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Maryland Chamber of Commerce

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Top Maryland Chamber of Commerce Articles

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  • Hogan gains endorsement of small-business group

    Hogan gains endorsement of small-business group
    The National Federation of Independent Business threw its weight Thursday behind Republican Larry Hogan's campaign for governor, calling him the the best choice to control taxes and government spending. The small-business group delivered its endorsement...
  • Perdue's ruffled feathers [Editorial]

    Perdue's ruffled feathers [Editorial]
    Last week, Jim Perdue spoke at a Maryland Chamber of Commerce event to complain about the regulatory environment in the state where his company roosts. "The problem is, we have no seat at the table in Maryland," the Perdue Farms chairman said, according...
  • 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 push for paid family leave

    A push for paid family leave
    Shellyann Smith took 12 weeks off for the births of each of her two children — and got paid for it. Smith, a 32-year-old customer service and sales specialist at the Bank of America call center in Hunt Valley, says her employer's policy of...
  • 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....
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...