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August 4th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
08/04/2020 10:11 AM
Join Us With “Masks On Maryland”:
Governor Issues Emergency Order to Prohibit Blanket School Closures:
Innovation Uncovered: Nominate a Maryland Startup:
Maryland Department of Labor Announces 13 Weeks of Extended Unemployment Benefits Available for Eligible Claimants:
Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative DEADLINE EXTENDED:
Additional COVID-19 funding available for 501(c)(6) organizations:
The Carroll County Health Department... Read more

Board of Education to Hold Special Meeting August 5th

Westminster, MD
08/04/2020 08:53 AM
The Board of Education of Carroll County will announce in public session that they will meet in closed session at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Section 3-305 (b) of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Section 3-103 of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, to consult with legal counsel, and discuss matters related to negotiations.... Read more

Construction Beginning on Exploration Commons

Westminster, MD
08/03/2020 01:31 PM
Construction Beginning on Exploration Commons

Construction is set to begin Monday, August 3rd. Fencing and barriers will be installed at the main vehicle entrance to the library so that external work can begin on the elevator tower. This entrance is expected to be blocked for approximately 3 months. To access the library, please enter using the driveway for 6 East Main Street (the Law Offices of Robert H. Lennon). You may drive through to the back of the library to pick up and drop off library materials and exit through the Diffendal parking lot as normal. Signs will be posted at both entrances.... Read more

August 3rd MD Dept. of Commerce Update

Westminster, MD
08/03/2020 10:07 AM
Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative DEADLINE EXTENDED

Additional COVID-19 funding available for 501(c)(6) organizations:... Read more

July 30th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/30/2020 09:43 AM
Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Statewide Mask Order, Out-of-State Travel Advisory

OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL ADVISORY

Contract Tracing Data... Read more

July 22 MD DEpt. of Commerce Update

Westmnster, MD
07/29/2020 10:18 AM
MD Non-Profit Recovery Initiative Applications Open Today:

Modifications to Federal Reserve Board's Main Street Lending Program:

F³ Tech Accelerator Program

New State Workplace Laws Will Take Effect October 1, 2020:... Read more

Doceo Hires Ben Hopkins to Join Their Growing IT Division

Westminster, MD
07/21/2020 06:04 PM
Doceo, a local office technology company, has hired Ben Hopkins as a Technology Project Manager
for their growing IT Division.... Read more

July 17th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/17/2020 10:28 AM
MD State Arts Council Emergency Grant Program:

MSBDFA COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund... Read more

Hogan's Letter to County Leaders

Westminster, MD
07/16/2020 03:09 PM
Hogan's Letter to County Leaders... Read more

MD Department of Labor Uncovers UI Fraud Scheme:

Westminster, MD
07/16/2020 02:02 PM
Governor Larry Hogan yesterday announced that the State of Maryland has uncovered a massive and sophisticated criminal enterprise involving more than 47,500 fraudulent unemployment insurance claims in Maryland and totaling over $501 million.... Read more

July 15th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/15/2020 11:54 AM
Governor Hogan will hold a press conference at 4:00 pm today and make a major announcement about unemployment insurance.
Employer guidance on reporting qualified sick and family leave wages:

CDC Guidance General Business FAQs - Updated July 11, 2020:

MD Office of Tourism Development (OTD) Resources:

State Apprenticeship Expansion Reimbursement Grant:... Read more

Westminster High School Graduate Receives State FFA Awards

Westminster, MD
07/14/2020 11:08 AM
Student leaders from the Westminster High School FFA Chapter attended the 92nd Maryland FFA Convention, held virtually through Facebook and YouTube, from June 23-26, 2020. During the event, members from the chapter were recognized for their achievements.... Read more

POINT BREEZE CREDIT UNION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO 20 LOCAL STUDENTS

Westminster, MD
07/14/2020 11:00 AM
Point Breeze Credit Union recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 20 local high school students as part of its 14th Annual Scholarship Program.... Read more

ACNB BANK SHARES RESULTS OF HELPING HANDS INITIATIVE

Gettysburg, PA
07/14/2020 10:37 AM
ACNB Bank launched a special initiative in April of this year--- ACNB Helping Hands---that serves to reinforce the Bank’s ongoing commitment to community during the challenging times when the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted local businesses and residents. This program, funded by both ACNB Bank and its affiliated employees, provided nearly 6,000 meals prepared by 16 restaurant and catering businesses that are customers which were then distributed during recent months to people in need through 16 local community organizations across the Bank’s southcentral Pennsylvania and northern Maryland footprint.... Read more

July 14th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/14/2020 10:30 AM
$50 million in State Funding Available through Governor's Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI)

SBA Announces Conclusion of Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance Program

SCORE surveyed pre-startups and startups... Read more

Board of Education Meeting – Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Westminster, MD
07/13/2020 01:48 PM
The Board of Education of Carroll County will announce in public session that they will meet in closed session at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Section 3-305 (b) of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Section 3-103 of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, consult with legal counsel, and discuss matters related to negotiations.... Read more

Winters Mill Student Recognized for Children’s Mental Health Efforts

Westminster, MD
07/13/2020 10:58 AM
Diana Flores, a senior at Winters Mill High School, has been selected as the 2020 Student Champion of the Year by the Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign. She was recognized for her commitment to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma of children’s mental health.... Read more

July 13th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/13/2020 10:54 AM
NFIB Webinar: EIDL and PPP Loan Questions Answered.
NFIB Side-by-Side Comparison of EIDL and PPP Loans  Revised on July 7th. Updated version here... Read more

Carroll Rebound Grant Changes

Westminster, MD
07/10/2020 12:17 PM
Carroll Rebound Grant Changes Definition of Sole Proprietor Application Deadline Extended to July 31st... Read more

ESOL Staff Highlighted in Education Week

Westminster, MD
07/10/2020 12:02 PM
Pamela Mesta, Supervisor of ESOL, and Olga Reber, ESOL Resource Teacher, were highlighted in a recent edition of the national publication Education Week. They contributed to a blog entitled “Strategies for Grading ELLs in Content Classes” and shared four essential considerations to guide practice. The blog is available at .... Read more

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