May 15, 2020
MACo’s Board of Directors announced this morning the decision to cancel the in-person version of the Association’s August 2020 Summer Conference. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 public health crisis led to the decision, which President Sharon Green Middleton called “the most responsible and respectful decision available” in a statement released this morning . MACo will explore possibilities for a virtual event and will be in touch with currently registered participants to handle cancellations and refunds.

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss why an unusually quiet "veto day" still made plenty of noise across Maryland.

Governor Hogan last week, through statements and in the absence of any traditional “bill signing ceremony,” revealed his decisions regarding legislation passed during the recent legislative session, itself abbreviated by coronavirus worries. The bottom line – 37 vetoed bills, including multiple high-profile advancements, and many questions for next steps by legislative leaders.
Listen to any Conduit Street Podcast Episode:
Counties In Action
Kent County Celebrates Healthcare Heroes Week for Workers on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Montgomery County Promotes Restaurant Resource Guide As County Remains Under
Stay-At-Home Order
Washington County Releases Business Preparation Tips Ahead of Back-To-Business Toolkit

Corporate Partner Corner

WWT Launches $1M
Global Community Impact Program

MACo's Platinum Corporate Partner, WWT, is launching a global campaign to support agencies that assist families affected by COVID-19 and organizations helping to accelerate research and development of a vaccine for the pandemic virus.

World Wide Technology is pleased to launch a new $1 million Global Community Impact program to support agencies that assist families affected by COVID-19 and organizations that accelerate research to develop a vaccine and treatment for the disease. 

WWT kicked off the initiative with a $25,000 donation to the International Red Cross in support of its efforts to ensuring a stable blood supply to support this pandemic. WWT is additionally encouraging all employees to give blood at their local Red Cross agency.

"At WWT, we have established a Spirit of Giving and this type of support and involvement by our employees to their community is part of our commitment to the future," said WWT Vice President of Global Human Resources Ann Marr. "Our employees' efforts have the power to improve the lives of others and that sense of obligation is a deeply rewarding experience for all of us."

For more information on WWT and their initiatives, visit their website .

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