Chamber Connections 
October 30, 2020
Small Business Seminar
Flexible Workforce and Staff Augmentation
for a Post COVID World
November 4 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Staff Augmentation is an outsourcing strategy that can be used to staff a project and respond to most urgent pressing business objectives. With Staff Augmentation, lead the process of understanding the projects to outsource, evaluate the existing staff and resources, and then determine which additional skills are required without taking on the full cost of bringing on, training, and maintaining employees on their payroll. Join the Managing Partner for MBA Growth Partners, Bola Audena, MBA, PMP, for an in-depth presentation followed by a Q&A.

Participants will understand the process of leveraging Staff Augmentation with:
  • Day to day Business Operations
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Special Strategic Projects
  • Change Management & Transformation Efforts
Bola Audena is a Managing Partner at MBA Growth Partners, a business advisory firm offering strategic growth and operational efficiencies support to small to mid-sized organizations, booth in the for profit and non-profit space. Bola has 20 years of experience in the business strategy and management consulting field, with specific focus on Go to Market strategies, Strategic Planning, and Business Process Optimization. What differentiates MBA Growth Partners is the emphasis on sustainable and repeatable business systems and processes leveraging best practices, data driven insights, and commitment to success. MBA Growth Partners works with business owners to strategize to address and implement solutions for those items keeping clients up at night.
Small Business Seminar
Health & Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic
November 18 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Mental health and wellness are more important than ever as we enter our 8th month of the Covid pandemic and rising numbers indicate it may not go away anytime soon. 

Join the Central Maryland Chamber as we present a webinar featuring a panel of experts in the health and wellness industry to learn best practices for you, your staff, and your families that are effective now and you can carry with you in the future. 


Linda Penkala

Karen Schembari

Stephen Conti
Restaurant and Food Service Recovery Grant
The Restaurant and Food Service Recovery Grant (RFSG) aims to help restaurants and food service businesses in the county that have been impacted by a significant reduction in revenue because of pandemic related restrictions while also trying to afford new costs related to ensuring employee and customer safety as well as regular operating expenses. The program is specifically targeted to food trucks, catering businesses, bed and breakfast establishments and dine-in, non-drive-through restaurants.

Restaurants and food service businesses can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 that can serve as working expenses to cover the following:
  • Rent
  • Payroll
  • Utilities
  • Cost of PPE and related expenses for employees
  • Ensuring sanitary physical spaces
  • Implementing online customer engagement and transactions
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