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January 14, 2010

Chamber to Host Small Business Lending on Feb. 18

The Maryland Chamber will host a program to connect small businesses with representatives from several community and national banks on February 18, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the... More»

January 4, 2010

LoveLocal Maryland: Connecting Businesses & Consumers

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is proud to support LoveLocal Maryland, a new statewide program to promote doing business locally. The program was created by WBAL-TV and is designed... More»

December 4, 2009

Dec. 9: Small Business Online Town Hall

Our friends at Blue Sky Factory will host Governor Martin O’Malley’s Small Business Online Town Hall on Wednesday, December 9 at 3 p.m. Last month, we blogged about the Governor’s... More»

November 13, 2009

Governor Outlines Plan to Strengthen Small Business

Governor Martin O’Malley outlined his plan to strengthen Maryland’s small business community during the Maryland Chamber’s Business Policy Conference last week at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge.... More»

October 16, 2009

SBA Seeking Small Business Week Awards Nominations

The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominees for the 2010 Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program. Nominations are due by Friday, November 20, and it is expected that the... More»

October 12, 2009

Nov. 10: Employer Branding and Social Media Seminar

Join HR Anew for its next breakfast seminar on November 10, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the firm’s office in Columbia. The seminar will cover how your... More»

September 17, 2009

Oct. 20: Learn to Assess and Minimize Business Risk

Don’t roll the dice and put your company at risk. Attend the Business Development Council’s next educational and networking event on October 20 to learn strategies for assessing and... More»

September 16, 2009

Tips for More Successful Networking

Building relationships can be the key to boosting your company’s success to a new level. A strong networking strategy can maximize the value of your relationships and lead to... More»

June 5, 2009

Small Business of the Year Award Winners Announced

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce today honored three outstanding small businesses and one non-profit organization during its annual Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon at the BWI Airport Marriott... More»

May 18, 2009

Digital Marketing Tips for Your Business

As your organization works to incorporate more online tools and tactics into your marketing strategy, don’t get too caught up in the buzz surrounding the latest and greatest online... More»

May 15, 2009

3 Digital Marketing Activities Your Business Should Be Doing Now

Here is a short video from yesterday’s Digital Marketing event. We’ll post a complete wrap up from the event Monday — we’re still sorting through all the great information from... More»

March 26, 2009

May 14: Digital Marketing - Meaningful, Measurable, Social

The Maryland Chamber’s Business Development Council has assembled a group of the region’s top digital marketing experts to discuss online marketing strategies during an interactive panel discussion on Thursday, May... More»

October 31, 2008

Who's Taking Care of Your Customers?

Customer loyalty can be a powerful competitive advantage. Loyal customers are repeat buyers. They help spread the word about your business. They are willing to pay more for your product... More»

June 9, 2008

2008 Small Business Award Winners

The Maryland Chamber announced its Small Business of the Year Award Winners Friday, during an awards luncheon at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel. This year’s winners are: Small Business... More»

May 29, 2008

Small Employer Health Subsidy Detailed

The Maryland Health Care Commission met last Friday with representatives from business organizations to offer more details on the rollout this fall of the small employer health insurance subsidy. The... More»

Procurement Definitions Change for Small Businesses

Recent regulation and law changes will alter what is considered a “small business” for purposes of state procurements. The Department of General Services (DGS) published regulations for state agency procurements... More»

May 5, 2008

Small Business of the Year Finalists Announced

The Maryland Chamber is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2008 Small Business of the Year Awards. Winners will be announced during the Chamber’s Small Business of the Year... More»

April 21, 2008

June 6: Small Business of the Years Awards Luncheon

The Maryland Chamber will hold our Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon on June 6 at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel. Register today to help us celebrate the... More»

April 9, 2008

Seeking Nominations for the 2008 Top 100 MBE Awards

Nominate a deserving woman- or minority-owned business for the Top 100 MBE Awards program. Self nominations are encouraged. The nomination deadline is May 1. The Top 100 MBE awards... More»

March 19, 2008

Small Business of the Year Nominations Deadline is March 28

The deadline for submitting your Maryland Small Business of the Year Awards nomination is Friday, March 28. The awards program recognizes the dedication, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of Maryland’s small... More»

March 6, 2008

Talking Business With Steny Hoyer

The U.S. Chamber sat down with Maryland Congressman, and House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer to discuss the Democrats’ progress so far and the business agenda ahead. uschamber.com: How would you... More»

February 1, 2008

Are You Maryland's Small Business of the Year?

The search is on. We’re looking for Maryland’s top small businesses. The Maryland Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Awards program recognizes the dedication, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of Maryland’s... More»

January 24, 2008

February 13: How to Succeed After SBA 8(a)

The Maryland Chamber’s Business Development Council will host its first small business event of the year on Wednesday, February 13 at 8 a.m., at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel. Henry Gilford,... More»

December 6, 2007

2008 U.S. Chamber Small Business of the Year Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is looking for outstanding small businesses. Every year, the U.S. Chamber honors the accomplishments of the small business community with the Small Business of the... More»

July 10, 2007

Washington Post Launches a Small Business Blog

The Washington Post launched a small business blog earlier this week. According to the Post’s small business blogger, Sharon McLoone, the blog will “offer an inside look at small businesses... More»

NFIB: Small-Business Owners Worry about Economy

Small business owners are showing doubts about the prospects for economic growth, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. NFIB’s Small-Business Optimism Index lost 1.2 points in June, falling... More»

April 2, 2007

Growing Business, Celebrating Success

Today we updated the website with information about our June 1 Growing Business, Celebrating Success event. The event is a great opportunity for small business people to meet face-to-face with... More»

February 20, 2007

Is Your Company the Small Business of the Year?

We’re looking for a few outstanding small businesses. The Maryland Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Awards program recognizes the dedication, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of Maryland’s small business community.... More»

February 15, 2007

Ten Reasons To Love Maryland Small Business

Here are the top 10 reason to love Maryland Small Business, according to the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration: Small businesses make up 97.7 percent of... More»

October 3, 2006

SBA Re-launches Business.gov

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) this week re-launched www.business.gov, a one-stop website that contains federal compliance information on taxes, immigration, workplace safety, environmental requirements and hundreds of other regulations.... More»

September 28, 2006

SBA Releases New Small Business Profile

In Maryland, small businesses represent 97.7 percent of the state‚Äôs employer businesses, employing about 53.4 percent of the state’s non-farm private sector workforce, according to a report issued today by... More»