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First Place Award Winning Art at the 2020 Art Walk!

Leonardtown, MD
10/20/2020 11:03 AM
Chamber member, Artist Aicy Karbstein, awarded First Place at the 2020 Leonardtown Art Walk Contest, with her painting "King Street, Old Town Alexandria".... Read more

Maryland Community Development Financial Institutions Microloans

09/30/2020 11:19 AM
See the link below to a new Maryland loan program for small businesses... Read more

Employee Retention Credit FAQs and Paid Family Leave and Sick Leave FAQs

09/28/2020 10:09 AM
Link to the IRS website in the retention credits and leave policies... Read more

Five New Maryland Laws Take Effect October 1, 2020

09/28/2020 10:06 AM
Follow the link below for information on new laws that affect employers and employees... Read more

Tri-County Council Survey of Telework

09/21/2020 11:10 AM
The Council conducted a survey of businesses on how they use telework. The results are given below... Read more

Restaurants May Increase Capacity to 75%

09/21/2020 11:00 AM
Effect September 21 at 5pm the capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75% with appropirate distancing and following strict public healt requirements consistent with the CDC, FDA and National Restaurant Association.  A link to the governor's order is given below.... Read more

Maryland Enters Phase 3 of Recovery

09/03/2020 02:04 PM
The link below will take you to the latest information on Maryland's Phase 3 approvals starting Friday, September 4th... Read more

Governor's Order Regarding Mandatory Wearing of Facemasks

07/31/2020 09:49 AM
This link includes access to the Governor's new rules concerning the wearing of face mask... Read more

Where to get a COVID Test in MD

07/31/2020 09:43 AM
The link inlcuded gives information on all the testing sites in the state... Read more

Maryland Workshare Program

07/29/2020 10:15 AM
Click on the link to learn more about the Maryland Workshare program. As an alternative to layoffs it allows you to schedule employees for part-time work and the employee can then file for unemployment for the other hours they would normally work... Read more

SBDC COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide

07/29/2020 10:09 AM
Follow the link to access the SBDC Guide... Read more

St Mary's County COVID-19 Business Resources Page

07/29/2020 10:06 AM
Follow the link to acces the Department of Economic Development's COVOD-10 guide... Read more

New Funding Resource– Advancing the Arts Across Maryland Emergency Grant

07/15/2020 10:06 AM
Emergency assitstance to arts organizaitons and artists in Maryland. Funding opens July 20th... Read more

New Funding Resource- Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Notice of Funding Availability (NO

07/15/2020 10:01 AM
Funding for Non-profits focusing on health and behavioral services, and housing of underserved populations,... Read more


06/23/2020 09:43 AM
County COVID Grant Announces new criteria allowing new businesses to apply... Read more

June 15th Deadline to Enroll in the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

06/10/2020 09:46 AM
If you have lost coverage because of the pandemic click below to check out ways to obtain coverage... Read more

Phase 2 of the St. Mary's County COVID-19 Small Business and Non-Profit Relief Fund

06/10/2020 09:33 AM
Thr criteria for grant application have changed to make it easier for more businesses to apply.... Read more

Potential Cooperative for Purchasing PPE

06/01/2020 02:55 PM
The Chamber has been approached by the Non-Profit Institute to possible establish a cooperative to purchase PPE (surgical and N95 masks, sanitizer, gloves, etc.) from a local vendor. They only sell in quantities that may exceed the needs of many small businesses or non-profits but by combinging purchases we might be able to acquire supplies at a lower price. We don't have prices but if you might be interested please respond to Rich Fleming at so we can gage the potential interest.... Read more

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