The Chamber Updates

Maryland is slowly opening again. Baltimore County is currently observing Phase 1, which includes outside seating at restaurants and retail stores being open to the public at 50% occupancy.

Many of our members have been patiently waiting for this stage, and look forward to more stages to come.

Please shop locally when you can. We don’t want anymore businesses needing to close in our area. They need your support.

Below is a list of our restaurant members who are currently offering outside seating for service. As more of our members offer outside service, we will update this on Facebook. Our other restaurant members are still offering carryout and delivery. 

We Want To Talk About Your Business!

Every Friday, we have 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

On May 27th, Robert Carter, Partner at Hertzbach & Co., gave an amazing webinar about how small businesses can be a target for embezzlement. He gave real-life examples. Every penny counts right now!

To listen to this presentation, click below. 

Our Board of Directors President, Dennis Klein, is broadcasting live each Friday on Facebook at 10am. Last week, he gave chamber and member news from our member J&L Vintage Decor’s location.  It was fun to see their beautiful
furniture and learn about their refinishing services.

Click the link below to watch this interview as well as hear what is new with our members and more.

Northwest Chamber Events


Facebook-Live Friday
10:00 am-10:15am

Chamber/Member Updates & Q&A

Join us this Friday on Facebook. Listen to Chamber and Member news
as well as ask questions directly to our leadership.

Follow our page HERE to be reminded and tune in!

Virtual Networking Meeting

June 3rd
Your Computer or Phone

Join the Northwest Chamber members and guests during this bi-weekly
virtual networking event!

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.

Looking forward to this networking time with our members!


Virtual Happy Hour
June 17th
Your Computer or Phone

Join the Northwest Chamber members and guests during this bi-weekly
virtual networking event!
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.
Looking forward to this networking time with our members!


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. 

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- Founder of CPR With Confidence, has been able to continue to train CPR techniques and safety to students using her driveway! Our members are resourceful for sure!
If your employees need CPR certifications, Lynn can help.

Our Member, Shore United Bank,
has been busy giving loans to community businesses! 

“As an approved Small Business Administration (SBA) lender, Shore United Bank immediately developed a process to make Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans available to small businesses in our communities. To-date we have approved more than 1,300 PPP loan applications and funded over $121 million dollars to provide support to our local businesses during these unprecedented times.”

Scott Beatty, President and CEO of Shore United Bank said, “Our outstanding team worked tirelessly to assist our small business customers who applied for PPP loans.   As a local community bank, we are committed to supporting our customers, families and communities.”

For more information about Shore United Bank, visit

Our non-profit member, Student Support Network, feeds hungry students and provides essentials for them and their families.  They could never be offering this help without donations. They would like to say “Thank You!” to all of those who have been able to donate to their cause.

They distribute food on Fridays to help students/families over the weekend at Owings Mills High School as well as other location in Baltimore County.

Click the button below to learn what is needed as well as  how you can help by donating.

You can donate monetarily HERE.
You can designate that your donation is to be used for Owings Mills. 

Other Events to Note

Virtual Roundtable via Zoom
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
10 a.m.

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Bridging the Gap Committee invites you to join a business roundtable to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and minority-owned businesses in the Greater Baltimore region. This discussion will focus on the unique challenges that women and minority-owned businesses experience in accessing emergency capital designed to address the business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through federal, state, and local funding programs.

Legislative Updates

Baltimore County To Offer Free Appointment-Free COVID-19 Testing

On Thursday, May 21, Baltimore County began to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Maryland State Fairgrounds testing site without requiring an appointment. This will be the first appointment-free testing offered by the County.
“Sufficient access to testing is a critical factor in being able to safely reopen our economy, but Maryland has lagged behind other states in testing. The availability of appointment-free testing is an important expansion of capacity, both here in Baltimore County and statewide,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said.
“Providing testing for persons who are both symptomatic and asymptomatic will help to better contain the spread of the virus,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Baltimore County Health Officer. “This is especially true since those that are positive for COVID-19 are at risk for transmitting the disease up to two days before they begin displaying symptoms.”

For more information, please click here


This year’s Maryland primary election is vote-by-mail with limited in-person options. Registered voters who have not already received a ballot should receive one in the mail by next week. Once you receive your ballot, it must be postmarked or dropped off by June 2. For questions about your ballot, please visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website or email

Voters who prefer to drop off their ballots can do so at designated ballot drop off locations (LINK) from – Thursday, May 21, 2020 through Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Vote in the June 2 Presidential Primary Election.

Community Events

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