News/Data

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

Interview with Matthew Peters, Executive Director of Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (CHESMRC)

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  EEDC: Aren’t you one of only a few agencies providing services to a multi-cultural population in Talbot County? Matthew Peters: We’re the only organization that focuses specifically on the uniqueness of the immigrant experience and the unique obstacles and challenges that come with newcomers to our […]

Read More »

Interview with Talbot County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kelly Griffith

EEDC: The schools have been confronted with extraordinary challenges: Having to deliver learning to their students, but now in a digitized environment.  How is this going?  Dr. Griffith: We are very fortunate that we had people many years ago that had the foresight to start obtaining devices for our school system. And we’ve continued that […]

Read More »

Interview with Talbot County Health Officer, Dr. Fredia Wadley

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. EEDC: Right now, everyone wants to know when we can go back to normal life. How can this happen?   Dr. Wadley: The number one thing is cases decreasing for 14 days. Keep in mind that not every place may be reopening at the same time. […]

Read More »

Interview with Lloyd L. (Scott) Beatty, President/CEO at Shore Bancshares Inc.

Lloyd L. (Scott) Beatty is the President/CEO at Shore Bancshares Inc. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Easton Economic Development Corp. EEDC: How busy has the bank been with all of these loans and programs? Scott Beatty: The last couple of weeks were all about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). We […]

Read More »

Interview with W. W. “Buck” Duncan, President of Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF)

Few people are as familiar to the challenges faced by not for profits in our area during the COVID-19 crisis as the president of Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF), W. W. “Buck” Duncan. Easton Economic Development spoke to him about the COVID-19 Response Fund initiative, which was set up to deploy resources to community-based organizations at […]

Read More »

Food Safety in the Time of Coronavirus: Post-Harvest Handling

Co-hosted by Chesapeake Harvest and Future Harvest CASA, this webinar explores post harvest handling and food safety practices that farmers in our region are using to meet wholesale requirements and comply with FSMA regulations. Co-hosted by Chesapeake Harvest and Future Harvest CASA, this webinar explores post harvest handling and food safety practices that farmers in […]

Read More »

Town of Easton Council

As Council meetings will be closed to public access, until further notice, the Town of Easton will continue to meet customer needs by allowing the community access to these meetings. Meetings will be streamed live on Channel 98 local access Midshore Community Television (MCTV) and the Facebook pages of MCTV, Easton Police and Easton Utilities […]

Read More »