September 21st, 2015

Our Award-Winning Library

IMLS Ceremony WH - Davis, Cousar, Obama - 2You may have already seen this photograph of me and community member, US Army Veteran Thomas Cousar, accepting that National Medal at the White House in May 2015.

While a picture may be worth a thousand words, the reasons why we should celebrate the National Medal take many thousands more! The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for library service, bestowed upon libraries that both know their communities and are having a powerful effect on the communities they serve.  CCPL’s winning application was exemplified by these areas of library service:

• Small Business Information Services
• Job Seekers and Career Changers
Year-Round Out-of-School Learning
• Summer reading and combating summer learning loss
Service to veterans

We are proud of these achievements but we want to thank you, the people of Cecil County for your continued support and usage of our community spaces, high-speed Wifi, digital courses and services, cultural classes and educational materials. You enroll your children and students in our classes because we make learning fun. You come to us for solutions and for the right answers – the information you can’t just “google.” You come to us because we don’t just find an answer we find solutions and you know we care deeply about community and individual success.

Therefore it is my honor to invite you to our Community Celebration on Saturday, September 26 at the Perryville Branch Library from 11am-2pm. We’ll have Kona Ice and family activities, balloon animals and crafts and live music with Take 2. It’s an open-house style event, so come as you are and bring along your family.

We’ll have a few welcome remarks at noon and we’ll unveil our new library card design!

Will you join us?


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September 8th, 2015

Smart Marketing for Small Businesses

Attention Small Business Owners and Aspiring Entrepreneurs:

  • Are you overwhelmed by all the small business marketing options out there?
  • Do you feel your small marketing budget is holding you back from successfully reaching your target market?
  • Do you worry that your current marketing strategy is not letting you stand out from the competition?

“Smart Marketing for Small Business” is a free event at Cecil College, Elkton Station on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 8:30am to 11:30am that will address these vexing small business marketing issues facing your small business.

Matt Christ from Brand3, a virtual advertising and marketing firm, will discuss with attendees how to maximize their marketing strategy.  Matt has managed and produced effective brand and marketing strategies for a wide range of corporate and non-profit organizations in the mid-Atlantic region. His success is driven by the simple belief that the quality standards that make national brands successful should be applied to every size business.

Josue Sierra is a digital marketing leader at W.L. Gore & Associates in their consumer fabrics division. He has over 15 years of experience leading businesses large and small in implementing effective digital marketing, including email marketing.  He will explain how to create effective email marketing campaigns that really work.

This event is sponsored by the Cecil Business Resource Partners.  A free breakfast will be provided and Director of Cecil County Office of Economic Development Lisa Webb will provide opening remarks.  To sign up for this free event, visit: https://smartmktg.eventbrite.com.

 


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