Earlier this morning,Governor Hogan announced that he is ordering ALL Marylanders to stay at home, effective 8 pm this evening.

No Maryland resident should leave their home except for an urgent reason—to obtain food, medicine or medical attention, or to travel to an essential job.

Essential businesses are still allowed to remain open. Any person who willfully defies this order will be charged with a misdemeanor

“This is a deadly public health crisis,” Hogan said. “We are no longer asking or suggesting that Marylanders stay home — we are directing them to do so.”

The Chamber Updates

A Special Message From Emily Winters

Northwest Chamber of Commerce

I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during these unimaginable times. I am working through our directory to check in with all of you on a one-on-one basis and hope to talk to you soon.
If your business remains open and categorized as essential, I encourage you to share any messages, specials you’re running or ways we can promote ongoing sales to everyone who is stuck at home.
If your business was unable to remain open during the lock-down, how can we spread the word to join in and support you?
Our biggest goal right now is to assist our members however we can, so please stay in touch with us.
I wish you all the best through the coming weeks and look forward to seeing you once all this has passed.

Emily M. Winters
Northwest Chamber of Commerce

How You Can Help Our Members Affected By Closures

As a rule, when we schedule our networking events, we try to patronage our restaurant and retail members as much as we can. Unfortunately, these members will now have a dramatic change to their daily revenues. This includes their staff as well.

Even though we can not meet together this month at their establishments, we ask that you still support them by ordering delivery or takeout meals as well as donate items and shop at Ruth’s Closet, where we were scheduled for an event.

Go through our directory and find a member for a service that you need or for lunch or dinner options. Buy a gift card at a member location so you can enjoy time there when the crisis is over. 

We wish you all good health and we want to know how
we can help you or your business during this trying time.
Reach out to us to let us know! 


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.

Glyndon Grill is offering daily lunch and dinner specials including take-out wine and cocktails. They are also offering an extra $20 gift certificate when you buy a $100 worth of certificates.Open 12-7pm

Eggspectation Owings Mills is open for Carry-out and delivery through Door Dash

KDW Catering is open and serving their customers. Now more than ever is the perfect time to add convenience, quality and peace of mind to your life around the preparation of meals for you and your loved ones.

The Residence Inn- Owings Mills is open and serving their guests! They have intensified their disinfecting procedures for the health and wellness of their staff and customers.

Reter’s Crab House & Grill if offering carry-out lunch specials, crabs, shrimp and more!  Call ahead to check on availability.
New Hours: Mon- CLOSED, Tues,Wed- 4pm-8pm, Sun 12-7pm

Piedras Calientes Bistro on Main Street is open for delivery or carry-out! They are closed today but will be open on Tues the 31st.

The Hilton Garden Inn- Owings Mills is open!  Discounted rates are available

Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners is open and offering a discount on area rug cleaning in April. In addition, if your business needs help with deliveries, they can help! Their hours are 8am-2pm. FREE pickup and delivery service as always as well as curbside drop-off.


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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
Boom Barista & CO.
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!


Student Food Distribution Updates

BCPS meal distribution extended through Friday, April 24; two more meal distribution sites added starting Thursday, March 26
New sites bring total to 50 locations

TOWSON, MD. – In alignment with the state-mandated extended closure of school buildings, Baltimore County Public Schools will distribute free meals to students through Friday, April 24.

Beginning Thursday, Mar. 26, BCPS students may pick up breakfast, lunch, and dinner (three meals in one bag) at 50 locations, including two new sites: Church Lane Elementary School and General John Stricker Middle School. Please continue to check the BCPS Coronavirus Updates webpage for the latest list.
Students must be present to receive meals in the parking lots of the locations identified below on weekdays through Friday, Apr. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BCPS Locations

  • Arbutus Elementary School
  • Baltimore Highlands Elementary School
  • Battle Grove Elementary School
  • Berkshire Elementary School
  • Carney Elementary School
  • Carriage Hill Apartments
  • Chadwick Elementary School
  • Chesapeake High School
  • Church Lane Elementary School (as of Thursday, Mar. 26)
  • Cove Village Apartments, Essex, in front of rental office
  • Deep Creek Middle School
  • Deer Park Middle School
  • Dulaney High School
  • Dundalk Elementary School
  • Dundalk High School
  • Elmwood Elementary School
  • Featherbed Elementary School
  • General John Stricker Middle School (as of Thursday, Mar. 26)
  • Glyndon Elementary School
  • Halstead Academy
  • Hawthorne Elementary School
  • Johnnycake Elementary School
  • Kings Point Shopping Center in front of Kiddie Koach
  • Lansdowne High School
  • Logan Elementary School
  • Middle River Middle School
  • Milbrook Elementary School
  • New Town High School
  • Oakleigh Elementary School
  • Owings Mills Elementary School
  • Padonia Elementary School
  • Parkville High School
  • Pleasant Plains Elementary School
  • Riverview Elementary School
  • Rosedale Library
  • Saddle Brooke Apartments
  • Sandy Plains Elementary School
  • Scotts Branch Elementary School
  • Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center
  • Sparrows Point High School
  • Stemmers Run Middle School
  • St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Eastern Ave.
  • Sussex Elementary School
  • Westchester Elementary School
  • Westland Gardens Apartments
  • Whispering Woods Complex
  • Winfield Elementary School
  • Woodlawn Middle School
  • Woodmoor Elementary School
  • Woodmoor Shopping Center

BCPS sites have also been added to the map feature at, which includes all state summer meal sites.

Legislative Update

COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit

Important Links

Baltimore County Government Operations

Baltimore County government is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Our team is maintaining a webpage with the latest updates and status information for county operations and services at

Baltimore County Resource Guide

ounty Executive Olszewski and Baltimore County government are working to protect the health, safety, and well-being of residents. On our resource guide, we will continue to provide the latest information available from our local government, Baltimore County Public Schools, utility companies, and nonprofits throughout this quickly-evolving public health event.

Food Resources

Our team is working around the clock to identify additional resources to provide food security for Baltimore County families during this challenging time. Check out our food resources guide

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