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Small Biz Bulletin for November: Small Business Events & Resources

Message from Special Secretary Rhee Appreciative Audiences Prevail “Pivot” is the trendy word being used to identify how entrepreneurs are adapting to the business environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in March, I did not think I would adapt to a world ruled by social distancing, but I was wrong. I have settled into the new

Consumer Alert: Utility Shut-Off Notices

Utility Shut-Off Notices Begin Again: What To Do if You Receive One As of October 1, 2020, utility companies in Maryland may once again started sending utility shut-off notices to consumers. However, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has prohibited residential utility shut-offs, including gas, water, and electric services, from occurring until at least November

NIH to Assess and Expand COVID-19 Testing for Under-served Communities

The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $234 million to improve COVID-19 testing for under-served and vulnerable populations. A part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative, the RADx Under-served Populations (RADx-UP) program will support 32 institutions across the United States and will focus on populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic. These groups

Virtual Community Development Week: Sept. 30th – Oct. 8th

Join us for Community Development Week 2020! ALL VIRTUAL EVENTS – NO TRAVEL NEEDED September 30: Disaster on Main Street: Two floods & COVID Let’s take a walk down Ellicott City Main Street in Howard County. The old mill town was ravaged by deadly catastrophic flooding in 2016 and 2018. And now in 2020, their recovery has

Community Development Network: COVID-19 Updates

Mapping Neighborhoods where Low-income Renters Face Greatest Risk of Eviction A new tool developed by a team of Urban Institute researchers can help you prioritize the most vulnerable renters in the state as part of an equitable COVID-19 response. As the pandemic exacerbates the nation’s affordable housing and homelessness crises and widens racial disparities in

Updates from the Maryland Department of Commerce…

3 Tips for Networking Remotely as Business Development Moves Online – By Jim Ries, Offit Kurman. Networking online is new for many of us and it takes time to get it right. We are all learning to use new technology and proper etiquette while video chatting.  If you like the article attend Jim’s webinar Tuesday to learn