Baltimore County News
Small businesses looking for tools and connections to loans, workforce talent, government contracts and certifications can learn from experts at Smart Business, a free event to be held April 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon at the Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center in Dundalk. Organized by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development, the event features speakers from banks and lenders, entrepreneurship leaders, government purchasing, the Small Business Administration and Community College of Baltimore County.
Small business owners can get answers to questions such as: What do lenders look for in a business plan? How can I get the capital to hire more workers? How can I bid for Baltimore County contracts? Why should my company get certified as a small, minority or veteran-owned business?
“We’ve designed this one-stop event for entrepreneurs looking for pathways to more contracts, more customers and more capital to achieve their business goals,” said Will Anderson, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development.
The Smart Business Event East is an opportunity for small business owners to meet key people from the private sector, federal, state and local government who can help with:
- Accessing capital
- Bidding on government contracts
- Uncovering export markets
- Certifying MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE
- Tapping into workforce talent
- Building a plan to grow
Click for a short video about the Smart Business small business event, April 27 in Dundalk.
The event is free but seating is limited and registration is recommended. Reservations and a full agenda are available at www.BCBoostFund.org/smart.
Local Shopping Made Easier
Baltimore County is making local shopping easier this holiday season with two hours of free parking at 1,735 meters Christmas week, December 20 to 25.
Parking meters will be decorated with red “Seasons Greetings” bags in Catonsville, Towson, Parkville, Essex, Overlea, Pikesville, Arbutus, Stoneleigh and Dundalk.
"Baltimore County is giving shoppers the gift of free parking at all County meters Christmas week,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We want to make it easier for people to support our locally owned shops and restaurants. These small businesses are the perfect place to find unique presents, restaurant gift certificates, flowers and hostess gifts or a special holiday outfit.”
County Executive Kamenetz encourage local shopping in a video recorded along the Frederick Road shopping district in Catonsville.
Red "Seasons Greetings" Bags
Baltimore County is making local shopping easier this holiday season with two hours of free meter parking.
Parking will be free at 1,735 meters throughout Baltimore County Thanksgiving weekend, November 26 to 29, and December 20 to 25. Meters will be decorated with red “Seasons Greetings” bags in Catonsville, Towson, Parkville, Essex, Overlea, Pikesville, Arbutus, Stoneleigh and Dundalk.
"A little relief at the parking meter during the busiest days of the holiday season makes it easier to support locally owned shops and restaurants,” said Kamenetz. “These small businesses help support the neighborhood economy.”
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz encouraged local shopping in a video recorded along the Frederick Road shopping district in Catonsville.
Revised April 6, 2016