October 18, 2018

September Report Shows Job Gains

Job Gains

The September 2018 jobs reports shows the unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent and the economy added 134,000 jobs.

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Flat Iron Farm Auction Oct. 19-20

2-Day Auction Planned at Flat Iron Farm

Flat Iron Farm’s semi-annual auction will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, 2018, at the farm in Great Mills, Maryland.

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White Elected SMECO Board Chairman

White Board Chairman SMECO

P. Scott White was recently elected chairman of the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Board of Directors.

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Hogan Visits CSM Hughesville Campus

Hughesville Campus

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was welcomed by College of Southern Maryland President Dr. Maureen Murphy to the Center for Trades and Energy Training at CSM’s Regional Hughesville Campus recently.

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Hoyer: Challenges Continue to Plague Economy

Job Gains

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer says there is good and bad news in the August 2018 jobs report — 95 consecutive months of positive job growth, yet “our economy continues to be plagued with deep structural challenges, the result of which are stagnant wages, uncertainty for small businesses, looming debt, and a generation of American workers unable to get ahead.”

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SMECO Tallies Votes for Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative held its Annual Meeting on Aug. 29, 2018, at co-op headquarters in Hughesville. The board of directors election was conducted by mail before the meeting, yielding about 6,000 votes.

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Mark Your Calendar for Cyber Summit

cyber summit

A one-day Cyber Summit on Sept. 18 will feature speakers, exhibitors, and attendees from government, industry, and academia on cyber challenges and opportunities for national security.

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Hoyer Speaks at Regional Manufacturing Institute

Regional Manufacturing Institute

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer spoke at the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland on Aug. 21 on House Democrats’ Make It In America agenda. The updated plan, detailed here, focuses on three core areas: education, entrepreneurship, and infrastructure.

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Hoyer Discusses Future of Make It In America

Make It In America

It has been eight years since House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and House Democrats created the Make It In America plan, working to encourage private sector job creation in the US.

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St. Mary’s Gets New Tourism Director

Tourism Director St. Mary's County

Jason Aul has been selected to lead Visit St. Mary’s MD, a newly established tourism organization in St. Mary’s County.

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