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Friday, March 1, 2013
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IN THIS ISSUE:
Business & Community News and Information
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health
Analytics
Edward Jones Wins Special "Training Top 125" Recognition in 13th Consecutive Appearance on
Training Magazine List
TEDCO Provides Assistance to Area Businesses
Survey to Assess Views on Higher Education Needs
Ed Turbush of Edward Jones Receives Certified Financial Planner® Certification
Defense Agencies Look to Replace $3.7 Billion Procurement Dinosaur
Upcoming Events
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Annual Spring Dinner – March 2
USNA Luncheon – March 5
“Action Plan to Serve the Fleet" - NAVAIR Commander’s Guidance 2013-2018 Panel and
Reception – March 13
Brown Bag Lunch Program at SMHEC - March 19
HR Professionals Focus on Preventing Violence in the Workplace – March 20
Training Events on Starting a Small Business – April 12, 15, & 26
Potomac River Waterfowl Show - May 24 - 25
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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION:
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health
Analytics
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals™ by Truven Health
Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. Truven Health Analytics is a leading
provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals™ study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical
complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction;
adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute
myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and pneumonia. The study is celebrating its 20th year,
and has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the first time MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has
been recognized with this honor.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our entire hospital family and all of the dedication each individual delivers
to put our patients first,” said Christine R. Wray, hospital president and senior vice president of MedStar
Health. “Our vision is to be the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health. Our patients
deserve the highest quality care, delivered with compassion, conveniently close to home.”
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is a community hospital that delivers state-of-the-art emergency, acute
inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Md. A six time recipient of the Delmarva Medicare
Excellence Award, the staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all
patients by coupling innovation with an outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates and
volunteers. The hospital is a part of the MedStar Health system, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare
system with a network of 10 hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across Maryland and the
Washington, D.C., region.
To conduct the 100 Top Hospital study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,922 short-term acute
care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information – Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider
Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply,
and winners do not pay to market this honor.
The winning hospitals were announced in the February 25 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.
“The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award have driven the national benchmarks higher every year
for 20 years. This year’s winners have brought even higher value to their local communities – better
quality, higher efficiency and high patient perceptions of care, while confronting the challenges of
massive industry-wide transformation to implement healthcare reform,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior
vice president at Truven Health Analytics. “The key to success in a tumultuous environment is
visionary leadership that develops and maintains a hospital-wide culture of excellence that cuts across
everything, from patient care to housekeeping to administration, and the refusal to rest on laurels when
it comes to adopting new technologies and techniques. I congratulate this year’s winners for their
persistent drive for excellence.”
If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning
facilities:
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More than 164,000 additional lives could be saved.
Approximately 82,000 additional patients could be complication free.
More than $6 billion could be saved.
The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.
Edward Jones Wins Special "Training Top 125" Recognition in 13th Consecutive
Appearance on Training Magazine List
Edward Jones has been honored as a top training company for 13 years in a row, dating back to the
debut of the Training Top 50 in 2001. The firm has consistently earned high marks as an employer of
choice in other national rankings. For the 14th year, Edward Jones has been named one of FORTUNE
magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2013." The firm took the No. 8 overall spot on the
prestigious list, also was named to the No. 3 spot for large companies and was the highest ranking
financial-services firm. For the fourth straight year, Edward Jones financial advisors ranked the firm
Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms, according to the 2012
study by J.D. Power and Associates.
For 2013, Edward Jones was the top-ranked national brokerage on the list and won special recognition
for its Branch Office Administrator Trimester Challenge for branch office administrators, key members
of the financial advisor-BOA teams serving clients in branches. This new program, which combine
training, rewards and high-impact, client-related challenges, won one of five Outstanding Training
Initiative awards.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its
affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to
the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which
they live and work. The firm's 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to
understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment
solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones
embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to
understand and make sense of the investment options available today.
In January 2013, for the 14th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by
FORTUNE Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 8 overall. These 14 FORTUNE rankings
include 10 top-10 finishes, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2
rankings in 2009 and 2010. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse
products or services of Edward Jones.
Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at
www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
TEDCO Provides Assistance to Area Businesses
Area businesses may be eligible for free business mentoring and technical assistance from the
Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). TEDCO has a strong record of supporting
early stage companies with an aim to help both businesses and local economies grow. TEDCO’s Rural
Business Innovation Initiative (RBI²) offers professional mentoring and targeted projects to support
businesses in various aspects of product development at no cost to the company. To qualify, a firm
must be involved in developing new products or use technology to create or expand their business. It
must also have no more than 16 employees, annual revenues of $1 million or less and be in “good
standing” with Maryland’s Department of Assessments and Taxation. Professional assistance is
provided to most industries, including agriculture, aquaculture, construction, consumer products,
energy, healthcare, information technology and manufacturing. Small businesses and start-ups in St.
Mary’s, Calvert and Charles counties are encouraged to contact Southern Maryland’s RBI2
representative, Angela Singleton, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 410-941-9111.
Survey to Assess Views on Higher Education Needs
Southern Maryland Higher Education Council, in concert with the Patuxent Partnership, has created a
brief survey for regional businesses that will assess views on higher education needs. The Southern
Maryland Higher Education Council was established by the Maryland Legislature and signed into law by
Governor O’Malley in 2011. The Higher Ed Council is charged with developing a strategy to improve
access to higher education for Southern Maryland residents, examining existing needs, and
determining whether those needs are being met. The survey will help them recommend ways to
formulate long and short term plans to improve higher education access.
Similar surveys are being disseminated to the general citizenry and to students. The survey is
accessed via Survey Monkey through the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/SMHECSOMDEmployer
This link directs you to a 5 minute survey designed by the Southern Maryland Higher Education Council
to learn about the demand for higher education programs and training that would assist your business
and employees to remain competitive.
Ed Turbush of Edward Jones Receives Certified Financial Planner® Certification
Ed Turbush of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Hollywood, MD has been authorized by the
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the certification mark CFP®.
Mr. Turbush successfully completed CFP Board's initial certification requirements, which include
completion of financial planning coursework and passing a comprehensive examination.
Individuals who hold CFP® certification must agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements
and uphold CFP Board's Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Financial Planning
Practice Standards.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its
affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to
the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which
they live and work. The firm's 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to
understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment
solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones
embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to
understand and make sense of the investment options available today.
In January 2013, for the 14th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by
FORTUNE Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 8 overall. These 14 FORTUNE rankings
include 10 top-10 finishes, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2
rankings in 2009 and 2010. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse
products or services of Edward Jones.
Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at
www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
Defense Agencies Look to Replace $3.7 Billion Procurement Dinosaur
See more at: http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2013/02/defense-agencies-look-replace-37-billionprocurement-dinosaur/61503/?oref=nextgov_today_nl#sthash.w7b62TrK.dpuf
The Navy and the Defense Contract Management Agency have both started the process of replacing
the 1996-vintage Defense Department Standard Procurement System, which managed 800,000
contracts worth $190 billion in 2011.
The Navy, in a request for information to potential vendors posted on FedBizOpps Saturday, said it
wants to acquire an electronic procurement system to replace the contract writing capabilities of the
Standard Procurement System. DCMA posted a Feb. 21 notice seeking similar, new contract writing
software.
Navy officials said they are aiming to deploy the new system for training in fiscal 2014, with full
operation by 2015. The service is seeking a commercial system that is ready to go “out of the box.”
DCMA said it too wants to acquire a commercial contract writing system, which will “improve efficiency,
reduce procurement process times, and increase data accuracy.”
The agencies are looking for new tools because Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for
acquisition, technology and logistics, mandated the sunset of the Standard Procurement System by
September 2015 and directed the services to develop their own systems for contract writing and
administration. The 17-year-old department-wide system serving 27,000 contracting personnel “is
difficult to maintain and improve and is technologically fragile,” Kendall said in an Oct. 21, 2011,
memorandum. Emerging technologies and contracting capabilities no longer require a “one size fits all”
department-wide contracting system, he added.
American Management Systems won the Standard Procurement System contract in 1996 and CACI
International Inc. acquired the defense business of that company in 2004. When Defense launched the
procurement system project in 1994, it estimated its total costs at $3 billion over 10 years. But in July
2001, the Government Accountability Office pegged its price tag at $3.7 billion, due partly to delays to
modify commercial software to meet Pentagon requirements.
Vendors interested in the replacement systems need to respond to the Navy by March 19 and DCMA
by March 29.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Annual Spring Dinner – March 2
The Annual Spring Dinner at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department will be held on Saturday,
March 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The menu will consist of Stuffed Ham, Fried Oysters, Chicken
Salad, Parsley Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Beets, rolls, coffee and tea. Price
is $23 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-12 and children 3 and under are free. Served buffet style.
Carryouts are $23 each. Bake table and 50/50 raffle. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the
Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department.
USNA Luncheon – March 5
The US Naval Academy Alumni Association, Greater Southern Maryland Chapter (GSMC), will hold its
annual spring Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, at the River's Edge Club on NAS Patuxent
River from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Keynote speaker for the luncheon is VADM Michael H. Miller,
the 61st Superintendent of the Naval Academy, a Naval Aviator, and a USNA graduate, Class of 1974.
The luncheon is open to the entire Patuxent River Navy acquisition community as well as all Naval
Academy alumni, family, friends, student applicants, candidates, and appointees for admission with the
Class of 2017, and their parents. Representatives from the USNA Alumni Association and USNA
Parents Clubs national office will be on hand to answer questions and address issues for parents of
Midshipmen. USNA Blue and Gold Officers from the southern Maryland region will be available to
discuss the application process with students and parents.
Reservations are required and can be made through the GSMC website www.navyalumni.org; by email
to [email protected]; or by phone 301-862-6434(w), 240-298-2279(c). The cost is $15 per
person and may be paid by credit or debit card in advance via PayPal through the GSMC website at the
time of reservation. Payment by cash or personal check, payable to ‘GSMC’, will also be accepted at
the door. The luncheon is located on the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Guests who do not have
access to the base for work, or as a Military retiree, should contact Richard Snyder to arrange to be on
the access list for this event.
“Action Plan to Serve the Fleet" - NAVAIR Commander’s Guidance 2013-2018 Panel and
Reception – March 13
The Patuxent Partnership and The Association of Naval Aviation’s Squadron #18 present “Action Plan
to Serve the Fleet" - NAVAIR Commander’s Guidance 2013-2018 Panel and Reception on
Wednesday, March 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM),
22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park. The keynote speaker will be VADM David Dunaway,
Commander, Naval Air Systems Command. Panelists include Ms. Diane Balderson, Assistant
Commander, Contracts, NAVAIR; RDML Mark Darrah, Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft
Division and Assistant Commander for Research and Engineering, NAVAIR; Mr. Gary Kessler,
Executive Director, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, and Deputy Assistant Commander for
T&E, NAVAIR; and Mr. Daniel Nega, Director, Aviation Readiness & Resource Analysis, AIR 6.8,
NAVAIR. Links to bios for all participants can be accessed on registration page.
Dress is Business Casual/Military uniform of the day. The cost is $10 per person paid in advance
(before Monday, March 11 at 12:00 p.m.) by credit card (VI/MC) at
www.paxpartnership.org/index.cfm?action=CL2&Entry=1026 or by cash or check delivered or mailed to
The Patuxent Partnership, 21789 N. Coral Dr., Suite 2C, Lexington Park, MD 20653 during regular
business hours. $15 per person paid at the door, if seating is available.
Sorry, no refunds. Any proceeds after expenses go to The Association of Naval Aviation's Squadron
#18 and Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association.
Brown Bag Lunch Program at SMHEC - March 19
On Tuesday, March 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Dr. David Pendleton, Associate Fellow of the
Said Business School at Oxford University and Co-Director of the Oxford University High Performance
Leadership Program, will speak on "A New Approach to Leadership." Dr. Pendleton is the author of
Leadership: All You Need to Know, which highlights the key role played by teams in complementing
leader's capabilities.
Dr. Pendleton is also a Visiting Professor with Webster University (one of SMHEC academic partners
offering Master's Degrees in Business, Procurement and Acquisitions, and Human Resources
Management at SMHEC).
There will not be a fee for participants. The Program will be held in the Center Hall at the Southern
Maryland Higher Education Center in California.
HR Professionals Focus on Preventing Violence in the Workplace – March 20
The Human Resources Association of Southern Maryland (HRASM) will meet on Wednesday, March
20 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Lenny's Restaurant, 23418 Three Notch Road, California. In this
meeting, you will learn how knowledge and preparation translate into preparedness and are key in
confronting an incident in the workplace. As an HR professional, dealing with the aftermath of a
workplace violence incident can be traumatic and overwhelming. You will learn ways to reduce the
chances of an incident through risk assessment and target hardening of your facility. You will receive
information on training your managers and employees to be better prepared to survive a violent
workplace encounter and the importance of updating company procedures to stay current with crime
trends and legal changes.
Presenter: Steve Simonds has over 13 years of law enforcement experience in a variety of roles. Over
the last several years he has been a Criminal Intelligence Investigator for the Southern Maryland
Information Center conducting criminal intelligence gathering and threat assessments. Mr. Simonds
received the Southern Maryland Information Center Criminal Investigator of the Year Award in 2012.
The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in Human Resources issues. The cost is $24 for
members and $29 for non-members, which includes breakfast. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Deadline for registering is noon on Wednesday, March 13. To register, go to:
http://hrasmonline.shrm.org/. Once registered, payment is required if a cancellation is made after the
deadline date. This seminar has been approved for 2.5 (General) recertification credits toward PHR,
SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
HRASM has over 110 members from the tri-county area who have a special interest in the human
resources field. Its mission is to provide networking, educational, advisory and training opportunities to
HR professionals in Southern Maryland. HRASM is an affiliated chapter of the national Society of
Human Resources Professionals (SHRM). More information about HRASM can be found at
http://hrasmonline.shrm.org.
Training Events on Starting a Small Business – April 12, 15, & 26
Are you interested in starting a small business and wondering where to start? Training events are being
offered on the following dates and locations:
Friday, April 12, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Charlotte Hall Library
Monday, April 15, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Leonardtown Library
Friday, April 26, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Lexington Park Library
The event is free, but space is limited. Go to
http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102918552407-142/Libraries.pdf for more
information.
Potomac River Waterfowl Show - May 24 - 25
The Potomac River Waterfowl Show will be held on Friday and Saturday May 24 and 25 at the St.
Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. $5 admission fee.
The show will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Mingle with acclaimed artists from
the region as they show off their fine art photography, wildfowl carvings, hand carved decoys, oil
paintings, beach glass jewelry, reclaimed birdhouses, miscellaneous wood carvings, sculptures, antique
and collectible decoys, driftwood sculptures and more. Bring your decoys in from home and get free
decoy appraisals and identifications. See antique display of decoys, water fowling artifacts, and more.
On Saturday, May 25, the show will be open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come out and watch the wild
come to life as award-winning artists showcase their world class wildlife art, and hand – carved decoys.
The show will include an Art Show - award winning wildlife and waterfowl artists; decoy carvers;
jewelers, potters; and more will be selling their wares; working decoy competitions - The International
Wildfowl Carving Association rules apply; outdoor field competitions; buy, sell & swap - decoys and
related items -- tables available for $50 donation to the Foundation; free decoy appraisals and
identifications by the Potomac Decoy Collectors Association - dust off your decoys and bring them in for
a free appraisal. See antique display of decoys and other sporting artifacts, and Live Auction of old
decoys and related items - Donations or Consigned Items acceptable -- details will be forthcoming.
For more information, go to www.cfsomd.org/waterfowlshow.html, or contact Burkey Boggs, 301-9341366, [email protected], Gretchen Heinze Hardman, 301-885-0108, [email protected],
or Chad Tragakis, 202-944-3373, [email protected]
EVENTS AT A GLANCE:
Includes upcoming events featured this week and in previous Business & Community
e-Newsletters.
Date
Time
Event Name
Second
Wednesday of
every month
6:30 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Lexington Park Business and Community Association meets on the second
Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bay District Volunteer
Fire Department Social Hall.
Second Friday
of every month
8:30 a.m.
All Leonardtown Businesses are invited to attend the monthly Leonardtown
Business Association (LBA) meetings. For more information, and to join the
LBA, please visit www.thelba.org or call Dan Norris at 301-475-9300 or email
[email protected]
First
Wednesday of
every month
7:30 a.m.
The U.S. Green Building Council, Southern Maryland Branch meets for a
Green Building Networking Meeting at the Southern Maryland Higher
Education Center. This event is free and open to the public. Look on
Facebook at ‘US Green Building Council, Southern MD Branch’
Thursdays
8:00 a.m. –
9:30 a.m.
BNI (Business Networking International) Chapters meet for the sole purpose
of getting to know each other and each other’s company better in order to help
each other grow business through warm referrals. Free to visit, No fee except
your meal if you choose to eat. Please contact Jerry Schwartz for more
information at 410-365-8529 or [email protected] BNI Leonardtown will
meet at Ye Old Towne Cafe (Washington Street, Leonardtown)
March 1March 3
8:00 p.m.
The Theater, Film, and Media Studies Department (TFMS) at St. Mary’s
College of Maryland present “On the Move! Dance for the 21st Century.” The
dance concert will be performed in the college’s Bruce Davis Theater. For
tickets and reservations, please contact the St. Mary’s Box Office at 240-8954243 or email [email protected] Tickets are $4 for St. Mary’s College
students, faculty, staff, as well as senior citizens and Arts Alliance members;
$6 general admission. This event is open to the public.
March 2
9:30 a.m. –
4:00 p.m.
The local chapter of Expanding Your Horizons Southern Maryland (EYH
SoMD) is holding a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
(STEM) event at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center. The
mission of EYH SoMD is to heighten the awareness of STEM in 6th-8th grade
girls and encourage them to pursue STEM careers. Hands-on activities
include: Blast Off! (Launching water rockets), The Beauty of Science (Making
lip gloss), I Can't Find Anything to Wear! (Mixing clothes to make outfit
combinations), Dog Days (Introducing Veterinarian medicine), Help! I'm
Sinking! Penny by Penny (Making an aluminum boat), Shh, I've Got a Secret
(Decoding secret messages), Ready, Aim, FIRE! (Making a catapult and
launching ping pong balls), Mayday! The Science Behind Search and Rescue
(Exploring Civil Air Patrol's search-and-rescue mission). Student registration is
open from now through February 13 (limited to the first 70 registrants.) The
registration fee is $5 (Lunch and T-shirt included.) For more information, and
to register, go to http://run.to/eyhsomd or email [email protected]
March 2
1:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.
The Annual Spring Dinner at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire. The menu will
consist of Stuffed Ham, Fried Oysters, Chicken Salad, Parsley Potatoes,
Sweet Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Beets, rolls, coffee and tea. Price
is $23 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-12 and children 3 and under are free.
Served buffet style. Carryouts are $23 each. Bake table and 50/50 raffle.
Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire
Department.
March 3
4:00 p.m.
The public is invited to a free concert by Ping, an exclusive vocal group drawn
from members of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Chamber Singers and
directed by Professor of Music Larry Vote. The special performance will be
held at the Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish, Great Hall (10210
H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby) to benefit the Interfaith Build for Patuxent Habitat
for Humanity. Free will offering welcomed. The group will be performing works
spanning from the 16th century to today.
March 5
8:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.
The Patuxent Partnership is pleased to present "Cyber: What is it? Where are
we going?" Symposium at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.
Limited exhibitor opportunities are available. For information about the event
and the exhibitor registration webpage, go to
www.paxpartnership.org/index.cfm?action=CL2&Entry=1030. The invitation to
exhibit at the Cyber Symposium is open to all interested organizations. The
deadline for submitting exhibit agreements is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
February 13. Register online (pay by VISA/MasterCard online or mail check)
and mail the completed agreement with check payment (if not paid by credit
card online) to The Patuxent Partnership, 21789 North Coral Drive, Suite 2C,
Lexington Park, MD 20653, or FAX attention to Kathryn Marro at 301-8669002, or email [email protected], with a follow-up courtesy
call to 301-866-1739 ext. 303. Exhibit spaces are assigned as agreements are
received. Send in your completed exhibit agreement early for prime space!
New
11:00 a.m. –
1:00 p.m.
The US Naval Academy Alumni Association, Greater Southern Maryland
Chapter (GSMC), will hold its annual spring Leadership Luncheon at the
River's Edge Club on NAS Patuxent River. The Keynote speaker for the
luncheon is VADM Michael H. Miller, the 61st Superintendent of the Naval
Academy, a Naval Aviator, and a USNA graduate, Class of 1974. The
luncheon is open to the entire Patuxent River Navy acquisition community as
well as all Naval Academy alumni, family, friends, student applicants,
candidates, and appointees for admission with the Class of 2017, and their
parents. Representatives from the USNA Alumni Association and USNA
Parents Clubs national office will be on hand to answer questions and address
issues for parents of Midshipmen. USNA Blue and Gold Officers from the
southern Maryland region will be available to discuss the application process
with students and parents. Reservations are required and can be made
through the GSMC website www.navyalumni.org; by email to
[email protected]; or by phone 301-862-6434(w), 240-298-2279(c).
The cost is $15 per person and may be paid by credit or debit card in advance
via PayPal through the GSMC website at the time of reservation. Payment by
cash or personal check, payable to ‘GSMC’, will also be accepted at the door.
The luncheon is located on the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Guests who
do not have access to the base for work, or as a Military retiree, should
contact Richard Snyder to arrange to be on the access list for this event.
March 6
6:30 p.m.
The Bridges to the World is an International Film series that will run for five the
weeks, on Wednesday Evenings, from February 6 through March 6 at the
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (44219 Airport Road, California)
in the Center Hall, Building II, and feature films chosen by the embassies of
the respective countries. Each film will be introduced, screened, and followed
by a discussion. All films will be shown with English subtitles.
Wednesday, March 6: Australia, Red Dog
Tickets are not required for free screenings; seating is on a first-come basis.
For information about SMHEC call 301-737-2500 or visit www.smhec.org.
March 6
6:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
All members of the acquisition workforce and the general public are invited to
join the DAUAA Mid Atlantic Chapter for a very special dinner in honor of our
area wounded warriors to be held at the River’s Edge Conference Center,
NAS Patuxent River. Attendees will have the privilege to spend the evening
will many of our wounded warriors as guests of honor. The keynote speaker
will be RADM C. J. Jayne. The evening’s entertainment will include music by
the Chopticon High School Jazz Band along with a special performance
provided by the Chopticon High School Drama Club. Attire: Civilian business
(suit and tie) and Dress uniform for active duty military. Retired military are
encouraged to wear their uniform. An event flyer with detailed information is
available on at http://daumar.org. Tickets are $50. (Even if you cannot attend
you can show your support by sponsoring a Wounded Warrior for the event)
Please contact Bill Lankford at [email protected], 240-895-7330 or Duane
Mallicoat at [email protected], 240-895-7363. Deadline for registration
is February 27.
March 7
11:30 a.m.
Join the Public Relations Individuals of Southern Maryland (PRISM) at a lunch
presentation to be held at Tequila Grill (http://tequilagrillmd.com/) in Charlotte
Hall on Thursday, March 7. Lunch and the presentation begin at 11:30 a.m.
Bill Campbell will discuss search engine optimization as a tool for improving a
website's visibility. The event is $15 for members and $18 for non-members
and includes the cost of the presentation and lunch. To register and pay for
this event, please go to www.prismonline.info.
March 8
8:00 a.m. –
2:30 p.m.
The Third Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference will be held at the College of
Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry. This
low-cost, one-day regional conference will provide a wealth of information for
non-profit leaders, staff, board members and volunteers. There will also be
ample opportunity for networking. Registration before February 25 is $40, and
$55 after February 25. Go to www.csmd.edu/NonProfitInstitute/Events.html
for more information.
March 5
New
March 9
1:00 p.m. &
3:00 p.m.
From the basement to the attic of Sotterley’s 1703 Plantation House there are
numerous nooks and crannies rarely seen by most people. The 2nd Saturday
Series at Sotterley, to be held 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., will be presented by
Sotterley’s Restoration Manager John O’Rourke. This exclusive tour will
reveal how the structure was built and what the various spaces tell us about
the over 300 year history. Limited to 16 people per tour. (Snow date 3/23/13).
Advance reservations only. $15 per person. Ages 13 and up. Walking
required. Purchase tickets online at www.sotterley.org.
March 13
12:00 p.m. –
1:30 p.m.
Score Southern Maryland and Capital One Bank are offering a Business
‘Lunch and Learn’ Seminar about Cash Flow Management at the Waldorf
Jaycee Community Center (3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf). Learn about cash
flow management and how it is vital to the survival of your business. Topics
include Understanding the elements of the Cash Flow Cycle; discovering ways
to prevent and solve cash flow problems; and determining the best cash flow
strategies to sustain your business & optimize cash flow. Registration is $10,
and includes a buffet lunch. Registration is required, go to
www.score390.org/wsformcc.htm. Door Prize! Registered attendees will be
entered into a drawing to win Apple iPad Tablet, 3rd Generation (Must be
present to win.) For more information, email [email protected] or call 410266-9553.
March 13
5:00 p.m. –
7:00 p.m.
The Patuxent Partnership and The Association of Naval Aviation’s Squadron
#18 present “Action Plan to Serve the Fleet" - NAVAIR Commander’s
Guidance 2013-2018 Panel and Reception at the Patuxent River Naval Air
Museum (PRNAM), 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park. The keynote
speaker will be VADM David Dunaway, Commander, Naval Air Systems
Command. Panelists include Ms. Diane Balderson, Assistant Commander,
Contracts, NAVAIR; RDML Mark Darrah, Commander, Naval Air Warfare
Center Aircraft Division and Assistant Commander for Research and
Engineering, NAVAIR; Mr. Gary Kessler, Executive Director, Naval Air
Warfare Center Aircraft Division, and Deputy Assistant Commander for T&E,
NAVAIR; and Mr. Daniel Nega, Director, Aviation Readiness & Resource
Analysis, AIR 6.8, NAVAIR. Links to bios for all participants can be accessed
on registration page. Dress is Business Casual/Military uniform of the day.
The cost is $10 per person paid in advance (before Monday, March 11 at
12:00 p.m.) by credit card (VI/MC) at
www.paxpartnership.org/index.cfm?action=CL2&Entry=1026 or by cash or
check delivered or mailed to The Patuxent Partnership, 21789 N. Coral Dr.,
Suite 2C, Lexington Park, MD 20653 during regular business hours. $15 per
person paid at the door, if seating is available. Sorry, no refunds. Any
proceeds after expenses go to The Association of Naval Aviation's Squadron
#18 and Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association.
New
March 15, May
17
BECA is hosting its 5th Annual Scholarship Benefit on Friday, March 15, 6:00
p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Bowles Farms in Clements. This year’s theme will be a
barn dance like in 2012. Dress code is country casual attire. Dinner, auction,
and entertainment provided.
BECA will host the 7th Annual Scholarship Awards Event on Friday, May 17,
from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and
Technology Center.
The Business, Education and Community Alliance, Inc., known simply as
BECA, is a local non-profit organization founded in 1989 jointly by the St.
Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce and Superintendent of Schools.
BECA’s mission is to bring together business and community leaders
interested in working more closely with our local school system to improve
student success. To join BECA or for more information visit smcbeca.org, call
240-257-2322, email [email protected], or mail to BECA, P.O. Box 153,
Leonardtown, MD 20650. The 2013 St. Mary's County Common Scholarship
Application is available for download at www.smcbeca.org. The deadline for
submission is Friday, March 15.
11:30 a.m. –
1:00 p.m.
Dr. David Pendleton, Associate Fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford
University and Co-Director of the Oxford University High Performance
Leadership Program, will speak on "A New Approach to Leadership." Dr.
Pendleton is the author of Leadership: All You Need to Know, which highlights
the key role played by teams in complementing leader's capabilities. Dr.
Pendleton is also a Visiting Professor with Webster University (one of SMHEC
academic partners offering Master's Degrees in Business, Procurement and
Acquisitions, and Human Resources Management at SMHEC). There will not
be a fee for participants. The Program will be held in the Center Hall at the
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California.
7:30 a.m. –
11:00 a.m.
The Human Resources Association of Southern Maryland (HRASM) will meet
at Lenny's Restaurant, 23418 Three Notch Road, California. In this meeting,
you will learn how knowledge and preparation translate into preparedness and
are key in confronting an incident in the workplace. As an HR professional,
dealing with the aftermath of a workplace violence incident can be traumatic
and overwhelming. You will learn ways to reduce the chances of an incident
through risk assessment and target hardening of your facility. You will receive
information on training your managers and employees to be better prepared to
survive a violent workplace encounter and the importance of updating
company procedures to stay current with crime trends and legal changes.
The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in Human Resources issues.
The cost is $24 for members and $29 for non-members, which includes
breakfast. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Deadline for registering is noon
on Wednesday, March 13. To register, go to: http://hrasmonline.shrm.org/.
Once registered, payment is required if a cancellation is made after the
deadline date. This seminar has been approved for 2.5 (General)
recertification credits toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through
the HR Certification Institute.
March 20
5:30 p.m. –
7:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Chamber of Commerce and the Calvert County Chamber of
Commerce presents a joint Business After Hours, hosted by ServPro at the St.
Mary's Chamber Office (44200 Airport Road, California). Please join us for a
post St. Patrick's Day celebration. Wear your Irish Green (or Servpro Green)
to win a prize! This event is free to Chamber members. Not a Chamber
member? Email Victoria at [email protected]
To register for this event:
St. Mary's Chamber Members please call 301-737-3001 or
www.smcchamber.com.
Calvert Chamber Members please call 410-535-2577 or
www.calvertchamber.org.
March 21
4:00 p.m. –
7:00 p.m.
The Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC) will host its’
Summer 2013 Open House at the SMHEC, Building 2, Center Hall. Meet with
university coordinators from major university partners: John Hopkins
University, University of Maryland College Park, Notre Dame of Maryland
University, Towson University, Webster University, Capitol College, University
of Maryland University College and more. Over 90 Academic Programs, 13
Upper Level BA/BS Programs. For more information, call 301-737-2500 or
www.smhec.org.
March 21
7:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Read 2 Lead: Southern Maryland’s Leadership Book Club -join the discussion
about Leadership and the New Science on Thursday, March 21 from 7:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, Building
2 Room 135. For questions or to RSVP, contact Kim at 240-416- 0012,
[email protected] or Emily at 240-298-7312. Information is
also available at www.facebook.com/somd.read2lead.
March 19
New
March 20
New
March 23
8:30 a.m. –
11:00 a.m.
Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC, Jon Frank & Associates and Raley,
Watts and O’Neill invite the public to attend an informative presentation:
Affordable Care Act, How It Affects the Local Business Community. The event
will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the
Southern Maryland Association of Realtors Building (8440 Old Leonardtown
Road, Hughesville.) The hosts will be Jon Frank, FACHE; and Catherine A.
Askey, CPA, CVA, ABV.
The rules have changed again for small businesses. Take this opportunity to
learn about health care reform efforts unfolding in Washington, D.C. and
Annapolis. Speakers will focus on key issues and planning for small
businesses in Southern Maryland.
The cost is $45; however, there is no cost to clients. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m., and the seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. Complimentary continental
breakfast will be served. Please RSVP by March 15. Cancellations made 3
business days before seminar will not be billed. Call Stephanie or Judy at 301475-5671 or email [email protected]
April 7
11:00 a.m. –
3:00 p.m.
Come meet with a variety of wedding vendors including photographers,
caterers, tent rentals, and so much more at the Wedding Show at Greenwell
at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood. The event will be hosted under two
large wedding tents on the grounds of historic Rosedale Manor. Admission is
free, as well as free samples, raffle prizes from vendors. There will be tours of
Rosedale Manor, the rose garden will be set up for a wedding, and there will
be a free photo booth. Directions and information available at
www.greenwellfoundation.org.
April 12, 15, &
26
9:30 a.m. –
11:30 a.m.
Are you interested in starting a small business and wondering where to start?
Training events are being offered on the following dates and locations:
Friday, April 12, Charlotte Hall Library
Monday, April 15, Leonardtown Library
Friday, April 26, Lexington Park Library
The event is free, but space is limited. Go to
http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102918552407142/Libraries.pdf for more information.
10:00 a.m. –
3:00 p.m.
The SOMD Women's Show - an annual regional, tri-county event focusing on
women-centric programs and products that cater to women such as
healthcare, beauty, hair and skin care, salon and spa services, real estate,
banking and financial services, home and car care, retail and shopping
products, etc - will be held at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.
3 Chicks Promotions, LLC, an event planning company and producers of the
SOMD Women's Show and Kids' Expo, plans to donate proceeds from the
Bachelor Auction to assist service members who have been injured in the line
of duty. All proceeds from the SOMD Women's Show Bachelor Auction will be
donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), and
will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured
veterans and their families.
The SOMD Women's Show Bachelor Auction benefiting the Wounded Warrior
Project will take place during the event on April 27. The auction will start
around 12:00 p.m. Pre-event donations are currently accepted at the SOMD
Women's Show website, www.somdexpos.com/charity-auction. For more
information about the SOMD Women's Show or Bachelor Auction, please visit
www.somdexpos.com or email [email protected], call 240-317-5277.
New
April 27
May 13- 16
For the first time, this year’s National SBIR conference will be co-located with
the 15th Annual TechConnect World and the National Innovation Summit and
Showcase (NISS) in Washington, DC from May 13 through May 16. NISS is
designed to accelerate commercialization of American innovation by providing
the world’s largest on site match making with investors, whereas the National
SBIR Conference will provide important information for small businesses and
stakeholders who are competing for SBIR/STTR contracts.
To register online, please visit
http://nationalinnovationsummit.com/program/National_SBIR_Conference.html
May 24 – 25
New
The Potomac River Waterfowl Show will be held at the St. Mary’s County
Fairgrounds, Leonardtown.
The show will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Mingle
with acclaimed artists from the region as they show off their fine art
photography, wildfowl carvings, hand carved decoys, oil paintings, beach
glass jewelry, reclaimed birdhouses, miscellaneous wood carvings,
sculptures, antique and collectible decoys, driftwood sculptures and more.
Bring your decoys in from home and get free decoy appraisals and
identifications. See antique display of decoys, water fowling artifacts, and
more.
On Saturday, May 25, the show will be open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come
out and watch the wild come to life as award-winning artists showcase their
world class wildlife art, and hand – carved decoys. Your $5 admission fee will
get you access to:
For more information, go to www.cfsomd.org/waterfowlshow.html, or contact
Burkey Boggs, 301-934-1366, [email protected], Gretchen Heinze
Hardman, 301-885-0108, [email protected], or Chad Tragakis, 202944-3373, [email protected]
ONLINE RESOURCES:
Visit the St. Mary’s County Department of Economic & Community Development
website, www.stmarysmd.com/decd for the following online resources:
Visitor’s Guide 2012 – www.visitstmarysmd.com
Facts & Figures – Gain access to St. Mary’s County demographic and economic data
www.stmarysmd.com/decd and click on Data Center
Brief Economic Facts - http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/decd/documents/BriefEconomicFacts.pdf
Technology Handbook Online – Search our directory of over 220 local technology firms
www.stmarysmd.com/decd and click on Technology Handbook
Commercial Buildings & Sites – Review our list of available sites and office space
www.stmarysmd.com/decd and click on Commercial Buildings & Sites
CONTACT US:
The St. Mary’s County Business & Community e-Newsletter is provided as a free email newsletter to
communicate with county businesses.
Please forward any news items or events of interest to Laura Boonchaisri,
[email protected]
To subscribe or unsubscribe to the e-Newsletter, please email Cheri Noffsinger
at [email protected]
Prior editions of the St. Mary’s County Business & Community e-Newsletter are available
at www.stmarysmd.com/decd (click on Doing Business in Our County, then DECD News.)
PUBLISHED BY:
The Business & Community e-Newsletter is an electronic publication of the St. Mary’s County
Department of Economic & Community Development, and The Board of County Commissioners:
Francis Jack Russell, President
Cynthia L. Jones, District 1
Daniel L. Morris, District 2
Lawrence D. Jarboe, District 3
Todd B. Morgan, District 4
Sue Sabo, Acting County Administrator
Steven J. Anderson, Director, Department of Economic & Community Development
St. Mary’s County, Department of Economic & Community Development
P.O. Box 653
23115 Leonard Hall Drive
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
301-475-4200 ext 1400
www.stmarysmd.com/decd
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