Do Not Expand the Sales Tax

February 26, 2020,

Oppose HB 1628!   The Chamber is very concerned about House Bill 1628: Sales-and-Use Tax, Rate Reduction and Services—a bill that would shift the tax burden to Maryland businesses while driving up costs for all consumers. This piece of legislation would lower the sales tax from 6% to 5% but would expand that 5% sales […]

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Show Me the Money!

February 19, 2020,

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund The debate about the recommendation of the Kirwan Commission continues to dominate a large portion of the legislative session. The issue of quality education is vital to help create a strong pool of workers for Maryland businesses.  At the same time, there is a need for stable economic conditions […]

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State of the State and Education Reform

February 5, 2020,

Today, Governor Hogan will give the annual State of the State Address to the General Assembly.  In this address, the Governor will outline his key legislative and policy priorities. It is widely expected that he will dedicate a significant portion of the address to the public education reforms proposed by the Kirwan Commission.  In 2020, […]

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Help for Small Businesses, Funding for City Dock and New Taxes

January 29, 2020,

When the General Assembly is in session you can count on a lot of legislative activity and lets not forget that the Annapolis City Council and County Council are still meeting twice a month as well.   So far 511 bills have been introduced in the State Senate and 675 in the House of Delegates.  Some […]

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How to Pay for Kirwan?

January 22, 2020,

General Assembly Wants to Tax Digital Advertising Last year, Kirwan Commission issued a report along with recommendations to improve public education in Maryland. Over the next four years, it is estimated that the cost of implementing these recommendations will be $4 billion.  The General Assembly is looking for ways to fund these recommendations including putting […]

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Ordinance 68-19 “Can’t See the Forest Through the Trees”

October 31, 2019,

The Anne Arundel County Council continues to review and debate an ordinance that was developed by the Pittman Administration that would change the regulations and fee structure of forest conservation for land development throughout the County.  There is general agreement that there should be an update to the existing forest conservation regulations, the legislation as […]

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2019 Award Winners Announced

September 26, 2019,

Each year at the Business Hall of Fame Dinner, the Chamber presents several awards to recognize the accomplishments and community involvement of its members.  This year the Chamber is pleased to present: Business Leader of the Year  Brian Gibbons Presented to a person in Anne Arundel County who has demonstrated throughout the year the exceptional […]

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Balancelogic Unveils New Brand Campaign, “Quench Your Thirst for Success”, Focusing on Small Business Success

July 3, 2019,

Balancelogic is launching its latest integrated marketing campaign called “Quench Your Thirst for Success” highlighting its signature brand and how its unique business model can help small businesses achieve success. This campaign officially launches July 1, 2019, and runs through the remainder of the year. The campaign will include Balancelogic’s brand ambassador, Logi, who will […]

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WNAV Receives Multiple Awards and Celebrates 70 Years

July 3, 2019,

WNAV is not only celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, “Your Hometown Station” is also pleased to announce that its news and sports departments collected quite a few accolades recently. WNAV’s Wiley Baker was named the Baltimore Touchdown Club’s Hall of Fame – Media Person of the Year on May 14 at the organization’s 22nd […]

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Servpro® of Annapolis/Severna Park Welcomes New Members

July 3, 2019,

SERVPRO® Brings In Two Commercial Sales and Marketing Representatives SERVPRO® of Annapolis/Severna Park is proud to announce that two new Commercial Sales and Marketing Representatives will be joining the team this June. We are welcoming Amy Wilkins and Dan Paulsen. Wilkins brings a tremendous amount of experience in the restoration industry. Wilkins will grow the […]

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