The Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED) hosted a free health and wellness panel event for small business owners on October 16. The event was held as part of OCED's monthly Small Business Financial Seminar series. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions of industry professionals about healthcare and health insurance options available to keep their families and employees healthy.
Business owners learned from an industry expert how to understand their target market and to communicate their unique value to potential customers.
Participants learned the fundamentals of how to build and maintain a franchise business from industry experts.
More than 30 attendees learned nine principles that addressed strategic planning, time and budget management, and maintaining momentum for their businesses.
More than 50 defense contractors attended Connecting Defense Contractors with Business Resources at Water's Edge Event Center. Attendees heard about local and state incentives and credits available to their businesses.
The Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC) convened to formalize the re-signing of a Memorandum of Understanding confirming its commitment to collectively support the mission of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) and economic vitality for the surrounding communities. Harford County serves as the lead agency in the 50+ organizations across Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania in the CSSC.
Minority and Small Business Resource Day brought together representatives from county and state governments, local economic development organizations, and the small business community to network and share resources.