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Author Archives: Special to The Daily Record

Women’s careers often take a pause when challenges happen

Tracy Gosson founded the branding and marketing company Sagesse in 2007. With local, regional and national clients, business was booming and she was quite busy. In early 2019, Gosson was just finishing up two large client projects. “I just wasn’t ...

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New state funding ‘significant game-changer’ for HBCUs (access required)

When Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation in March that will provide $577 million over the next decade for Maryland’s historically Black colleges and universities, top officials at those schools rejoiced. Hogan’s signature – he vetoed a similar measure last year ...

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Experts offer tips on positioning business in post COVID economy

As more residents are being vaccinated and restrictions are being scaled back, small businesses remain in survival mode after COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and ever-changing regulations dealt them crippling blows. The Maryland Daily Record recently hosted a webinar on “Positioning Your ...

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Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Michael Ross, Baltimore Center Stage

Michael Ross, Managing Director of Baltimore Center Stage, shares the screen with Sloane Brown, to talk about how the last year has affected – and changed – Center Stage, himself, and possibly theatre as a whole. He also reveals what led him ...

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Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Violet Apple, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Violet Apple, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, fills in Sloane Brown about how her organization - its staff, members and volunteers - have demonstrated true Girl Scout resiliency in how they’ve handled the last year.

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Md. public records survey highlights unevenness of tracking and responses (access required)

A one-month test of government agencies in Maryland revealed a patchwork of approaches in how public records are tracked and how requests for access are filled. The Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association in February filed requests for public information with 31 state ...

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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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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