#MACoCon Sponsor Showcase: Discuss Cyber Crime, Lead in Water, Energy Infrastructure and MORE

MACo’s Summer Conference will hold Sponsor Showcase Sessions to educate attendees about products and services from the conference sponsors. Each session will be 30 minutes and will be held in the Power Zone Lounge (sponsored by WGL Energy), Room 210 of the Convention Center in Ocean City, MD.

The Sponsor Showcase Session schedule is below:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Exposing Your Agency to Cyber Criminals Through Internet RFP’s and Bids – What Are Your Risks?

Sponsor: U.S. Communities featuring Insight

Description: Come learn how in a digital world your agency may be at risk of cyber predators more than you think. Learn more about how cooperative purchasing can shield your sensitive information from public networks and how Insight can help.

Speaker: Bob Crigler, Insight Public Sector

10:45 am – 11:15 am: Lead in Water – Can It Happen Here?

Sponsor: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

Description: How did Flint, Michigan happen? Can it happen to water systems in Maryland? In its 98-year existence, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has never had a drinking violation. Join WSSC’s senior water quality specialist for a look into what happened in Flint and what proactive steps WSSC uses to prevent lead from leaking into the system’s water.

Speaker: Jin Yeong Shin, Ph.D. Water Quality Manager, WSSC

11:30 am – Noon: How Nationwide and the Nationwide Retirement Institute Are Helping County Employees Make Sense of Social Security

Sponsor: Nationwide Retirement Solutions

Description: Break down and simplify the many rules and filing options for Social Security to help retirees make a suitable decision for their needs by analyzing and comparing different Social Security filing options.

Speaker: Scott Wamboldt, Nationwide Retirement Solutions.

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Distributed Impact – Energy Solution for the Future

Sponsor: WGL Energy

Description: Distributed Impact™ draws from resources across the energy spectrum.  It combines distributed generation (DG) technologies like solar, CHP and fuel cells, with traditional energy from electricity and natural gas, with renewables and carbon reduction from wind power, solar and carbon offsets along with energy efficiency. With a custom Distributed Impact™ solution, WGL Energy can help your organization navigate fluctuating energy markets, efficiently allocate energy dollars, stay connected in times of crisis, increase sustainability, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Attend this session to learn more!

Speaker: Richard Walsh, Account Manager, WGL Energy

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Maryland Partnership Plus: Community Benefits Achieved Through State/County Partnerships

Sponsor: Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development

Description: Learn about how your county can partner with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to help small businesses and residents thrive. This session’s focus will be the Maryland Partnership Plus: an initiative designed to enhance economic growth and existing housing stock through state and county partnerships. Maryland Partnership Plus will bring together county resources and department programs, including Neighborhood BusinessWorks and Maryland.

Speakers: John Maneval, Acting Assistant Secretary and Acting Director of the Division of Development Finance, Amy Grutzner, Director of Single Family Programs, Joe Seehusen, Director of Housing and Building Energy Programs, and Mike Haloskey, Director of Business Lending.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016

10:00 am – 10:30 am: BGE – Bringing Value to Your Communities

Sponsor: BGE

Description: BGE was founded in 1816 and this year marks 200 years of excellent service, growth and innovation for Maryland’s largest utility. Learn how BGE continues to invest and innovate to meet the challenges of the next 200 years and help improve the quality of life in Central Maryland.

Speaker: Valencia McClure – Vice President, Governmental & External Affairs, BGE.

10:45 am – 11:15 : Is Your Energy Infrastructure Ready for the Digital Age?

Sponsor: Constellation

Description: In this session, learn about how counties are capitalizing on distributed energy to take them into the digital age.

Speaker: Cherise Seals.

11:30 – Noon: The Hidden Costs of Work Injuries

Sponsor: Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

Description: Many people are aware of the direct costs of work injuries (i.e., medical treatment, lost time from work, and monetary compensation for permanent injuries).  The indirect costs, however, are not quite so obvious.  After a work injury, many organizations experience everything from a decrease in productivity to a decrease in employee morale.  Often, these intangible, hidden costs far exceed the costs paid directly to the injured worker.  Join Chesapeake Employers for a discussion on how to minimize these costs for your county.

Speakers: Jackie Baroody, SBU Claims Supervisor & Kristin Klein, Director of Safety Services.

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Distributed Impact – Energy Solution for the Future

Sponsor: WGL Energy

Description: Distributed Impact™ draws from resources across the energy spectrum.  It combines distributed generation (DG) technologies like solar, CHP and fuel cells, with traditional energy from electricity and natural gas, with renewables and carbon reduction from wind power, solar and carbon offsets along with energy efficiency. With a custom Distributed Impact™ solution, WGL Energy can help your organization navigate fluctuating energy markets, efficiently allocate energy dollars, stay connected in times of crisis, increase sustainability, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Attend this session to learn more!

Speaker: Les Lewis, Account Manager, WGL Energy

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Protecting People and Communities Amidst Major Changes in the Lodging Industry

Sponsor: Marriott International

Description: With home sharing and short term online rentals on the rise, what can you do to maintain neighborhood integrity and prioritize guest safety?  Join members of Maryland’s hotel community for a discussion on existing regulations in the lodging industry and efforts to regulate short term online rentals around the country.  They will discuss best practices in the areas of taxation, health and safety regulations, licensing, and zoning rules to provide you with the tools you need to protect your community.

Speakers: Amy Rohrer, Maryland Hotel & Lodging Association and T.J. Maloney, Marriott International

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