WASHINGTON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Please stay tuned to www.hagerstown.org
for the latest information on COVID-19 relief resources, local restaurants that remain open for business, and more!
Friday, April 24, 10-11:00 a.m.
COVID-19: Update on PPP and the U.S. Chamber’s Path Forward
Hosted by the MD Chamber of Commerce
Representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will provide updates on the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including the status of congressional action to replenish the fund. They will also discuss the U.S. Chamber’s recently released “The Path Forward,” an initiative to address how Americans and businesses can return to work safely, successfully and sustainably.
Friday, April 24, 12-1:00 p.m.
Free Webinar by Congressman Trone: “Protecting Yourself Against Coronavirus Scams”
COVID-19 related scams are on the rise. I have heard of many scams in our community, including bad actors who sell fake COVID-19 testing kits, offer the delivery of cleaning supplies, and impersonate Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) personnel. These scams occur online, over the phone, or in person. It’s important to be able to protect yourself and your loved ones from these scams.
During this webinar, you will learn about how to identify, stop, and report fraudulent activities or scams and how to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Tuesday, April 28, 11:30 a.m.
Emotional Well-Being and Your Workforce in the Time of COVID-19: Taking Care of Your Employees – Hosted by the MD Chamber of Commerce
Representatives from Kaiser Permanente will discuss how to maintain emotional well-being in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include understanding stress and anxiety and how they impact your workforce, as well as tools and resources to care for your employees.
Thursday, April 30, 11:00 a.m.
FREE Webinar hosted by The Fort Detrick Alliance: “New Challenges & Hurdles for Contractors in the COVID-19 Era”
Learn how to best navigate government contracts during the COVID-19 pandemic era. Hear from Jeremy Scholtes, Attorney at Miles and Stockbridge; Jerome Maultsby, Assistant Director of the Office of Small Business Programs at Fort Detrick; and Sara Langdon, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, HQ.
This webinar will be moderated and there will be time for participants to ask questions of the panelists.
This event is open to members and non-members of the Alliance. Please pass along to anyone who might be interested or benefit from this opportunity. The webinar link will be provided to registrants the day before the event. Attendees will be able to video conference or call in depending on preference.
Friday, May 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
COVID-19: Economic Outlook and Prospects for Recovery – Hosted by the MD Chamber of Commerce
Join us for a conversation with Tom Barkin, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Mr. Barkin will discuss the Federal Reserve’s recent and unprecedented actions and share his thoughts on the U.S. economy, including what the Richmond Fed is learning through business outreach, and the key components to a successful recovery.
Expansion of Unemployment Insurance Benefits Under the New CARES Act
The federal government recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which includes an expansion of unemployment insurance benefits for Marylanders. Please read our CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions
for more information about benefit eligibility, duration, and amounts.
On Friday, April 24, Labor will be launching a new, one-stop unemployment insurance application to allow Marylanders to file claims for all unemployment programs entirely online. This includes the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, and those who were previously required to file by phone like federal employees, members of the military, individuals who have worked in multiple states, and those who have worked for more than 3 employers in the last 18 months.
The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor opted into providing ALL three of the expanded unemployment insurance programs offered through the provisions of the CARES Act. For More Information CLICK HERE
Starting Friday, April 24, those who are self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, or have insufficient work history will be able to apply online. To receive an e-mail with additional information and instructions once the new application is ready, please CLICK HERE
and scroll to the “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)” section halfway down the page.