February 19, 2008 08:12 ET

MCSA, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, and Tech Council of Maryland to Host "Save Maryland IT Day" on February 27

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - February 19, 2008) -

WHO:    Maryland Chamber of Commerce
        Maryland Computer Services Association
        Tech Council of Maryland

WHAT:   Save Maryland IT Day

WHY:    A new 6 percent sales and use tax on computer services passed
        during the Maryland General Assembly's Special Session in November
        is threatening to stifle economic development and job creation in
        the state. The tax will have a negative impact on all users and
        providers of IT services. Unless repealed, the computer services
        sales tax will take effect on July 1.

        Save Maryland IT Day is designed to enable computer services
        providers and users who will be harmed by this tax to tell their
        stories to lawmakers and the media.

WHEN:   Wednesday, February 27, 2008

        10:45 a.m. - Welcome
        11:00 a.m. - CEO Press Briefing
        11:30 a.m. - Press Conference with Legislators

WHERE:  The Maryland Inn
        16 Church Circle
        Annapolis, MD

About the Maryland Computer Services Association

The Maryland Computer Services Association is a statewide association of computer services companies dedicated to lobbying on behalf of Maryland's computer services industry. The association also hosts an advocacy website -- -- that provides information about issues impacting the computer services industry. MCSA works in concert with Maryland's chambers of commerce and technology councils, leveraging its collective resources for the good of our industry and Maryland's economy. Created in response to Maryland's Tax Reform Act of 2007, MSCA's first order of business is the full repeal of Maryland's Computer Services sales tax. For more information on MCSA, please visit

About the Maryland Chamber of Commerce

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit coalition of 840 businesses who employ more than 422,000 people in the state. Its mission is to maximize opportunities for its members and their employees to grow and prosper. For more information about the Chamber, visit its website, or call (410) 269-0642 or (301) 261-2858.

About the Tech Council of Maryland

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is Maryland's largest technology trade association that brings its 500 plus members access to technology industry leaders in Maryland, DC and Virginia. TCM has two divisions, which provide valuable resources and benefits to help businesses succeed. The Tech Alliance serves the advanced technology community and MdBio serves the Maryland biotechnology community. TCM helps the region's technology organizations grow through its membership and activities such as networking events, cost saving programs, and advocacy initiatives.

Contact Information


    Brad Wills
    Wills & Associates, Inc.
    mobile. 301.346.7398