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Maryland has 11,000 restaurants with 200,000 employees.
Marshall Weston, president and CEO of the Maryland Restaurant Association, knows what owners of eateries are facing. Read it
Federated Healthcare Supply Holdings announced that it has acquired Cole Medical Inc., which is headquartered in Sykesville. Details
Historic Oakland, in Columbia, wants to accommodate engaged couples who want to have a wedding and still be safe – so its staff will be offering micro weddings when businesses reopen. Learn more
The latest Alignable Pulse Poll of 9,500 small business owners from April 24-27 shows 34 percent of small businesses nationwide won’t pay May rent in full, of which 84 percent will only be able to pay half of the rent or less next month. Read about it
Government News
The full Maryland congressional delegation announced $207,834,058 for Maryland school districts through the U.S. Department of Education Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief Fund. The fund allows school districts to pay for the costs of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about it
The Small Business Administration has reopened the E-Tran system for Paycheck Protection Program (P3) loan application submissions. Maryland banks and small businesses across the State have worked together to prepare to upload applications in this new round of funding and had been anxiously waiting for this program to restart. Find out more
Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland has awarded more than $1.6 million in a first round of grants to 20 Maryland companies for pivoting to or expanding production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Companies are receiving grants of up to $100,000. Learn more
The National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union participated in the first phase of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through the Small Business Administration. Healthcare businesses and practices had access to this program so they could stay open.  See the details
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman unveiled the new OpenArundel website with a virtual ribbon cutting and online demo. OpenArundel gives access to powerful information and data to residents and researchers who want to explore county programs, initiatives and demographics. Find out more
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April 30, 2020