November 2022
Experience Prince George's
Join Us For This Exciting Event
If you're in the business of tourism, hospitality and related services, you can't afford to miss this very important gathering. Join us for our Annual Marketing Outlook Meeting! Register today!

  • Learn about ExPGC's initiatives and cooperative opportunities
  • Preview the new ExPGC marketing campaign
  • Network with other hospitality and tourism professionals
  • Hear from exciting guest speakers

Funds will be used to support businesses with limited opportunities for growth. Maryland's statewide SSBCI initiatives will target communities and areas with a high concentration of small, micro, and Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individual (SEDI) businesses. NOTE: these funds are issued as loans or equity investments only, SSBCI does not offer grants.​​​
Exelon launched a Racial Equity Capital Fund (RECF), in partnership with the Exelon Foundation, to expand access to capital to minority businesses so they can create more jobs, grow their companies, and reinvest in their neighborhoods and communities. The fund builds on Exelon’s longstanding history of supporting the underserved and under-resourced communities and further delivers on Exelon's commitment to drive economic equity and opportunity for Exelon's communities.
Experience Prince George's continues to promote Prince George’s County as a desired destination for hospitality and tourism and your membership is key to the success of our community. ExPGC aggressively markets to enhance awareness of our businesses, attractions and assets and there’s no better way to highlight our destination than with your partnership! Join ExPGC and partner with us for the future! Application available by visiting: https://www.experienceprincegeorges.com/member/
Follow us on Instagram! Stay abreast of the happenings and highlights around the county. See where locals and visitors like to shop, dine, explore, and have fun. Follow us as we follow the spaces, places and people around county. If you're on the 'gram, tag us and give us a shout out!
Follow us on Facebook! Stay abreast of the happenings and highlights around the county. See where locals and visitors like to shop, dine, explore, and have fun. Follow us as we follow the spaces, places and people around county. If you're on Facebook, tag us and give us a shout out!
Industry News

Online user ratings are great, until you discover they're fake. Or you remember how your uncle always leaves reviews and his taste is terrible.
Travelers want a proper set of standards, which generic hotel star ratings seem to offer. After all, you see, "Five-star hotel" and think, "Must be amazing," just as you hear "One-star" and realize It's gonna be a rough honeymoon.

The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that enrollment and renewal costs for TSA PreCheck would be reduced.The TSA PreCheck current enrollment provider, IDEMIA, revealed that enrollment and in-person renewal fees would be reduced from $85 to $78. While the cost to renew online is still $70, enrollees get a five-year membership with the program if approved.

Camping and Caravanning Global Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2030. Increasing Interest in Glamping and Van Living Experiences Drives the Camping and Caravanning Market
Meetings & Events

While there is an ever-growing awareness and commitment toward equity in the industry, survey scores reveal widespread DEI dissatisfaction among event professionals, minority groups and women, indicating that DEI efforts are largely in principal rather than in practice. This points to an urgent need for organizations to advance their DEI structures, policies and initiatives to deliver measurable change, according to EIC CEO Amy Calvert. 

Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for destination marketing organizations (DMOs) and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), announced a Destination Booking Agreement (DBA) that includes a toolkit to establish mutually agreeable terms to protect both the destination and the business event professional.

Shedding light on a rapidly evolving industry, travel technology company Amadeus has revealed the new and changing developments that will play a part in shaping travel over the coming year.
"The world used to predict technology's impact on travel in an entirely physical way, visualizing ever bigger and faster modes of transport,” said Daniel Batchelor, vice president, global corporate marketing, communications and social responsibility for Amadeus.
Arts & Culture

Based on interviews with descendants of enslaved families and people connected to the history of freedom suits in Prince George's County, Out of the Vineyard weaves together monologues that excavate a buried chapter in American history while illuminating how the legacy of slavery still affects us today. Purchase Tickets
Public Art Display in Upper Marlboro

Visit the town of Upper Marlboro to see the mural commissioned by local artists and the colorful horses that are currently installed. Drive or walk along Main Street to take a look at these public art displays.
STEAM Into Native Cultures
Every Sunday in November between 11am - 3pm
No reservations necessary. Ages 4-8 will create a paper medicine wheel, and learn how this symbol was used by many Indigenous peoples to honor nature, seasons and life itself. Ages 9-15 will learn about the math incorporated in the Lakota Moon calendar and the cultural symbolism of turtles in many Native American cultures. For questions and more information, contact montpeliermansion@pgparks.com
or (301) 377-7817.
Military History Tour
November 11 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
As the first U.S. military aviation field and the oldest continuously operating airport in the world, the College Park Airport has seen many important firsts of military aviation. Join us as we explore the history of aviation and its close connection to the military here at College Park. From army school to machine guns and rivalries to helicopters, this tour offers a bit of everything military related.
Veterans and one companion are free on Veterans Day. All other guests are regular admission.
Registration is NOT required. For questions, please contact collegeparkaviation@pgparks.com or call 301-864-6029.
Artists' Boutique at Montpelier House Museum

Shop local this holiday season at the Montpelier House Museum! Original ornaments, fiber art creations, and other crafts, all by local artisans, will be for sale. Perfect for unique holiday gifts.
Open Thursdays-Mondays, 10 am - 4pm (Closed major holidays). Boutique will be open Nov. 7-Dec. 23. Free to enter Boutique. For questions and more information, contact montpeliermansion@pgparks.com or
(301) 377-7817
November 11-13 and 18-20

"The Haunted Boy" inspired by the Cottage City, MD family whose life experiences inspired the book and move "The Exorcist." Check out the website for more information and to buy tickets for our 6-show run at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier on November 11-13 and 18-20. Don't miss this! Hope to see some of your shining faces!
Entertainment
November 12 and 13!

Fresh off the heels of a massively successful sold-out 25-date arena run with Anthony Hamilton and Joe, soul star Maxwell will continue to dominate the live scene with a new slate of shows for The Night Tour taking us through the summer and fall seasons. Purchase tickets.
Taiwanese Singing Sensation
A-Mei is Coming to The Theater
December 13!

This season's Haunted House features the new installation “Carlisle Hotel”, trapped in the 1940’s. Find your way through the cinema complex, including the newly created "Cat's Casino"*. This year, we have upgraded our experiences with more sensory overload, gruesome make-up, interactive characters, and chilling scenes of anticipation around every corner in our 28,000+ square foot attraction.
Returning November 25 - December 31 after a two year hiatus

Gaylord National Resort will celebrate the Christmas season with the return of the hotel’s longtime beloved holiday tradition, ICE!. Using more than 2 million pounds of ice, the amusing holiday classic, ‘A Christmas Story™’ will be brought to life in ice sculpture form by a team of 40 world-class ice artisans from Harbin, China.
Sports & Recreation
Veteran's Day Tennis Celebration
November 10 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Join JTCC on Thursday, November 10, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm to participate in a FREE Veterans Day Tennis Celebration in partnership with Mission BBQ, Wounded Warrior Project, and No Greater Sacrifice.  If you are a Veteran or active duty military member, please register for the Tennis Corps program. If you are a community member wanting to celebrate our veterans, please complete the volunteer form

BOWIE, Md. – It was a beautiful day for golf on Tuesday as the Bowie State University Department of Athletics in conjunction with Institutional Advancement teamed up to host the 11th Annual Bulldog Golf Classic at the Country Club at Woodmore. More than 100 Bulldog supports came out for the event, raising over $25,000 to benefit the student-athletes at Bowie State University.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (PRWEB) October 23, 2022 Liberty Sports Park, the Mid-Atlantic Region's premier field sports vacation destination, marked its grand opening today as youth and adult soccer, lacrosse and field hockey leagues based in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland, as well as Prince George's County recreational football teams held scrimmages and practices at the complex.
Food & Beverage

Los Angeles-based brick oven pizza chain Blaze Pizza, whose early investors included LeBron James, has a new franchise agreement to open three locations in Prince George’s County, Maryland. It did not identify the new locations. The restaurants are franchised to Kevyn Scott of Gome Restaurant Group, also a Charleys Cheesesteak and Wings franchise operator in Maryland.

DMVBRW is about Culture. Education. Good Food. It brings black restaurant owners and financiers together into one room to discuss options for entrepreneurial ventures and continuing education. The week promotes black restaurants, chefs, bartenders, farmers, hospitality professionals, food bloggers, and others in the food and beverage space throughout the year. Visit www.dmvbrw.com

WOODMORE, Md. — Editor's note - The video above was from when Nothing Bundt Cakes gave out bundtlets to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sept. 1. The town of Woodmore is getting a whole lot sweeter. A bakery chain specializing in Bundt Cakes is opening up its first store in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Community Highlights

A new Trader Joe’s opened in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Thursday, bringing new grocery options to a community that’s been asking for more fresh food. Twenty minutes before doors opened, the line to get inside the new store in College Park wrapped around the exterior of the 11,000-square-foot store. Once the tropical shirt-clad staff cut the red ribbon, shoppers cheered and streamed in.

This past weekend, the owners of Green Owl Design soft-launched their new lifestyle store, Nest Proper, which is right next door to their current location. Located at 5303 Baltimore Ave., Suite 102, Nest Proper features home decor items, candles, jewelry, bath and body essentials, stationery, wearables and a small inventory of furniture from both local and international sources.
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