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November 20, 2020
2020 Holiday Mixer & Silent Auction
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Marylanders For Tax Fairness Launches Campaign To Stop Digital Ad Tax
Independent Coalition of Marylanders, Central Maryland Chamber, Maryland Businesses, Dedicated To Sustaining Governor Hogan’s Veto Of House Bill 732 (Digital Ad Tax)
Marylanders For Tax Fairness, an independent coalition of Marylanders, businesses of all sizes, and pro-economic growth advocates, announced its official formation, initial membership, and outlined its collective mission to sustain Governor Larry Hogan's veto of House Bill 732, the Digital Advertising Tax. Currently, the coalition is comprised of nearly 100 businesses, organizations, and individuals who have joined together to fight against unfair taxes thrust upon the state's leading job creators in the middle of a worldwide pandemic and the worst possible time in modern history.

Starting today, Marylanders For Tax Fairness will be working to persuade the Maryland General Assembly to allow Governor Hogan's veto of House Bill 732 to stand when the 2021 legislative session begins in January. The non-partisan Department of Legislative Services (DLS) has estimated that House Bill 732 will cost Maryland taxpayers $250 million every year. "The reality is that Marylanders and Maryland businesses will be the ones who will end up paying this tax and given the current COVID-19 crisis, that is unconscionable," said Doug Mayer, spokesman for Marylanders For Tax Fairness. "This is a bad time for a bad idea, and we are respectfully asking the Maryland General Assembly to reconsider their support for this new tax on job creators. Maryland entrepreneurs and small businesses are doing everything they can to survive the pandemic. The last thing they need is another tax and additional costs making it even harder than it already is." (Click below to watch the new Marylanders for Tax Fairness video)
  1. Sign the Marylanders for Tax Fairness petition below
  2. Add your company name/logo to Marylanders for Tax Fairness's coalition page by emailing
  3. Share your support / encourage others to do the same on social media #MDTaxFairness #badtimebadidea
Small Business Seminar
Income Tax Update and Strategies to Reduce Taxes
Wednesday, December 9th | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Review changes from last year’s new law, the 20% deduction for qualified business income, tax changes that affect businesses such as depreciation and disallowance of entertainment expenses and changes that effect individuals. Discuss strategies to reduce business and personal income taxes. Join the Central Maryland Chamber alongside CPA, Barry D. Fields of Bormel, Grice & Huyett, P.A. for an in-depth presentation followed by a Q&A. 
Central Maryland Chamber is Hiring!
The Central Maryland Chamber is hiring a part to full time sales representative to sell memberships, marketing, and sponsorships. This is a great time to start as the earnings potential is unlimited!

This is a high commission position with the potential for renewal commission. Sales efforts are assisted by having a brand name that is recognizable to the community, a wide multi-county territory, multiple streams of revenue, residual income, flexible work hours at your discretion, some leads provided, training and strategy assistance, an experienced support team, office space for appointments and more.

Contact CMC President & CEO, Kristi Simon for
a full job description and to learn more., or (410) 672- 3422
County Executive Pittman Selects Amal Awad, Former AAPD Chief of Staff, to lead Anne Arundel County Police
After a rigorous search and an interview process involving community and law enforcement stakeholders, County Executive Steuart Pittman announced that he has chosen Hyattsville Police Chief Amal Awad as his selection for Anne Arundel County Chief of Police.

Amal Awad began her career in policing thirty years ago as a patrol officer in Prince George’s County. Today she serves as Chief of Police for the City of Hyattsville. She served as Chief of Staff on the Anne Arundel County Police Department from 2013 - 2014, serving alongside now-Acting Chief William Lowry under Chief Kevin Davis.

“Chief Awad’s experience in both large and small department policing, including right here in Anne Arundel County, makes her ideally suited to lead our department,” said County Executive Pittman. “But for me that wasn’t enough. I had to be sure that our next chief had that rare combination of professional skill and heart. Heart for the people in our communities, heart for the officers that protect them, and even heart for the young people who are trying to find their way in these difficult times but sometimes make mistakes.”
“I found all of that in Amal Awad,” Pittman continued. “I am eager to introduce her, to the County Council, the residents of this county, and to the officers she will lead and support. This is a person who can unite us. She is a peacemaker and a consummate professional.”
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