Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Jeannine Morber talks about the challenges, and benefits, of doing business in Carroll County.
Jeannine Morber arrived in Carroll County in 2001 after her husband retired from the US Navy. Morber calls herself a "born and bred New Englander" who has found success in Maryland in both her education and career. Morber said she has 25 years of sales and marketing experience, a degree in Computer Science and she is on schedule to earn an MBA next spring. When not running her business, Morber Marketing Group, she is teaching technology marketing, public relations and WordPress classes at Carroll and Frederick Community Colleges. Morber said that opening her business was "the smartest decision I ever made." She also said that gas prices are killing her and access to high speed internet remains a challenge for small businesses in Carroll …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Jonathan Weetman: "I wouldn’t say I am comfortable with the number as long as the number is representative of people who are looking for work not being able to find it."
Carroll County's unemployment rate dropped from 6.5 percent in January to 5.8 percent in April. Jonathan Weetman, administrator of Operations and Small Business Development for Carroll County's Department of Economic Development said that although the number is decreasing, he is not comfortable with it as long as there are people looking for work who can't find it. Weetman said that the national employment rate isn't always representative of what is happening at the local level. There often is not a direct correlation between the national, state, and local numbers month to month, he said. The national unemployment rate is 8.2 percent. The state unemployment rate is 6.5 percent and Carroll County is at 5.8 percent. "I wouldn’t say I am …
Friday, June 1, 2012
The shop specializes in hair extensions and hair replacement and has tripled in size, said owner Pam High.
On Mane Street Hair Salon, originally of Sykesville's Main Street, officially opened up shop in Eldersburg Thursday, owner Pam High said. The salon is located at 6220 Georgetown Blvd. It boasts 2,050 square feet in space, about triple the size of its former location, she said. "We just needed space," High said, to offer more services in a private setting. The shop now offers hair replacement services, which caters to those who are balding. People young and old come in for help, she said. While she hasn't expanded her staff yet, she will be hiring soon. Individuals interested in working at the salon are encouraged to apply. Find more information about the salon and its offerings through the On Mane Street Studio website here. Find specials …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Eldersburg-based meat delivery service is featured on LivingSocial.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Have a hankering for a Gourmet Sizzlin' Grill Medley of meats? Country Pride Food Service, based on Eldersburg, specializes in gourmet meat production, including beef, chicken, pork, lamb, seafood, veal, turkey and more, according to its website. For a limited time, readers can purchase the Gourmet Sizzlin' Grill Medley, regularly $575, for $175 with the LivingSocial coupon. The offer expires at the end of the day Thursday, May 17. According to the deal, the no-preservative, hormone-free pack includes: Country Pride also offers free home delivery from a custom carrier included, according to its website.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The proposed liquor store in Wegmans has sparked the debate.
The proposed 10,000-square-foot liquor store inside the new Columbia Wegmans has reignited the debate on whether wine, beer and liquor should be sold in Maryland grocery and convenience stores. In an expansive article on Saturday, the Baltimore Sun examined how multiple grocery stores are trying to find ways around rules that generally ban chain grocery stores from selling wine, beer and liquor. (There are some exceptions, such as an Eastern Shore Giant location that has a license that has been grandfathered.) Adam Borden, the president of Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws, said the bans are antiquated. “Our culture has evolved,” said Borden. “It used to be one where temperance and orderly tax collections were our most paramount …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Follow the steps in this video to use Patch to benefit your business.
If you want to increase the reach of your small business, Patch has all the tools you need. This video will show you how you can use Patch to get the word out on why your business is the go-to place for customers. To see the complete listing of local businesses in Eldersburg, visit our places page.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
From a turn-key bowling alley to a wellness center partnership with an athletic club, several local spaces are for lease in Eldersburg and Sykesville.
Several local businesses in Eldersburg and Sykesville closed their doors in 2011, leaving space for those wishing to start a business to secure a lease and move in. Run Your Own Bowling Alley Since Cross Roads Bowling Alley in Eldersburg shut down in May of last year, the area has been without area lanes. The turn-key bowling alley located in the Princess Shopping Center is now up for lease. The business includes the bowling equipment, snack bar, pro shop and party rooms. Athletic Club Health and Wellness Partner Merritt Athletic Clubs is currently looking for strategic health, beauty and wellness partners in Eldersburg including practitioners, therapists, physicians, medical services or entrepreneurs. Former Sandwich Shop The former …