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Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Marco Ávila, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Marco Ávila joins Sloane Brown to talk about his role as Chairman of the Board/President of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, as well as the issues and goals of the Chamber. Marco reveals how he juggles that responsibility with several others.

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TDR diversity, inclusion summit focuses on the 4 A’s 

When discussing diversity, equity and inclusion, Sara Taylor, president and CEO of Positive Steps Consulting and Taylor-Jones Enterprises, believes everyone has a role. Taylor served as the keynote speaker for The Daily Record’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit held virtually Tuesday ...

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Contending with the tech challenges imposed by telehealth

As the pandemic arrived and we began shutting down about a year ago, the plodding shift toward using telemedicine already underway at many health care systems in the region and throughout the country advanced in an unprecedented way. Video visits ...

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Mental health providers increasingly tapping telehealth options

High on the list of the pandemic’s unending ill effects is worsening mental health. Social isolation, the loss of loved ones and, for many, loss of income have caused a spike in symptoms of depression and anxiety — difficulty sleeping, ...

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For some, addiction treatment via telehealth more successful

Founded in 1983 and based in Havre de Grace, the nonprofit Ashley Addiction Treatment offers the full range of addiction treatment services, from ambulatory detox services to 60- to 90-day extended care. The facility has treated more than 50,000 patients ...

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Telehealth allowed medical providers to pivot during pandemic

Last March, regional health care providers had to shift a majority of their medical visits to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Every generation has a defining moment, and I think COVID has been the defining moment of ...

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Competition among Md. homebuyers ‘just insane right now’

As the residential real estate market heads into a second spring selling season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, buyers, sellers and agents continue navigating a supply-starved market. Agents working in Maryland’s metro areas say the lack of inventory stretches across community ...

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Pandemic’s impact on commercial real estate varying by sector

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the commercial real estate market, according to national news reports that offer almost nothing but gloom and doom on the subject. The Federal Reserve last year singled out commercial real estate as especially weak. ...

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Construction industry faces another tough year

The construction industry, nationally as well as in Maryland, faces another tough year as the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 outbreak continues into the spring. Industry analysts expect less volatility in the construction sector in 2021, but number crunchers ...

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Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Dr. John Chessare, GBMC HealthCare

Dr. John Chessare, President/CEO of GBMC HealthCare, joins Sloane Brown to talk about his “positive” leadership style, and how that’s helped him and his organization stay on keel through the COVID crisis and a recent cyber attack.

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