St. Mary’s Sponsors 6th Annual Crab Pot Pitch

The Crab Pot Pitch goes virtual this year! Sponsored by the St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development, the Crab Pot Pitch is an annual competition for entrepreneurs promoting innovative technologies. This year’s Crab Pot Pitch Competition will be held virtually Thursday, October 29, 2020. Entrance is open to anyone with a cutting edge, disruptive and innovative technology that has potential for regional business growth in Southern Maryland.Five finalists will be selected to pitch in…

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State Moves to Phase 3 Reopening, County Decisions Mixed

County decisions on reopening phases remain mixed as the State moves toward Phase Three of the Roadmap to Recovery plan. While many feel their numbers are good enough to move forward with the State's plan, others say there are still too many cases of coronavirus in their counties to safely enter the next phase. Governor Hogan announced on Tuesday (9/1) that with improved COVID-19 health metrics across the state, Maryland was ready to begin Phase…

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Talbot County Unveils Frederick Douglass Park

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass was honored Tuesday as a new outdoor exhibit was unveiled in Talbot County. The Frederick Douglass Park on the Tuckahoe features three outdoor educational exhibits, not far from where the Eastern Shore native was born. From WMDT's website: “This beautiful place inspired this incredible human being to rise up from his circumstances, to go farther than he ever thought he could go,” says Cassandra Vanhooser, the Director of Economic Development and Tourism…

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Howard’s Roving Radish Program Opens First Storefront

Howard County's successful Roving Radish recently opened its first storefront in Columbia. The award-winning program provides affordable, locally sourced meal kits to residents while supporting local farms. From Howard County's website: Roving Radish, an award-winning Howard County program that provides healthy meal kits sourced from local farms, has opened its first storefront in Long Reach Village Center. The 4,142 square foot space will have a storefront offering fresh meat, dairy, eggs, and milk from local…

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AT&T to Host Universal Broadband Policy Event

AT&T, a MACo Platinum Corporate Partner, is hosting a virtual policy event on Tuesday, September 1, on the importance of universal broadband for an inclusive digital economy. Event Details: “Universal Broadband: Essential for an Inclusive Digital Economy” Virtual Policy Event Date/Time: September 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT Event Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified connectivity issues in unserved areas. Currently, 18 million Americans cannot get broadband service at home, however, there continues to be…

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Tax Strategies for Your Retirement Income

Don’t miss MACo’s Summer Series Solutions Showcase on creating a sustainable retirement income through a better understanding of tax strategies. MACo’s Summer Series includes content directly aimed at solving common governance and administrative challenges. Ensuring employees are prepared for retirement is just one of those administrative challenges. Nationwide Retirement Solutions (NRS), a MACo Platinum Corporate Partner, will host a live session to explain how taxes can impact retirement income, and share strategies for saving. Register…

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WeWorkForHealth Supports Maryland’s Bio-pharmaceutical Industry in Fight Against COVID-19

We Work For Health MD, a sponsor of MACo's Summer Series, is working with Maryland's bio-pharmaceutical industry to find a solution to the coronavirus pandemic. We Work For Health (WWFH) is a grassroots coalition of patients, health care providers, educators, business leaders, faith-based organizations and community stakeholders who share a common goal of educating our fellow Marylanders about the biopharmaceutical industry’s positive contributions to the economy and society. From We Work for Health MD: Over…

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University of Maryland Launches Masters Program in Health and Social Innovation

The Graduate School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, a sponsor of MACo's Summer Series, recently launched a new master's program in Health and Social Innovation. The program is designed to challenge students to explore and utilize principles of innovation, entrepreneurship, and design thinking to solve complex health and social challenges. https://youtu.be/VyqkgnkIB9o Program Director Jim Kucher had this to say about the program: "In Fiscal year 2015, Maryland’s counties spent almost half a billion dollars…

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The Value of ConnectCare3

LGIT Health, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, is highlighting the benefit of ConnectCare3 services during MACo's Summer Series. ConnectCare3 is a personal and confidential service assisting employees with any illness or medical condition, included in the LGIT Health Cooperative. From LGIT Health: One of the most valuable benefits of a LGITHealth membership is ConnectCare3. Former Township Manager, Barry, started working with a ConnectCare3 Nurse Navigator, Jean, back in 2014 for his diagnosis of spinal stenosis.…

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