Apps, vaccines, and more to aid local businesses as the state reopens
By the end of June, anyone will be able to download a new app to their phone that will put an Easton business directory at their fingertips.
Donna Whitehead, Wicked Local
EASTON – Looking to try a new restaurant, need a birthday gift, ready to sell your house, seeking a new dentist, want the best place for a hike? Easton’s going to have an app for that.
By the end of June, anyone will be able to download a new app to their phone that will put an Easton business directory at their fingertips. The app will also list events, recreational offerings and provide information about town government such as how to get a building permit.
The new app is being funded by a $71,000 grant from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development’s Local Pilot Project.
The University of Maryland has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to launch the Mid-Atlantic Veterans Business Outreach Center. Located in College Park, the center will serve as a regional epicenter for training, consulting and technical assistance for aspiring veteran entrepreneurs and veteran-owned small businesses.
The center, led by UMD Chief Innovation Officer Julie Lenzer, will collaborate with the SBA and existing partners including the Small Business Development Center, the nonprofit SCORE (formerly known as Service Corps of Retired Executives) and Women’s Business Center networks to deliver a comprehensive array of resources and services.
UMD will bring together partners from the University System of Maryland, institutional collaborators in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., and a broad range of organizations focused on economic development to facilitate and support opportunities for members of the military community, including veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists, National Guard
The business world is “way off track” in tackling the climate crisis, the head of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned.
He also called for more detail on government plans to switch to wind power, in an effort to tempt global investors to spend money in the UK.
Tony Danker, director general of the CBI, told the Road to Zero conference: “Tackling the planet’s climate crisis before it’s too late has always been a seismic challenge demanding global cooperation on an unprecedented scale.
“The world has no room for failure. The climate crisis is worsening and currently we’re way off track.”
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Danker said current government plans to reduce emissions were too vague and