Michel Elben is the agriculture/general assignment reporter for the Carroll County Times. Prior to the Times, Michel was a reporter for American Farm Publications. She is a graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in Communication Arts.
Hampstead bakery creates cakes for Baltimore Ravens' wins
When commercial energy purchasing was deregulated in Maryland in 2002, the Carroll County Chamber partnered with CQI Associates to establish a Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative for its members. Since then, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce–CQI Energy Cooperative has helped hundreds of area businesses realize long-term budget stability. Since its inception, CQI Associates has assisted more than 20,000 businesses lower their utility bills since 2002.
To bolster their Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, The Shepherd’s Staff will host its second annual Dinner & Dance fundraiser Saturday, October 21. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the St. John’s Catholic Church Portico in Westminster.
Edward Grumbine will discuss water politics and the global water crisis at McDaniel College’s annual Global Issues Colloquium on Monday, Sept. 25. The free discussion is open to the public and will start at 7 p.m. in Decker Center Forum at McDaniel College.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".