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BWCC Recognizes Member, MSILC

David C. Sharp, MSW, President of the  Maryland Statewide Independent Living Council (MSILC), wrote to thank the Baltimore Washington Chamber of Commerce for recognition of the organization’s new offices in Rockville, MD.  Shown here (l-r)  is David Sharp, President of MSILC who is  presented the plaque on behalf of the BWCC by Jim Andrews. Andrews is also a […]

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Help Maryland Million Celebrate Its 30th’ Anniversary

YOU’RE INVITED TO JIM MCKAY MARYLAND MILLION DAY Help us celebrate our 30th anniversary and experience Maryland’s Day at the Races! Enjoy the best seat in the house on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day (Oct 17) at Laurel Park! A table in the Club Tent will provide you and your guests with an unparalleled trackside […]

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RS data again shows taxpayers leaving Maryland

Recently released data from the IRS shows that about 5,500 more taxpayers left Maryland in 2012 than moved to the state. Long-cited by tax critics as annual data that show the migration of taxpayers to lower-taxed states, some experts caution that not too much should be read into year-to-year changes. “The IRS data presents a […]

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Regulatory Reform Commission Meeting Schedule

The Commission will be conducting a comprehensive review of Maryland’s regulatory climate in an effort to identify problems that could potentially impact Maryland’s business environment.  The Commission is co-chaired by Abba Poliakoff and Jim Soltesz, with Lt. Governor Rutherford serving as ex-officio Chair. All Meetings are from 10am – 1pm September 10, 2015 – Baltimore […]

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An Evening Soirée with Carol

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Patuxent Research Refuge Updates and October Public Programs

Cash Lake Fishing will end early this year. Patuxent Research Refuge will draw down (drain) Cash Lake from now through the end of September. The purpose of this draw down is two-fold. Refuge staff will inspect and make any necessary repairs to the dam and water control structure that maintains Cash Lake. Additionally, the draw down […]

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from (l-r): Josie Thompson Josie Designs; Kellyann Few, EM Strategies; Rhonda Tomlinson, CPA, RJ Tomlinson & Associates LLC; Rene Alonso, Blind Industries & Services of Maryland; Secretary Bassette;  Tracey Hansen, Ascent Path; Connie Russell Gorum of CL Russell & Company; and BWCC President/CEO, Walt Townshend.

BWCC Leaders Meet with MD DGS Secretary Bassette

Leaders from the BWCC’’s GovCon Council and Women in Business (WIB) met with Maryland’s Department of General Services Secretary C. Gail Bassette in Baltimore to discuss ways in which the BWCC could support the initiatives of General Services to increase the participation by small and minority businesses in Maryland.  Joining the meeting, and taking the […]

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Top 25 Cost-Cutting Tips: Simple Ways to Save on Meetings and Events

by Sarah J.F. Braley and Michael C.Lowe Meeting budgets are on the rise, according to recent research. In M&C’s own “2015 Meeting Spend Survey”, released last month, 48 percent of the nearly 200 respondents said their 2016 budgets will increase, and 46 percent said their budgets went up in 2015. That’s good news for planners,right? […]

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Crab Cake Challenge event

Ours friends at Mid Atlantic Networking are holding their 2nd Annual “Maryland’s Top Crab Cake Challenge” event on Tuesday, September 15th from 3-8pm in the ballroom at Michael’s Eighth Ave. in Glen Burnie.  We will be set up there with an Exhibitor Booth so stop by and say Hi.  They have offered BWCC members “Member” […]

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Maryland schools superintendent resigns to lead nonprofit

By: Associated Press August 28, 2015 Maryland’s schools superintendent is resigning to take a post leading an Ohio education nonprofit. The Maryland State Board of Education announced Lillian Lowery’s resignation on Friday. Officials say Lowery will become president and chief executive officer of FutureReady Columbus, a nonprofit corporation with an initial focus on early childhood […]

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