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EDC’s Year End Signature Networking Event Draws Businesses From as Far as New York

By Lori C. Valentine
Office of the Lt. Governor

Largo, MD—On November 16, 2017, the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) closed out its 2017 Thirsty (For Business) Thursday season at Keller Williams Preferred Properties in Largo, Maryland with its most engaging networking event of the year. More than 100 business leaders, entrepreneurs and developers came from miles around, as far away as New York City, specifically to meet, greet and network with the vibrant business community in Prince George’s County. In addition to congratulating the stellar staff at Keller Williams for their phenomenal work in the County, EDC’s Chief Operations Officer Paul Rowe reminded the attendees that their networking with each other has been the catalyst for the monumental growth that Prince George’s County has experienced over the last seven years.

“Today is another great day in Prince George’s County!” said Rowe. “Just this morning, we attended the groundbreaking for the Town Square at Suitland Federal Center, and a few weeks ago, there was a groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Headquarters in Camp Springs, Maryland. At the end of the month, we will be participating in the groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Maryland Capital Region Health Center in Largo. All of this reinforces the fact that the County is attracting new businesses. This proves that people want to live work and play here, which is one of the many reasons that our hosts here at Keller Williams are doing so well.”

Keller Williams Preferred Properties and Sledge Total Protection graciously sponsored the evenings festivities. Keller Williams Chief Executive Officer Jayson Stone rolled out the red carpet as hosts of Thirsty (For Business) Thursday. As the largest real estate office in Prince George’s County, with more than 400 real estate agents always looking for opportunities to expand, Mr. Stone and his team were delighted with the prospect of hosting the EDC’s T4BT for the second time this year.

“Working with the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation once again has been great,” said Stone. “This partnership is all about opportunity. When I think of opportunity, I think about improvement, which means that the best are not settling on waiting for the rest to catch up, but always working to be better. Keller Williams personalizes this mantra by having grown its market share over 157% within the last 12 months. Our relationship with our partners and the opportunities they represent have made us number one in Prince George’s County and there is nowhere else to go but up.”

One of the entrepreneurs, who deserves the award for traveling the farthest for a networking event, was Danny Edwards. Ms. Edwards, the owner of The Business Blindspot Strategists, the Brooklyn, New York based company that helps businesses operate more efficiently, heard about the T4BT networking event from a friend and decided that she needed to come out.

“This has been an absolutely amazing event,” said Edwards. “I have met potential clients, company referrals and potential partners here tonight. Prince George’s County has so much to offer. I’m really glad that I came. I will definitely come back for another event.”

The next opportunity to network with the EDC will be on Tuesday, December 19th when they will collaborate with TechBreakfast to host innovators, influencers and businesses from all parts of the ‘Tech Ecosystem’ to learn about the latest technology trends and identify potential investment opportunities. This event will take place from 8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. at Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Road, Baltimore/Columbia Room, Student Center, Bowie, MD 20715. See full event details below.

TechBreakfast in Prince George’s County—December Edition

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 8:00 AM–10:00 AM

Please join Prince George’s County EDC as we partner with TechBreakfast to present “TechBreakfast in Prince George’s County.”

Calling ALL Innovators, Influencers and Businesses From All Parts of the Tech Ecosystem!

• Hear from Tech Entrepreneurs about their latest innovations as they present in a “show and tell” format!

• Learn about the latest technology trends!

• Meet 250+ Entrepreneurs and Investors in the Tech Industry!

• Identify potential investment opportunities!

Limited Seating! RSVP Now!

Please visit the website at www.pgcedc.com/events or contact Jamie Gunnell at (301) 583-4650 or jngunnell@co.pg.md.us.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Contact Nichelle Holmes at (301) 583-4621 or naholmes@co.pg.md.us to find out more!


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