inDirect Connect @ Online
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Online group and one-on-one networking.

Event Host for the Month


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 |


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.

inDirect Connect – Focus Howard County @ Online
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

October 15th
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.


4:00 – 4:05 p.m. Welcoming RemarksMaryland Construction Network
4:05 – 4:20 p.m. What’s in the Pipeline? – “Future Howard Hughes Corporation Projects in Downtown”
          Greg Fitchitt, President, The Howard Hughes Corporation
4:20 – 4:30 p.m. Networking Breakout Session # 1
4:30 – 4:55 p.m. Panel: Operating During Covid: Social, Economic & Health Concerns Panelists
          Carol Dooney, Director of Construction, The Howard Hughes Corporation
          Mike Smith, Senior Project Manager, HBW Construction
          Terae Kearney, Project Manager, Ironshore Contracting

    • What’s been going on at your projects?
    • What have you learned?
    • How have you adapted?
    • Internal Operational Response
    • Work teams addressing issues.
    • Keeping a workforce safe.
    • Whose job is it when multiple businesses are involved? 

4:55 – 5:05 p.m. Networking Breakout Session #2
5:05 – 5:20 p.m. Developing Trends & Adapting to The New Normal
          Leonardo McClarty, President| CEO, Howard County Chamber of Commerce

    • Growth within Howard County
    • Leveraging Professional Memberships & Resources into Business Growth
    • Ways to comply with COVID regulations
    • Office environment
    • Site environment

5:20 – 5:30 p.m. Networking Breakout Session #3
5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks & After Hours Networking – Maryland Construction Network


inDirect Connect @ Online
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Featured Presentation ~

From Agony to Ecstasy:
“Unleashing Leadership in the Construction Industry”


November 12th ~ 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.


Organizations face tremendous uncertainty, change, and disruption. Organizations that rely on deep expertise and experience, like the construction industry, face even greater challenges as they deal with the constant need for innovation and the unique characteristics of their workforce. You already have skillfully brilliant people who can cope with the technical side of the challenges, yet they can improve their leadership skills and the way they engage with clients.

In this program, Josef Martens will explore strategies and immediately actionable tools to supercharge our impact and influence as team leaders and in the relationship with your customers.

After this program you will be able to:

  • Improve your leadership and relationship with your clients
  • Improve your business development efforts
  • Get along better within your teams and improve team cohesion
  • Lead your staff more effectively
  • Drive bottom line results

You will walk away with the clear steps needed to complement your technical skills with key skills; often labels as the “soft stuff” (but they’re really the hard stuff!). You will leave Josef’s program with actionable take-aways. Be ready for a pants-out-of-your-seat program. High-energy, highly interactive, and creating real results.


4:00 – 4:05 p.m.  –  Welcoming Remarks – Maryland Construction Network

4:05 – 4:35 p.m.  –  From Agony to Ecstasy: Presentation Part 1

4:35 – 4:45 p.m.  –  Networking Breakout Session # 1

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.  –  From Agony to Ecstasy: Presentation Part 2

5:00 – 5:10 p.m.  –  Networking Breakout Session #2

5:10 – 5:20 p.m.  –  General Contractor Sponsor Presentation

5:20 – 5:30 p.m.  –  Networking  Breakout Session #3

5:30 p.m.               –  Closing Remarks – Maryland Construction Network

Josef Martens PhD CSP

Josef Martens helps organizations move their innovation and strategy efforts from good to great. Having completed his PhD in physics at the University of Cambridge, he was awarded several patents, and ushered a spin-off company through an IOP. Throughout all this, Josef discovered that expertise is vastly overrated, and that other factors matter much more. Josef shares these factors in his keynote and training programs, and he helps individuals and organizations power-up their quest for new solutions: leaders gain impact, influence and innovation.

Over the past two decades, Josef has conducted programs in over 30 countries across six continents. Josef has spoken to corporate Government agencies for associations and on the TEDx stage. His speaking skills have earned him the highest international designation of the National Speakers Association, which has been awarded to only about 700 speakers in the world (and the only one whose TS/SCI security clearance allowed him to bring an inspirational message to several intelligence agencies).

More details about Josef’s background can be found on his LinkedIn Profile and his website.


inDirect Connect 1/14/21 @ Online
Jan 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Start the New-Year on the right foot with great information and networking – the kind only available from MCN!

“Recruiting & Developing a Skilled Workforce”  Important “How To’s”


January 14, 2021 ~ 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

FREE for MCN Members!

Are you and your business “workforce challenged? Are you in need of qualified and committed employees? Have you considered apprenticeship?

  • Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce.
  • Apprentices obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a nationally-recognized portable credential.
  • According to the Department of Labor, apprenticeship offers a 94% employment retainment after the completion of an apprenticeship.

Did You Know:

  • Howard Community College offers a two year Construction Management apprenticeship with 4,000 on the job training hours.
  • Howard Community College partners with industry trade organizations for four year HVAC Apprenticeships that offer up to 8,000 hours of on the job training.
  • Howard Community College also partners with industry trade organizations for four year Electrical Apprenticeships that offer up to 8,000 hours of on the job training.

Benefits Include:

  • Vetting employees & instilling your company’s culture.
  • Recruiting & developing a highly skilled workforce.
  • Improve productivity & profitability.
  • Reduce turnover, improve loyalty & retain top talent.
  • Investment in your community & your industry.

Following the program will be networking for you to broaden your list of contacts! MCN virtual networking offers great opportunities to meet new people and enhance existing relationships!


January 14, 2021 ~ 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

FREE for MCN Members!