The Chamber Updates

Important Updates about the Payroll Protection Program Funding

Jessica Normington, Business Development Representative with Baltimore County, sent us this email and we want to share this with you.

“On Monday (TODAY), SBA Lenders will begin taking applications again for the second round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.  Funding will be very limited so now is the time for businesses to start getting their applications ready for submission first thing on Monday morning.

The first round of funding was exhausted within less than two weeks and this second round is expected to go even faster since there are already businesses with applications in the queue.

Please visit this link,
 the online PPP FAQ guide
to be prepared for this round of funding.

Our President, Emily Winters, has been going LIVE on our Facebook Page each Friday at 10am to give chamber news and updates as well as highlight some of our members who are doing “good” in the community during this health crisis.

If you have company news on how you are helping your employees or community, please send to Emily at

COVID-19 testing Comes to Owings Mills

Beginning Monday, April 27th, the Baltimore County Department of Health will operate a walk-in clinic at the Liberty Family Resource Center on Mondays, and in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, the County will operate a testing site at the Owings Mills Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program on Wednesdays and Fridays.

You MUST have an appointment as well as a referral from your doctor to be tested.

Important Updates

Unemployment’s New Website Has Launched

Self-Employed, 1099 Contractors and “Gig” Workers Can Now Apply 

The Maryland Department of Labor has launched a new unemployment insurance application called the Beacon One-Stop. This new application will allow all Marylanders to file all types of claims entirely online! This includes those who are eligible for regular benefits, CARES Act benefits, and individuals who were previously required to file by phone.

To learn how services have been improved and expanded, visit the BEACON One-Stop Overview page (Link Below): 

From Baltimore County

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

An Update From Baltimore County’s Heath Officer, Dr. Gregory Branch,
Thanks goes to Councilman Julian Jones for sharing this with us.


Please keep supporting our Member restaurants during this health crisis. Every purchase makes such a difference to their employees.

Member Events & News



Financial Answers During Troubling Times

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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!

Virtual Networking Meeting
May 6th
Your Computer or Phone

Join the Northwest Chamber members and guests during our bi-weekly
virtual networking events!
In order the keep the meeting manageable, there is a limit on registrations.

Therefore, to save your spot, you MUST register on our website to receive your meeting link.

Virtual Networking Meeting
May 20th
Your Computer or Phone

Join the Northwest Chamber members and guests during our bi-weekly
virtual networking events!
In order the keep the meeting manageable, there is a limit on registrations.

Therefore, to save your spot, you MUST register on our website to receive your meeting link.


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 and News

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

Our member, The Community Crisis Center, served 220 households with emergency food & hygiene items this past Saturday at their location 725 Main Street, Reisterstown.. We are proud to have them as part of our community.
If you would like to donate towards their efforts, The Walmart Registry for Good is providing them with some much needed items.

You can order from home using our registry link below and safely ship direct to them! 

Visit Their Registry Link HERE

Legislative Update

New Maryland Voting Information

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: