Pandemic Partnerships: Rebuilding Small Businesses

Across Maryland, numerous small businesses faced near-certain collapse due to the havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.   County governments were charged by the state and federal governments, as well as their constituents, with finding innovative and impactful means to get assistance to businesses most in need. Pandemic Partnerships: Rebuilding Small Businesses Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, small business operations have suffered immensely whether through reduced consumer demand or intense emergency-related regulatory requirements. Counties have been…

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MD Cybersecurity Firms Expand Reach Abroad

Seven Maryland cybersecurity firms attended "Infosecurity Europe 2022," a conference held in London, England, from June 21st through 23rd. According to the Daily Record, "[w]hen the Maryland Department of Commerce heard that some Maryland-based companies were planning to attend the conference, they reached out to others to gauge their interest." During the conference, attendees networked and established new contacts, met firms with similar products, and secured new clients. The news outlet reported the following cybersecurity firms…

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Baltimore County Pledges $1.3 Million to Nonprofits

Baltimore County is releasing $1.3 million in grants to nonprofit partners responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its economic impacts in Baltimore County. Funding for the grant program is through the County's allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski explained the importance of supporting Baltimore County's nonprofit partners in a press release: 'Our nonprofit organizations play a critical role in Baltimore County communities, working as boots on the ground…

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Workforce Well-being: Preventing Burnout

Counties weathered the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic - protecting public health, keeping businesses afloat, and maintaining service delivery - only to face a burned-out workforce and the "great resignation."  Understanding the problematic terrain surrounding labor and the economy at large, county leaders have worked diligently to find innovative ways to improve the well-being of their workforce and retain workers as a result. Workforce Well-being: Preventing Burnout The "Great Resignation" has seen workforce numbers dip…

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Mission: Possible! Workers’ Compensation Claims & Medical Cost Control Solutions

Don’t miss MACo’s Solutions Showcase Bonus Session on preventing workplace accidents and improving workers' compensation claims outcomes on October 28, 2020. From Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company: Mission: Possible! Workers’ Compensation Claims & Medical Cost Control Solutions Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to prevent workplace accidents, improve workers’ compensation claims outcomes, and control costs for your county. The high stakes of the mission require you to gather intelligence from Maryland’s largest provider…

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Missed MACo Summer Series? Get the Recordings!

MACo's Summer Series featured 9 weeks of e-learning opportunities on topics from budgeting to Kirwan to the economy. Missed it? Find out how you can get the recordings. More than 400 participants registered for MACo's online educational series. Weekly hour-long sessions featured experts discussing the top issues of the day - both COVID-related and evergreen governance topics. Nearly 25 sessions, including solutions showcase sessions provided by industry experts from among MACo's Corporate Partners, gave those…

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Tax Strategies for Your Retirement Income

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on creating a sustainable retirement income through a better understanding of tax strategies. MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Ensuring employees are prepared for retirement is just one of those administrative challenges. Nationwide Retirement Solutions (NRS), a MACo Platinum Corporate Partner, will host a live session to explain how taxes can impact retirement income, and share strategies for saving. Register…

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WeWorkForHealth Supports Maryland’s Bio-pharmaceutical Industry in Fight Against COVID-19

We Work For Health MD, a sponsor of MACo's Summer Series, is working with Maryland's bio-pharmaceutical industry to find a solution to the coronavirus pandemic. We Work For Health (WWFH) is a grassroots coalition of patients, health care providers, educators, business leaders, faith-based organizations and community stakeholders who share a common goal of educating our fellow Marylanders about the biopharmaceutical industry’s positive contributions to the economy and society. From We Work for Health MD: Over…

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University of Maryland Launches Masters Program in Health and Social Innovation

The Graduate School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, a sponsor of MACo's Summer Series, recently launched a new master's program in Health and Social Innovation. The program is designed to challenge students to explore and utilize principles of innovation, entrepreneurship, and design thinking to solve complex health and social challenges. https://youtu.be/VyqkgnkIB9o Program Director Jim Kucher had this to say about the program: "In Fiscal year 2015, Maryland’s counties spent almost half a billion dollars…

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