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Update: COVID-19

Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland has allocated more than $175 million to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Up to $130 million in new funding, through the Maryland Department of Commerce, will help support new loan and grant programs as well as manufacturers, and $7 million in funding through  Read the Rest…

Let Us Know How Your Business is Doing

In order to better respond to the needs of our tourism partners during and after the Covid-19 crisis, we need to know how this emergency is affecting your business. The survey is just 12 questions and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Follow this link and let us know how you are doing during  Read the Rest…

Restaurants are Still Open for Pickup & Delivery

Following state and federal guidelines, restaurants are still open for curbside pickup and delivery. There’s a national push for “#TakeoutTuesdays” and “#CarryOutWednesdays” to support our colleagues in the restaurant industry while treating yourself to a bit of normalcy, but don’t wait a week. Every day is a great day for takeout. For a list of  Read the Rest…

Secretary of Commerce
Kelly M. Schulz Shares Current COVID-19 Status

Dear Tourism Partner, As you are aware, Maryland is being impacted by the COVID-19 and the current status is fluctuating every day. Maryland is currently operating under a state of emergency, and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has elevated its state response activation level. At the direction of Governor Hogan, state agencies have ramped up  Read the Rest…

OTD Takes Home ADDY Gold

The American Advertising Federation of Baltimore (AAFB) held its annual awards gala on March 5 at Port Discovery in downtown Baltimore. The awards, known as the ADDYs, are given for excellence in advertising, design and promotion. OTD was the winner of a Gold ADDY for its “Open For It” campaign, launched in the spring of  Read the Rest…

Maryland’s Spring Film Festivals Kick Off in Ocean City

Maryland Film Office Director Jack Gerbes was on hand for the fourth annual Ocean City Film Festival where he hosted a panel and gave the opening address. The festival marks the beginning of a slate of film festivals this spring, with the Annapolis Film Festival running March 26-29, the Maryland International Film Festival in Hagerstown  Read the Rest…

March is Maryland Wine Month

The Maryland Wineries Association is celebrating the fourth annual Maryland Wine Month in March. This month-long celebration of Maryland’s winemaking industry is the perfect opportunity to get out and explore Maryland’s unique wine trails, as well as experience special events and tastings at wineries and vineyards across the state. To find out more, follow this  Read the Rest…