Chamber Connections  
April 3, 2020
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Presentation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, April 9th | 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Nick Vaugh, Senior Manager, Eastern Region will provide a summary of the legislation and share details how small businesses and self-employed individuals may qualify and prepare to file for a loan.
Register for this webinar on Thursday, April 9 at 2 PM as we partner with the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce.
The CMC Is Here to Help!!
The Central Maryland Chamber (CMC) is actively monitoring developments
regarding COVID-19. For business resources and information regarding COVID-19,
click here . *Updated daily!*
We strive to inform, promote, connect and advocate for our business community !
If you have more information or resources for the region's business community, please reach out!
 
As a chamber member, please share your business needs with us (part-time work, volunteers, promotional support for new temporary business practices, etc.) by clicking here . If there is any way the Central Maryland Chamber can support your business during these uncertain times—let us know!
 
The CMC staff will be working remotely as much as possible through April. As always, you can continue to reach out to us via phone at (410) 672-3422, email, or through social media ( Facebook , Twitter , Instagram & LinkedIn ) during business hours 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
 
Your chamber team is here to serve you!
Kim Wirt, Director of Operations: Kim@CentralMarylandChamber.org
Karen Russell, Director of Membership: Karen@CentralMarylandChamber.org
Olivia Hokanson, Administrative Assistant: Olivia@CentralMarylandChamber.org
CMC Member Spotlight
Allogram, Inc.
With two locations in Maryland, Allogram, Inc. specializes in customized recognition products and memorabilia. A few examples are our products include, custom acrylic awards, corporate and donor gifts, plaques, coins, medals and promotional items. We pride ourselves on working with businesses to “Harness the Power of Recognition” and are committed to producing quality workmanship, friendly and knowledgeable customer service and are sure to guarantee your satisfaction.

Contact Dale Bundschu, Marketing and Business Development
443-377-4420 or dale@allogram.com .
Member Testimonial
"As a member of the chamber, we have been able to form strong partnerships in the business community throughout the state. Additionally, through the chambers many events and networking opportunities, we have been able to make numerous connections with business leaders."
Maryland Emergency Management
Agency (MEMA)
Critical Items Needed
MEMA is asking for donations and/or purchase the following critical items needed:

N95 Masks
• Type 1860
• 3M
• Industrial N95s are also good as they were approved for virus a few days ago

Surgical Masks
• 3 ply
• The above is preferred but any type will help at this point
Better Business Bureau Offering Complimentary Business Advisors
At BBB of Greater Maryland, we know that our Accredited Businesses exemplify trust and integrity. In times of crisis, you can trust us to adapt our services to your needs.

In an effort to provide the support your business needs in this time of uncertainty, BBB is now offering complimentary business advisors who will provide up to one hour of personalized business advice to address your most urgent needs.

If you want to talk about your HR challenges, your financial strategies for survival, how to spend that limited marketing budget, or if you just want help identifying your business priorities, our Trusted Advisors can offer expert advice that your business can put into action.

All you have to do is request a consultation with one of our Trusted Advisors, and tell us what topics are of the utmost concern for you and your business. Advisory services will be available until April 30th.
Signarama of Glen Burnie
Helping Local Businesses!
Signarama of Glen Burnie (SoGB) is a local “essential” business that is still open to serve the community! SoGB have been giving out “Buy Local” decals since last year.
Right now they are providing “still open”& “curbside delivery” signs, “wash your hands” decals etc.
Local restaurants, car repair, pharmacy, medical, IT companies, doctors, cleaning companies, grocery stores, convenient stores.
SoGB have waived all rush charges to help these hurting business get noticed again!
Proshred Helping Protect
 Your Information!
Proshred Security offers onsite document destruction services to businesses and residences in the greater Baltimore and D.C areas. Proshred is considered an essential business, so we are operating during Covid-19. In addition to our onsite services, Proshred has a drop-off location: Proshred Security, 1550 Caton Center Drive, Suite A, Baltimore, MD 21227. For any additional information, call 410-242-9224. 
Fairfield Inn & Suites Offering a"Home Away From Home"
Need to Self-Isolate?
As a show of support through these challenging and uncertain times, our Fairfield Inn & Suites Arundel Mills BWI Airport is offering a ‘home away from home’ for guests required to self-isolate for 14-days due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to book one of our rooms with two queen beds, a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and pre-stocked with extra towels, water, and toiletries. Wi-Fi, parking and onsite complimentary laundry facilities are included.

In order to protect the health and safety of hotel staff, guests who are self-isolating will be provided fresh linens and amenities on request, delivered to their door and left outside for collection. Soiled linens will be placed in a plastic bag by the guest and left outside their door for retrieval by staff.
Rest assured that enhanced cleaning and hygiene practices have also been implemented in all areas of the hotel. All common areas, as well as back-of-house, are frequently and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to the most stringent standards, paying special attention to high touch-point areas, such as door handles, switches, counters etc.
Langton Green Seeking Donations
From Langton Green-serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities:
We are still here, we are still doing everything we can do. Even in this time of uncertainty, we’re inspired by the ways that we see people coming together in generous ways to share resources, give back and reassure one another with kindness and connection. However, this is a very difficult and uncertain time for us. We are paying staff right now… with no clarity in how we will be reimbursed for that. There are quite a number of needs that we have right now…. but mostly we don’t want you to forget we are still here and working.
Would you consider joining us to get through this crises by doing one or more of the following:
  • Make a meaningful charitable contribution online.
  • Drop off toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and other toiletry products to our office or farm. Please call in advance to let someone know you are on the way so you don't have to come inside.
  • Make sure you ask your elected leaders about how people with disabilities, their caregivers and providers are being supported? Residential providers like Langton Green can’t send their staff home.
Langton Green, 3016 Arundel on the Bay Road, Annapolis 21403 410-263-3225 or Langton Green Community Farm, 844-846 Generals Highway, Millersville, MD 21108, 410-533-5935. www.langtongreen.org
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