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February 2019

2019 Economic Development Day in Annapolis

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Miller Senate Building, Presidents Conference Center West, 11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD United States
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Join us for MEDA’s Annual Economic Development Day in Annapolis. Economic Development Day, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce, brings together elected and appointed officials from around the state with economic development professionals for one day to celebrate and explore efforts to bring jobs and investment to Maryland. As we gather in the state capital, there is a special focus on the role of public policy in creating an environment that puts Maryland in a competitive position with…

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January 2019

$35

MDSBDC Event: Ask a Business Lawyer Before Starting a Business

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This small business legal workshop is design for startups as well as those already in business. When your business changes and grows, you need to be prepared to respond to those changes. If you are someone, concern about some of the legal issues in starting a business or issues that may arise in an existing and growing business. This workshop is for you to attend and asked a business lawyer. Key Topics: The choosing of the type of legal business…

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MDSBDC Event: Digital Marketing & Social Media

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morgan State University, Earl G. Graves School of Business, 4100 Hillen Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
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This Digital Marketing workshop will cover important aspects you need to successfully create and execute a digital marketing strategy for your organization. We will show you how to use digital marketing tools to drive business results and keep you on the leading edge of business change as growth grows in digital media. What will be covered? Digital Marketing Concept Finding the right key for your website Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Branding What is Branding? Building a Brand that…

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MEDA Young Leaders Group Event

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cured/18th and 21st, 10980 Grantchester Way #110
Columbia, Maryland
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We will gather for networking and happy hour at Cured/18th and 21st. A brief update and overview will be given before low-key socializing commences. HCEDA will provide apps and 2 drink tickets per attendee. *Reminder- this event is only open to MEDA members. Many thanks to Howard County Economic Development Authority for helping to plan and sponsor this next meetup!

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$50

MDSBDC Event: Developing an Effective Business Plan

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morgan State University, Earl G. Graves School of Business, 4100 Hillen Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
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A well crafted plan will act as a blueprint to build, maintain or expand your business and also be used to present your company as a viable and sustainable business entity in the loan application process. Key sections of a business plan include: an executive summary, the business description, management, employees, operations and suppliers, customer and market analysis (marketing, competition, location), plan strategy (including a SWOT Analysis), loan request and financial statements (balance sheet, operating statement, personal finances, cash flow).…

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February 2019

IEDC Event: Business Retention & Expansion Course

February 26 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Sonesta Harbour Court, 550 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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This interactive course presents the core components of a BRE program and why the concerns of local businesses need to be actively addressed. By building an understanding of business visitation techniques and survey methods, practitioners will be able to clearly gauge their community's business climate. Learn the "red flags" that may indicate a company is looking to move elsewhere, and learn how to structure an effective technical assistance program to respond to business concerns. This course helps participants understand how…

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IEDC Event: Workforce Development Strategies Course

February 28 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Sonesta Harbour Court, 550 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Skilled workers are the backbone of a productive and efficient economy. This versatile course explains the strong relationship between economic and workforce development through case studies, practical examples, and current research. Course participants will learn what programs currently leverage federal, state, and local financial resources to support workforce development. Learn about what collaborative programs will help upgrade the skills of your community's existing workforce. Other topics of discussion will include: talent attraction, K-12 development and integration, occupational analysis, target industry…

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March 2019

Maryland Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards Gala

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Riggs Alumni Center, University of Maryland, Prince George’s County College Park, MD 20742 United States + Google Map

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 5, 2019 for the 5th Annual Maryland Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards! Registration opening soon!  Join us in honoring: Robert Rauch, Principal, Rauch Inc. & Former Director of Public Works and Talbot County Engineer Raymond Skinner, Former President of East Baltimore Development, Inc. and  Former Maryland Secretary of Housing Christopher Smith, Chairman and CEO, WC Smith Somerset Development, Somerset Development Company, LLC.

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Primer for Economic Development in Maryland

March 22

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Neighborhood BusinessWorks Visit

March 28

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