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