Get your tickets to the Live Finale TODAY!

Be there LIVE to see the five finalists pitch their ideas before a panel of judges, and cast your vote for the $1,000 People’s Choice Award! For the last decade, The Biz Challenge has showcased local entrepreneurs and given them the exciting opportunity to pitch their new business ideas, to make great connections, get loads […]

Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

At yesterday’s press conference, the Governor announced new actions to further ease the COVID-19 mitigation measures currently in place: EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, MARCH 12 AT 5:00 PM:   CAPACITY LIMITS LIFTED, MASKING AND DISTANCING PROTOCOLS MAINTAINED. Capacity limits will be lifted on outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, […]

Carroll County Restaurant Relief II Now Available!!!

Carroll County Restaurant Relief II Now Available!!! Carroll County Restaurant Relief II: Carroll County Restaurant Relief II grant applications are now being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through Monday, February 1, 2021 at 4:00pm (or funding is expended). Restaurants must be established in Carroll County prior to March 1, 2020, be open and operating in a commercial/industrial […]

Press Conference Today & COVID Economic Relief Update

Press Conference Today: Governor Hogan will hold a press conference today at 11:00 am to make a major announcement regarding COVID-19 economic relief. Watch on Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance: The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open this week for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to […]

Tax Filing Deadline Extensions & New SBA Guidelines

Extension of  State Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines: Comptroller Franchot has announced that his agency has extended filing and payment deadlines for certain Maryland business taxes and quarterly estimated income tax returns and payments that would be due in January, February and March 2021 until April 15, 2021. No interest or penalties will be assessed and there […]

Carroll County Restaurant Relief II to open January 11th

Westminster, MD, Thursday, January 7, 2021 – Today, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners authorized the Department of Economic Development to establish a new restaurant grant, Carroll County Restaurant Relief II, with $720,900 of additional funding received from the state. Eligible restaurants can submit applications online at beginning Monday, January 11th at 12:00 noon. Carroll County service organizations […]