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    Friday, July 03, 2020
    Employee Liability Waivers: What to Consider  Asking employees to sign a waiver before returning may seem like a simple ask, but you may be putting you and your business at deeper risk.  Many businesses are considering requiring employees to sign liability waivers as a condition of returning to work. These waivers ask employees to acknowledge and bear the potential health risks of contracting ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, July 02, 2020
    Now Seems Like a Bad Time for a Vacation. Here's Why You Need to Take One Anyway   This productivity expert argues it's even more important to take a vacation (or staycation) in crazy times.Right about now, cruises are terrifying, planes a minefield, and gatherings subject to strict restrictions. Many of us have seen our income take a significant hit. Moving from state to state can mean ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
      SANDY SPRING MUSEUM RECEIVES OVER $92,000 FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIESGrant supports critical humanities researchSandy Spring, MD – Sandy Spring Museum announces the receipt of a major National Endowment for the Humanities Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant, which provides emergency relief to institutions and organizations working in the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 18, 2020
      Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19-reopening for Latest Updates   A Message from County Executive Marc Elrich Dear Friends, Based on consultation with our public health experts and based on the data, we are entering Phase 2 of reopening at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 19. But I cannot emphasize enough – Phase 2 comes with limitations and restrictions for businesses, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    5 Things to Consider Before You Use Software to Monitor Remote EmployeesThere's nothing illegal about remotely monitoring your team with software applications. It's how you use them--and what you do with the data--that can get you into troubleWhen the coronavirus forced non-essential businesses to close their doors in mid-March, U.S. employers began a sudden experiment in managing millions of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, June 15, 2020
    SBA Opens Up New Grants And Loans For Small Businesses And Independent Contractors: The EIDL ProgramBy Richard HarrochOn June 15, 2020, the SBA announced that it was again opening up its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) grant and loan program. This means that independent contractors, freelancers, and gig workers are eligible to receive a $1,000 grant that does not have to be repaid.Small ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    A law that was enacted during Maryland’s 2019 Legislative Session (Chapter 579) bans the use of food service products composed of expanded polystyrene (EPS), commonly referred to under the trademark name of Styrofoam.   EPS food service products of any variety (cups, plates, bowls, trays, egg cartons, etc.) left in any food service inventory should be used by July 1, 2020, when the law goes into ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Press Release