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June 19, 2020
Throughout the United States and all over the world, tragic events have brought the issue of racial injustice and inequality to the forefront.

Inclusion and diversity are priorities of the Central Maryland Chamber, but in these trying times, the staff and board of directors of the Chamber recognize that we as a nation need to do better. We stand united against racial injustice and inequality and would like to share how we are taking action.

The US Chamber of Commerce announced a National Initiative on Inequality of Opportunity, and the Central Maryland Chamber will be joining the US Chamber, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and Chambers from around the country on this initiative.
On June 25, we will join the US Chamber national townhall to discuss what we can do to address systemic racism through employment, education and entrepreneurship. This joint effort is a first step in creating change.
As leaders in business and in our communities, we recognize we are role models and we believe that the diversity of our membership, leadership and community make us stronger. We commit to continuing to look for ways to grow and to be more inclusive as an organization.
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened
To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.

“The SBA is strongly committed to working around the clock, providing dedicated emergency assistance to the small businesses and non-profits that are facing economic disruption due to the COVID-19 impact. With the reopening of the EIDL assistance and EIDL Advance application portal to all new applicants, additional small businesses and non-profits will be able to receive these long-term, low interest loans and emergency grants – reducing the economic impacts for their businesses, employees and communities they support,” said SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza. “Since EIDL assistance due to the pandemic first became available to small businesses located in every state and territory, SBA has worked to provide the greatest amount of emergency economic relief possible. To meet the unprecedented need, the SBA has made numerous improvements to the application and loan closing process, including deploying new technology and automated tools.”

Full press release can be found here.
Member Spotlight
Embroidereez And More!
I've been a promotional products distributor in Columbia, Maryland for over 13 years now. This means I have access to over one million products and work with thousand of suppliers, which enables me to procure significantly large orders. I also own my own equipment which enables me to produce smaller quantities with faster turnaround times. In addition, having my own machinery also allows me to imprint samples of items that a potential customer may be interested in. My customers also receive impeccable service, and are informed by phone or e-mail of the status of their order from Purchase Order to Final Delivery.

Contact Sharon Stewart, Owner
410-381-1922 or
Live! Casino & Hotel Announces Re-Opening to the General Public on Monday, June 29 at 6:00AM
Robust Health & Sanitation Protocols in Place

Live! Casino & Hotel is thrilled to welcome the general public back to the property beginning MONDAY, JUNE 29 at 6:00AM, by advance online reservation only, in order to ensure proper occupancy levels according to Governor Hogan’s Roadmap to Recovery plan.

Live! is implementing a phased approach to its re-opening, starting with a series of Members Days for its Live! Rewards Cardholders, from Friday, June 19th at 5:00PM through Sunday, June 28. These Members Days will also require Cardholders to make an advance online reservation in order to be admitted.
This phased approach will allow Live! to manage guest capacity, while ensuring the full effectiveness of the new Play It Safe Health & Sanitation Plan. The full schedule and online reservation system can be found at

The full Play It Safe plan can be found at
For more about the Play It Safe Plan, visit: 
Eagle Integrated Solutions, LLC is Leading the Way Towards Healthy & Sustainable Living
Missed Any of The Central Maryland Chamber Webinars?
Master Virtual Networking- Presented by Jim Ries, Offit Kurman on June 3, 2020
Protecting Confidential Business Information, Servers, and Networks While Working Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic- Presented by Chris Riismandel, Epoch Inc.; Stephen Stern, Kagan Stern Marinello & Beard, LLC & Brian Dykstra, Atlantic Data Systems on April 30, 2020
Keeping up with COVID-19_ Practical Pointers for Business Owners to Navigate the Pandemic- Presented by Veronica K. Yu, Esq. & Kelcie Longaker, Esq., Offit Kurman and moderated by Michael Cammarata, Tide Creek Financial Group on May 7, 2020
Thank you to our Chamber Champions!
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