Economic Spotlight

March 21, 2022,

What’s going on out there? Spring is here and we continue to move into the ‘new normal” of the post pandemic economy. But we are dealing with some very tricky economic conditions.  We are seeing a round of significant inflation, which is being led by gas prices, there is a falling unemployment rate and yet […]

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Talking Politics: State, County & City

March 21, 2022,

Talking Politics: State There are still a lot of economic challenges that we are trying to navigate, not to mention that the General Assembly is at the midpoint of their 90-day session and has just sent us a Gas Tax Holiday. Click Here for a full update on State Politics. Talking Politics: Anne Arundel County […]

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Talking Politics: State

February 15, 2022,

State Budget Before the pandemic, the State was looking at a structural budget deficit.  Now, after billions of dollars of federal aid and stronger performance of income and other taxes, the State is looking at a surplus.  So the question becomes: what to do with the money? The Governor started the dialog with the General […]

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Talking Politics: County

February 15, 2022,

Campaign Spending and County Proposal Anne Arundel County Council voted down a public campaign finance resolution at its meeting on February 7th.  It would have put a new referendum item on the ballot in the fall to establish a small donor public matching system to fund Campaigns for County Executive and County Council.   Participation would […]

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Talking Politics: City

February 15, 2022,

City Council to Vote on Hillman Garage Project Mark Kleinschmidt For many years the Annapolis business community and city residents have talked about replacing the Hillman Garage and argued about the future redevelopment of City Dock.  The decaying condition of the garage and the increased frequency of flooding at City Dock have pushed both projects […]

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Show Them Some Love

February 15, 2022,

Show Them Some Love Recruitment in the Post-Pandemic Economy By: Mark Kleinschmidt Hopefully you are enjoying the spirit of Valentine’s Day and you have found your true love. Many employers are still looking, not so much for their true love but for some qualified candidates for job openings.  We have all been reading about how […]

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Talking Politics: State, County & City

January 10, 2022,

By: Mark Kleinschmidt Talking State Politics We had a chance to hear from four members of the Anne Arundel County delegation to the General Assembly at our virtual Legislative Breakfast on January 6th.  This included Senators Elfreth and Reilly along with Delegates Rogers and Kipke.  We maintained a balance of Republicans and Democrats.  A topic of […]

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Inflation and the Great Resignation

January 10, 2022,

Economic Side Effects of the Pandemic By: Mark Kleinschmidt It has been quite a ride navigating all the twists and turns of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Just when we think we are on a solid path to recovery we hit another bump.  The current one is called, OMICRON.  Hopefully, this is just a short term set […]

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2022 Legislative Breakfast Wrap Up

January 7, 2022,

Due to the surge of COVID cases in the County, the Chamber decided to hold the Legislative Breakfast via Zoom format. We had 87 people attend the virtual breakfast to hear about the upcoming Legislative session. Given the dynamic nature of the COVID surge, we added a special COVID update from County Executive Pittman and […]

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Congrats 2021 Business Hall of Fame Recipients!

October 22, 2021,

The 2021 Business Hall of Fame Awards Dinner was full of excitement and energy as the Chamber celebrated the accomplishments of some truly outstanding people. We were very pleased to have Jim, Elizabeth, Carter and Pam join the Business Hall of Fame. Each one has contributed so much to Anne Arundel County it was very […]

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