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.
Thursday, May 7th, 1:00 p.m.
Washington Co. Chamber Webinar: Teleconference Etiquette and Making the Most of Webinars” – featuring Kelsi Palmer, CEO Kite & Anchor
– Meeting Access Information Sent Upon Registration
If nothing else, this COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways we communicate. The ways we communicate with our family, our friends, and our colleagues. By now, we’ve likely seen first-hand how different generations grapple with this new way of meeting. Ensure your team of hard, dedicated workers are all on the same page when it comes to etiquette:
- What to wear when appearing on-camera
- When to mute your microphone
- How to make the most out of a webinar or a teleconference
- How to take effective notes while participating
- How to ensure you’re creating an educational event
FREE Registration for Chamber Members
$5 Registration for Non-Members
Friday, May 8th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Free Maryland Chamber Webinar: “COVID-19: SBA Paycheck Protection Program Updates and Implications”
- Stephen Umberger, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, Baltimore District
- John Bratsakis, President & CEO, MD | DC Credit Union Association
- A representative from Maryland Bankers Association
Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration Baltimore field office will join us to provide updates on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Questions for this webinar must be submitted in advance to [email protected]
Friday, May 8th, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Free Webinar: “Cleaning For The Restart – How To Reopen And Be Safe” hosted by WEISS BROS.
– Login information will be sent Friday morning to login.
Join ISSA Certified Trainer Steve Johnson for a free webinar to discuss the following tips around cleaning:
- CDC Guidelines
- Touch Points
- Dwell Time
- 2 Step Cleaning Process
- Cleaning Schedule
- Cleaning vs Disinfecting vs Sanitizing
- Tools to Use
- Electrostatic Sprayers
- Supplies – Availability and Providing to Others
- And More
Monday, May 11th, 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Free Washington County Chamber Webinar: “HR Issues During the Covid-19 Return to Work Process”
Join us for this helpful webinar from one of our very own Chamber members, Kimberly Lundy, CEO, SHRM-SCP, & DDI of Lundy HR Consulting. Companies all over the globe are in uncharted waters during this COVID-19 pandemic and its related business shut down. Predominant questions now are geared towards the inevitable re-opening of Washington County. There’s no doubt that you have questions, many of them HR-related.
- What are some possible HR issues you’ll encounter upon re-opening?
- What to do when employees feel unsafe to return to work, even when you’re ready?
- If an employee chooses to continue working from home, is that a fire-able offense?
These scenarios and more will be presented, discussed, and engagement from you is encouraged!
Tuesday, May 12th, 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Free Maryland Chamber Webinar: “The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019”
Presented by: Dennis J. Schaffer, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston, and Brent C. Strickland, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston
Small business owners now have the lifeline they need to work through a rough patch, cyclical downturn or other unexpected problem by taking advantage of the new Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the “SBRA”).
SBRA is a significant change in existing bankruptcy law that greatly reduces or eliminates many of the costs associated with a bankruptcy reorganization, expedites the process for a quick turnaround, and preserves ownership and control of the business. Given the number of businesses suddenly faced with the prospect of insolvency, the SBRA feels like must-know law. It is described as a game changer for small and medium-sized businesses, as it allows access to a quicker and less expensive reorganization, at the same time making it easier for a business to maintain equity interests.
Wednesday, May 13th, 11:00 a.m.
AAFB & Planit Present: The New Normal? – Communicating in the Age of COVID-19
When COVID-19 hit the United States, brands scrambled to respond. While some brands are still scrambling, after nearly two months of quarantine, many are also asking what’s next. How do we continue to respond? Or should we stop responding? When do we return to regularly scheduled communication plans? Join AAF Baltimore and Planit for a webinar discussing the current media landscape, messages consumers want to hear, crisis communications strategies to implement right now and more.
to download an “Unemployment Insurance Resource Guide” created by the Maryland Department of Labor that includes guidance and resources regarding unemployment issues.