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Carroll Rebound Grant Changes

Westminster, MD
07/10/2020 12:17 PM
Carroll Rebound Grant Changes Definition of Sole Proprietor Application Deadline Extended to July 31st... Read more

ESOL Staff Highlighted in Education Week

Westminster, MD
07/10/2020 12:02 PM
Pamela Mesta, Supervisor of ESOL, and Olga Reber, ESOL Resource Teacher, were highlighted in a recent edition of the national publication Education Week. They contributed to a blog entitled “Strategies for Grading ELLs in Content Classes” and shared four essential considerations to guide practice. The blog is available at .... Read more

Wildasin Receives “Mike” Eaton Teacher Scholarship

Westminster, MD
07/10/2020 11:12 AM
Catherine “Mae” Wildasin, a teacher at Westminster High School, has been awarded the William Granville “Mike” Eaton Memorial Scholarship for 2020. She is the only repeat winner of this award.... Read more

July 9 MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/09/2020 12:48 PM
TODAY: MD SBDC Webinar: Fast Track Cash Strategies for Small Businesses Reopening:
Maryland SBDC Post-COVID-19 Business Survival Guide:
Maryland Department of Health Guidance: Food Safety updated FAQs here.
American Industrial Hygiene Association: AIHA’s Back to Work Safely website
Red Backpack Fund Grants:
Buy Maryland Directory:... Read more

Board of Education to Hold Special Meeting July 15th

Westminster, MD
07/02/2020 12:04 PM
The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.... Read more

Carroll Co. Arts Council offering at-home arts activity boxes this summer

Westminster, MD
07/02/2020 10:08 AM
With all the Carroll County Arts Council’s in-person summer camp programs canceled due to public health concerns, many Carroll County parents are looking for other enriching and creative activities to keep their young ones occupied. In response to that need, the Arts Council is excited to offer the new Summer Camp Activity Box, featuring art, music, and theater projects for children ages 5-12. Boxes are now available and will be shipped from July 1 – August 14. Parental guidance is encouraged and internet access is needed to complete the activities.... Read more

July 1st MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/01/2020 11:08 AM
$190 million in COVID State Funding Relief:
State Laws That Will Go Into Effect Today:
Maryland Unites: Businesses and Organizations:
Proposed State Budget Cuts:
Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA):
SCORE Webinar: How to Protect & Grow the Value of Your Business During a Pandemic:... Read more

Governor Hogan Announces $190 Million in COVID-19 Relief

Westminster, MD
07/01/2020 08:15 AM
Governor Hogan Announces $190 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses, Higher Education, and Nonprofit Organizations:

$50 Million in Additional Assistance for Small Businesses

$50 Million for the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative

$90 Million for Higher Education... Read more

WHS Graduate Receives National Student Athlete Scholarship for Sect. 2

Westminster, MD
06/30/2020 03:00 PM
Evan Warren, a 2020 graduate of Westminster High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Student Athlete Scholarship for Section 2 by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.... Read more

Sarno Receives State Food Service Director Award

Westminster, MD
06/30/2020 10:51 AM
Karen Sarno, Supervisor of Food Services for Carroll County Public Schools, is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Director of the Year Award presented by the Maryland School Nutrition Association (MdSNA).... Read more

June 30th MD Dept. of Commerce updates -

Westminster, MD
06/30/2020 10:38 AM
Today is the LAST DAY to apply for the Payroll Protection Program loan

Small Business and PPP Forgiveness -- Your Questions Answered Live!

U.S. Chamber CO Blueprint Webinar Series... Read more

June 29th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
06/29/2020 10:47 AM
Maryland SBDC Webinar: How To Pivot Your Marketing During COVID-19  

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019:

USDA Technical Assistance Grants:... Read more

Shift for Success - Back to Business Virtual Information Session

Westminster, MD
06/29/2020 09:27 AM
In partnership with Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center, the goal of this information session is to assist both employers and employees in transitioning back to work as businesses reopen after being closed due to COVID-19.... Read more

Board of Education Meeting – Wednesday, July 8

Westminster, MD
06/26/2020 03:04 PM
The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster.... Read more

June 25th County & MD Dept of Commerce Updates

Westminster, M
06/25/2020 12:23 PM
Carroll County Rebound

MD Department of Labor Back to Business "Shift for Success" Webinars

Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland Manufacturing Focus Group

NFIB Information on the Paycheck Protection Program:... Read more

West Middle Student a Finalist in National Braille Challenge

Westminster, MD
06/25/2020 11:00 AM
Meredith Day, who will be entering seventh grade at West Middle School in September, has been named a Finalist in the National Braille Challenge. Meredith competed in the 2020 Maryland Regional Braille Challenge and was among the top 50 qualifiers for the national event.... Read more

Grant Application for Carroll Businesses and Nonprofits Available Soon

Westminster, MD
06/22/2020 12:47 PM
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners announce Carroll Rebound, a program to be administered by the Carroll County Department of Economic Development, which will provide grants to eligible businesses and nonprofits to assist in their recovery efforts. The Carroll County Coronavirus Relief Fund Plan (CRF Plan) provides $4 million dollars for Carroll County to assist small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more

Revised - Board of Education Meeting Wed. June 24th

Westminster, MD
06/22/2020 12:43 PM
The Board of Education of Carroll County will announce in public session that they will meet in closed session at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Section 3-305 (b) of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Section 3-103 of the General Provision Articles of the Annotated Code of Maryland, to consult with legal counsel and discuss matters related to negotiations.... Read more

June 19th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
06/19/2020 10:58 AM
Additional Openings Begin Today at 5:00 pm:

Reopening Guidance from the State of Maryland:

Reopening Guidance from the State of Maryland:... Read more

June 18th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
06/18/2020 10:21 AM
New and Revised Guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program:
Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and New EZ Version:... Read more

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