Record Conference Highlights with Manis Canning

MACo would like to thank Manis Canning & Associates for sponsoring the notepads that will be given to attendees of this year's MACo Summer Conference, August 14-17, 2019, at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. Manis Canning & Associates (MCA) provides creative, proactive government affairs, public relations, business and trade association management strategies and programs to a diverse group of clients. Its principals have more than 100 years of experience dealing with…

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Earth Data Delivers New Thermal Imaging Services

Earth Data Incorporated, a Maryland based water resources and GIS company, recently added thermal imaging to its comprehensive list of field-oriented consulting services. From Earth Data's website: Using a new state-of-the-art FLIR Zenmuse XT2 thermal sensor in conjunction with its DJI Matrice 210_V2 RTK network-enabled drone allows Earth Data to integrate a high-resolution FLIR thermal sensor and a 4K visual camera with DJI’s leading stabilization and machine intelligence technology to quickly transform aerial data into…

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Exelon Generation Hosts Youth STEM Leadership Academy

Exelon recently hosted a free, week-long STEM Innovation Leadership Academy for female students interested in the studies of Energy, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, at the University of Maryland Main Campus. Among the many activities students were given the opportunity to tour Exelon's Baltimore Headquarters and Pepco's Watershed House, attend a STEM Leadership Panel, and have dinner with Exelon leaders. Exelon hopes this program, already in its third year, will help help young women interested…

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Marriott International to Launch All-Inclusive Platform

Maryland based Marriott International, one of the world's premier hospitality companies, announced today that it will be launching it's very own all-inclusive platform. From Marriott International's website: Responding to consumers’ growing desire around the world for premium, worry-free vacations, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced it is launching an all-inclusive platform to serve this increasingly popular vacation segment. The company also announced that it has signed management contracts with hotel developers who plan to…

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National 8-1-1 Day is this Sunday

Potomac Edison, a FirstEnergy Company, would like to remind everyone that Sunday, August 11, is National 8-1-1 Day. National 8-1-1 Day was established by the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) to remind contractors and homeowners of the importance of calling before digging near underground power lines. From FirstEnergy Corp's website: Call Before You Dig State laws require that the excavator notify the appropriate State One-Call System three days (minimum) before digging. Trained personnel will locate and mark…

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Yeager Law Office Represents Eastern Shore Counties

The Law Office of Thomas N. Yeager, located in Chestertown, Maryland, is a full service law firm dedicated to providing representation not only to individual and corporate clients, but to local governments as well. Mr. Yeager is a former Deputy State's Attorney for Kent County, Maryland, and currently serves as the county attorney for Kent County. For more information, visit their website. We'd like to thank Thomas N. Yeager Law Firm for their continued support…

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Tips from UHY on Cybersecurity

UHY, one of the world's largest accounting networks, gives local governments advice on how to safeguard themselves from cyber attacks in a recent article. From UHY's website: A few clear lessons emerge for local government leaders: 1. Be prepared for an attack. Regardless of your size (Key Biscayne or Atlanta), expect to be hit with an infection that will take your computers offline. • Ensure you have offline daily backups of data and applications. • Ensure…

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Washington Gas Receives National Acclaim

Washington Gas, a public utility holding company that serves more than one million residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. area, has been named one of the most trusted brands in the nation for the third consecutive year - according to Cogent Syndicated survey. From the WGL* website: Washington Gas has been recognized as a Most Trusted Brand for the third year in a row based on a nationwide survey of…

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How Remington & Vernick Engineers Help Local Governments

Remington & Vernick Engineers (RVE) use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help streamline local government. Here are just a few ways RVE can help your county work more efficiently. From RVE's website: The CADD/GIS Department supports clients through the preparation of essential plans and drawings for public improvements like roads, sanitary sewers, and water systems. Our CADD/GIS Department provides various support services to local governments; among them being the production of tax maps and the…

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Maryland Relay Seeks Nominations for 2019 Deaf Community Leader Award

Maryland Relay, a public service provider that allows persons with hearing or speech loss to stay independent on the telephone, is seeking nominations for the 2019 Deaf Community Leader Award. If you know someone who is Deaf or DeafBlind that demonstrates strong leadership, volunteerism, and involvement in his or her community, please click the link provided to nominate them. Nominations should be in no later than August 12. For more information, visit their Facebook Page.…

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