Dundalk Talk - January 2019
January, though a little chilly, has a really great feel to it!  We're rolling out our 2019 programs, our first Practical Money Skills workshop is coming right up, and we're eager to continue to make Dundalk a strong, vibrant community. Join us? 

Practical Money Skills - Home Owner Prep Tues., Jan. 29, 6 - 7:30 pm
11 Center Place Suite 1, 21222 - The Forge

Want to become a home owner? Start with knowledge! This free workshop will sharpen your money skills with topics covering budgeting, debt reduction, credit scores, credit building, student debt, savings, expected costs before closing and as a home owner. Time for Q & A, and this event satisfies the attendance requirement for our 2019 Home Buyer Grant program. Space limited to 40; pre-register, if possible.  More here
Community Town Hall w/County Exec Johnny O and Councilman Crandell
Thurs., Jan. 31, 6:30 - 8 pm Eastern Tech HS

This important discussion will cover the County budget, and you can share your ideas and priorities. Please join us and advocate for more funding for Dundalk - we're proud of our work in the community, and it's vital that your voice be heard! Address: Eastern Technical High School, 1100 Mace Ave., Essex, MD 21221. This is one in a series of County conversations - event updates  here
The Forge - Grow Your Business Here
DRC Bldg. 11 Center Place, Suite 1 21222

Retail storefront, private office, co-working or workshop space - we've got options for you with support resources available from Baltimore County's Small Business Resource Center, County Economic Development, the State of Maryland and more.                                For  details, start  here .  Questions? Call Chris at 410-282-0261 X 4 or  email to learn more, and arrange for a tour! This is great space with reasonable rates, perfect for your business launch. 

10th Milestone Awards Fri. Mar. 22
6 - 9 pm, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Pt. Rd. 

Mark your calendars and be prepared to be inspired by the adults and youth who make Dundalk's revitalization possible! The Renaissance Cornerstone and Milestone Awards honor businesses, organizations and adults; the Gemstone Awards celebrate students who are already making impressive contributions to the community.        The evening includes a social hour, dinner, awards celebration and silent auction - details to come. Plan to attend; invite friend and colleagues and reserve a table! 
Sponsorship opportunities are still available; for information re: the marketing benefits, contact  Amy 
Can't Do It Without You - Our Thanks!

Sponsor participation is the backbone of our community events - and it keeps the events free to our families and community. In 2018, our Family Fall Festival, Holiday Hoopla and Makers Markets were supported by the following gov't. departments, organization and businesses:
Baltimore County Dept. of Health, MD Dept. of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore County, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Ports America Chesapeake, Chick-fil-A, Ruck Funeral Homes, Thompson Automotive, Fairlawn Apartments, Gray Haven Townhomes, Midway Lumber, Boulevard Diner, Savers, Dunmanway Apartments. (We hope we have not omitted anyone in error - everyone is important.)
Dude's Snack Attack Now Open!
75 Shipping Pl. Historic Dundalk Town Center 

Taffy, popcorn, cotton candy, beef jerky, fudge, even dog snacks - truly something for everyone! Come over and be prepared for your next snack attack or snow day. Operating hours: Thurs. 2 - 7 pm, Fri. 10 am - 3 pm, Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 3 pm. Thanks to Blue Ocean Realty and our Community Engagement Coordinator Chris Pineda for helping entrepreneur Anthony Makres open his first shop!
DUN License plate
Great gift idea - and show your love for Dundalk!

For Valentine's Day birthdays, new car purchase - get a custom DRC license plate for yourself or someone you love.  Cost is $35 + a donation to Dundalk Renaissance, you choose your donor amount. Stop by our office at 11 Center Pl. Suite 201 for paperwork, Mon. - Fri., 9:30 - 4:30 or call 410-282-0261.    Donate here.
Dundalk Renaissance Corporation  is a non-profit, 501 c-3 community development corporation dedicated to revitalizing the greater Dundalk area.
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