Join us to Celebrate Veterans!
In honor of our current and former service members, please join as the Baltimore Post Fellows host a happy hour celebrating our veterans!
When: 14 November 2019, 4:30-7:30 PM
Where: The Brass Tap, 1205 W Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
Cost: $10 donation per person; service members or veterans: Free. Includes drink ticket and appetizers! Proceeds go to the Philanthropy Committee fund.
Direct questions to Brandon Pace (email@example.com) or Denise Tegtmeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
See our flyer HERE!
November is our Service Month
As a part of Veteran's Month, the Philanthropy Committee is planning a month full of service projects! Help us out with the following projects:
November 2 – The Baltimore Station’s 5th Annual Stars, Stripes, and Chow at West Covington Park. Come volunteer with the SAME Baltimore Post and help set up the event, coordinate activities, or clean up after the annual fundraiser event. The event runs from 1:00 to 4:30 and volunteer slots are flexible. Can’t volunteer? Come support the annual fundraiser as an attendee (https://baltimorestation.org/event/5th-annual-stars-stripes-and-chow/) and stop by the SAME Baltimore-sponsored chili booth. If interested in volunteering, please send your name and t-shirt size.
November 9 – Rebuild Together Baltimore (RTB). We are looking for a minimum of 10 volunteers to join us for our second event with RTB to complete community improvements for a Baltimore neighborhood. More details will be made available as the date approaches.
Holiday Stockings for Military and Veterans – We will be assembling stockings to be delivered to deployed service members and veteran patients. Donate stockings, stocking stuffers, or sponsor a stocking throughout the month of November!
Fisher House Forest Glen - We’re looking for a few good hands to help paint three rooms at the Walter Reed at Fisher House Forest Glen in Silver Spring. Fisher House will provide the paint and brushes. Check back for further details of when the date is set.
Contact our Philanthropy Committee Chairs, Stacy Kahatapitiya or Andy Parker for more details or to volunteer!
MEGA Maryland was a huge success!
Nearly 300 attendees and 48 exhibitors contributed to make MEGA Maryland 2019 a success! The event was held on 9 October at Martin's West in collaboration with the Maryland Chapters of SMPS, ACEC, WTS, and DBIA. The conference started with the pledge of allegiance Lead by LTC Geoffrey Kuhlmann (USA) with the colors presented by the Morgan State University ROTC. Keynote speakers included Jonathan Murray, WBAL Radio Contributor and Wealth Management Specialist, and D.J. Gribbin, Former White House Special Assistant on Infrastructure. Breakout sessions followed on the following topics: Military Installation and Federal Agency Opportunities, Transportation and Design/Build and P3 Opportunities, Cyber Security, Energy, Federal Small Business Programs, Economic Development in Maryland, Maryland School Construction, and State Procurement and Partnering. Federal agencies discussed upcoming solicitations and their programs.
This program takes about a year to plan with a group of around 20 people providing significant contributions. Thanks to the planning committee lead by Mindy Hinsley of Hinsley Collective and Melissa Smith of EA Engineering, Science, and Technology.
A special thanks to our sponsors!
Morning Keynote Sponsor: Vision Technologies
Lunch Keynote Sponsor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
General Conference Sponsors:
Black & Veatch
Penza Bailey Architects
Grunley Construction Company
Lanyard Sponsor: EA Engineering, Science & Technology
Conference Bag Sponsor: Hinsley Collective
Post Conducts Cybersecurity Program
The Post conducted a cybersecurity workshop and luncheon on May 15, 2019. Each day, our world becomes more and more interconnected through increased apps usage on mobile devices and storing more of our data in “the cloud.” With all the resulting benefits and efficiencies come an increasing amount of Cyber related threats – loss of intellectual property, compromise of employee PII, insider threats and ransomware to name a few. This topic was very relevant as Baltimore City experiences a cyber attack. As the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industries all leverage new technology to conduct business, especially when working with the Government, the need for more awareness and protection is critical more than ever.
The program covered several main topics, including:
- Overview of the state of ‘cyber’ within the ‘AEC’ industries, and how each company can protect themselves. Covered topics include: trends, recent attacks, data breaches, and new, ever-evolving threats that could have significant legal or financials impacts to any organization
- Recent important updates to DoD Cybersecurity Compliance Standards with regards to DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement).
- Buy Maryland Cybersecurity (BMC) Tax Credit. We will detail the new tax credit that is designed to promote the cybersecurity industry in Maryland, while protecting business owners located in MD
Special thanks to our workshop speakers, Brian Ray and Michael W. Jackson of Hertzbach, and to Randy Westfall for organizing the event!
Parking Information for Engineer's Club Meetings
Great news! There is a new parking app available called LAZgo! where you can pay ahead and reserve a spot on the Walter's surface lot at 600 Cathedral Street (right around the corner from the Engineer's Club). You can also pre-pay and reserve a spot at 601 North Calvert Street that participates with LAZ Parking. See link below to download the app, reserve parking or for more information. Construction will be finished soon as well (fingers crossed).