Worcester County Economic Development – video

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Worcester County is building a brighter future. In this video, you’ll meet the area’s business owners, rising stars, and even an economic development legend. Area entrepreneurs will share unique stories about their business, as well as how Worcester County Economic Development played a pivotal role behind the scenes. In the end, you’ll see it truly…

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Members’ Corner: Renee M. Winsky

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Name, Title, Organization  Renee M. Winsky, President & CEO, Leadership Maryland Explain your role within your organization                               I participated in Leadership Maryland in 2005. I volunteered to serve and eventually became a board member. In 2013, our founding President &…

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Members’ Corner: Jamie Williams

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   Ms. Jamie Williams, Economic Development Coordinator, Kent County Explain your background in economic development I am relatively new to economic development. I unofficially fielded economic development calls from the Commissioners’ Office from July 2014 through July 2015 and was officially appointed in July 2015. My previous work history includes 20 years with a millwork distributor….

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Members’ Corner: Steve Pennington

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Steve Pennington, Managing Director Department of Commerce State of Maryland Explain your background in economic development This is my first foray into the government sector, and I’m about 9 months into the position. Background prior to coming to Commerce was senior leadership positions with a variety of organizations ranging from national companies with 1000+ sales…

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Members’ Corner: Laura Kordzikowski

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Laura Kordzikowski Business Development Specialist, City of Salisbury Explain your background in economic development I started working as the Business Development Specialist for the City in 2013 when the position was created. It’s been a great opportunity to grow and develop the position and the department for the City of Salisbury and I am excited…

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Members’ Corner: Darrell Brown

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Darrell Brown Director, Charles County Economic Development Department Explain your background in economic development From 2011-2015, served as executive director for the District of Columbia Small Business Development Center at Howard University. Prior to that, was counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; director of Economic Development for the City of Cranston, Rhode Island; policy…

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Members’ Corner: Meredith Mears

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Meredith (Merry) Mears Director, Worcester County Economic Development Explain Your Background in Economic Development For 15 years, I have worked alongside our local Senators, Delegates and County Commissioners & Councils on the Lower Eastern Shore promoting workforce and economic development initiatives. For the last 3.5 years, I have served as the Deputy Director, and most…

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Members’ Corner: Alex McCoy, CEcD

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    Alex McCoy, MBA, CEcD Director, Garrett County Department of Economic Development Tell us a little about your background in economic development My career began in 2003 in South Georgia. From there I went to another South Georgia community, and in 2008 I moved to North Florida. I completed Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute…

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Dorchester County Unveils the Seven Business Faces of their New Marketing Campaign

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Dorchester County Economic Development (DCED) Director Keasha Haythe unveiled the seven faces of “water moves us” — DCED’s new marketing initiative and identity — opening a cooperative branding campaign with the County’s Tourism Department and Chamber of Commerce. “More than a logo or a tagline, branding unifies and strengthens our economic development marketing efforts,” Haythe…

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