Water Coolers, first Thursday’s, 4:00-5:00PM (EST), an historical metaphor for camaraderie, communication and collaboration, with the first part delivering an expert’s HOT Cooler topic important to you, then seguing to: 

  • Asking questions, getting answers, solving problems
  • Becoming/staying connected
  • Contributing to conquering the challenges at hand

NEXT WATER COOLER: Three Magic Things” to Prevent Cyber Attacks







July 09, 2020, 4-5PM
This month we are honored to have as our “HOT COOLER” topic, and expert:

“Ergonomic & Fitness Tips for the new Work from Home Lifestyle”  presented by Dr. Kevin Murray, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland School of Medicine-Department of Physical Therapy, and the E.I.M. Institute of Health

REGISTER HERE https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJcpdu-vqDgjZLoaD6hboNOObWkq_wTepQ

UPDATED BUSINESS RESOURCES (All Water Cooler Expert’s presentations, after they present, may be found at https://nmtc.org/category/the-latest-news/ )

Added June 3, 2020
NEW $5k grant in Harford Co
. announced today- no employee requirement- can be used for commercial mortgage or lease. Online application, but first come, first serve.
Check it out at https://bit.ly/HarfordCOVID19Relief.

Weekly Quick Tips – timely articles helpful to businesses of all types related to network and cyber security. Compliments of CMIT Solutions on their website at,Quick Tipshttps://cmitsolutions.com/upper-chesapeake-columbia/resources/

Added May 29, 2020
This valuable program is open, as of May 26th ,  with funds moving at a good clip.

Added May 09, 2020
UPDATE ON the Paycheck Protection Program front: Getting your loan forgiven no longer depends on your employees coming back to work. The Treasury Department and U.S. Small Business Administration released new guidance this week stating that business owners who make a written offer to employees for the same position at the same salary will not be penalized if the employees refuse to come back.Watch the full webinar: What You Need to Know About Changes Coming to PPP Loans: The Latest

Read a quick summary of our experts’ best advice: How to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven, When to Give it Back, and What’s Coming Next

Don’t have time to watch the full video? We broke it down into clips on some of the most important topics:

Added May 08, 2020
Fast-Track Program for COVID-19 Test Development –
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is urgently soliciting proposals and can provide up to $500M across multiple projects to rapidly-produce innovative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests that will assist the public’s safe return to normal activities.
See webpage www.poctrn.org/radx and press release, for details.

Added May 08, 2020
(Federal) Secretary of Commerce allocates $300 million in CARES Act aid to U.S. fishermen and seafood industries impacted by COVID-19.
Maryland slated to receive $4,125,118* Find additional NOAA financial assistance information here: website

Added May 08, 2020
Preparing To Open – May 14, 2020, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Click here to register
As elected officials and public health authorities throughout Maryland work to control the spread of COVID-19, employers are bracing for a phased and gradual reopening of the economy that requires planning. Preparing to Open will foster and promote conversations on topics from barriers to reopening, to big questions about immunity and liability, to ways employers can incorporate innovative approaches to safety into the workplace. Hosted by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce.

Covid-19 tracker from Johns Hopkins – interactive web-based map to track cases of the virus around the world.
Covid-19 tracker from Johns Hopkins Mobile Version – interactive web-based map to track cases of the virus around the world.
https://datausa.io/coronavirus – Using available data, it demonstrates the growth of the virus by state and the resources a state has.

SEE BELOW for business resources helpful to you, employees and their families.

1 COVID Employer/Employee Answers
2 COVID Telework – NMTC Members Succeeding
3 COVID Policies – Work, Home, Legal, Insurance
4 COVID Resources – Federal, State, local
5 COVID Discussions – Previous Virtual Water Coolers

As we collaborate, learn, experiment, we’ll be archiving the best recommendations on each of the above sections (and adding others as necessary).