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Howard County Community College Spring Job Fair on March 17th

The Spring 2017 Howard Community College Job Fair will be held Friday, March 17, 2017 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Burrill Galleria of the Clark Library Building. Students and community members are invited to attend. There is no admission cost for attending. By participating, you will have the opportunity to connect with companies about jobs […]

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Measure Aims at Closing Pay Gap Between Men, Women, Minorities

ANNAPOLIS — If women and minorities are historically paid less, one way to balance pay scales could be to take past salaries off the negotiating table. Frederick County Delegate Karen Lewis Young, D-District 3A, is sponsoring a bill aimed at equaling pay for men, women and minorities. It would require companies with 15 or more […]

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Freshly to Open Meal Distribution Center in Howard County, Plans to Add 500 New Jobs

Freshly, a health-conscious food delivery service headquartered in New York City, is opening a meal distribution center in Savage and plans to add 500 new jobs by the end of 2018. Expected to open in fall 2017, the new 171,000 square-foot facility will be located at Bollman Place and serve as the company’s East Coast […]

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Maryland’s Tax Free Weekend for Certain Energy Star Products Feb. 18-20

Consumers will get a break from the state’s 6 percent sales tax on qualifying Energy Star products from February 18-20, 2017. During Shop Maryland Energy weekend, the following Energy Star products are tax free: Air conditioners Washers and dryers Furnaces Heat pumps Boilers Solar water heaters (tax-exempt at all times now) Standard size refrigerators Dehumidifiers Programmable thermostats […]

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Spring Enrollment for the Commercial Energy Co-op Program

Spring enrollment is underway for the chamber’s Commercial Energy Co-op Program.  The BWCC/WCC has partnered with CQI Associates to offer this valuable program to members.  The benefits of joining the Energy Co-op Program are: Increased Purchasing Power in procuring competitive electric and natural gas rates. Eliminates the need to ‘go through it alone’. Budget Stability […]

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Cybersecurity 101 for Small Business on January 18th

Cybersecurity 101 for Small Business January 18th 1:00 – 4:00 PM NCCoE: National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence 9700 Great Seneca Highway Rockville, Maryland  20850 Registration is free and a live webinar is also available. Register for both HERE by January 17th.

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Merger Message From BWCC Board Chair Eric Harris

Holiday Greetings! I am excited, as the Board Chair of The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC), to announce that your Board of Directors has voted to merge with the West County Chamber. The process will commence in January 2017 and the new organization will be led by Raj Kudchadkar, CEO, Nancy LaJoice, Membership Director, and […]

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Local Chambers Confirm Merger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2016 Contact: Raj Kudchadkar President and CEO Telephone: 410-672-3422 Email: raj@westcountychamber.org IT’S OFFICIAL! LOCAL CHAMBERS CONFIRM MERGER Baltimore Washington Corridor and West Anne Arundel County Chambers of Commerce Boards of Directors Vote to Merge ODENTON and LAUREL, MARYLAND, December 20, 2016 – The Board of Directors for the West Anne Arundel County Chamber […]

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2017 Standard Mileage Rates for Business

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: ·         53.5 cents […]

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U.S. Federal Contract Opportunities in Foreign Countries December 7th

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 140 Largo, MD 20774 Don’t miss $23 Billion in U.S. Federal Contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development.  This event is FREE and refreshments will be provided. Things YOU Should Know About This Event: Meet Top Officials from the […]

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