The Chamber Updates

Updates on The Northwest Chamber’s Virtual Events and Programs

We had our first Virtual Networking Meeting thanks to our Young-at-Heart Committee last Wednesday. It went great and we have decided to offer these virtual networking meetings bi-weekly for members as well as guests.

In addition, we are expanding our educational webinar series to include an extra webinar each month. These webinars will be from 12pm-12:30pm with a focus on educating attendees about business-related issues.

Our next webinar ” Financial Answers During Troubling Times”

In addition, our President, Emily Winters, is hosting a Facebook-Live event each Friday at 10am. During this Live-Stream, you can ask questions about the Northwest Chamber, hear about our upcoming events as well as member updates. Our first one was this past Friday, and Emily did great!

Please follow our Facebook Page HERE and tune in on Friday’s at 10am! 

We are excited to be able to continue giving our members a way to leverage technology through these virtual events. Watch our Facebook Page for more upcoming events.

Important Updates

CARES Act Updates and More COVID-19 Information

1 UNEMPLOYMENT: Eligible Marylanders will begin seeing their additional $600 per week payment. This payment is on top of current regular benefits and will be received on the day of your next regularly scheduled payment.

2. UNEMPLOYMENT FOR 1099 CONTRACTORS AND SELF-EMPLOYED: On April 24, Labor is launching a new one-stop unemployment insurance application to allow ALL newly eligible Marylanders to file ALL types of claims entirely online. Those who are eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, including those who are self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and have insufficient work history, will be able to file online using the new application.

Baltimore County to Host Expert Panels for COVID-19 Business Relief

Free Webinars to Feature Q&A With Finance and Legal Professionals

County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced that the County’s economic and workforce development professionals will host a series of free webinars to help small businesses and affected workers navigate available assistance resources and plan for eventual economic recovery.

Series Kicks Off Tuesday, April 21

With a Session on Small Business Relief Resources

The first “Baltimore County Business Forum—COVID and Beyond,” will be presented live via Cisco WebEx on Tuesday, April 21 at 1 p.m., and webinar access information will be posted on the County website at . Recorded video of the completed webinars will be posted on the webpage.


Ruppersberger Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Inject $900 Billion into
Paycheck Protection Program

Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger signed onto bipartisan legislation to inject $900 billion into the Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The standalone legislation will replenish the popular loan program after its initial $350 billion allocation ran out of money earlier this week and as millions more Americans file for unemployment benefits.

Save Small Business Fund, Short-Term Relief for Small Businesses Grant

Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation can. The foundation hopes these supplemental funds will help you get through the next days and weeks. A short application will go live on this page on April 20, 2020, at noon PT.

For more information,
please click here.

For Your Business

Maryland Business Relief Wizard

Small business owners impacted by COVID-19 are trying to determine their eligibility for the numerous state, local, and federal assistance programs being offered. That task has been made easier thanks to a new website: The Maryland Business Relief Wizard. This free online tool has been designed to streamline the evaluation process and connect businesses with the resources and programming for which they are eligible. To participate, simply visit the website, accept the Terms & Conditions, then complete the brief business questionnaire. You’ll receive a curated list of programs and resources that are relevant to your organization. Partners and contributors to the Business Relief Wizard include Howard County Economic Development Authority, Mindgrub, BTS Software Solutions, Maryland Department of Commerce, Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Tech Council, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, IBM, and various industry subject matter experts including KatzAbosch, Capital Services, and Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law. It will be updated regularly as new programs become available or existing programs change in availability.

Maryland Business Relief Wizard


These members have reached out to us to let us know how we can help them during this crisis, and how they can also help our community. Please support our member restaurants and other essential businesses.

Reter’s Crab House & Grill

This week we will continue to feature our daily specials for carry-out. Tuesday offering: two pounds of large steamed shrimp for $25. Wednesday our prime rib special will be available from 4-8pm and we’re grilling up some delicious $6 burgers from noon to 8pm on Thursday. Give us a call at 410-526-3300.

Seasons Pizza- Owings Mills

5% every Monday! Use code: CYBER15




Financial Answers During Troubling Times

*You must register to receive the event ZOOM link **
April 29th
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Facebook-Live Friday
10:00 am-10:15am

Chamber/Member Updates & Q&A

Each Friday, our President, Emily Winters, will go LIVE on Facebook via our Facebook Page. She will update you on all-things-Northwest Chamber, member news as relevant and answer your questions about our chamber.

Follow our page HERE to be reminded and tune in!


The 2nd Annual Craft Beer & Wine Festival has been rescheduled for October 3rd, 2020.
We will all be ready for a day of sun (hopefully) and fun then!

For more information, CLICK HERE
To Sponsor this event for as little as $250, email Kathleen Dorsey HERE. 

Welcome Our New Members!

Ionic Lodge Charitable Foundation, Inc.
J&L Vintage Decor
Mortgage Affiliates Inc.
KDW Catering
Travel Designs LLC
The Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of MD
About The Fit
Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union
Brick Bodies- Reisterstown
Tier One Technology Partners

Member Events & News

REMINDER: Members, send us your news, promotions and job listings. We are happy to spread the word for you!

Our member, Lynn Eglseder RRT, Red Cross & AHA CPR Instructor of CPR With Confidence, LLC has been busy encouraging our local healthcare workers by creating and sending them these beautiful cards. Lynn also has received the Safe Sitter Award as well. Congratulations Lynn and thank you for supporting the heroes on the front-line of this health crisis.

Legislative Update

New Maryland Voting Information

7th Congressional District : Special Election

By emergency proclamation of the Governor, the 2020 Presidential Primary Election has been postponed to June 2, 2020. The State Board of Elections submitted a comprehensive plan to the Governor on April 3, 2020, for the administration of this election. On April 10, 2020, the Governor issued a proclamation ratifying the plan adopted by the State Board of Elections.

Community Events

Members Hiring

Advertising and Marketing Opportunities with the Northwest Chamber of Commerce: