Friday, January 4 - Maryland Bankers Association - 12 Annual “First Friday” Economic Outlook Forum - 10:0am - 2:30pm - Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

WHY?  This event tends to sell out.  Local economic experts will discuss both current events and and the future of the region’s economy.  Great crowd of influential business owners, ceo’s and executives.


Wednesday, January 9 - The Daily Record - Annapolis Summit 2019 - 7:30am - 9:30am - The Governor Calvert House

WHY?  If you’re curious about what the Governor, Senate President & House Speaker have to say about the upcoming session than I’d recommend you attend.  Networking is good with attendance historically around 100.


Also, if you’re looking for another legislative event check out the GBC’s 2019 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum. https://gbc.org/events/2019-maryland-general-assembly-legislative-forum-january-2019/

Wednesday, January 9, Howard County Chamber of Commerce - Young Professionals Networking Mixer - 7:00pm - 9:00pm - The Soundry

WHY?  I haven’t attended one of these yet but I’ve heard good things.  It’s inexpensive and I’ve heard it’s a great place to meet up-and-coming leaders.


Thursday, January 10 - MEDA - 2019 MEDA Winter Conference - 8:00am - 1:00pm - Governor Calvert House

WHY? Public and private-sector leaders discuss the economic development-related legislation that will be considered for the 2019 session.  Two great panels plus keynote by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford


Thursday, January 17 - ACG - MD Deal Market Update - 7:30am - 9:30am - The Maryland Club

WHY? Great place to meet professional services firms, investors, M&A professionals and the region’s top dealmakers.  


Thursday, January 17 - Anchor Ventures - Passion to Profit - A Quick-Fire Showcase of Inspired Innovation - 4:00pm - 7:00pm - Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

WHY? Learn about upcoming tech companies and the entrepreneurs behind them.  I’ve been to a couple of these and they’ve never disappointed.


Tuesday, January 22 - Bisnow - Baltimore Opportunity Zones - 7:30am - 10:30am - Venue TBA

WHY?  Great panel to discuss the new law on Opportunity Zones and tax incentives for developers. There are 42 tracts designated as Opportunity Zones in Baltimore.  Learn how you can take advantage. Expect great crowd of developers, investors, entrepreneurs.