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Meet Qlarant – Portrait of an Inclusive Employer

In previous discussions about inclusion, we have seen how fully committing to this innovative philosophy and letting it permeate a company’s culture creates a better environment and an improved bottom line. We know strategies to assure diversity and a welcoming environment to people of all abilities has been an extraordinary positive for Easton based Qlarant. […]

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Eastern Shore Community Rowers

Eastern Shore Community Rowers’ (ESCR) 2018 season ended with a bang-up finale at the Hager House on the Tred Avon. The ESCR mission is to foster a stronger, healthier community and environment by promoting, educating and training adults of all ages and abilities in the sport of rowing. With spring around the corner, the rowers are […]

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If a small business wants to work for the Federal government, recognize that these contracting efforts require a long-term commitment of time, research, dedicated resources (staff and dollars) plus a short-, mid- and long-term market strategy. Though complex, the Federal business environment offers many economic advantages for small businesses that directly impact the employment growth […]

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High Schoolers’ Environmental Plan Takes the Prize

EASTON — St. Michaels High School students designed an environmental plan in addressing pollution and erosion at Easton Point and carried home a shiny gold trophy for their efforts on March 5 at the ACE Mentor Program of Maryland’s Eastern Shore 15th annual awards and scholarships ceremony. About 150 students, parents, ACE mentors and local […]

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The Key to an Inclusive Workplace

Fortune 500 companies and Starbucks share a secret when it comes to inclusive hiring and retention practices. Successful companies know that supporting diversity of all types can create a positive, nurturing environment where all employees feel safe and cared for. Workforce diversity means creative, out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to new or sticky business dilemmas. […]

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Talbot Chamber Supports Small Business Participation in Association Health Plans

Small businesses must have access to affordable group health insurance plans to provide as benefits to their employees. In June 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule creating a new pathway for small businesses to participate in association health plans. This rule means that small business owners, employees of small businesses, family […]

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High Tea, Floats and Potato Races mark St. Pat’s Day

The Easton Business Alliance will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17 with its annual parade, followed by the fan favorite Potato Race on Washington Street. Before the parade, enjoy a cup of tea at the Academy Art Museum’s afternoon tea service.  The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Brewers Lane […]

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The Housing on the Hill

The Housing on the Hill initiative is now maturing. The town of Easton has completed one house and is currently working on two others. The most recent project includes raising the residential structure to install a new foundation. The foundation also encompasses a new addition to the rear of the existing house to add a kitchen, […]

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Workforce Inclusion and why Talbot County should take notice

Workforce Inclusion and why Talbot County should take notice On the Eastern Shore, we have a need for a workforce that is strong, steady and reliable. Few realize that there is a pool of workers right here that tends to be overlooked with traditional recruitment. People with disabilities often do not get an opportunity to […]

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Craft Beer Is the Strangest, Happiest Economic Story in America

Corporate goliaths are taking over the U.S. economy, yet small breweries are thriving. Why?  As corporate behemoths continue their march to consolidate their control over most economic sectors, the craft beverage sector is outperforming in business and job creation, all during a period of time when U.S. beer consumption declined.  Read More

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