Baltimore County Now
Baltimore County Executive
Once again, the hard-working men and women at RG Steel Sparrows Point are facing tough times. We are keenly aware that thousands of workers and their families depend on steel making for their livelihood -- plus thousands more who work for suppliers and businesses related to the Sparrows Point mill.
Baltimore County's rapid response workforce development team will be working with RG Steel, the United Steelworkers and our State partners to be sure workers have timely information about all unemployment benefits and resources available to them. We encourage Sparrows Point workers to take advantage of the free services and workshops available at Baltimore County's workforce development centers. Free career consultation, seminars, and job placement assistance are available at the Eastpoint, Hunt Valley and Liberty Center career centers. For more information on our Division of Workforce Development, please click here.
Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE
Baltimore County Health Officer
Gone are the days of waiting for x-ray film to be developed during a dental appointment at a Baltimore County Dental Clinic. The new digital equipment now being used consists of a sensor that goes into the mouth and connects to a laptop.
Patients will not notice any difference in the technique used to capture a picture of their pearly whites, but they will notice the difference in the way the images are viewed.
Once an x-ray is taken, with the click of a button, the image appears on the laptop screen and can be manipulated to enhance its diagnostic quality. The smallest detail can be viewed larger than life.
Upgrading to digital x-rays has become a great way to go paperless and manage patients’ dental snapshots, leaving our dentists and patients with a smile. To find out more about our Baltimore County Dental Clinic, just click here.
Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center
Every week is special. In May alone, there is National Summer Safety Week, National Nursing Week, National Road Safety Week, National Sun Awareness Week, and Aboriginal Awareness Week, just for starters.
May 21-25 is a week that impacts every one of us: National Small Business Week. Over 94% of all Baltimore County businesses have fewer than 50 employees -- that's over 19,600 companies. This week, and every week for the past 30 years, the Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) supports small business entrepreneurs with information and resources that help them succeed.
Counselors at the SBRC provides direct assistance through individual small business counseling on start-up issues such as business and marketing plan development. The Center also provides MBE /WBE certification and loan package preparation assistance. Free small business start-up workshops are offered in partnership with the County’s Workforce Centers, public libraries, and Chambers of Commerce.
The Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center is a partnership between the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development. For more information call 410-825-6200 or visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/business