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Maryland Chamber of Commerce

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Top Maryland Chamber of Commerce Articles

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  • Top Democrats push package for better business climate

    Top Democrats push package for better business climate
    Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy. Senate President Thomas V....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Five questions with Alan and Lois Elkin

    Five questions with Alan and Lois Elkin
    Alan and Lois Elkin's business has a big anniversary coming up next year: 50. Cockeysville-based Advance Business Systems specializes in document-related work — selling equipment such as printers and copiers, servicing it and providing networking...
  • John "Jock" T. Menzies III, founder of aid network

    John "Jock" T. Menzies III, founder of aid network
    John T. "Jock" Menzies III, chairman of The Terminal Corp. and founder, president and chairman of American Logistics Aid Network, died Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured in an accident at his Arnold home. He was 69. Mr....
  • Harford Chamber announces new president/CEO

    Pamela J. Klahr has been named president and CEO of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce; she begins her new position Sept. 9. Klahr is a certified Chamber of Commerce Executive (CCE) and served most recently as president and CEO of the Howard County...
  • Maryland politicians throw support behind raising minimum wage

    Maryland politicians throw support behind raising minimum wage
    Momentum appears to be building to raise the minimum wage in Maryland, with key politicians recently announcing support to increase hourly pay to at least $10 an hour. Gov. Martin O'Malley, speaking briefly last week at a ceremony for the 50th...
  • Post-Labor Day school start merits investigation

    The report by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on the economic benefits to Maryland from a post-Labor Day school start deserves far more respect, attention and consideration than given to it in a recent editorial in The Sun ("One week and counting,"...
  • New economic development chief named for Md.

    New economic development chief named for Md.
    Maryland's second-in-command on economic development matters will step into the top job in January when the current secretary leaves for the private sector, state officials announced Wednesday. Dominick Murray, who joined the Maryland Department of...