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Regretfully, and with deepest sorrow and sympathies, Pocomoke City reports the death of Jacob A. Howser. Jacob was a paramedic with the City and a volunteer with the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company. Hard working and dedicated, Jacob will be missed by all.

Services will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. that day at the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company. In Jacob's memory and honor, a number of citations will be presented. We encourage all who know Jacob to attend or otherwise express your condolences to his family.

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]

Shore Hatchery Pitch Training – April 12

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]

Business Success HER way Twitter chat – Mar 28

Women-owned businesses contribute $1.4 trillion a year to the U S economy. Did you know that there are 9.9 million women-owned businesses in the US? In honor of Women’s History Month, please join a Twitter chat on “Business Success HER Way” hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov) on March 28 at 3 pm ET/Noon PT. [More]

Tech Talk at Annapolis Film Festival – Mar 31

Friday, 3/31 | Loews Annapolis Hotel, Powerhouse, Second Floor, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Explore and learn about new innovations in Virtual Reality, “self-driving” storage systems and how mass quantities of the 300 million social media data and messages created daily can enhance our American lives with important financial advantages, security, and breaking news alerts around the globe. [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]

Celebrate Maryland Agriculture Week

Did you know that most of life’s necessities – food, fiber, clothing and shelter – start with agriculture? March 21 is National Agriculture Day, which recognizes and celebrates the contributions of agriculture to American society. To coincide with this national celebration, Governor Larry Hogan has declared March 19-25 as “Maryland Agriculture Week.” [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]

Free Training in 3D CAD @ M4Reactor

M4Reactor in partnership with Wor-Wic Community College and Quality Staffing Services has developed an introductory training program to prepare candidates for a job in 3D CAD & 3D Printing. The class starts April 3rd! REGISTER NOW! [More]

$70,000 SBA’s InnovateHER Competition Deadline March 24

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. [More]

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 structural timber.

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, through 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 companies.

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 this program.

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 our citizens.

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 at internetessentials.com or call Melanie Miller at 410-241-5352.

Eligible persons may receive high-speed Internet for $9.95/month, plus taxes, and a low cost computer, plus training.

Elena 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

Click here to view a slideshow of the visit!

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.

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