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Guest Blog: Teacher Externship 2020 Summary

Blog post by Christine Ross Christine Ross, the president and CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, has 22 years of leadership experience in the business community. She is a visionary coalition builder guiding the Maryland Chamber’s efforts to improve competitiveness, attract and retain talent, grow jobs, engage the community, and provide legislative advocacy.  …

Guest blog: the Maryland Department of Commerce works closely with small businesses

Blog post by Kelly M. Schulz Kelly M. Schulz brings a wealth of knowledge to the Maryland Department of Commerce from her years of experience working in the government, in the private sector and as a small business owner. She had previously served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation…

Guest Blog: Maryland’s economic outlook

Blog post by Daraius Irani, Ph.D. Daraius Irani, Ph.D. serves as vice president of strategic partnerships and applied research at Towson University. In this role, he fosters the development of partnerships between business, government and education that contribute to the economic vitality of the greater Baltimore region. For over 20 years, Irani has served in…

Guest Blog: Bobby Burkhart, 2021 Teacher Extern

Delivering power and career opportunities in Western Maryland Maryland Chamber Foundation Teacher Externs Steven Hensley and Bobby Burkhart (r.) take a break from learning about how Potomac Edison line crews use bucket trucks and other company vehicles to perform their jobs safely. Photo courtesy of Potomac Edison. Guest blog by Bobby…

Guest Blog: Jeffrey Mueller, Teacher Externship Participant 2020

Blog post by Whitney Harmel Whitney Harmel is the Vice President of Membership and Development at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. She has over a decade and a half of sales, leadership, and relationship-building experience and proudly serves on the board of two non-profit organizations in Maryland. JEFFREY MUELLER: Participant in the Maryland Chamber Foundation Externship Program  Baltimore…

Guest Blog: Shiron Lindsay, Teacher Externship Participant 2020

Blog post by Whitney Harmel Whitney Harmel is the Vice President of Membership and Development at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. She has over a decade and a half of sales, leadership, and relationship-building experience and proudly serves on the board of two non-profit organizations in Maryland. SHIRON LINDSAY: Participant in the Maryland Chamber Foundation Externship Program  Baltimore…

Guest blog: Kibwe Shelton, Teacher Externship Participant 2020

Blog post by Whitney Harmel Whitney Harmel is the Vice President of Membership and Development at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. She has over a decade and a half of sales, leadership, and relationship-building experience and proudly serves on the board of two non-profit organizations in Maryland. KIBWE SHELTON: Participant in the Maryland Chamber Foundation Extern Program  Last…

Guest blog: Carolyn Lane, Teacher Externship Participant 2020

Blog post by Whitney Harmel Whitney Harmel is the Vice President of Membership and Development at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. She has over a decade and a half of sales, leadership, and relationship-building experience and proudly serves on the board of two non-profit organizations in Maryland. CAROLYN LANE: Participant in the Maryland Chamber Foundation Externship Program   Carolyn…

Guest blog: Advice for reopening business from Tim’s Automotive and Towing

Blog post by Pat McElroy Pat McElroy is the President of Tim’s Automotive and Towing. Prior to working at Tim’s, McElroy was the VP of human resources and organizational development at a property management company. McElroy has a master’s degree in Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University. Transitioning back to normal operations after a global…

Guest blog: Best practices for stage one of reopening Maryland

Blog post by Kelly M. Schulz Kelly M. Schulz brings a wealth of knowledge to the Maryland Department of Commerce from her years of experience working in the government, in the private sector and as a small business owner. She had previously served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation…