The Department of Economic Development for St Mary’s County is hosting a series of virtual listening sessions with local businesses to help identify and prioritize pandemic recovery needs.

Targeting specific market segments, “Navigating Now” will begin with afocus on the foodservice industryin a session planned forMonday, August 24, 2020, at 9:00 AM.Restaurants, catering companies, and other businesses in the foodservice sector are invited to participate and discuss current needs for operating under the Covid-19 requirements.

Registration can be found

**Business owners and industry leaders are encouraged to respond to a brief survey to gauge impact within the foodservice industry prior to the listening session. The survey can be found

The deadline to respond to the surveyis Friday, August 21stand the results will be included in the discussionsession.

“As the economy continues to recover, we want to use these sessions to better understand how to support our local businesses, said Chris Kaselemis, Director of Economic Development. “The insights gained from these sessions will help identify the priorities and inform our responses as we work to sustain and strengthen our local economy.”

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