Access to a free and open internet is a fundamental right

Telemedicine, which depends on reliable, high-speed internet, helps to save lives. Without net neutrality regulations, would Jayion, and others like him, receive the medical care they need?

Friday, March 2, 2018

Baltimore City Chamber Names Richard Craft Chairman

The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, has named Richard E. Craft, Jr. as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Monday, February 12, 2018

City Council to Vote on Resolution Backing State Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

The Baltimore City Council voted 11-3 in March 2017 to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022

Monday, February 5, 2018

'Fight for $15' heads to Annapolis, as General Assembly considers bill to raise minimum wage

The effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour has gone statewide, after failing twice in Baltimore City. Companion bills calling for the raised minimum in Maryland are now being considered by the state Senate and House of Delegates.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Reducing Baltimore crime is good for business

On the heels of Mayor Pugh’s appointment of a new police commissioner, it is necessary to address an issue that is important to both our members and city officials: crime.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The New Maryland Sick Leave Law Takes Effect February 11 And Your Business Must Be Ready

After much angst and a few political gyrations, Maryland’s House (88-52) and Senate (30-17) voted last week to override Governor Larry Hogan’s 2017 veto of the Maryland Health Working Families Act (the “Act”)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

HB1 Committee Meeting and Q&A

Among the topics deliberated at last week's Public Affairs and Policy Committee meeting were House Bill 1(HB1), the Baltimore City Styrofoam Ban, and the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Podcast: Councilman Eric Costello on development in South Baltimore, crime

On this week's episode of the BaltBizCast, City Councilman Eric Costello talks about all of the development in his district, and what the City Council is doing to help it along.

Monday, October 23, 2017

To grow jobs, Mayor Pugh wants to ‘incubate and inspire’ youth

The mayor spoke at a gathering of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce. Find out who won the business organization's advocate awards.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Maryland board waives tuition rule for Amazon employees

To help entice a second Amazon headquarters to Maryland, a state board has voted to waive a 12-month residency requirement to qualify for in-state tuition for any Amazon employees who move to the state, if a new headquarters is established.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

HB1 – Labor and Employment – Maryland Healthy Families Act

This Act was passed in the 2017 Session of the General Assembly and subsequently vetoed by Governor Hogan.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Best Hard Lesson in Political Reality: New City Council members

Newcomers comprise more than half of the City Council, a change of the guard like Baltimore has seldom seen before.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017