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Md. Dept. of Commerce Updates: 8/12/20
July 29, 2021

Good Morning Sunshine!

I hope your week is going well, so far.  Here is new information and resources to help you succeed! Nancy

Maryland’s new “Masks on Maryland” campaign has a logo.  Feel free to use the attached graphic and share with others.

Seeking Champions to tell their story of challenges and successes. RMI’s 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing is collecting stories to become the beacons of change for how we are finding our way. Champions are people, companies, organizations, and agencies who make up our Maryland manufacturing eco-system who have distinguished themselves through their efforts of manufacturing-related innovation, leadership, goodwill, transformation and/or resilience in 2019-2020.  We invite you to submit your story or the story of an individual, company, organization or agency who deserves recognition for their exemplary efforts in any one of these six key areas. Submit your Champion stories today; Free.  

  • Battling COVID-19 in Manufacturing: 
  • Digital Transformation Workforce: 
  • Diversity & Inclusion Community Engagement
  • Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

Article from  - When making the switch from an office to remote working, you'll need to change the way you approach one critical aspect of your business.

The Real Challenge With Moving to a Fully-Remote Setup



HR - Ask every remote-work job candidate these six questions. --Inc. This article also contains links to the most common interview questions, and a few of the most commonly asked behavioral interview questions sprinkled in for good measure.

Today - Preparing for PPP Loan Forgiveness and PPP Q&A  - NFIB Webinar, Wed., Aug 12, 2020, 12:00 PM ET - For businesses that received a PPP loan, the rules are ever changing with new SBA guidance just published on August 4. Today’s webinar will cover the latest SBA updates and provide Q&A. Register Now …even if you can’t make this webinar. They will email you an on-demand version.

Funding - Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) - Application Round 2 Opening today, on August 12, 2020

The second round has EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY to include nonprofits of any size and with budgets over $5 million. Eligible nonprofit organizations can receive up to $50,000 in grant assistance for operational support. For more information, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines, visit

Inspiration: The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. - John Maxwell

Thank you for all that you continue to do to help others. Please stay safe and healthy!


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