Summer Conference Sponsors 2018

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2019 Sponsor opportunities available in December

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BGE

BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable power delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. J.D. Power's 2017 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM ranked BGE highest in customer satisfaction with business electric service in the east among large utilities. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

Local Government Insurance Trust

For 30 years, Maryland’s local governments have covered their primary and excess liability, auto, environmental, property and equipment breakdown insurance needs through the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT). Owned and managed by its members, LGIT was founded in 1987 by act of the Maryland General Assembly through the joint efforts of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) and the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo). LGIT’s purpose is to meet Maryland’s local governments risk management needs - not to make a profit by selling insurance. Because of LGIT, local governments know they now have insurance coverage available to them at stable rates and predictable costs - regardless of private insurance industry cycles. In addition to the publications produced by LGIT, they also provide a wide variety of Risk Management services including: Training, Grants, the LGIT Online Campus and the HR Compliance Portal.

On July 1, 2010, LGIT partnered with Benecon and CIGNA to provide local governments an alternative for their health insurance needs with LGIT HEALTH. This program has continued to grow. LGIT members are taking advantage of this new way to provide health coverage for their employees and help control the cost of health insurance.

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Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is the state’s Housing Finance Agency, supporting the creation and preservation of affordable, multifamily, rental housing and promoting homeownership through sustainable, fixed-rate mortgages and down payment and closing cost assistance primarily to first-time homebuyers. The department also manages a wide array of programs providing assistance to counties, cities, and towns for infrastructure and public purpose projects, small business creation and expansion, and revitalization and redevelopment activities that support economic growth and ensure that Maryland’s treasured communities are safe, vibrant, and attractive places to live, work, and play. Visit the Department of Housing and Community Development website to learn more.

Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company

The Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company has specialized in providing workers' compensation insurance to Maryland businesses since 1914. Our local presence, financial strength and dedication to business owners and their injured workers have made us what we are today—Maryland’s largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance. We at Chesapeake Employers thank you for your business and look forward to servicing your workers’ compensation insurance needs.

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City of Seat Pleasant
A Smart City of Excellence

Seat Pleasant: A Smart City of Excellence is committed to finding ways to deliver services effectively and efficiently and provide meaningful and innovative methods to engage our citizenry. The City of Seat Pleasant is the first Smart City in the state of Maryland offering Smart City services that are better, faster, and personalized making it a “City for Me” using information and communication technology, with the internet of things. The City of Seat Pleasant: A Smart City of Excellence is proud of the various programs and services that have been improved and created. To mention a few services that are better, faster and personalized, the City has incorporated, the My Seat Pleasant App, the Connected Government Solution, the Housing and Revolving Loan Fund, the Smart Buy Program, PG Collaboration, Smart Bike Program, Drone Program, Police Athletic League, K-9 Unit, Criminal Investigation Unit, Community Policing Program and the Crime Scene Unit.

Kaiser Permanente

One for all and all for your health - When it comes to a coordinated and connected effort to make care better, Kaiser's team works to make teamwork look easier. That’s because they believe managing health isn’t a solo job -- it’s the shared responsibility of everyone, and that includes doctors, nurses, our health care team and you. Each member of their integrated team plays an important role in helping to keep you healthy – and nothing’s more important than that. Kaiser Permanente.

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Washington Gas a WGL Company

Washington Gas is a regulated subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc., a public utility holding company. The unregulated affiliates of WGL Holdings are in energy-related businesses, selling natural gas and electric in competitive markets, and providing heating, ventilating and air-conditioning products and services.

Washington Gas is an active, concerned member of the business community and participates in numerous community service programs, focused on health, education, and the environment.

Maryland Broadband Cooperative

In 2006 the Maryland Broadband Cooperative (MDBC) was created by legislative intent of the Maryland General Assembly with the directed purpose of working with these ISPs to offer service to both under served and un-served
areas all across Maryland.

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American Traffic Solutions

American Traffic Solutions™ (ATS) delivers next-generation technology products, services, and business solutions and anticipates our customers’ future mobility, traffic safety and enforcement needs. Leveraging advanced technology, ATS partners with communities to implement and operate Road Safety Camera programs utilizing red-light safety cameras, speed safety cameras, and school bus stop arm enforcement cameras designed to reduce crashes, increase safety and save lives.

City of Frederick

The City of Frederick is the hub of arts, culture, commerce and government within Frederick County. Located less than an hour from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland with 70,000 residents and offers a balanced, thriving economy, a highly educated workforce, and a quality of life that is nothing short of enviable.

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Council Baradel, P.A.

Council Baradel is one of the region's premier law firms and prides itself on the Energy, Depth and Experience it brings to the representation of its many clients. Our attorneys are active leaders, counselors, and participants in many bar associations and business, professional and civic organizations. Council Baradel has an extensive practice representing municipalities and other local government agencies throughout the State, with more than 60 years collective experience in the field. From our central Maryland location in the heart of the State Capital, we are well situated to serve clients throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

APPI Energy

Data-Driven Procurement and Consulting
Founded in 1996, APPI Energy delivers apples-to-apples comparisons of supplier prices and contracts, and negotiates supply solutions that reduce and manage energy costs on an ongoing basis for commercial and industrial customers. The APPI Energy database enables our team to benchmark historical and real-time energy supplier prices in every deregulated energy market in the U.S. Unbiased and independent, APPI Energy has earned the endorsement of 158 trade associations and chambers of commerce to provide energy expertise to members.

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Crown Castle

Since 1994, Crown Castle has worked around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world’s most revolutionary technologies. This comprehensive portfolio of towers, small cells, and fiber gives people and communities access to essential data, technology and wireless service and opens the door to countless opportunities and possibilities. We continue to work closely with wireless carriers, businesses, technology companies, governments, and communities to make sure these transformative ideas and innovations find their way to the people who rely on them. Crown Castle

Shannon Baum Signs and Graphics

Shannon-Baum Signs, Inc. is located in Eldersburg, Maryland and has been providing quality signs and graphics since 1950. The company is the largest manufacturer of traffic signs in the State of Maryland and offers design, fabrication and installation of its products. Also offered are 3M vehicle wraps, graphics and reflective Police and Fire department lettering as well as 3M auto window tinting. Electronic (LED) message centers, 3-Dimensional lettering, custom signs, tradeshow and event products are also offered. Shannon-Baum Signs is a resource for finding solutions, getting answers, and providing guidance to help conquer customers’ signage challenges. For three generations the owners and staff have been committed to the sign industry. Shannon-Baum.

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Miles & Stockbridge

Miles & Stockbridge is a leading mid-Atlantic law firm with more than 240 lawyers and seven offices across Maryland and in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The firm’s lawyers help global, national, local, municipal and emerging business clients preserve and create value by helping them solve their most challenging legal problems. For more information regarding the robust legal services Miles & Stockbridge can provide, visit the Miles & Stockbridge website.

The Law Office of Thomas N. Yeager

The Law Office of Thomas N. Yeager is a full service law firm located in Chestertown, Maryland. A significant portion of the firm's practice is devoted to local governments in the Eastern Shore area. The firm is experienced in representing county commissioners, municipalities, ethics commissions, planning commissions, boards of zoning appeals, and departments of social services as well as businesses and non-profit organizations. Our municipal clients include the towns of Betterton, Cecilton, Chesapeake City, Galena, Sudlersville, and Rock Hall. Mr. Yeager is the County Attorney for Kent County and currently serves as the President of the Maryland Association of County Attorneys. The firm’s attorneys and professional support staff provide personalized, cost-effective, results-oriented legal representation to our clients. Having served as a Deputy State's Attorney, Thomas N. Yeager is an accomplished trial attorney who has also handled a wide range of legal matters pertinent to local governments including construction litigation, code enforcement, personnel/employment hearings, environmental matters, and public works projects. Joseph C. Flanagan, Esquire serves as Of Counsel to the firm, and Stuart T. Welch, Esquire is the firm’s associate attorney. Mr. Flanagan is a former Deputy State’s Attorney, and Mr. Welch is former staff counsel for a leading non-profit organization.

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Maryland Environmental Service

MES is a self-supporting, independent State agency, combining the public sector’s commitment to environmental protection with the private sector’s flexibility and responsiveness.

MES provides services at competitive rates to government and private sector clients and works on projects including water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, composting, recycling, dredged material management, hazardous materials cleanup, storm water services and renewable energy. We provide expert engineering, monitoring and inspection services.

Smartworks Partners

SmartWorks Partners (formerly CNX) know there is not a "one size fits all" model when it comes to adapting 5G deployment and smart city initiatives. We can customize a masterplan that best suits your City's small cell and fiber optic needs and desired trajectory to be a leading American city.