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Nominations are now open for the Chamber of Commerce 2015 Annual Business Awards. Nominations are being accepted in the following categories. Please click here for award categories and nomiation forms. Deadline for nominations is August 14, 2015.

Annapolis, MD (September, 2014) – The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce (AAACCC) announced today that Cathy Shaw has joined their team as Director, Marketing and Communications. She is responsible for the AAACCC’s overall communications, marketing, and membership development efforts with a focus on advancing the organization’s strategic objectives and serving member needs.

Small Business Digest

Maryland grants residents access to two of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation, and, on average, it is the wealthiest of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In short, it offers ample opportunity for young families to settle down and raise their kids ... Read more!

With an annual median household income of $71,122, Maryland is the richest state in America, 24/7 Wall St. said, citing U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) ... Read more!

BUSINESSWEEK - The agency is waiving its upfront, 2 percent loan-guarantee fee for those smaller loans and reduce a monthly guarantee fee paid by the lenders by 3/10 of a percent. The SBA didn’t announce an end date for waiving the fees. The changes mean small business owners borrowing $150,000 will no longer have to come up with $2,550 in upfront fees at the time the loan closes. That will help many of the Main Street retailers, service businesses, craft breweries, and car dealerships that apply for SBA-guaranteed loans ... Read more!

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The Facts

Founded in 1918 – the longest incorporated serving Chamber of Commerce in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Over 850 member businesses who employ over 36,000 people.

Professional business staff of 5.

18 member Board of Directors.

Certified and registered in the State of Maryland and Anne Arundel County to represent local business interest before County and State government officials.

Host location for the Anne Arundel County Comcast Business Hall of Fame.

Organizer and owner of the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival.

Strategic partner with the Small Business Administration, SCORE, Small Business Resource Center, Business Workforce Development Center, and Anne Arundel Community College.

Hundreds of volunteers supporting and serving on committees and taskforces.

Located in the State Capital of Annapolis, Maryland, and serving all of Anne Arundel County.