#MACoCon has so many wonderful sponsors this year! Here are just a few…

MACo’s Summer Conference, Aug. 16 through Aug. 19, has received a lot of support from sponsors!

We would like to thank those sponsors for their contribution to this event! We couldn’t have done it without them.

Thursday’s dinner attraction, the Taste of Maryland, is sponsored by Delta Dental.

The IT Directors Affiliate Meeting sponsors are Comcast and Rubrik.

The general conference sponsor is Sage Policy Group.

Contributing sponsors are Cornerstone Government Affairs and Washington Gas.

The sponsor of the Human Services Affiliate Meeting is Fostering Change Network.

Program ads were sponsored by American Traffic Solutions, the Law Office of Thomas N. Yeager, Orenco, Maryland Relay and BGE.


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Totes! Totes! Totes! #MACoCon

WGL Energy Services 2015WGL Energy Services is providing MACo Summer Conference attendees with tote bags to carry all of their presentation materials and giveaways from the exhibit hall!

WGL Energy is also greening MACo’s Summer Conference to reduce our carbon footprint. Thank you, WGL Energy for their continued support!

WGL Energy is a leader in efficient and environmentally-friendly energy technology solutions to residential, government, commercial and industrial customers. They deliver a full spectrum of energy solutions, including electricity, natural gas, renewable energy, carbon reduction, distributed generation and energy efficiency provided by WGL Energy Services, Inc.

Thank you WGL Energy Services for supporting the Summer Conference!

For more information about WGL visit them at booth 700 and 701 on Thursday and Friday.

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#MACoCon Tech Expo Brought to You by Leaders in the Field

The MACo Summer Conference is featuring a Tech Expo on Wednesday, Aug. 16. The expo, running from 11am to 4pm, is sponsored by Multivista, Tomi Environmental Solutions, and We Work for Health – Maryland.

These leaders in the field are bringing up-and-coming technology demonstrations and information to the summer conference attendees!

Multivista is the world’s leading construction photography and visual documentation service. We offer customized photo, video and webcam solutions for projects of every size and complexity, with easy-to-use online software to put it all at your fingertips.

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. is a global bacteria disinfection/decontamination and infectious disease control company, providing environmental solutions for air and surface disinfection/decontamination through manufacturing sales, and licensing of our EPA registered products, SteraMist Binary Ionization Technology (R).

We Work For Health – Maryland is an effort to promote the significant social and economic value of the biopharmaceutical and life sciences sectors in our state. Our partnership includes biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as state and local chambers of commerce, academic and research institutions, labor, patient advocate groups, physicians and healthcare providers. Together, our mission is to drive innovation, research and development to new cures.

For more information visit these companies at the Tech Expo:

Multivista- Booth 27

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. – Booth 35

We Work For Health – Booth 33

Thank you Multivista, Tomi Environmental Solutions, and We Work for Health for supporting the Tech Expo this year at our Summer Conference!

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Do you hear that? Then thank the MHLA

logoMACo’s Summer Conference will be equipped with an audio and visual system thanks to the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association!

The quality of all our sessions and speaking events couldn’t have been made possible without the equipment provided by the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association.

The Maryland Hotel Lodging Association (MHLA) is the statewide membership organization for hotels and their vendors/partners. The more than 700 hotels (74,000 rooms) in Maryland directly employ 26,000 people and have a direct impact on more than 52,000 jobs. We support $2.3 billion of federal, state and local taxes and in 2015 guests spent $5.4 billion at our hotels, local businesses, and on transportation.

For more information about the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association visit its website: https://mdlodging.org/.

Thank you Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association for supporting the registration this year at our Summer Conference!

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DHCD Welcomes You to MACo’s Summer Conference! #MACoCon

DHCD_Logo_600dpiMACo would like to thank the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) for sponsoring the 2017 MACo Summer Conference registration, beginning Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7:30 am and Saturday at 8:00 am.

Our smiling faces are brought to you by the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development this year! Everyone attending the conference will need to visit registration to obtain their meal tickets, session prize tickets, and more!

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is committed to promoting and preserving home ownership and affordable rental housing and improving Maryland’s communities.

Please visit DHCD’s exhibit booth (#120 & 121) at Summer Conference or on the web at http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

Thank you Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development for supporting the registration this year at our Summer Conference!

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For ensuring updated and accurate U.S. Census Data, check out LUCA

cb17-109-graphic-lucaTo ensure U.S. Census accuracy, approximately 39,000  tribal, state and local governments are now invited to update their 2020 Census information. The Local Update of Census Addresses operation (LUCA) is voluntary and only happens once a decade.

Participants can add, delete or correct addresses and maps for the upcoming Census. LUCA will provide a complete list of census addresses for a jurisdiction, a list of Census Bureau’s count of residential addresses and Census Bureau maps.

“The Census Bureau relies on a complete and accurate address list to reach every living quarter and associated population for inclusion in the 2020 Census. Participation in LUCA helps ensure an accurate decennial census count in communities across the nation.”

Interested parties should register by Dec. 15, 2017.

Click here to learn more information about LUCA and how to sign up.

For the full press release click here.

Number One Way to Prepare for the Day? And Golf? Breakfast. #MACoCon

NationwidewebreadyMACo would like to thank Nationwide Retirement Solutions for providing the golf tournament breakfast, at this year’s 2017 Summer Conference, August 15-19 in Ocean City, MD.

NRS will help golfers prepare for the day ahead with this sponsored breakfast on Wednesday, August 16. Golf tournament spots are still available if you are a registered attendee.

On Your Side. Nationwide is a market leader in providing supplemental retirement savings programs for public employees. Nationwide has been serving public sector employees and their families for nearly 40 years. Nationwide’s programs include 457(b), 401(a), and Post-Employment Health Plans, and are comprehensive – incorporating investment, education, and administrative service solution for governmental employers. Visit or call (877) 677-3678. Retirement representatives are registered representatives of Nationwide Investment Services Corporation, member FINRA.

Thank you NRS for being a sponsor of this breakfast and for being a MACo Gold Corporate Partner!

Visit them at https://www.nrsforu.com/ or the booths 526 and 527 at the conference.

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What is a Crab Feast without a mallet? Thanks to NACo we won’t have to find out! #MACoCon

Thannaco logok you NACo Financial Services for providing the MACo Summer Conference Crab Feast mallets! If you haven’t already and are a registered attendee, you can purchase a ticket to the Crab Feast on August 18 at 5pm.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

Thank you NACo for supporting MACo’s 2017 Summer Conference!

To learn more about NACo visit http://www.naco.org or booth 525 at the conference.

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Complimentary Conference Captures Created by Capable Company #MACoCon

Gursky PhotographyMACo would like to acknowledge and thank Grant L. Gursky Photography for the sponsoring the photography at MACo’s Summer Conference, this August 16-19 in Ocean City, MD.

Thanks to Gursky, attendees can close their camera app and enjoy the conference!

Grant L. Gursky grew up in a suburb of Washington, DC, where from an early age, he dreamed of being a photojournalist for major media outlets. He’s come a long way from taking photos of the national monuments on his own for fun as a kid to making his dreams come true. Grant has worked from some of the smallest and largest publications in the news world – the Catholic Review, Carroll County Times, The Daily Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe to name a few. His photos have appeared in countless newspapers and magazines throughout the world, including Coastal Style Magazine, US News & World Report and Time.

Thank you Grant L. Gursky for preserving this year’s memories!

Please visit Grant L. Gursky Photography on the web at www.gransky.com and keep an eye out for the Summer Conference photos on our blog after the conference.

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Find Out Why it Pays to be Early at #MACoCon

2016 US CommMACo would like to thank U.S. Communities for sponsoring the 2017 MACo Summer Conference early bird prizes, running from August 16-19 in Ocean City, MD. Arrive early to our affiliate and general sessions for your chance to win $25 or $50 Home Depot gift cards!

Founded by NACo and sponsored by MACo, U.S. Communities is the leading government purchasing cooperative that provides counties with cost savings for products and services that address the unique needs of counties. From pharmaceuticals, building maintenance, technology, temporary staffing, and more, counties can access our supplier’s best overall government pricing while reducing the administrative costs of competitive bids. Registration is free and there are no commitments or minimum orders. Visit www.uscommunities.org to get started!

U.S. Communities has demonstrated ongoing support for the Maryland Association of Counties. Thank you for being a Summer Conference Sponsor!

Check them out at booth 510.

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