hotDesks has scheduled an investor pitch training and practice
workshop for applicants of the next Shore Hatchery Competition
for Wednesday, April 12. This FREE workshop offers a terrific
opportunity for Hatchery applicants to practice their table
top displays and pitch presentations with feedback from mentors
and coaches prior to the competition. [More]
Hatch 2017 Innovation Conference – April 15
6 Speakers | 25 Startups | 3 Workshops Listen to renowned
entrepreneurs tell their stories, network with Baltimore’s
coolest startups, and learn how to take your own ideas to the
next level with hands-on workshops. Event is free and open to
the public. Food and drink will be served. Saturday, April 15th
1PM-5PM Mudd Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Register
online to secure your spot. [More]
IP Workshop at SU RESCHEDULED – Apr 26
Intellectual Property Strategies for Startups and Entrepreneurs
presented by Professor Patricia Campbell, Director – Maryland
Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center The IP Journey:
Lessons Learned From Entrepreneurs a panel discussion with tips
and perspectives from local entrepreneurs Parking available
in Salisbury University Wayne Street Parking Garage For more
info and to register. [More]
What is Seven Letters & Stops Some in Their Tracks?
Answer: FAILURE Even in bolded print, that word can make you
break out into a cold sweat. Why? Because failing is the worst.
Failing means you messed up; that you weren’t good enough.
We’ll let you in on a little secret. In entrepreneurship,
failure is the common denominator. Everyone’s done it,
or doing it. [More]
$70,000 SBA’s InnovateHER Competition Deadline
The SBA 2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge
is a national competition to drive innovations that make the
lives of women and families easier and longer. Local competitions
around the US will submit their winners and the SBA will select
10 businesses to compete in the national finals. National finalists
will compete for a portion of the $70,000 of prize money donated
by the Sara Blakely Foundation.
Maryland Dominated Tech Transfer Competition
All of the finalists of the conference’s pitch competition
had a common bond: They each had ties to Maryland universities
such as Johns Hopkinsand University of Maryland. All four also
received funding from TEDCO’s Maryland Innovation Initiative.
Read complete post on Technically Baltimore. [More]
The City has received a grant from the State Highway Administration
for rehabilitating the Cypress Park trail. Main work will be to
replace wood decking with Trex decking product, and repair any
Pocomoke City is pleased to announce the conversion of its financial
software to the “Incode 10” system provided by Tyler
Technologies – a government IT top 100 company. This new
software will facilitate a number of our accounting and billing
function and allow utility and other charges to paid on line,
a web based service, in addition to credit/debit card counter
transactions. The web service will allow users 24-hour, 365-day
access to their account information and payment services.
To compensate the outside providers and to assure cost fairness
among cash and credit/debit payers, all credit/debit card transactions
will be charged a fee of $1.45. Please note that the City only
retains a very small portion (typically seven cents) of this
amount (for hardware and software maintenance, supplies, etc.).
The City will no longer absorb the fees charged by the card
The new service will also allow for the optional direct pay
from a user’sbank account. The payment would be transferred
directly from the user’s bank account to the City through
our outside vendor. No transaction fees would be charged for
this type of payment, as there are time and labor savings from
Here are copies of our countertop
notice and bill
notices. Please direct all inquiries to our Finance Department
or the City Manager at 410-957-1333.
We are adding other system improvements to the City data systems
which will enhance our ability to provide better services to
Comcast recently announced Internet
Essentials, the nation’s largest high-speed Internet
program for low-income families, is expanding eligibility to include
public housing and HUD-assisted residents. It is the single largest
expansion of Internet Essentials. Now, an estimated total of up
to 2 million HUD-assisted homes, including Public Housing, Housing
Choice Voucher, and Multifamily programs, will have access to
low-cost Internet service. As Internet Essentials partners, we
are excited to be a part of this milestone. Find all information
or call Melanie Miller at 410-241-5352.
persons may receive high-speed Internet for $9.95/month, plus
taxes, and a low cost computer, plus training.
Russo speaks with Karah Lacey, the Economic Development Coordinator
for Pocomoke City, about bringing more business to Pocomoke
City. To do this, an economic advisory group is being formed.
Also discussed are the Pocomoke City’s tourist attractions.
Governor Larry Hogan visits Pocomoke City
April 22, 2016
Elena Russo speaks with Ernie Crofoot, the Town Manager of the
City of Pocomoke, about the kindness and reputation of the town.
Also discussed is the town’s many unique attractions, such as:
the Delmarva Discovery Center, The Mar-Va Theatre, the Costen
Museum, and many other historical attractions.
Elena Russo speaks with Meredith Mears, the Director of Worcester
County Economic Development, about supporting and helping local
businesses start up and grow. The organization offers incubators
that offer a large amount of support for growing small businesses.