Chamber Update | July 11, 2022

July 11, 2022


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Between Two Chambers hosted by Andrew Griffin

In this podcast, we’ll have conversations with legislators and government pros on both sides of the aisle to discuss real solutions in the spirit of compromise. Maryland businesses, workers and families are facing some big issues, and we want to address them. Because the only way to get things done in Annapolis is to be, Between Two Chambers.

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FEATURED WEBINAR

The Forces Shaping the Future of Work – And How Employers Are Responding 

 

In the wake of COVID-19, the Great Resignation, social justice issues, and rising inflation, workplaces are having to fundamentally shift how they operate — from greater flexibility and financial wellness to health equity and social connectedness. In this free webinar for our members, we’ll explore how employers are responding to these changes and how you can adopt a greater holistic definition of wellness to meet employee needs.

On July 20th at 11 a.m., experts from Advisory Board will discuss the trends and data behind the current state of our workforce, and how companies can adapt to attract and retain talent while ultimately improving business performance.

Even if you cannot attend, register and receive a recording of the webinar emailed to you post-event.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Founded in 1907, UPS employs 534,000 people globally and delivers over 25 million packages every day. They believe everyone has the power to make an impact and that by serving others, you serve the collective good, moving everyone forward.

A member of the Maryland Chamber since 1990, UPS sits on our board of directors and legislative committee, and are committed to strengthening Maryland to make it the best place to live, work and own a business.

“UPS is proud to be an active member of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce,” said President, US Government Affairs at UPS Michael Kiely. “The team provides tremendous value by leading the business community’s advocacy efforts to promote governmental policies that are good for businesses of all sizes and for their employees. Maryland needs a strong voice for business and we get that with the Chamber of Commerce.”


 

New Grant Aims to Enhance Safety at Rail Crossings

Maryland has 9 railroads moving 84 million tons across the state annually. These railroads are crucial to the economy that relies on goods movement. Safety around these economic arteries is also crucial.

Enter the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)’s newest funding opportunity, a grant for grade crossing projects to improve the safety and mobility of people and goods. The Grade Crossing Elimination Program was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) last year, and $600 million will be available for FY22.

The program, which over the course of five years will provide $5.5 billion for crossing projects, is intended for state and local applicants including local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, public port authorities, political subdivisions of a state, or federally recognized Indian Tribes.

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EXCLUSIVE EVENT

Congressional Roundup
September 14, 2022
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Washington DC

Space is limited – secure your spot today!

Seize the opportunity to meet with policymakers and top business leaders on Capitol Hill! Attendees will receive a front-row seat at a program tailored specifically to their primary business priorities.

This event offers business leaders the opportunity to deliver their federal policy priorities and concerns directly to lawmakers.

Now through 8/1, use the code EB22 at checkout for Early Bird pricing.

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NEWS & RESOURCES

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce 2022 Legislative Report is here! Download it now for a detailed overview of the bills relevant to the business community that passed or failed this legislative session and the Chamber’s analysis of and position on each.

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MEET THE CHAMBER

Whitney Harmel
Executive Vice President
Executive Director, Maryland Chamber Foundation

Whitney joined the Maryland Chamber team in December 2017, and leads all membership and development efforts, as well as heads the foundation arm of the Chamber. She grew up in Maryland, and loves to travel and hike. Connect with Whitney on LinkedIn, where she shares her professional wisdom and experiences regularly.


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

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