon River, was conducted over the period 2015-2017 in support of NOAA’s Choptank […]

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Habitat for Humanity Choptank Dedicates Home #79

On Saturday, April 27th, family, friends, public officials, and Habitat homebuyers, board, staff, and volunteers gathered on Port Street in Easton, Maryland to dedicate the home of Habitat’s 79th homebuyer, Harry Seldon. Mr. Seldon was presented with the keys to his new home and moved in that day. “We are blessed to partner with people […]

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Labor Market Update

The labor market continues to be very tight; National unemployment, currently at 3.6%, is at its lowest rate since 1969.  This tightened market has put pay growth on an upward trend. Strong growth continues in health care, social assistance and food services.  Read More

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Legislative Update – Maryland Approves Wage Increase to $15 an Hour

On March 20, 2019, the Maryland General Assembly passed a new state minimum wage law. The law raises the state’s minimum wage for $10.10 to $15.00 by 2025. For employers with 15 or more employees, the wage rate will increase $0.75 each year until 2024 and increase $1.00 in 2025 as follows: 2020: $11.00 2021: […]

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WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN

The business plan can be a huge stumbling block for potential small business owners.  However, you do not leave on a road trip without a map. Why would you start or run a small business without a plan? SCORE Mid-Shore mentors suggest that the business plan be kept simple by addressing the following key points: […]

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Easton, Maryland Receives 2019 National Main Street Accreditation

EASTON, Md. –Easton, Maryland has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and […]

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