inDirect Connect @ Online
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Online group and one-on-one networking.

Event Host for the Month


inDirect Connect @ Online
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


4:00 – 4:05 p.m. – Welcome! | MCN
4:05 – 4:35 p.m. – Event Host | Intero Advisory
4:35 – 4:45 p.m. – Sponsor Presentation # 1
4:45 – 4:55 p.m. – Breakout Session # 1
4:55 – 5:05 p.m. – Sponsor Presentation # 2
5:05 – 5:15 p.m. – Breakout Session # 2
5:15 –5:25 p.m. – Sponsor Presentation # 3
5:25 – 5:35 p.m. – Breakout Session # 3
5:35 – “Official” Closing Remarks & Ongoing Network

Host: Intero Advisory

Sponsors: TBD

Topic: “Business Development” – Elevating Your LinkedIn Presence: Generating Referrals & New Opportunities


This highly interactive presentation challenges entrepreneurs, executives, and sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals to think differently about their personal brand, network, and engagement on LinkedIn. Attendees will gain clarity, insight, and actionable next steps including how to elevate their presence; generating referrals and new business opportunities.


Attendees will learn:

  • The importance of a well-crafted LinkedIn profile
  • How to maximize their network
  • How to search for new connections
  • The importance of engaging strategically on LinkedIn


Colleen McKenna launched Intero Advisory for individuals and companies focused on increasing their sales and talent initiatives. Since 2011 Intero Advisory, a LinkedIn consulting, coaching and training firm has been engaged by more than 600 companies who have increased their presence, revenue and hiring opportunities applying Colleen’s insight, strategy, and techniques and to tens of thousands of business professionals.

Her membership site, blog and podcast reach a global audience and more than 600 companies have benefited from her expertise.

The Intero team, over an 18 month period sourced more than 80,000 LinkedIn profiles for clients across the country for lead generation and recruiting. On behalf of one client, Intero secured more than 2.3 million in new revenue.

With a personal approach to business, Colleen and Intero shake up the status quo by maximizing an individual’s network, personal brand, and expertise.

Colleen has worked with and for startups to market leaders like Xerox, Consolidated Graphics and Carefirst. She earned her M.A. in publication design from the University of Baltimore and a B.S. in mass communication from Towson University.

Contact information: | 410.458.6960 |


MCN Accounting Resource Group @ Online
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

IRG Focus: Accounting Issues, Concerns, Software Products, Best Practices, etc.
IRG Objective: To promote and provide education; disseminating information to group meeting attendees relative to the ARG’s focus while following an interactive, attendee friendly meeting format.
Cost: Members: Free | Non-Members: $50 pp Per Meeting
MCN Group Liaison: Kristin Bailey, CPA, CCIFP, CCA | Principal | KatzAbosch
Co-chair of the Firm’s Construction Services Group


The Particulars

  • Group Meetings will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.
  • Virtual meetings may be interspersed with face-to-face meetings, when allowed by State Guidelines and, if the group at-large agrees.
  • Meeting length: 30 – 60 minutes.
  • Meeting will start and  end on time. Please be prompt.
  • Group Size: Unlimited
  • Group Liaison is an MCN “Industry Partner” member firm in good standing.
MCN Legal Resource Group @ Online
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


LRG Focus: Legal Issues & Concerns Facing Construction
LRG Objective: To promote and provide education; disseminating information to group meeting attendees relative to the LRG’s focus while following an interactive, attendee friendly meeting format.
Cost: Members: Free | Non-Members: $50 pp Per Meeting
MCN Group Liaisons: Brian Loffredo, Principal & Jim Ries, Director of Business Development, Offit Kurman, P.A.

The Future of the Maryland Construction Industry @ Online
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

While construction projects have continued throughout most of Maryland, many construction contractors are not convinced that this is necessarily a sign of good things to come. Pre-pandemic backlogs are keeping many contractors busy, but uncertainty clouds the future of new construction, pending the severity of shutdowns, the availability of financing and future commercial and government spending.

That’s why we invited four seasoned industry veterans to serve on a panel to discuss where the construction and real estate industries will head next and tips for moving forward.

This virtual event will include:

  • Discussion from panelists on current industry trends and what they think the future holds
  • An update on the state of the economy and stock market from GGM Wealth Advisors
  • Q&A session featuring questions from the audience

There is no cost to attend!

Meet the Panel 


  • Stephanie Freeman, McGriff Insurance Services
  • Jeff Jacobson, Solstice Partners
  • Kenny Mallick, Mallick Mechanical
  • Steve Porter, Porter Construction


  • Jonathan Lovell, Gross Mendelsohn

There is no cost to attend!

The Current Immigration and Visa System @ Online
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
inDirect Connect – Focus Frederick Co. @ Online
Sep 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Maryland Construction Network
“Where’s The Work”
Construction Industry Outlook
An inDirect Connect Networking & Forecast

September 29th
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.


  • Richard Griffin: Director, Economic Development, City of Frederick
  • Helen Propheter: Director, Frederick County Office of Economic Development
  • Beth Pasierb: Supervisor of Facilities Planning, Frederick County Public Schools

Speakers will discuss:

  • The State of Frederick’s Economy
  • The Economic Forecast for Frederick including Covid’s Impact on Construction & Development
  • Existing Work & Development
  • Projects on the Horizon | Upcoming Opportunities.

General Contractor Sponsor: Morgan Keller Construction.

Learn how to obtain work with a well-respected General Contractor. MCN’s GC Sponsor will take time to provide attendees with valuable information such as:

The company’s bid prequalification process

  • Types of projects most frequently bid
  • Geographical area of most projects
  • Subcontractor software requirements
  • Advertising & Distribution of invitations to bid
  • Current bidding opportunities.
  • The Preconstruction & Estimating Team’s contact info, etc.

Networking: MCN’s Virtual inDirect Connects delivers three 1-on-1 business building networking sessions! When face-to-face isn’t an option, count on Maryland Construction Network to provide the education and connections you need to grow and; to grow your business.