Bel Air starts year with potentially encouraging job news

January 31, 2013 by  

With 2013 now well underway, Bel Air has started the year promising news for those who are finding getting a job in the current climate a difficult task.

A proposed new Walmart store on MD Route 924 is sure to create employment opportunities in the area. Bel Air’s Patch website notes that responses have been mixed to the development of the store, with letters both in favor of and against the move coming in. As recently as December, Patch reported that health company MedStar was vying for a place at the site as well.

On an individual basis, January has also seen good employment news for Richard Bock, a well-respected resident of Bel Air, who was appointed as president of franchising consultants FranNet.

Bock, who will probably now require a new order of business card printing, has had plenty of experience with franchise ownership, sales and marketing, and management. For 23 years he held different titles at Volvo Cars (in the U.S. and Europe). He currently owns two Huntington Learning Center sites in Maryland.

He is also known to be very dedicated to the local community, having chaired the Hartford Business Roundtable for Education and, at one time, been a board member of three different organizations: Harford County YMCA, and Permanent Nominating Caucus, and Susquehanna Private Industry Council. He is currently commissioner for the Middle States Association of Colleges and a member of the Harford Community College Foundation board of directors.