ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FACING KENT COUNTY
Doug Camp, President of the Kent County Chamber of Commerce, will discuss some of the challenges facing Chamber members, and how the Chamber is trying to assist them at our August 2 meeting. Among the new programs of Chamber are quarterly lunches that will focus on introducing member businesses to other businesses or programs that may help their bottom line. They are also developing speaker lists and joint/shared projects with Washington College to bring services to our members utilizing the college’s resources and students. They hope cooperation with the college may lead to more synergy between local businesses and the college.
The CBG meets every Thursday at 7:30 AM at the Holiday Inn in Chestertown.
Doug will also discuss how the recent changes in tax laws and medical care have and may affect our local member businesses. There are both pluses and minuses with the proposed changes. While there are always two sides to every political issue, Doug doesn’t see the changes as Republican or Democrat, but rather will discuss how they may affect local businesses and their bottom lines.
As a financial planner and as a banker in his previous life, Doug has discussed in past meetings how the laws and regulations have improved or failed to improve our financial markets. He will be happy to take some questions or lead a group discussion on how these regulations have changed our financial outlook. While as a licensed professional Doug is limited in offering specific advice or comments to the general public, he can discuss in general terms how banking regulations and/or government intervention have helped or hurt small business.