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Good Morning!

I hope that you find these resources helpful. May you have a restful and safe weekend.  Nancy

Scam Alert: Maryland Businesses Report Receiving Fake “2020 Certificate of Good Standing Request” Letter. The Office of the Attorney General has received information that businesses in Maryland are receiving a letter entitled “2020 Certificate of Good Standing Request Form” that requests a fee in exchange for a letter of good standing with an “official seal of the Secretary of State.” This letter is a SCAM. Sign up to get Consumer Alerts in your inbox. See attached for full alert details.

Funding Reminder- The new Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund for 501(C)(6) Nonprofits will allow applicants to receive up to $10,000 in grant funding for quarterly operating expenses. Opens August 17. https://lnkd.in/deQFtQV 

Webinar - Self-Awareness: A Leadership Development Strategy. Tuesday, August 18th at 10am. Learn seven self-awareness tips to use as a tool for ongoing leadership development.  Registration at https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16286

5 Pandemic-Proof Sales Skills – Selling Power

 

Five key attributes that help salespeople succeed in any situation – good or bad. These skills are especially important for the next generation of remote salespeople.

Friday Fun

Visit Maryland's Best from Maryland farms and the Chesapeake Bay.  A directory of products from Maryland Farmers and from Maryland watermen and seafood producers.

Also the 2020 Maryland Farmers’ Market Directory is a useful tool.

For a True Taste of the Chesapeake, Look to Maryland's Eastern Shore –article from Eater D.C.

Road trip, anyone?  This article reviews some of the best places to eat along Rt 33 on the Eastern Shore.

Those snazzy orange Maryland license plates aren't just a fashion statement for your vehicle. They're "ag tags" - and with their registration comes a special donation to the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation! MAEF provides lesson plans and activities for K-12, professional development opportunities for elementary and middle school teachers, support for the Maryland FFA, and assistance for agricultural education programs in our high schools and support for college agricultural programs, consumer outreach, scholarships, urban garden grants and more! When you choose a plate or renew, consider getting the Agricultural plate and support ag education!

Did you take the Census? Please remind others to take the Census. There are three ways: ONLINE: You don’t need anything but your phone or computer to complete the Census. PHONE: Call 844-330-2020 every day from 7 am to 2 am ET.  MAIL: Fill out the questionnaire sent to your home and drop it in the mail.

Inspiration: The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. - John Maxwell

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

Md. Dept. of Commerce Updates: 8/14/20