Downtown Business Resources for COVID-19
Below you will find information about financial assistance, employee resources, marketing opportunities and other resources to help small businesses through COVID-19. This resource list is updated and maintained by Downtown Frederick Partnership. Information is added on an as-needed basis and may update daily. The Partnership is making our best attempt to provide accurate information from reputable sources in this rapidly changing environment. Check back often. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Essentials of Social Media on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:00AM. Hosted by Maryland SBDC.
- Free Marketing Webinars (topics vary) held each week through March 16. Hosted by Manning Media.
- Anti-Social: How to Promote Your Business Without Social Media on Wednesday, January 20 at 1:00PM. Hosted by Maryland SBDC.
- New Year, New Message-Plan Your Business Marketing for 2021 on Thursday, January 21 at 1:00PM. Hosted by Maryland SBDC.
- Marketing 101 on Monday, January 25 at 10:30AM. Hosted by Maryland SBDC.
- Develop Your Business Plan on Wednesday, January 27 at 9:30AM. Hosted by Maryland Women’s Business Center.
- Getting The Most From Your Web Presence & Development on Wednesday, January 27 at 1:00PM. Hosted by Maryland SBDC.
- Key Census Programs and Tools for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: A Strategic Approach on Wednesday, January 27 at 11:30AM. Hosted by Maryland SBDC.
- Coffee & Connects: MWBC Frederick County on Thursday, January 28 at 10:00AM. Hosted by the Maryland Women’s Business Center.
- Business Model Design Success In Uncertain Times on Thursday, January 28 at 1:00PM. Hosted by Maryland SBDC.
- How to Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business on Friday, January 29 at 10:00AM. Hosted by Maryland Women’s Business Center.
- Market Your Business on a Budget on Friday, February 5 at 10:00AM. Hosted by Maryland Women’s Business Center.
- Love — Grow — and Sustain Your Business on Thursday, February 11 at 10:00AM. Hosted by Maryland SBDC.
- How to Post During a Pandemic on Thursday, February 11 at 2:00PM. Hosted by Maryland Women’s Business Center.
RECOVERY, REOPENING AND REENTRY
Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery: For the most up to date information on recovery plans for the State of Maryland, visit governor.maryland.gov/recovery. The Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery released on April 24 can be downloaded here.
Maryland Strong Back to Business Pledge: Governor Hogan is encouraging Maryland business owners to display a signed pledge in their place of business.
Tourism Recovery Task Force: This task force was established to create a plan to re-open the tourism industry in a manner that is safe for employees and customers. The work of the task force is guided through the efforts of the Tourism Advisory Recovery Group, which is comprised of members of the industry’s trade associations and the Maryland Tourism Development Board. The recommendations from each group will be integrated into a plan that will be delivered to the Secretary of Commerce, Kelly Schulz. The working title of the plan is: Open for Business. Putting the Tourism Industry Back to Work. The model that Maryland has been using for a reopening plan is outlined in the National Coronavirus Response – A Road Map to Reopening.
- Tourism/Retail Task Force Recommendations: The following recommendations were submitted to the Governor via the Department of Commerce on April 30. At a minimum, safe, contactless curbside pickup should begin as quickly as possible for all retail. You can download a copy of these documents here: Task Force Recommendations / Checklist for Retailers / Checklist for Customers
- From the MD Office of Tourism Development (OTD) Resources: Five easy steps to make sure you’re getting the benefit of OTD support in promoting your business and events.
Executive Orders & Regulations:
Click on the tabs below to show details related to each Executive Order issued by the Governor and/or Regulations set by Frederick County. Questions concerning the Governor’s executive orders should be directed to the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel at 410.974.3901 or online at governor.maryland.gov/
If you are unsure of your current occupancy load use the City of Frederick’s Capacity Calculator. If you have other questions about policies specific to Frederick County, contact fchdBusinessInfo@