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Date: Apr 17, 2020

Free Webinars to Feature Q&A With Finance and Legal Professionals

As Baltimore County businesses face unprecedented threats to their continued viability, County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced that the County’s economic and workforce development professionals will host a series of free webinars to help small businesses and affected workers navigate available assistance resources and plan for eventual economic recovery.

The series will offer participants live direct access to panels of local subject matter experts. Topics will focus on support resources for small businesses and affected workers, progressing from immediate stopgap financial programs to longer-term recovery strategies.

“We know that businesses and families are struggling during this global health crisis and we will continue to do all we can to help people figure out which programs best support their immediate and longer-term needs,” said County Executive Olszewski, who plans to participate in Tuesday’s online session.

Series Kicks Off Tuesday, April 21 With a Session on Small Business Relief Resources

The first “Baltimore County Business Forum—COVID and Beyond,” will be presented live via Cisco WebEx on Tuesday, April 21 at 1 p.m., and webinar access information will be posted on the County website at baltimorecountybusiness.com. Recorded video of the completed webinars will be posted on the webpage.

The 60-minute session will be moderated by Baltimore County Director of Economic and Workforce Development Will Anderson and will feature an expert panel with a live question and answer session with local subject matter specialists. The panelists include experienced legal and financial professionals who are advising clients every day on COVID-19 issues, and are themselves members of the Baltimore County small businesses community.

  • John Fiedler, CPA, Wolfe & Fiedler, PA
  • Charles R. Kassouf, Attorney, Managing Member of The Law Office of Charles R. Kassouf, LLC
  • David Miller, CPA, Partner at Kenneally & Company
  • Carla Nelson Chambers, Managing Principal of The Nelson Ideation Group, LLC

“It can be overwhelming to figure out what local, state and federal stimulus programs you qualify for and which programs may be most helpful given individual circumstances,” said Baltimore County Director of Economic and Workforce Development Will Anderson. “This first webinar will provide an overview, plus offer business people the chance to ask specific legal and financial questions of our expert panel.”

The Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD) has compiled an overview of resources and assistance available to affected employers and employees. This information is available on the department’s website and updates are posted on Facebook.


Work Sessions to be Held via Live-Stream

Due to the public gathering restrictions associated with the coronavirus, Baltimore County Planning Board’s CZMP 2020 public hearings were canceled. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020 the Planning Board will live-stream a meeting summarizing the comments and materials that were submitted for issues in each Council District prior to April 10, 2020.

Beginning Wednesday, April 22, 2020, the Planning Board will begin holding the CZMP 2020 Planning Board work sessions. The work sessions will also be live-streamed. Traditionally, the work sessions have had very limited public input, with the virtual setting the public may only observe the Planning Board’s discussion.

Reports listing comments received by the Planning Board are posted online.

To access the upcoming live meetings:

Date and Time

Topic

Virtual Meeting Details

Tuesday, April 21
6 p.m.

Planning Board Public Meeting

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 471 583 921

Wednesday, April 22
5:30 p.m.

Work Session Districts 1 and 2

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 474 064 966

Thursday, April 23
5:30 p.m.

Work Session Districts 3 and 4

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 479 484 160

Tuesday, April 28
5:30 p.m.

Work Session District 5

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 473 038 030

Wednesday, April 29
5:30 p.m.

Work Session Districts 6 and 7

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 476 277 517

Thursday, April 30
5:30 p.m.

Work Session Wrap Up

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 475 328 418

 
 
Revised September 11, 2017