Talking Politics: Anne Arundel County

March 21, 2022,

Changes Coming to County Council No matter what happens in the Fall elections the Anne Arundel County Council will look significantly different.  If you want to find out more about the candidates, see a map of each district and get an idea of the voter registration, click HERE.  But first, check out these three questions: […]

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Talking Politics: State

March 21, 2022,

Happy Gas Tax Holiday Around the nation, a rising number of governors and state lawmakers have been calling to suspend gas taxes, because prices have been at record highs that could go up even higher. Maryland is right in the mix as a month-long suspension of the state’s 36-cent fuel tax became law on Friday, […]

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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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Local Business Leaders to be Inducted into the Business Hall of Fame

August 25, 2021,

Chamber to Host Awards Dinner Annapolis, MD, August 25, 2021–The Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 15th Annual Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner on October 14, 2021 at the Double Tree Hotel located in 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis. The purpose of the dinner is to recognize the outstanding achievements of several […]

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Helping Minority and Women Owned Businesses

June 14, 2021,

As the economy starts to recover from the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19, many Maryland businesses will have to re-double their efforts to make up for a lot of lost revenue over the last 15 months. The “COVID crush” impacted virtually every business but it hit small businesses the hardest particularly those located in economically […]

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Live! Casino & Hotel Hits Home Run With New Sports Bar

April 29, 2021,

The grand opening for Sports & Social, a new state of the art sports bar at Live! Casino & Hotel,  is  on April 29th.  I was able to get a behind the scenes tour beforehand.  The tag line for the new venue is, “Raising the Sports Bar” and I must say this is a perfect […]

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General Assembly Recap

April 22, 2021,

Overview The Maryland General Assembly adjourned its 2021 Legislative Session at midnight on April 12th.  The General Assembly adjourned “Sine Die” which is a Latin term that means adjourning without a future date to return.  This mean all legislation under consideration during the 442nd Legislative Session is dead and will not be considered until 2022. […]

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Sine Die is Coming

April 1, 2021,

Legislative Session is Coming to a Close The legislative session in Annapolis is entering the final stretch and because of the pandemic, the General Assembly had to adjust the process to hold committee meetings, interact with constituents and hold votes.  Even with these restrictions, it was still a very busy legislative session with over 2,500 […]

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Chamber Takes Positions on GA Bills

March 15, 2021,

The Maryland General Assembly has reached the halfway point of the current legislative session.  So far, over 2,400 bills have been introduced.  While many of these will not see any legislative action, quite a few will, and they can have an impact on your business.  Last week the Chamber’s Board of Directors reviewed the recommendations […]

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