MD-DE-D.C. Beverage Assoc Shares Community Interactions

The MD-DE-D.C. Beverage Association, a MACo Gold Corporate Partner, supports efforts to reduce waste in landfills and waterways along with providing community support. According to an opinion piece in the Washington Times: ... I’m proud of the work America’s leading beverage companies have undertaken to increase recycling and reduce waste in our communities. We ensure our products can be easily recyclable by producing 100 percent recyclable aluminum, glass and plastic containers, making them among the…

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Comcast Enhances Operations for these Baltimore Businesses

Comcast, a MACo Gold Corporate Partner, has improved operations for a family of Baltimore businesses with its Business Solutions. TCI Trucking, Import System International and Import Sterilization Inc. have implemented Comcast's 75 Megabits-per-second internet and Business Voice Edge. According to the press release: The internet is the backbone of our business. Our dispatch system, office applications, custom services, client communications are run over it. We require a service that has great reliability, accessibility and speed…

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Academy Graduates: Register Today for “Building Your Leadership Capacity: Influencing Change”

The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, a voluntary certificate course for local government officials and professionals, will hold a Graduate course focusing on leadership on January 18, 2019. The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance certificate program was founded by MACo and MML, is facilitated by the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, and is sponsored by the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT). The Academy Graduate Program was designed to provide continuing education…

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5 Fast Facts: Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company, a MACo Gold Corporate Partner, was created as the Maryland State Accident Fund in 1914. In over a century of business, it has accomplished some pretty awesome things. Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company has $2 billion in total assets. In 2013, Chesapeake Employers received its first A.M. Best financial strength rating of A- (Excellent). Approximately 410 professionals are employed with Chesapeake Employers. Chesapeake Employers markets workers' compensation insurance directly to business owners…

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Ørsted’s Acquisition of Deepwater Wind Makes it Leading Offshore Wind Platform

Ørsted, in an agreement with the D.E. Shaw Group, has acquired 100% equity interest in Deepwater Wind. The merger of the two companies' offshore wind assets and organizations will make it the leading US offshore wind platform. The platform will include comprehensive geographic coverage and the largest pipeline of development capacity. Before the acquisition, the companies had these assets: Deepwater Wind: Block Island (30MW), the only operational offshore wind farm in the US Three offshore…

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County Capital Projects Advance According to State School Construction Staff’s Recommendation

The Interagency Commission on School Construction approved the recommendations for 75% of the State's fiscal year 2020 funding at their December 13 meeting in Baltimore. The Interagency Commission on School Construction heard presentations from county governments regarding their fiscal year 2020 capital requests for the first time yesterday. Previously, these presentations were made to the Board of Public Works as the body allocating the funding. According to the agenda, the State Public School Construction Capital…

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Drone Gathering Abuzz with Interest

A symposium held by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council draws a crowd of more than 200 county and state government, and private sector representatives.    The Baltimore Metropolitan Council hosted an all-day information exchange for county governments interested in learning more about drone technology and collaborating to implement drone solutions last week. State and county representatives, including GIS personnel and transportation officials packed into a hall in Columbia, Maryland to hear the information and share ideas.…

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Find Solutions for Your County from Industry Leaders at #MACoCon

MACo’s Winter Conference will hold Solutions Showcase Sessions, formally known as Sponsor Showcase Sessions, to educate attendees about products and services from participating conference sponsors and Corporate Partners. Each session will be 30 minutes and will be held in the “Life is On” Attendee Lounge (sponsored by Schneider Electric), in Skipjack AB with a few being presented in Windjammer. The Sponsor Showcase Session schedule is below: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2019 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm  |  Skipjack…

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White House Announces Multi-Agency Opportunity Zone Council

A Route Fifty article (2018-12-12) announced that President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating a 13-agency council to focus on directing existing federal resources to eligible distressed communities under the Opportunity Zones program. The "White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council" will examine how federal agencies can prioritize their financing, grants, and other assistance to support Opportunity Zones. Created under the 2017 federal tax reform initiative, Opportunity Zones are designated census tracts submitted by the states and…

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Hopkins Study Shows How Little Your Residents Know About State Government

A Johns Hopkins University press release (2018-12-11) announced the results of a new study designed to test your residents' knowledge about the workings of state government. Despite state governments handling critical issues like education and public safety, the survey revealed a significant lack of knowledge by residents about how state governments work. The press release stated that Johns Hopkins University political scientists Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg surveyed 1,500 across the United States for the…

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