GRANTS Amber Grant – Open to all female entrepreneurs age 18 and up living in the United States or Canada and who pay a $15 application fee. The Amber Grant awards $10,000 to a woman-owned business every month. At the end of the year, one of the 12 monthly qualification winners wins another grant for $25,000. […]
Additional Virtual Public Hearings Scheduled for Local Businesses to Participate in Disparity Study In collaboration with the Economic Development Department, Charles County Government has contracted Griffin & Strong, P.C. to conduct a Comprehensive Disparity Study to evaluate and make recommendations for procurement policies and practices. The Study will also independently assess Minority Business Enterprise businesses’ […]
Check out SMMCOC’s new COVID Corner! Be sure to check this section of the website for valuable information and resources targeted at small, minority, micro businesses in Charles County. This effort is being supported from a grant awarded to the Chamber from the Charles County Department of Health in support of the Maryland Department of […]
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Please join us on Wednesday, November 18th from 2:15pm – 3:15pm, as we host “A Conversation with Tom Barkin – President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond” webinar. Topics will include a discussion of the economy, recent Federal actions, prospects of recovery, and a Q&A session. To get your questions on the […]
Message from Special Secretary Rhee Appreciative Audiences Prevail “Pivot” is the trendy word being used to identify how entrepreneurs are adapting to the business environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in March, I did not think I would adapt to a world ruled by social distancing, but I was wrong. I have settled into the new […]
Join us this week as we celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week. We will be showcasing our nation’s military and veteran-owned businesses all week long. This year’s theme is #VetBiz Resources in Your Local Community which highlights the breadth of free to low-cost entrepreneurial resources that veteran and military entrepreneurs can access right in their […]
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Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) make up an increasing percentage of occupations, with an estimated 800,000 new STEM jobs expected over the next ten years. These jobs range from computer programmers to architects, cartographers to astronomers, manufacturing technicians to agricultural engineers. Nearly all STEM occupations have wages above the national average. Unfortunately, Hispanics continue to be […]