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Maryland Chamber of Commerce

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Top Maryland Chamber of Commerce Articles

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  • Five questions for Kathleen T. Snyder

    When Kathleen T. Snyder retires from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce in June, it will be a decided shift after years of running — and turning around — business organizations. She's headed the chamber since 1999, taking on budget deficits...
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce names new CEO

    Maryland Chamber of Commerce names new CEO
    The Maryland Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that it has picked the head of a chamber in Western Maryland to succeed its retiring CEO. Brien Poffenberger, CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce for the past decade, will step into...
  • E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive

    E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive
    E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85. Edwin Brent...
  • Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says

    Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says
    Maryland's employment base shrank by nearly 10,000 jobs in January and grew at a much weaker pace last year than originally estimated, the federal government said Monday. The state had about 23,000 more jobs in December than a year earlier, down from the...
  • City Council votes for 'ban the box' law

    City Council votes for  'ban the box' law
    Baltimore's City Council voted unanimously Monday to ban employers from asking about an applicant's criminal record until after a job interview  — a sweeping requirement that supporters say will make it easier for ex-convicts to get jobs. But some...
  • A bumpy year for Maryland's economy

    A bumpy year for Maryland's economy
    Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year. But not in 2013. That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...
  • Brown attacks Gansler for favoring corporate tax cut

    Brown attacks Gansler for favoring corporate tax cut
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, sharply criticized one of his rivals Wednesday for supporting a proposal to cut Maryland's corporate income tax. The Brown campaign released a statement saying...
  • Doctors propose limiting charges on workers' compensation pills

    Doctors propose limiting charges on workers' compensation pills
    Facing criticism from Baltimore and nearby counties over high drug bills, doctors who prescribe marked-up medication under Maryland's workers' compensation system have proposed capping their prescription fees. But the doctors' proposal would allow them...
  • 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....
  • 5 Questions with Merritt Properties' Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey, the chairman and CEO of Merritt Properties, knows he sometimes meets raised eyebrows when he identifies himself as a developer. As a leader of a company with the largest privately held real estate portfolio in the state, it's an attitude...
  • Raise Maryland calls for higher wages for corporate employees

    Raise Maryland calls for higher wages for corporate employees
    Some members of the Rev. David Carl Olson's congregation are homeless. A few work minimum-wage jobs, he said, but they still cannot afford to leave shelters. His faith calls him to live in a world with "profoundly more justice," said Olson, who...