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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. 

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Make it Happen for Your Businesslogo

It’s hard knowing what’s out there. That’s why we’ve developed an event where you can learn about all the tools available to make your business grow.

Meet key people from the federal, state and local level that can help make it happen for your business.

Free One-Stop Shop Business Event

Join us for this free one-stop shop business event.

Check out the event’s agenda, space is limited, register today! 

Get business help with:

  • Accessing capital 
  • Bidding on government contracts 
  • Accessing export markets 
  • Certifying MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE 
  • Tapping into talent pools 
  • Building a plan to grow 

Time and Location

Smart Business Event - WEST
November 17, 2015
12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

CCBC Owings Mills, Fifth Floor
10300 Grand Central Avenue
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Can’t make this one?

Smart Business Events for Central and East Baltimore County are in the works to be held in January and February.  

'Be in the Know Community Resource Day'

Residents are invited to a free day of information sessions on topics ranging from Credit 101 to starting a small business, renter’s rights, how to become a homeowner and services for seniors and veterans, Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Drive, Baltimore, Maryland  21207.

A highlight of “Be in the Know Community Resource Day” is a morning “Speak Up” session where residents can share thoughts on services their communities need.  

Baltimore County government is constantly searching for better ways to support our residents by providing easy access to housing, business and health services that can help them prepare for a bright future,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Community Resource Day is also an important opportunity for County government to listen to our west side residents and learn what services they would like to see in their communities.”   

Free Homeownership and Small Business Sessions

Twenty-five exhibitor will be on hand at the event, with free information presentations throughout the day. A homeownership track includes sessions on how to get approved for a loan, lead paint hazards in your home, making your home energy efficient, and down payment and closing cost assistance. Entrepreneurship opportunities are discussed at sessions on free small business services, business finance and government contracting. 

Baltimore County is planning additional Community Resource Days for other communities in the coming months.

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