COVID-19: We are Here for You
A Message to Our Members

By now, many of you have submitted applications for loans and aid from federal and state stimulus programs, and are anxiously awaiting a response. Uncertainty abounds on when money will get in your bank accounts and, even when funds do arrive, will they be enough? Further, what happens if your business is denied or funds run out? 
Your Chamber is a business and we are not immune from this swirl of uncertainty. Regardless, we remain committed to making sure that you have the best advocacy and information to stay steady during this time. 

To that end, we are in consistent contact with the Small Business Administration, thanks to District Director Antonio Doss, on stimulus processing and any new programs. We are sought after by our federal representatives-Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Anthony Brown advising them on your needs ahead of stimulus packages; and, we appreciate the relationship with the Alsobrooks Administration especially Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Angie Rodgers, David Iannucci President of the Economic Development Corporation & Office of Central Services Director Jonathan Butler on information sharing and public procurement updates. Our connection to all levels of government places the Chamber as your chief advocate. 

I hope you’ve been receiving our messages and we will continue to keep you informed on new initiatives. If you haven’t done so already, (especially our restaurant and hospitality members) please send us information about your carry-out/takeout details and other business endeavors. We want to continue sharing member information to help drum up business. 

We deeply appreciate your membership; please know that the Chamber is here for you. We hope during these rough times that you will continue to remain a part of our business family.

Be safe & well,

David C. Harrington
PGCOC, President & CEO

P.S. I’ve attached some new information from-
 SBA on Paycheck Protection & CARES that you should find useful. 
If you require further assistance, please reach out to Deidre Lee at dlee1224@umd.edu