March 2020

NAWBO Hosting "Understanding the CARES Act" Webinar on March 31st
The National Association of Women Business Owners is hosting a FREE "Understanding the CARES Act" webinar on March 31st.
Representative David Trone to Host COVID-19 Webinar on April 1st
Representative David Trone will host a COVID-19 webinar with a panel of leading experts from the SBA and the MD Dept. of Commerce to discuss the resources available to small businesses.
Chamber COVID-19 Small Business Impact Survey
Business owners are being asked to participate in the brief 14-question survey.
Senator Cardin's Office Provides Summaries of the COVID-19 Stimulus Legislation
Senator Ben Cardin has provided summaries on the $2 trillion economic stimulus - CARES Act - agreed to by Congressional leaders.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Information
Garrett County small businesses economically impacted by COVID-19 may apply for SBA Disaster Assistance.
Chamber/Health Department Host COVID-19 Webinar
The webinar provided up-to-date information on COVID-19, discussed steps being taken, and provided recommended tips and actions for businesses. Access links can be found in the article.
Cardin, Bipartisan Senate Task Force Secure $377 Billion for Small Businesses
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) has issued a statement on the $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus agreed to by Congressional leaders.
USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
RMI Compiling List of Manufacturers That Make Components/Products Need to Fight COVID-19
In an effort to assist Maryland and its residents, RMI is creating a database of Maryland manufacturing companies that make components, technologies, materials, and products needed to fight COVID-19.
Application Guidelines for Company's Interested in Supplying Emergency Services/Products to MD Government
The MD Dept. of Commerce has issued application guidelines for companies interested in supplying emergency services and/or products to the State government.
An Open Letter from SBA's HUBZone Office Director
Anticipating the federal government will continue to purchase goods & services, SBA has identified flexibilities to support HUBZone enterprises in obtaining & maintaining their certification.
Governor Closes All Non-Essential Businesses in MD
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday, March 23, 2020, he was ordering closed all non-essential businesses in the state, including retail stores that had been allowed to remain open.
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Closed to Public
In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order issued March 23, 2020, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce's offices are now closed to the public.
MD MVA Branches Closed Until Further Notice
Please visit the MVA's dedicated webpage for the latest information on its current procedures and policies: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/covid-19.htm.
MSP Announces Steps to Reduce Exposure to COVID-19
In compliance with the Governor's Executive Orders, the MSP has taken steps to reduce the potential of COVID-19 exposure to its employees and to the citizens they serve.
Maryland DSS Offices Closed to the Public
MD Dept. of Human Services Secretary, Lourdes R. Padilla, announced that all buildings at each of the 24 local Departments of Social Services (DSS) are closed to the public.
CDFA Launches COVID-19 Resource Center
The resource center includes a State Response Map, which has financing programs and related headlines for all 50 states, information on CDFA's Comprehensive Recovery Strategy, and more.
Franchot Announces Extension of Certain Business Tax Filing Deadlines
To assist businesses affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced he will extend business-related tax filing deadlines for certain Maryland tax returns.
Local Businesses Are Eligible for Disaster Assistance
Garrett County businesses are now eligible for disaster relief through the Small Business Administration.
MD World Class Consortia Information Session Set for March 24th - CANCELLED
The MD World Class Consortia & Total Biz Fulfillment cordially invite you to attend an information session at Total Biz Fulfillment's HQ in Grantsville to learn about the Consortia's programs.
Governor Hogan Closes Bars, Dine-In Restaurants, Movie Theaters and Gyms
Governor Larry Hogan announced that all bars, dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms will close at 5:00 p.m. today - Monday, March 16, 2020.
National Women's Business Council Issues Roundtable Report
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) releases its new 2019 Women in Small Business Roundtable Series Report.
MD Agencies Launch New Web Page Dedicated to Business Resourses in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak
The MD Dept. of Commerce and several other state agencies launched a new webpage dedicated to business resources during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
SBA Announces Availability of Economic Disaster Loans
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in small business assistance and can be used to cover payroll, cover inventory, pay debt or other expenses.
COVID-19 Notice for MD SBDC Clients, Stakeholders and Partners
The Maryland SBDC is making adjustments to its service delivery during the COVID-19 health emergency.
SBA Certification Process for Women-Owned Small Businesses Will Change July 1, 2020
Once the changes go into effect, you will have to either certify through an approved third-party entity or go through SBA’s FREE online certification at certify.sba.gov.
Byco Enterprises, Inc. Celebrates 30 Years in Business
The office is located just outside of Bittinger at 11746 Bittinger Road, which has a Grantsville address. Owner Tim Bender started the company with a partner in 1990, expanding on his life experience.
DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
David Levesque, Employment Specialist & Workshop Facilitator with the MD Dept. of Labor, will be at the Oakland Armory on March 13, 2020, for in-person job assistance.
Small Business Reserve Program Survey
Help the State of Maryland understand how you do business and assess your technical capabilities to perform business transactions electronically through eMMA by taking part in the survey.
How the 2020 Census Affects Maryland Businesses
Census information impacts funding for things that have a direct impact on the business community such as education, workforce development training, transportation infrastructure, and so much more.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs is hosting "Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Unlock Your Path to Purpose, Profit and Prosperity" on March 26th. Register today!