Baltimore County News
Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Tuesday, November 4 for Election Day.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:51:02 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/releases/1031electionday.html
A longstanding shortage of athletic playing fields in the Perry Hall and White Marsh areas was reduced considerably today as County Executive Kevin Kamenetz led a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Gough Park.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:58:08 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/releases/1031goughpark.html
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joined Texas Roadhouse and Regional Management for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the national restaurant’s first Baltimore County location at Merritt Park Shopping Center in Dundalk.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:37:59 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/releases/1031texasroadhouse.html
Baltimore County Now - Blog
by Helga Weschke, Deputy Director
Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development
From a company that produces sorting machines to major corporations such as Lockheed Martin, teams from the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development met with over 300 companies in one week to deliver a single, clear message: “Your business is an important economic driver in the local economy.”
Baltimore County just finished its second annual Business 1st Week, a time dedicated to reaching out to the County’s business community to show appreciation and to remind companies about the many programs and services available to help them thrive. Companies received an overview of financing opportunities, free workforce recruitment and training programs, tax credits, and innovation and commercialization programs available to Baltimore County businesses. We also showcased the new Boost loan fund for small, minority and women owned businesses and entrepreneurs.
“We are very fortunate that over 20,000 businesses call Baltimore County home,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in declaring October 20-24 Business 1st Week. “We want to make sure that our diverse business community knows that Baltimore County has the resources in place to support their success.”
Business 1st Week is an opportunity for the County’s business and workforce development staff to hear what business issues keep company CEO’s up at night and how County resources can help support and grow their operations.
So what did we learn after a week blanketing the County? Our business community is certainly diverse when you look at it from street level. In a single day, one team visited a machine shop, a 3D product design company, and a nut processing company. We also learned that a well-trained workforce is the key component to business success. Most firms felt that the economy is stabilizing and improving, with many firms experiencing growth.
We appreciated the chance to meet and thank companies for being part of our economic prosperity. And we’ll do it again – once our feet recover!
For more information on Baltimore County Economic and Workforce Development business programs and services, call 410-887-8000 or visit
www.baltimorecountymd.gov/business.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:52:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/Putting_on_the_Business_Blitz
Lynn McCamie, Conference Chair and Manager, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Baltimore County Department of Aging
One of the important trends in health care and human services is the empowerment of the individual. Increasingly, we have opportunities to take charge of our health care, our careers and our finances, rather than allowing the “experts” to dictate our choices.
How can we bring empowerment to seniors and people with disabilities?
Teaching individuals to advocate for themselves is an important way to ensure that consumers can be in charge of their lives. Social workers, case managers and other professionals can support consumers to identify their strengths and take charge of their lives rather than “doing for” them. What a refreshing change!
Whether you are a professional, a consumer or a citizen with a passion for social change, the tools you need to empower yourself or others include legislative advocacy, knowledge of the legal system, techniques to avoid fraud and scams, and hands-on tips from consumers who have transformed their lives.
Learn all of this and more at the 12th Annual Advocacy Conference “Learning from the Leaders: Models of Advocacy for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.” The conference will be held on November 13, 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m., at the Hunt Valley Inn at Cockeysville. This dynamic day, presented by the Baltimore County Consortium for Professional Education in the Field of Aging, offers cutting-edge presentations on topics that will equip professionals for the future. Along with the featured sessions the conference will offer a 3 hour ethics session, “Dignity of Risk; Balancing Safety and Personal Choices,” which meets the social work requirement for ethics CEUs. The entire conference offers 5 Category I CEUs for social workers. Registration is $65. For day’s agenda and registration form, go to
http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/aging/advocacyconference.html, or call 410-887-4200.
Take a welcome break, earn CEUs and learn about advocacy from inspiring leaders! Hope to see you there.Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:40:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/Learning_from_the_Leaders_Aging_Advocacy_Conference_