As a member of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, you have exclusive access to the 2022 Legislative Report which includes a detailed overview of the bills relevant to the business community that passed or failed this legislative session and the Chamber’s position on each.
Our Non-profit Mastermind group was joined by the wonderful Amaate Neil, a Public Speaking Consultant and Rockville Toastmasters Club Member. He led some valuable exercises that are sure to help us become better communicators and presenters to our nonprofit audiences!
Please see the full video below if you weren’t able to attend the live event.
Application scheduled to open 7/7/2022 at 12:00 PM EST
Project Restore will provide $25 million to fill vacant retail and commercial buildings and support business investment, job creation, and economic growth in Maryland’s communities. Businesses opening or expanding into vacant retail and commercial properties may be eligible for Project Restore grants from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Project Restore grants can help new and growing businesses with rent payments and operating costs in their first year.
Project Restore provides two grant opportunities for businesses, including nonprofits, that are expanding, moving to or opening in a property that was previously vacant for at least six months:
Property Assistance Grant: Provides up to $30,000 for one year to support costs associated with rent, mortgage payment or property improvements as applicable.
Business Operations Grant: For businesses that generate sales and use tax, provides up to $250,000 per calendar year to support capital (property improvements, equipment etc.) and operating (staff salaries, marketing, inventory etc.) costs associated with business operations in the vacant property.
Please visit https://dhcd.maryland.gov/projectrestore for more details and how to apply.
Did you know that Montgomery County has several media outlets? Ever wonder who they are? Well, some of them are your fellow members of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce. We will have panelists from a variety of outlets describe who their audiences are and what content they need. They will also tell us how best to work with them to showcase your business.
Facilitator: Beth Perell
Nannette Onley Hobson, CEO of MCM
Cheryl Heimlich, Store Reporter (online)
Eric Peguero, Podcast Producer, ENS Media
Montgomery County now represented for first time in Maryland VLT Program; MCEDC given an initial allocation of $1.5 million in state funding
Rockville, Md. — The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) was named today as the ninth and newest fund manager in the Maryland Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Program, also known as the Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Program. There are currently eight VLT fund managers around Maryland that receive state funds to provide loans for small, minority and women-owned companies.