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Maryland Chamber of Commerce

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  • U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule

    U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule
    Juggling the rising cost of textbooks, tuition, food and rent is a little more manageable now for rising University of Maryland, Baltimore County senior Keyerra Jeter, thanks to a June 1 raise in starting pay to $9 per hour for Gap Inc.'s 65,000...
  • A bumpy year for Maryland's economy

    A bumpy year for Maryland's economy
    Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year. But not in 2013. That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...
  • Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says

    Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says
    Maryland's employment base shrank by nearly 10,000 jobs in January and grew at a much weaker pace last year than originally estimated, the federal government said Monday. The state had about 23,000 more jobs in December than a year earlier, down from the...
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce names new CEO

    Maryland Chamber of Commerce names new CEO
    The Maryland Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that it has picked the head of a chamber in Western Maryland to succeed its retiring CEO. Brien Poffenberger, CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce for the past decade, will step into...
  • 5 Questions with Merritt Properties' Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey, the chairman and CEO of Merritt Properties, knows he sometimes meets raised eyebrows when he identifies himself as a developer. As a leader of a company with the largest privately held real estate portfolio in the state, it's an attitude...
  • E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive

    E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive
    E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85. Edwin Brent...
  • City Council votes for 'ban the box' law

    City Council votes for  'ban the box' law
    Baltimore's City Council voted unanimously Monday to ban employers from asking about an applicant's criminal record until after a job interview¬† — a sweeping requirement that supporters say will make it easier for ex-convicts to get jobs. But some...
  • Robert L. Tate, business owner

    Robert L. Tate, business owner
    Robert Lamont Tate, who founded two industrial manufacturing businesses and was a former president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, died of heart disease Oct. 5 at his Sarasota, Fla., home. The former Ruxton resident was 89. Born in Baltimore, he was...
  • Md. unemployment tax to drop by 70 percent for many businesses

    Md. unemployment tax to drop by 70 percent for many businesses
    Roughly half of Maryland employers will see their unemployment insurance tax drop by about 70 percent next year, the result of the state's rebound from the recession, the governor said Wednesday. After an annual evaluation of the unemployment benefit...
  • Advocates line up in defense of Maryland taxes

    Advocates line up in defense of Maryland taxes
    Sensing an election-year push to cut taxes in Maryland, advocates of environmental, health and social service programs are plotting to ensure that that doesn't happen. The call by some politicians to repeal a stormwater fee, cut the corporate tax rate...
  • Delaney urges business leaders to help shape minimum wage proposal

    Delaney urges business leaders to help shape minimum wage proposal
    With momentum building for higher hourly pay in Maryland, Rep. John Delaney, a co-sponsor of a federal minimum wage bill and a former CEO, urged Baltimore-area business leaders Thursday to have a voice in a measure he said is long overdue. The business...
  • City considers 'ban the box' law to help ex-convicts find work

    City considers 'ban the box' law to help ex-convicts find work
    At 36, Jason Easley has made a living waiting tables, tending bar and laboring on construction jobs. He feels he's qualified to do other things, but he can rarely get an interview — a problem he blames on drug and assault convictions. The West...