Initiatives of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce
In response to the growing public health concern over the COVID-19 virus, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce has compiled resources to help keep our members and the Maryland business community informed.
COVID-19 Impact Survey
In the effort to gauge how our members and other members of the business community have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, the Maryland Chamber has developed a COVID-19 Impact Survey.
The Maryland Chamber staff will use this survey data to support our ReNEW Maryland initiatives, which are intended to help put businesses and employees back to work. Please take a moment to complete the survey:
Please be sure to share this survey with your membership and other business partners. Having a robust number of responses will aid in advancing the Chamber’s advocacy efforts at the federal level and help us better prepare for the 2021 state legislative session.
On May 5, 2020, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christine Ross announced the launch of the “ReNEW Maryland” initiative, a collection of policy proposals that will assist Maryland in overcoming the economic impact of COVID-19 and rebuilding its economy. ReNEW Maryland is the product of input provided by members of the Chamber’s COVID-19 Working Group and other stakeholders from across the state.
Safe Workplace: Best Practices and Baselines for Reopening Maryland
On April 28, 2020, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce unveiled “Safe Workplace: Best Practices and Baselines for Reopening Maryland,” a set of guidelines for employers as they begin to think about reopening in a safe and responsible way in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Essential Employee Designation Letter
MDCC Advocacy Communications on Behalf of our Membership
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce has drafted and sent multiple communications in support of our advocacy efforts for the benefit of our members and businesses in the state during this time of crisis. For copies of those letters to use as reference or samples in your own outreach see below:
Maryland Chamber Foundation: COVID-19 Webinar Series
The Maryland Chamber Foundation remains dedicated to supporting our state’s business community—and maintaining continuity of operations—as we grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. We are actively participating and partnering with experts to provide our members and the business community with a weekly webinar series for in-depth and real time resources.
To access our past webinar recordings please see below:
Resources include: Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, information for businesses from the Maryland Interagency, Maryland Business Relief Wizard, resources from the Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Unites, resources from the Maryland Small Business Resource Center (SBDC), state legislative resources, resources for rural businesses, and more.
Resources include: resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), updates on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from the U.S. Department of Treasury, resources from NFIB, resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Resource Toolkit, federal legislative resources, resources for rural businesses, and more.
Resources include: Resources from Maryland Chamber of Commerce Members such as BGE, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Johns Hopkins, The Maryland Bankers Association, and Shawe Rosenthal; resources from the World Health Organization; the McKinsey and Company Talent Exchange; resources from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM); and more.
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