Chamber Update | January 20, 2022

January 20, 2021


FEATURED BLOGS

Maryland’s dreadful tax system needs reform

While taxation is inevitable, how Maryland lawmakers have chosen to levy taxes has had a direct, negative impact on our business climate. This session, legislators have the opportunity to speed up the pace of our recovery by addressing the long-standing issue that is our burdensome state tax system.

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Increasing child care availability key to economic success 

In an article featured in The Daily Record, our President & CEO Mary Kane discusses the direct link between Maryland’s child care industry and the strength of our economy, and what it means for the 2022 legislative session. .

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2022 Legislative Priorities

We have created a guide with our top 2022 Legislative Priorities and Anticipated Critical Issues, outlining what our focus will be for the upcoming legislative session that will ensure an even stronger future for Maryland.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

WesBanco

Over the past decade, WesBanco has built a national reputation as a safe, sound and profitable bank holding company that always strives to do better by its customers. They now operate over 200 branches in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Maryland and Indiana. As a member of the Maryland Chamber, WesBanco works hard to advocate for local businesses to make Maryland a stronger and more competitive state.

“As a community bank, WesBanco, and our predecessor Old Line Bank, have partnered for many years with the Maryland Chamber of Commerce in a shared mission of supporting local business,” said Mark Semanie, mid-Atlantic market president, director of treasury management and Maryland Chamber board member. “The Chamber is the premier advocate for Maryland business and WesBanco serves as a critical partner for businesses in our broad Maryland footprint. We value the partnership and plan to continue it for years to come.”


EXCLUSIVE EVENTS

STATE of the STATE

Presented by Bank of America as a returning virtual event, Governor Larry Hogan will deliver a keynote address followed by a panel discussion addressing the state of Maryland’s economy & recovery. Join us on Thursday, February 24 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Please visit our event page on a regular basis as we confirm our speaker lineup.

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Save the Date 

Inspire MD
May 12, 2022
5 – 9 p.m.
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Our annual business awards return in-person in a more casual, experiential format with lots of networking
Chamber Cup
October 3, 2022
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cattail Creek Country Club
The event you wait all year fore provides miles of picturesque scenery, course challenges and lots of good times to be had with friends and colleagues.

NEWS & RESOURCES

NO COST COVID TESTS

Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID tests. The tests are completely free and will be mailed to you. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

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MARYLAND STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX EXTENSION

This week, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced all Maryland individual income tax filers have 3 extra months to file state returns and submit final payments owed on their 2021 taxes without penalty or interest. There is no need to request an extension to July 15, 2022. All resident and non-resident filers will automatically be granted the three-month filing and payment extension.


MEET THE CHAMBER

Myriam Fuentes, Marketing Campaign & Data Manager

Myriam recently celebrated her 1 year anniversary with the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. She joined our team to help execute effective marketing strategies, assist with campaign development and analyze data to meet stipulated goals. She is inspired by being able to capture untapped opportunities and cultivate strategic partnerships that make our Maryland business community stronger and healthier.

 


Questions? Contact us at mdchamber@mdchamber.org or (410) 269-0642.

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