Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce to temporarily close office, postpone events

The following is a March 17 release from the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce:


In light of our current circumstances, we have decided to close our office to the public. All events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Having said that, we are still working hard for you, ensuring you receive the most up to date information, whether it be health related or economic assistance. Social media is our best friend right now. I implore you to follow our Facebook page and be very active on your own sites.

Our Worcester County Economic Development office is working tirelessly to craft and assist with small business grants, loans and programs. This is where we need you.

Worcester County must show that there are at least 5 businesses in our county that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 response to enable the local governments to assist. The formal application process must include documentation of the losses. The Governor’s office intends to apply for the U.S. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.

The State Department of Commerce has requested that the below application be completed and returned by Wednesday, March 18, 2020 for area businesses that have interest in applying and have been affected. Email completed form and documentation to: lscarlato@co.worcester.md.us . Any questions may be directed to the Worcester County Economic Development Department regarding the form or the process at 410-632-3112 (Office) or 443-614-2311 (Cell). Access the form by clicking the link below.

For the most official and up to date info on Maryland’s health, visit the states site by clicking the other below link.

Please, your health matters most so stay well, friends. Do NOT hesitate to contact us if there’s anything we can do for you and stay active on social media right now. That will be your lifeline. Together, we will get through this.

Stay well,

Kerrie Bunting
Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce

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