We are monitoring the news and information being shared from our county, state and federal government regarding COVID-19 and have created this page to keep you informed about resources available in your place of business and your employment status. We cannot emphasize enough to prepare, not panic and use the information below to help guide you throughout this time.

We encourage you to check this page for updates. We will be providing additional resources to help you make connections and continue business through this challenging time.

Here is a list of Chamber member restaurants offering carry-out, delivery and curbside pickup services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 4th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
08/04/2020 10:11 AM
Join Us With “Masks On Maryland”:
Governor Issues Emergency Order to Prohibit Blanket School Closures:
Innovation Uncovered: Nominate a Maryland Startup:
Maryland Department of Labor Announces 13 Weeks of Extended Unemployment Benefits Available for Eligible Claimants:
Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative DEADLINE EXTENDED:
Additional COVID-19 funding available for 501(c)(6) organizations:
The Carroll County Health Department... Read more

August 3rd MD Dept. of Commerce Update

Westminster, MD
08/03/2020 10:07 AM
Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative DEADLINE EXTENDED

Additional COVID-19 funding available for 501(c)(6) organizations:... Read more

July 30th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/30/2020 09:43 AM
Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Statewide Mask Order, Out-of-State Travel Advisory


Contract Tracing Data... Read more

July 22 MD DEpt. of Commerce Update

Westmnster, MD
07/29/2020 10:18 AM
MD Non-Profit Recovery Initiative Applications Open Today:

Modifications to Federal Reserve Board's Main Street Lending Program:

F³ Tech Accelerator Program

New State Workplace Laws Will Take Effect October 1, 2020:... Read more

July 17th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/17/2020 10:28 AM
MD State Arts Council Emergency Grant Program:

MSBDFA COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund... Read more

Hogan's Letter to County Leaders

Westminster, MD
07/16/2020 03:09 PM
Hogan's Letter to County Leaders... Read more

MD Department of Labor Uncovers UI Fraud Scheme:

Westminster, MD
07/16/2020 02:02 PM
Governor Larry Hogan yesterday announced that the State of Maryland has uncovered a massive and sophisticated criminal enterprise involving more than 47,500 fraudulent unemployment insurance claims in Maryland and totaling over $501 million.... Read more

July 15th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/15/2020 11:54 AM
Governor Hogan will hold a press conference at 4:00 pm today and make a major announcement about unemployment insurance.
Employer guidance on reporting qualified sick and family leave wages:

CDC Guidance General Business FAQs - Updated July 11, 2020:

MD Office of Tourism Development (OTD) Resources:

State Apprenticeship Expansion Reimbursement Grant:... Read more

July 14th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/14/2020 10:30 AM
$50 million in State Funding Available through Governor's Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI)

SBA Announces Conclusion of Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance Program

SCORE surveyed pre-startups and startups... Read more

July 13th MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/13/2020 10:54 AM
NFIB Webinar: EIDL and PPP Loan Questions Answered.
NFIB Side-by-Side Comparison of EIDL and PPP Loans  Revised on July 7th. Updated version here... Read more

Carroll Rebound Grant Changes

Westminster, MD
07/10/2020 12:17 PM
Carroll Rebound Grant Changes Definition of Sole Proprietor Application Deadline Extended to July 31st... Read more

July 9 MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/09/2020 12:48 PM
TODAY: MD SBDC Webinar: Fast Track Cash Strategies for Small Businesses Reopening:
Maryland SBDC Post-COVID-19 Business Survival Guide:
Maryland Department of Health Guidance: Food Safety updated FAQs here.
American Industrial Hygiene Association: AIHA’s Back to Work Safely website
Red Backpack Fund Grants:
Buy Maryland Directory:... Read more

July 1st MD Dept. of Commerce Updates

Westminster, MD
07/01/2020 11:08 AM
$190 million in COVID State Funding Relief:
State Laws That Will Go Into Effect Today:
Maryland Unites: Businesses and Organizations:
Proposed State Budget Cuts:
Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA):
SCORE Webinar: How to Protect & Grow the Value of Your Business During a Pandemic:... Read more

Governor Hogan Announces $190 Million in COVID-19 Relief

Westminster, MD
07/01/2020 08:15 AM
Governor Hogan Announces $190 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses, Higher Education, and Nonprofit Organizations:

$50 Million in Additional Assistance for Small Businesses

$50 Million for the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative

$90 Million for Higher Education... Read more

June 30th MD Dept. of Commerce updates -

Westminster, MD
06/30/2020 10:38 AM
Today is the LAST DAY to apply for the Payroll Protection Program loan

Small Business and PPP Forgiveness -- Your Questions Answered Live!

U.S. Chamber CO Blueprint Webinar Series... Read more

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