June 2020

I-68 Regional Alliance Brings Together Tri-State Area, Highlights Outdoor Recreation
To attract, retain and create business in the aerospace supply chain, lifestyle manufacturing, and technology industries, the I-68 Regional Alliance highlights the region's businesses and assets.
SBA: Beware of Scams and Fraud Schemes
The Office of Inspector General has issued an alert to the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the SBA in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 CensusMaryland: More Than a Population Count
The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape Garrett County's future. If you have not yet completed the 2020 Census, we urge you to do so today.
Virtual Power of Possibilities Conference to be Held June 30th
This year's Power of Possibilities Conference is a free virtual event made possible by the collaborative efforts of Garrett College and Garrett County Economic Development.
Face Coverings Still Required in Retail, Food Service, and Personal Care Locations
The Governor's recent order kept the requirement for face coverings and the MD Dept. of Health released a document that clarifies the details of social gatherings.
SBA Again Accepting EIDL Loan and Advance Applications
As of June 15th, the SBA has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan portal. Previously submitted applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Webinar on PPP Updates, Loan Forgiveness & What's Next in Coronavirus Legislation Set for June 17th
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will present the next webinar in its coronavirus series on Wednesday, June 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Maryland Unemployment Launches New Interactive Phone Assistance
Using the IVR system, claimants can now file weekly claim certifications for both regular AND pandemic unemployment insurance claims, reset PINs, and telecert for multiple weeks by phone.
NFIB to Host Webinar on June 10th on Updated PPP Terms
Small business owners now have more flexibility in using their PPP loan. NFIB’s upcoming webinar will focus on the new Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act H.R. 7010 & what it means for your business.
Avoid Economic Impact Payment Scams
Watch a short video, courtesy of the IRS, to learn some quick tips on how to protect yourself against economic impact scams.
Federal Resources for U.S. Small Businesses
The SBA, SBDC, and AWBC have partnered to develop a new website containing information to assist small business with surviving and recovering from the effects of COVID-19.
Maryland SBDC to Hold Free Virtual Women's Entrepreneurs Conference
The MD SBDC will host a virtual Women's Entrepreneurs Conference on June 23rd. The conference is free, but registration is required.
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.
HUBZone Webinar on New Program Regulations to be Held June 9th
Changes to the SBA's HUBZone Program are here. Tune in to the SBA webinar on June 9th at 2:00 PM. for an update about what's ahead. The webinar is free, but registration is required.
SBDC to Host Free Webinars
The Maryland Small Business Development Center is hosting two free webinars to help businesses navigate these uncertain times.
Public Hearing Set for June 4th on CDBG Application on Community Development and Housing Needs
The purpose of the hearing is to obtain public input on a proposed application by Community Action to the MD Dept. of Housing & Community Development Block Grant under the CARES Act.