State minimum wage hike would be bad for Shore businesses

Two weeks ago the Salisbury Area Chamber provided testimony in Annapolis before the state Senate Finance Committee on Senate Bill 280, which with its House companion bill would raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2023. This next state-imposed employer mandate could be a killer for Eastern Shore businesses across all business sectors. […]

Opinion: Investing in schools is good for business

At the recent Wicomico County Council public hearing on the FY 2019 county budget, the council’s meeting room was standing room only for discussion on the Board of Education’s budget for the coming fiscal year. A cross-section of business leaders, organization leaders and parents testified before the County Council, and listed abundant concerns. Among those […]

Bill Chambers: Wind projects will bring local jobs

On behalf of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce — representing hundreds of regional Delmarva businesses and thousands of their employees — we want to express our strong commitment to capturing the immense wind energy resource off our shores. To protect our health, wildlife, and economy — and the quality of life of future generations, […]

Bill Chambers: Education, employer mandates among 2018 priorities

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce experienced many changes, challenges and opportunities in 2017. Looking ahead to 2018, opportunities to advance a pro-business climate for Delmarva will be among this year’s top initiatives This all starts with member services to our more than 700 businesses and organizations. The continuation of a myriad of workshops and […]

Bill Chambers: Chamber succeeding in ‘advancing advocacy’

The three pillars of the Salisbury area Chamber of Commerce are Education, Connection and Advocacy. The Chamber has undertaken an aggressive campaign of new educational forums and workshops for the regional business community, including all members of the Chamber. Workshops on business compliance requirements, retirement planning for small businesses, how to effectively utilize all that […]

Bill Chambers: Chamber a ‘vital institution’

It is truly and honor and privilege to live in such a welcoming community and lead the historic Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is truly a vital institution in the region and I am humbled to be a part of such a remarkable organization. My wife, Cindy, and I are lifelong Marylanders. Cindy […]

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