Small and Mid-Sized businesses in the U.S. are having to make tough decisions and according to reports at least ONE IN THREE has closed their doors for good.
DMV Thrives is a small business and have started the DMV Thriving Project to identify businesses that are making the changes required, and making it work. We know the challenges of the “COVID-19, Economic Crisis, and Social and Political Stress trifecta” is far from over. We have created this project and a few websites to try to help in some small way.
OpenInMaryland.com is our first directory of businesses that have been verified to be open and operating, to some extent. We are adding and verifying businesses as quickly as we can. We are working through a list of counties and cities and would really appreciate your help.
If you own a business or know of a business that is open but isn’t in our directory, please have the owner create a free listing on OpenInMaryland.com. We will quickly verify the information and make it available to all who visit the directory. We won’t turn away the national chains and companies with sufficient means to weather this storm, but we do want to become strong with the small before we focus on the big.
–Stay Safe, Stay Positive, Buy Local When You Can —
Allen Rose, Project Leader