Don’t Miss Out! Fewer Than 10 #MACoCon Exhibit Booths Left!

The 2018 MACo Summer Conference is August 15-18 and features a 250-booth exhibit tradeshow. Exhibit Booths are selling out quickly – reserve yours today!

EXHIBITOR BROCHURE  | ONLINE EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

The MACo Summer Conference offers the potential to bring exhibitors big results. County governments are searching for vendors offering virtually every business function and service found in Maryland. From logistics to printing, finance to office administration, training to trash removal – county governments are looking for YOU! Or your competitors.

Needless to say, if you want to do business with Maryland’s counties, you should exhibit at the MACo Summer Conference. For more details and to fill out the application form, download our MACo 2018 Summer Conference Exhibitor Brochure or register online here.

See Who’s Already Signed Up

Check out the list of vendors already signed up! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get your products and services in front of many of Maryland’s major decision makers! VIEW THE FLOORPLAN

Interested in a FREE premium booth in the entrance aisle? Contact Nicolette at 410.269.0043 or nquerry@mdcounties.org to find out how to get one! (HURRY – only a few left!)

The theme of this year’s Summer Conference – “Water, Water Everywhere” – will focus  on all the ways counties work with water. From the health of the Bay and Maryland’s waterways to the infrastructure, treatment, and regulations that ensure safe and healthy water flows through our pipes, county governments are keeping our residents afloat. Conference sessions will discuss the Bay, water infrastructure, watermen and oyster/fishery/habitat issues, floods and other natural disasters, and ways to put the wind back in the sails of a tight budget.

Benefits of being a MACo Summer Conference Exhibitor:

  • Exhibitor description and contact information displayed on MACo’s conference mobile app and website!
  • Create a 30-second video clip to be displayed as part of our online Virtual Exhibitor Showcase. The Showcase is available for viewing to everyone—conference participants and others—and goes online one month prior to conference to help participants get acquainted with your company’s services
  • Each booth will receive a list of conference attendees and their contact information
  • Exhibitors may participate in all MACo conference sessions at no additional charge
  • Table draping for your booth is included!
  • Each booth receives 2 tickets for Thursday and Friday lunches, Thursday afternoon Ice Cream and Fruit Break, and for the Thursday evening Taste of Maryland Reception
  • Additional tickets for the social events are available to exhibitors at the County Member rate (our lowest rate!)
  • Exhibitors may sign up for the Golf Tournament (additional fee and registration required)

More than 2,500 people are estimated to attend this conference, including: County Executives, Council Members, and Commissioners; county staff from all county departments; business representatives; Senators and Delegates; Congressmen; State and Federal officials and staff; basically, anyone who has anything to do with local government in Maryland!

Don’t miss this opportunity to show what your company can do for Maryland’s counties!

Read more about our Summer Conference exhibit halls in the brochure.

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

Only 20 Booths Left – Sign up NOW to Exhibit at MACo’s 2018 Summer Conference

Exhibit booth spaces are going fast! Now is the time to sign up to exhibit at MACo’s Summer Conference August 15 – 18 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD.

Looking for a Big Exhibitor Opportunity? 

MACo Exhibit Hall
200+ exhibiting companies gather each to build
new relationships at MACo’s Summer Conference

The MACo 2018 Summer Conference offers the potential to bring exhibitors big results. County governments are searching for vendors offering virtually every business function and service found in Maryland. From logistics to printing, finance to office administration, training to trash removal – county governments are looking for YOU! Or your competitors…

Needless to say, if you want to do business with Maryland’s counties, you should exhibit at the MACo Summer Conference. For more details and to fill out the application form, download our MACo 2018 Summer Conference Exhibitor Brochure or register online. See the full list of registered vendors here.

Benefits of being a MACo Summer Conference Exhibitor:

  • Exhibitor description and contact information displayed in MACo’s printed program, the conference mobile app, and our website!
  • Each booth may receive a list of conference attendees and their contact information
  • Exhibitors may participate in all MACo conference sessions at no additional charge
  • Table draping for your booth is included!
  • Each booth receives 2 tickets for Thursday and Friday lunches, the Thursday Ice Cream and Fruit Break and for the Thursday evening Taste of Maryland Reception
  • Additional tickets for the social events are available to exhibitors at the County Member rate (our lowest rate!)
  • Exhibitors may sign up for the Golf Tournament (additional fee and registration required)

Nearly 2,500 people are estimated to attend this conference, including:MACo Exhibit Hall Overview

  • County Executives, Council Members, and Commissioners
  • County staff from all county departments
  • Business representatives
  • Senators and Delegates
  • Congressmen
  • State and Federal officials and staff

…basically, anyone who has anything to do with local government in Maryland!

The Conference theme this year is “Water, Water Everywhere” and will focus on all the ways counties work with water. From the health of the Bay and Maryland’s waterways to the infrastructure, treatment, and regulations that ensure safe and healthy water flows through our pipes, county governments are keeping our residents afloat. Conference sessions will discuss the Bay, water infrastructure, watermen and oyster/fishery/habitat issues, floods and other natural disasters, and ways to put the wind back in the sails of a tight budget.

Learn more about exhibiting at MACo’s 2018 Summer Conference in the Exhibitor Brochure!

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

Looking for a Big Exhibitor Opportunity? Exhibit at #MACoCon!

MACo’s Summer Conference Exhibitor Registration is Now Open!

EXHIBITOR BROCHURE  | ONLINE EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

The 2018 MACo Summer Conference offers the potential to bring exhibitors big results. County governments are searching for vendors offering virtually every business function and service found in Maryland. From logistics to printing, finance to office administration, training to trash removal – county governments are looking for YOU! Or your competitors.

Needless to say, if you want to do business with Maryland’s counties, you should exhibit at the MACo Summer Conference. For more details and to fill out the application form, download our MACo 2018 Summer Conference Exhibitor Brochure or register online here.

Interested in a FREE premium booth in the entrance aisle? Contact Nicolette at 410.269.0043 or nquerry@mdcounties.org to find out how to get one! (HURRY – only a few left!)

The theme of this year’s Summer Conference – “Water, Water Everywhere” – will focus  on all the ways counties work with water. From the health of the Bay and Maryland’s waterways to the infrastructure, treatment, and regulations that ensure safe and healthy water flows through our pipes, county governments are keeping our residents afloat. Conference sessions will discuss the Bay, water infrastructure, watermen and oyster/fishery/habitat issues, floods and other natural disasters, and ways to put the wind back in the sails of a tight budget.

Benefits of being a MACo Summer Conference Exhibitor:

  • Exhibitor description and contact information displayed on MACo’s conference mobile app and website!
  • Create a 30-second video clip to be displayed as part of our online Virtual Exhibitor Showcase. The Showcase is available for viewing to everyone—conference participants and others—and goes online one month prior to conference to help participants get acquainted with your company’s services
  • Each booth will receive a list of conference attendees and their contact information
  • Exhibitors may participate in all MACo conference sessions at no additional charge
  • Table draping for your booth is included!
  • Each booth receives 2 tickets for Thursday and Friday lunches, Thursday afternoon Ice Cream and Fruit Break, and for the Thursday evening Taste of Maryland Reception
  • Additional tickets for the social events are available to exhibitors at the County Member rate (our lowest rate!)
  • Exhibitors may sign up for the Golf Tournament (additional fee and registration required)

More than 2,000 people are estimated to attend this conference, including: County Executives, Council Members, and Commissioners; county staff from all county departments; business representatives; Senators and Delegates; Congressmen; State and Federal officials and staff; basically, anyone who has anything to do with local government in Maryland!

Don’t miss this opportunity to show what your company can do for Maryland’s counties!

Read more about our Summer Conference exhibit halls in the brochure.

 

MACo’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter

The social media site Twitter has become a fast-moving setting for news, information, and advocacy on public affairs. We welcome followers of MACo’s own Twitter feed for updates from the Conduit Street blog and other MACo hot topics and often use Twitter to reach our own audience and to hear from others following the same issues as county leaders.

Here are some tweets that caught our eye this week:

Follow MACo
Follow Executive Director Michael Sanderson
Follow NACo
See Tweets on #mdpolitics

Connect With County Leaders! Be a Summer #MACoCon Sponsor

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Sign up for a MACo sponsorship to bring your
message to the county decision-makers!
The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) has released its official Summer Conference Sponsorship Brochure. The brochure is up-to-date with available sponsorships, which are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
MACo’s 2018 upcoming Summer Conference theme is “Water, Water Everywhere.” Sponsorships provide organizations with paramount opportunities to connect with county decision-makers. Your sponsorship will show you support county governments, understand their needs, and can help them solve their challenges!
New This Year:

Email Nicolette Querry for questions and to secure your sponsorship!

MACo’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter

The social media site Twitter has become a fast-moving setting for news, information, and advocacy on public affairs. We welcome followers of MACo’s own Twitter feed for updates from the Conduit Street blog and other MACo hot topics and often use Twitter to reach our own audience and to hear from others following the same issues as county leaders.

Here are some tweets that caught our eye this week:

Some Counties even got into the Groundhog Day spirit.

Follow MACo
Follow Executive Director Michael Sanderson
Follow NACo
See Tweets on #mdpolitics

Apply Now for the NACo/Nationwide Scholarship!

The National Association of Counties and Nationwide are accepting applications for a scholarship, honoring their 39 years of partnership.

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Are you Eligible?

  1. Be a high-school senior
  2. Have a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian enrolled in and actively contributing to a 457 (b) plan offered through the NACo Deferred Compensation Program
  3. Be a U.S. citizen
  4. enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study no later than the autumn term of the 2018-2019 school year at an accredited two- or four-year college
  5. NOT be an immediate family member of a of NACo employees, members of the NACo Defined Contribution and Retirement Advisory Committee or its governing board of directors, staff of individual state Association of Counties that are members of the LLC
  6. NOT be an employee of Nationwide employees

About the Program

The 13-year-old program allows high-school students to explore the transition into the next stage of life.

Young adults should understand the importance of preparing for a comfortable financial future as well as be aware of potential obstacles. The NACo/Nationwide essay contest allows the next generation of retirees to give insight into what retirement services looks like to them, a group of consumers whose purchase decision is years away. By the same token, educating our next generation on the importance of retirement savings will not only benefit the individual but their entire microsystems. The continued NACo/Nationwide partnership not only raises awareness in this vital area, it also continues the discussion and works to take the current retirement system to a whole new level. I expect great things from our 2018 winners. May their contributions be a ripple effect towards new and improved lifestyles.

– According to NACo’s President Roy Brooks

How to Apply

  1. Fill out the online application
  2. Submit an essay, 500 words or fewer
  3. Follow the essay prompt:

Young people often hear from parents and grandparents about the importance of saving and planning for their future. That can be tough advice to follow since most young people aren’t fluent in the language of money, yet are expected to make big financial decisions as early as in their teens. Retirement is decades away and many entry-level jobs, even for college graduates, don’t pay enough to make saving easy. Establishing a savings and investment plan early is one of the most important actions young people can take to protect their financial future. Provide two to three reasons why establishing a savings and investment plan early is important to you and how you plan on achieving your financial and savings goals.

4. Submit before March 5, 2018

Excerpts From Last Year’s Winners

My parents always taught me that financial stability is one of the most important freedoms. I am extremely grateful for their forethought to save money for my education. I’ll also follow my parents’ footsteps and participate in any 457(b) or 401(k) plans my employer may offer.

– Kaitlyn Galliher, Susquentina High School, Duncannon, PA

They offered a direct-deposit option. So, I signed up to have 25% of my paycheck placed into a savings account for college. It’s a great way to save money because I don’t need to take additional steps to move my money into savings every pay day.

– Hailee Sparks, Hudson Senior Hihg School, Hudson, Wisconsin

Apply now at www.nrsforu.com/scholarship.

New Tri-County Bus Connection Unites Calvert to a St. Mary’s Veteran Home

The Calvert County Department of Community Resources Public Transportation Division has created Southern Maryland’s first tri-county public transit connection uniting Calvert, St. Mary’s, and Charles County. It includes a route from Calvert County to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary’s County.

The bus will run Monday through Friday beginning on Feb. 5.

Riders from all three counties may take the new connection for FREE from Feb. 5-9.

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Calvert County Press Release Reports:

We are thrilled to launch this bus connection in Calvert County. Our veterans deserve convenient and accessible medical care and resources. We have been working on this opportunity for the region for a couple of years and I am grateful to our transportation staff for making it happen.

– Evan Slaughenhoupt, Jr., Calvert County Commission President and MACo Board Member

Calvert is the home to approximately 9,000 veterans, who now have free transportation to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

The Maryland Transit Authority was a funder and co-developer of the project.

For information on schedules and fees for VanGO, Charles County Government’s public transit system, visit www.charlescountymd.gov/pgm/vango/vango or call 1-800-735-2258.

For information on schedules and fees for St. Mary’s County Government’s Transit System, visit www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/STSfares.asp or call 301-475-4200 ext. *1120 or *1121.

MACo’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter

The social media site Twitter has become a fast-moving setting for news, information, and advocacy on public affairs. We welcome followers of MACo’s own Twitter feed for updates from the Conduit Street blog and other MACo hot topics and often use Twitter to reach our own audience and to hear from others following the same issues as county leaders.

Here are some tweets that caught our eye this week:

Follow MACo
Follow Executive Director Michael Sanderson
Follow NACo
See Tweets on #mdpolitics

BWI Flies into 2018, With Another Record-Setting Year

In 2017 the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport serviced over 26 million passengers breaking it’s 2016 record. The airport has broken its own record the last three years, according to MDOT press release.

 

BWI Airport Passengers Per Year
The number of passengers through BWI Airport over the last four years.

 

The passengers aren’t the only thing that has increased for the airport, so has their jobs and economic activity.

In 2017, 106,488 people were employed by the airport – up almost 9% from 2014. The economic activity landed around $9.3 billion.

Their economic activity brings in $591.9 million in state and local taxes, according to the Regional Economic Impact of BWI Marshall Airport report.

The airport flies in as the 22nd busiest in the United States.

Governor Hogan said in the MDOT press release:

Our administration wants to do everything it can to showcase Maryland’s incredible assets, which is why we’re are so fortunate to be home to one of the most convenient, efficient, and thriving airports in the nation.