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!
The Chamber is focusing on ways that we can lead the way with recovery efforts for businesses. When safe to do so, we pledge to follow Maryland’s executive orders while rallying behind re-opening efforts while advocating for guidelines that benefit you during this impending comeback phase.
Heart of the Civil War Heritage
The Heart of the Civil War Heritage hosted a webinar on planning for the reopening of museums and historic sites with participation from across all three Heritage Area Counties. Click above to receive the recorded webinar. Dan Spedden from the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau speaks in this webinar. CWHA will be hosting follow up webinars in the coming weeks. The next one will be on cleaning and disinfecting historic materials in historic structures – where the chemicals and techniques used are important to choose carefully to prevent damage to historic items.
Wednesday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
FREE SBDC WEBINAR: New Employee Policies in the COVID-19 World! – Presented by Matthew Johnston, Esquire
As the plans for reopening the economy begin to be implemented, employees are eligible for additional protections. Every employer will have to start to address the new Employee Handbook policies that will need to be created, communicated to employees, and explained to employees. Among the policies we will discuss in this webinar are policies about Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Paid Sick Leave, and Emergency Family Medical Leave Act (EFMLA), teleworking policies, Employee PPE and Social Distancing Policies, and OSHA standards for COVID-19.
Wednesday, May 20th, 12:00 p.m.
Like every NFIB Weekly Webinar Briefing, this week’s event will deliver valuable insights and practical advice from Holly and Beth on things small businesses need to consider to move forward in a Covid-19 world.
Holly, Beth, and Colin will also take time to answer your questions live during Q&A. You can submit questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, May 20th, 2:00 p.m.
CRITICAL GUIDANCE FOR NONPROFITS – Navigating Uncharted Waters During a Period of Hyper-Change Impact on Financial Health and Continuity – Hosted by the Washington Co. Chamber of Commerce (FREE for both Chamber members and non-members)
We are all faced with the challenge of responding to “hyper change”. This webinar, featuring A. Michael Gellman, CPA, CGMA, Founding Principal/Shareholder of Fiscal Strategies 4 Nonprofits, LLC – FS4N and Sustainability Education 4 Nonprofits – SE4N, will provide fiscal and financial strategies and guidance for nonprofit leaders and their organizations during this time of uncertainty.
- When and how you should protect your organization’s assets?
- How best to position financial resource utilization during a hyper change period until “true” recovery begins.
We will begin by exploring a framework for a thoughtful approach that favors using a financial bias of protecting the financial position of a nonprofit organization when considering key management decisions that must be made during a period of disruption, uncertainty and hyper-change.
We will discuss how to evaluate organizational financial health and the implications of an unpredictable crisis and the resulting economic downward pressure on funding and the increased use of operating reserves and the changing demand for services and programs all of which could lead to rapidly growing deficits.