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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Plastic waste poses an ecological threat to the environment, is injurious to wildlife and overburdens landfills. In an effort to assess potential mitigation strategies, the Montgomery County Food Council worked with representatives of the Montgomery County Sierra Club and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce to develop a brief survey that was shared with restaurant owners and managers ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Monday, August 31, 2020
Board of Elections Approves Vote Center Plans for 17 CountiesCall for Election Judges Continues  Annapolis, MD (Aug. 28, 2020) – The Maryland State Board of Elections today approved vote center locations submitted by 17 local boards of elections. The State Board of Elections has now approved 67 early voting centers and 255 election day vote centers statewide.   The State Board of Elections ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, August 31, 2020
  County Now Permits Additional Businesses to Reopen as Part of Updated Phase 2 Guidelines Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, after consultation with County Health Officer Travis Gayles and based on data from contact tracing, has issued an updated executive order that now allows certain additional openings related to the COVID-19 health crisis. Amended Executive Order 098-20 updating Phase ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic
Friday, August 28, 2020
Pandemic is Affecting Women-Owned Businesses Disproportionately Female-owned small businesses are disproportionately feeling the effects of the pandemic and economic crisis, according to data released today by the U.S. Chamber.   Key takeaway: Before the pandemic began, 67% of male-owned businesses ranked the overall health of their business as “somewhat or very good,” compared to 60% of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Maryland State Board of Elections Encourages Eligible Residents to Register to Vote in November’s General Election   Elections Officials also Urge Those Already Registered to Vote to Verify Their Registration Information OnlineANNAPOLIS (Aug. 27, 2020) – The Maryland State Board of Elections is encouraging eligible residents who have not yet registered to vote in the Nov. 3 general election to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Maryland Requires Notice Before Reducing OperationsEffective October 1, 2020, the Maryland Economic Stabilization Act, which applies to employers with 50 or more employees, will require notice before a company conducts a “reduction in operations.”A reduction in operations means either relocating part of the employer’s operation or laying off at least 15 employees or 25% of the workforce (whichever ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic