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Sep
25
Wed
Direct Connect – September 25, 2019 @ Dave & Buster's - Arundel Mills Mall
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Direct Connect Networking Extravaganza PLUS
Pre Direct Connect Safety Symposium
WITH BONUS BILLIARDS & EXTENDED NETWORKING!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
Dave & Buster’s – Arundel Mills
7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076

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Combine learning, networking and playing and what do you have? MCN’s September Direct Connect, of course!

We begin the event at the Arundel Mills Mall location of Dave & Buster’s. Our pre networking symposium features three seperate presentations from the safety industry relevant to all construction professionals. Then we transition to MCN’s unrivalled networking always featuring great beverages and plenty of food. Finally, to finish the event you can enjoy two hours of complimentary pool in the “9-Ball Billiards Lounge”.  

Ralph Borgess, CEO – Hawkeye Safety
“Bridging The Gap Between Field Employees & Management To Create Safety Leaders”
Communication between field employees and upper management is essential for creating a positive safety culture and an effective safety program. Your businesses safety program must be realistic; one that can be applied to real-world construction activities. For a safety program to be successful, a business must have “buy-in” from all levels of the organization. A hands-on and personal approach to safety is a crucial component. Learn: How to get buy in from employees. What is effective communication? Managing employee involvement and attitude. The practical implementation of safety programs.

Keith Brown, Owner – Always Safe Safety Training
“American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) New Aerial Lift (MEWP) Standards”
How will the “new” Aerial (MEWP) Lift Standards affect your team, your business, and your bottom line? What are the requirements facing Owners, Users, and Operators of Aerial Lift Equipment? Will the implementation of these standards keep your team safe and working? What are the fall protection requirements; how do those requirements relate to aerial lifts.

Vic Engleman, Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager – Pure Safety Group and Guardian Fall Protection
“Creating A Culture Around Fall Protection, Importance of Proper Inspection and Fit”
Minimize risk at height through fall protection awareness. A “hands-on” demonstration of the importance of harness selection; as well as perform inspection and fit. Putting the principles into practice. There is equipment available to aid in this process.

Menu
Vegetable Crudite With Ranch Dip | Assorted Cheese & Cracker Display | Fresh Guacamole With Fire Roasted Salsa Served With Tortilla Chips | Cocktail Shrimp Served With Homemade Cocktail Sauce | Sweet & Spicy Meatballs | Mini Chesapeake Crab Cakes With Pineapple Chutney & Sriracha Remoulade | Bar Burgers | Crispy Chicken Bites & Dipping Sauces | Two Premium Drink Tickets | Unlimited Coffee, Tea, Soda

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Oct
10
Thu
New Laws | New Tech | New OSHA – Oh S#^?! @ Union Jack's British Pub - Columbia
Oct 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

A “Wisdom & Wine” Business Enhancement Event With Networking.

New Laws | New Tech | New OSHA
Oh S#^?!

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Union Jack’s British Pub – Columbia

10400 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

Registration: 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
“Wisdom” Presentation: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Networking & “Wine”: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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New Laws Drop on October 1st. Construction companies are regularly being cited for mischaracterizing its workforce. OSHA’s fines have increased almost 90% since 2015. Technology affects every aspect of a business. But it’s not all gloom and doom.

Attendees will learn:

  • New, and not so new, “Laws Affecting Your Business”.
  • How to correctly identify and designate “employees” vs. “independent contractors”.
  • What does an “at-will” employment mean?
  • What impact will OSHA’s increased fees, and use of drones for warehouse and site investigations, have on your business?
  • Why is the failure to keep up with technological innovation increasingly bad for your business?

You will not want to miss this unique and affordable opportunity to learn how to stay ahead of the curve and experience premier industry networking that follows our “Wisdom & Wine” presentation.

Our Speakers:

Tracy Steedman, Member, Litigation Chair, Adelberg Rudow

In an industry and area of practice predominantly comprised of men, Tracy Steedman stands out and is among the foremost distinguished construction law attorneys in the State of Maryland. While her practice includes working with owners, general contractors, and design professionals; Tracy focuses primarily on partnering with subcontractors, whom she regularly describes as the unsung heroes of the construction industry. Known for her down-to-earth personality and “deal-maker not deal-breaker” mentality, Tracy approaches construction law as a way to help companies expand their businesses by educating business owners and crafting productive relationships with the key stakeholders on a project. Tracy has 16+ years’ experience in commercial construction litigation, contract drafting and negotiation, and green building law in Maryland. She advises her clients in all areas of construction including claims counseling and pre-litigation dispute resolution on public and private projects. Tracy is a LEED AP, BD+C and writes and speaks regularly on green building, construction law, and contract review and negotiation.

Oren Saltzman, Managing Member, Adelberg Rudow

Oren represents small, medium, and large privately held, family-owned businesses in a variety of areas. Valued for his common-sense approach, he works to help businesses navigate through various stages of growth and maturity in support of executive leadership or owners. Oren concentrates his law practice in the areas of business, commercial and corporate law, banking, civil litigation, estate planning and administration and taxation. As counsel, he works to become an extension of his client’s leadership to develop intimate knowledge of their business. This allows him to establish a familiarity with businesses often associated with that of internal general counsel. Oren Saltzman is knowledgeable about many industries, especially with ones in which he is involved civically, such as non-profits within the education space. He represents a number of manufacturers, service providers, and wholesale companies. Mr. Saltzman is the managing member of the firm. He frequently presents seminars on the operation of non-profit organizations as well as business formation choices.

Following the program, enjoy networking featuring fine food and drinks. Catch up with old friends, make new acquaintances, and further discuss the information you gained during the presentation.

Menu
A Variety of Delectable Hors D’oeuvres Including an Assorted Cheese & Cracker Display
Fresh Fruit Display Garnished with Grapes and a Variety of Fresh Berries | A Mediterranean Hummus with Flatbread & Fresh Veggies Chicken Wings | Meatballs in a New Castle Ale BBQ Sauce | Beer, Wine & Soda

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Oct
24
Thu
Top Performers Make Top Performing Companies @ PK Law Cafe
Oct 24 @ 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm

A “Wisdom & Wine” Business Enhancement Event With Networking.

Top Performers Make Top Performing Companies

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
The Offices of PK Law – Plaza Level Café
901 Dulaney Valley Rd | Towson, MD 21204

Registration: 4:00 – 4:15 p.m.
“Wisdom” Presentation: 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Networking & “Wine”: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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With too much to do, too many emails and too little time, it can be a struggle to finish projects, meet deadlines and get results on time and on target. Many professionals are working reactively and at a rapid pace, just trying to keep up, which often brings feelings of stress, frustration and overwhelm. This kind of workday is pervasive and persistent, and sadly believed by many to be unchangeable.

In addition, a faulty assumption is often made that everyone knows how to manage their day efficiently, effectively and productively, but not everyone does… and it’s often left to chance. But this can be a costly mistake.

When you attend this presentation, you’ll learn…

  • What you don’t know about how you’re working and what it’s costing you.
  • How to gain more clarity, confidence and control in your workday.
  • The two most effective ways to gain more time in your day.
  • Why the email flag is failing you and what to do instead.
  • The most important driver of productivity, progress and achievement.

Find out how to work most efficiently, effectively and productively with tasks, time and email and learn why it’s so ESSENTIAL to use a workday strategy that WORKS so you can accelerate achievement and make more meaningful, powerful progress on the projects and initiatives that matter the most to you and to the future of your company.

Our Speaker:

Leslie Shreve is a workload management and productivity expert and the Founder and CEO of Productive Day®. Leslie is also the creator of Taskology® The Science of Getting Things Done, a unique, proprietary system that shows executives, managers, professionals and teams how to increase efficiency, effectiveness and productivity; accelerate achievement; and make more meaningful, powerful progress on the projects and initiatives that matter the most to them and to the future of their company.

For more than 13 years, Leslie worked in corporate office environments before establishing Productive Day in 2003. Since then, Leslie has taught hundreds of clients from more than forty different industries how to increase efficiency and improve productivity by up to 300% while reducing stress by up to 90%.

Taskology is a workload management system that’s simple, logical and easy-to-use. Clients previously frustrated or overwhelmed with too much to do, too many emails and not enough time now claim to have a secret—a new system they can use to take charge of their workday; gain more clarity, confidence and control; and get things done faster and easier—and with a LOT less stress.

Following the program, enjoy an hour of networking featuring fine food and drinks. Catch up with old friends, build new relationships, and further discuss the strategies needed to become more productive.

Menu
A Fresh Fruit Display Including Strawberries, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Hawaiian Pineapple, Clusters of Red & Green Grapes, Sweet Juicy Watermelon and Emerald Kiwi Slices | A Seasonal Crudité Display with a Variety of Herbal Dips | An International Cheese Extravaganza Featuring Black Rind Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Bleu Cheese, Jarlsberg, Muenster, Creamy Havarti with Dill, Cheddar with Caramelized Onions, Harlech Horseradish Cheddar and Assorted Gourmet Crackers | Crab Dip with Fresh Sliced Baguettes and Toasted Pita Chips |Shrimp Salad on Mini Brioche Rolls

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