Saturday, June 2 - Maryland Center for the Arts - A Night at the Oscars - 6:30pm - 11pm - Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

WHY?  Expect high attendance of Baltimore’s executive crowd to support the arts.  Lots of great sponsors too!

Tuesday, June 5 - Maryland Business for Responsive Government - 2018 State of Business Address w/Larry Hogan - 11am - 1:30pm - Martin’s West

WHY?  This event will draw a great crowd of business owners and executives.  I look forward to hearing Governor Hogan’s address on current state of business

Tuesday, June 5- BWI Business Partnership - Annual Meeting - 6:00pm - 9:00pm - BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

WHY?  The annual meeting always brings out a great crowd especially in that region.  The program will include an awards and recognition ceremony along with lots of networking

Wednesday,  June 6 - Howard County Chamber of Commerce - 2018 Cyber Conference - 7:30 am- 5:00 pm - Howard Community College

WHY?  Excellent event to meet and greet with cyber security professionals.  There will be two separate tracks of discussions including blockchain tech, leveraging the open source & building a talented workforce.

Wednesday, June 6 - World Trade Center Institute - Annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference - 8:15am - 5:00pm - American Visionary Art Museum

WHY?  I personally haven’t been to this event and it seems really good.  Relevant topics, lots of great sponsors. WTCI does a good job in getting a great crowd.

Thursday, June 7  - Baltimore Business Journal - Leaders in Diversity - 7:30am - 9:30am - Lord Baltimore Hotel

WHY?  It’s the BBJ’s signature minority celebration event.  Mix and mingle with the outstanding honorees and diverse attendees

Thursday, June 7 - Baltimore SUN - Business & Civic Hall of Fame - 5:30pm - 9:00pm - The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

WHY? It’s the SUN’s 3rd annual event honoring individuals who have spent their lives for the betterment of Maryland.  Very powerful honorees so the attendance should be excellent and they have some great corporate sponsors as well.

Tuesday, June 26 - Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce - Annual Celebration & Board Swearing-In Ceremony - 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Venue TBA

WHY?  BCCC annual event will bring out a good corporate and executive crowd.  Excellent networking at a reasonable price

Wednesday, June 27 - Bisnow - Baltimore Multifamily Boom - 7:30am - 10:30am - Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

WHY?  Interesting topic and one that many are talking about in the city.  Excellent speakers and sponsors. Likely to draw good CRE & investor crowd

Networking TIP:

One question I get asked a lot is where I like to network, hence this newsletter.  But there’s another way to look at great places to network and that is meeting places.  The next time you set a morning meeting with a referral partner, friend or potential client consider meeting at one of the many breakfast “hotspots” around Baltimore.  I’m sure everyone has their favorite spots like me and it’s a great way to meet new people, connect with old friends and further develop relationships. I always tend to get to my hotspots an hour or so before my morning meeting  so I can do some work and network while I’m there. Some of my favorite hotspots for coffee around Baltimore are: Stone Mill Cafe (Timonium), Order & Chaos & Southside Diner (Locust Point), Spoons (Fed Hill), Cunningham’s & Towson Diner (Towson), Werner’s (CBD), Atwater’s (Canton)  and Eggspectations (Columbia). I’m sure there are many more and if you don’t mind sharing, send me a note!!

See you out there!