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Md. Dept. of Commerce Update: 07/06/20
July 29, 2021

Welcome back from the holiday weekend! Grab coffee and start something amazing this week!  Here’s new information to help you be successful.  Nancy

Webinar - Keeping Your Employees & Customers Safe: COVID Safety Measures - July 8, 2020, 11:30am - Online via ZOOM – Free - Registration Required

What if my employee tests positive for COVID-19? My workers want to know WHY we are enforcing these measures. What do I tell them? How can I support the needs of my employees at this time, and keep my workforce & customers safe and healthy? This presentation will answer these questions and others that may be on the minds of business owners.  Presented by Jon Longest, Director of Health Professions at Chesapeake College.  Register here

Webinar: How Small Business Owners Can Monitor and Manage Employee Health during COVID-19

Dr. Sosena Kebede, quality improvement and population health consultant for HealthCare Engagement, LLC will present how to monitor and manage your employees' health and answer questions. Free - July 8, 2020; 1:00pm To Register:

Testing on Demand: A new Maryland Department of Health order instructs health care providers across the state to order a test for any individual who requests it, regardless of symptoms. As some testing sites continue to require a doctor’s order, the new directive ensures that this requirement may no longer pose an obstacle to Marylanders who wish to be tested. Read the order here.

Got employees traveling out of state? Maryland Health Officials Advise Testing for Out-of-State Travel: The department’s order advises individuals belonging to one of the following categories to contact their healthcare provider to arrange to be tested: Asymptomatic individuals where COVID-19 exposure may be possible, including contact with confirmed cases, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, individuals employed in close contact settings, and individuals who have attended large gatherings. Individuals who have traveled to or returned to Maryland from out-of-state travel.

For more information about testing sites in Maryland, visit and click on the “Testing” tab.

2020 Dream Big Awards for Small Business – Apply by July 17th. Presented by the U.S. Chamber and Chase Bank. Take home a $25,000 cash prize! Eligibility: For-profit business that operates primarily within the United States. Has less than 250 employees or gross revenues of less than $20 million in 2018 and 2019. Provides support (in-kind and/or financial) to their community.

11 States are Beating Us - Maryland’s self-response rate to the 2020 Census is 65.7%.  That puts 11 states ahead of us. Health clinics, fire departments, schools, even road and highway funding is determined by Census numbers.  Take a moment today to be counted. Share this with your employees, please.  Participate by mail, phone or online at  Not sure if you already responded? That’s okay. Things got crazy for a few months.  Just log on.  The system will let you know.

Do I Really Have to Return to the Office? – Korn Ferry article

One in five workers says there is “nothing” they are looking forward to about coming back. How can companies make the option more agreeable?

An Interview with David Varner, Author of The Sales Checklist™ - Selling Power article

Inspiration: One small positive thought can change your whole day.  What are you thinking?  Nancy J

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