Baltimore County Announces Tourism Grant Program

Baltimore County this week announced the inaugural Baltimore County Tourism Celebration Grant program, a new opportunity to enhance the visitor experience in Baltimore County by leveraging $210,000 in county funding for tourism or cultural arts events. “This Tourism Celebration Grant will energize our local economy by supporting events that can draw more visitors, build meaningful partnerships, elevate community stakeholders, and better connect residents with all that Baltimore County has to offer,” Baltimore County Executive JohnnyOlszewski…

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Worcester Names New Tourism Director
Melanie Pursel (photo courtesy of Worcester County Government)
Worcester Names New Tourism Director

The Worcester County Commissioners named Melanie Pursel as the new Tourism director. Pursel, respected for her contributions to the business community, marketing, and tourism, as well as workforce and economic development, will step into her new role as the Worcester County Tourism director on April 20, 2020. Pursel will take over for long-time Tourism Director Lisa Challenger, who will retire in June after 31 years of dedicated service to the County. “I am thrilled to…

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Baltimore County Announces Economic Development Advisory Board

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski last week issued an Executive Order to create the Baltimore County Economic Development Advisory Board, which will provide input and guidance to the administration on economic development, job creation, workforce development, tourism, arts and culture, and other aspects of the County’s economy. “Baltimore County is already an extraordinary place to do business, with one of the best-educated workforces in the country and over 21,000 diverse businesses. But we know we…

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Harford Earns Federal Historic Preservation Certification

Harford County has been accepted to the Certified Local Government (CLG) program following approval by the Maryland Historical Trust and certifications from the National Parks Service. From Harford County Government: Harford joins a network of more than 2,000 Certified Local Governments in the United States, including 10 counties and 11 municipalities (including Bel Air) in Maryland. The federal program recognizes counties and municipalities that have made a special commitment to historic preservation. To become eligible…

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Talbot County Accepting Nominations for Community Impact Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for Talbot County's Community Impact Awards. Organized by the Economic Development Commission, in partnership with the Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the Community Impact Awards recognize outstanding businesses, organizations, and individuals that have made a significant impact in Talbot County. From Talbot County's Economic Development and Tourism website: “This is an event we look forward to every year,” says Talbot County Council President Corey Pack, “Our Talbot…

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