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February 25, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Interested in starting your own business and looking for tips and inspiration? Hear from five successful Calvert County entrepreneurs. Panel followed by Q&A.
Moderator: Edsel Brown, attorney/financial analyst and recently retired executive with the Small Business Administration (SBA)
Cynthia Thorne-Carter of Smart Ride
Saquane Johnson of S.J. Johnson
Lisa Height-Gross of Loving Care Senior Services
Leila Mitchell of Naturally Silky Soap
Gayle Reid of Reid & Reid
Discussion to include:
• What was your process for getting started?
• Do you have a “teaching moment” you can share?
• What resources did you access?
• How did your values infuse your decisions to start and grow your business?
• What advice do you have for others considering a business venture?
February 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The mission is to promote job growth, and capital investment to small businesses located in these economically distressed communities. The HUBZone program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones with a goal of awarding at least three percent (3%) of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year. SBA has made it easier for qualified small businesses to participate in the HUBZone program.
February 25, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Did you know that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers can now take advantage of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)? Learn whether your business is eligible to take the tax credit for 2020. Understand how the 2020 credit calculation works: Learn how the 2021 eligibility rules and credit calculations differ from 2020. Presented by KatzAbosch. Hosted by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
February 25, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost recovery for COVID-19 is a complex puzzle with many different pieces. Current challenges are magnified as the virus continues to spread, the response continues, vaccine distribution ramps up and federal funding opportunities and rules change almost daily. While the maze of federal funding can be difficult to navigate, planning your cost recovery now will help maximize federal reimbursement opportunities in the future.
The Hagerty Consulting team will discuss ongoing response and recovery challenges and offer potential solutions by outlining recent federal policy changes, current federal funding opportunities and tangible ways to jumpstart your community’s financial recovery process.
February 25, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
This workshop will introduce concepts for the future land use, growth and development patterns in the Prince Frederick Town Center and the Town Center expansion areas. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on scenario planning exercise to propose and envision where to place new residential and commercial development to create a vibrant town center and protect the rural landscape.