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New - Maryland Department of Commerce Announces “INNOVATION UNCOVERED” to Showcase the State’s Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses.

Celebration of entrepreneurship will include selecting the state's most innovative startups for “Maryland Future 20” list. “Innovation Uncovered,” a multifaceted program to highlight Maryland’s innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in 2020.  Through blog posts, videos, and social media promotion, Commerce will be celebrating the bold new ideas and cutting-edge research and technology that spring from our unique businesses.  The centerpiece of “Innovation Uncovered” will be the search for the “Maryland Future 20,” a list of innovative Maryland startups with the potential to become the state’s next major business success story.  Members of Maryland’s business community and the general public can nominate a startup on the Innovation Uncovered website.  

Want to expand your business globally? Consulting program provides support for businesses looking toward global expansion The Maryland Global Export Consulting Program, a partnership between the Maryland Department of Commerce and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business helps businesses expand towards and reach international markets through global consulting assistance.  Apply by August 1.  There is a fee.

Kent County Private Sector COVID-19 Call, with special guests Cliff Coppersmith, President, and Dave Harper, Vice President, Chesapeake College. Thursday, July 30 at 2:00pm. Learn how the college has pivoted to serve students and the community. Hear about future plans. Call in at 605-475-4747 and enter passcode 456-944

Reminder: Eastern Shore Business Summit turns virtual this year. Thursday, July 30, 2020: Servant Leadership, 2:00 p.m. Sign up for the free. One-hour program. Presented by Maryland Department of Rehabilitation Services Business Services Team, Department of Labor, Infinite & Well Co., BEACON, Leadership Techniques, LLC, and Kronos.

Inspiration: We are not blessed so that we can have. We are blessed so that we can give. Be a blessing to others today.  ~ Daily Positive

Thank you for all that you continue to do to help others. Please stay safe and healthy!

Md. Dept of Commerce Update: 7/29/20