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Customer Service Initiative Report
Commerce

This week, businesses around the world celebrated Customer Experience Day, which focuses on customer appreciation and strategies to deliver the best possible customer experience. I want to thank you – all of our customers – for allowing us the opportunity to work with you, and do our best to help

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Maryland_Business_Growth
Innovation & TechPrograms

From striving to increase sales to recognizing the need for larger facilities, growth is often on the minds of business owners. If you’re a business owner who set out to grow your Maryland business in 2017, use the infographic below as a guide. Explore Business Events and Commerce Programs Workforce Resources Business-to-Government Resources 

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Open_Business_Maryland
Programs

Does your New Year’s resolution include business-related goals—like starting a business? If getting a business up and running in 2017 is on your list, you may be wondering where to begin. Use the infographic below as a checklist of what you need to do before launching your business. Links: View Commerce

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Best Place to Live in the US : Columbia MD
AboutMaryland Living

Money magazine announced its 2016 “Best Places to Live” list, and it includes a Maryland community at the very top spot.  After analyzing 823 towns, Money chose Columbia as the number one best place to call home, citing diversity and nearby access to Baltimore and Washington D.C. as key factors that make it a

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SBA awards
AboutSmall Business

This month, the Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program celebrated its 32nd year by honoring the area’s small business community under one roof. Held at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, the program highlighted the importance of small business to the local economy and across the nation. Les Hall, Maryland Commerce’s program

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Governor Larry Hogan customer service initiative
About

I was excited to join Governor Hogan and my fellow cabinet secretaries last week for the unveiling of a new customer service initiative, which promises responsive, courteous and accountable service across all state agencies. This initiative will place a renewed focus on customer service by improving training for all state

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Neighborhood BusinessWorks
Programs

Guest feature: Pam Ruff is the Executive Director of the Maryland Economic Development Association. Follow MEDA on Facebook and Twitter. The Neighborhood BusinessWorks (NBW), a program of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), has been selected to receive the Economic Development Program Award for the impact it

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global international
Programs

Eighteen small and mid-sized Maryland companies have been awarded ExportMD grants to help promote their products and services in the global marketplace. Applications are accepted on a bi-monthly basis and the next application deadline is June 1, 2016. Eligibility requirements can be found on the Commerce website. This round of companies

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global international
Programs

The Maryland Department of Commerce and University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business have launched the Maryland Global Consulting Program to provide global consulting expertise to small Maryland companies. Smith students, both graduates and undergraduates, will provide the consulting services through the school’s Center for International Business Education

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Apprenticeship Maryland
Programs

Guest feature: Maureen O’Connor and Summar Goodman manage communications for the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. Follow DLLR on Facebook and Twitter. The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has announced the return of the Maryland Business Works Program, the highly successful worker training program. With an initial investment of

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