Gotta Love Those Car Shows!
Downtown Elkton has become THE place to go to get a close-up look at classic cars. From spring until autumn, the monthly Classic Car Shows provide fun for the car owners and spectators.
This year’s Classic Car Shows in downtown Elkton begin next week – on Thursday, April 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Downtown streets close around 3 p.m. so that people can bring in their vehicles. There are trophies, a raffle, door prizes, dash plaques, live entertainment and food vendors. For car owners, there is free registration and it is open to vehicles of all years, makes and models.
The center of the action is a Main & North streets in Elkton. For information, go to www.elktonalliance.org or call 410-398-5076.
The 2017 Classic Car Show Dates Are:
Legislative Wrap-Up Meetings
The Cecil County Chamber of Commerce is holding one meeting with legislators to discuss the 2017 legislative session, which recently ended. Next week, the District 36 legislators will be in Cecil County to talk about the legislative session. This meeting will be April 27 at 8 a.m. at the Elkton Station Campus of Cecil College.
University Hosts “Cancer Moonshot” Discussion
Former Vice President Joe Biden has dubbed his initiative to make greater strides against cancer the “Cancer Moonshot.” It’s goal is to accelerate cancer research to make more therapies available to more patients while also improving the ability to prevent cancer and detect it at an early stage. On April 26 at 5 p.m., Edith Mitchell of Thomas Jefferson University will present “The Cancer Moonshot Initiative: Perspective from a Blue Ribbon Panelist” in the atrium of the STAR Health Sciences Complex on the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus (the former Chrysler plant site across from the university’s fieldhouse).
Consumer Price Index
The U.S. Consumer Price Index dropped 0.3% in March according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A decline in the gasoline index was the largest factor, along with a decrease in the index for wireless phone service. The energy index declined 3.2% and the gas index fell 6.2%. The food index rose 0.3% with the index for food at home increasing 0.5%. During the past year, the all items index rose 2.4%.
National Business Week
National Small business Week is April 30 to May 6. The Small Business Administration is planning webinars on a number of business topics. Visit the Small Business Administration’s website to register.
May 2 at 2 p.m. – The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses
May 3 at 3:30 p.m. – How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less
May 4 at 5 p.m. – Find the Hidden Money in America
How To Start A Business
The Small Business Administration has a business plan tool to help people start a business. But even before you start researching the nuts and bolts of writing a business plan from SBA site resources, there are a few things that can be done. First, make a list of things that interest you and that you can commit to pursue. Find at least ten areas that hold your interest. Next, start exploring if there are services or goods that are needed in the area that match your list of interests. What is the competition? The following step is to figure out how much money you could possibly make and what market you will target. You need to have a good or service that is needed by the target group of customers and can turn a profit. Next, visit a potential customer or two to find out how you could tailor your business to best fit their needs. For an original product, you could build a prototype and see if potential customers could be excited about it.