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Regional Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Law

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The School of Business and Law at Anne Arundel Community College will host its first annual Regional Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Law.

Friday, November 16, 2018
8 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

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Registration $55 ($50 event fee plus $5 processing)

Anne Arundel County and the surrounding region is a vibrant economic hub with tremendous opportunities for growth.  If you want to tap into this growth, learn from the experts.  This conference will feature industry leaders sharing information about emerging trends in the ever changing fields of business and law. The future is now, join us to get ready!

Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel County Executive, will serve as the keynote speaker followed by workshop sessions on the topics below.


Building an Inclusive Culture for a Diverse Workforce
Discover how diversity drives innovation and fosters creativity from the experience of local experts who are employing diversity decision making to make a difference in workplace hiring, retention and advancement.  

Trystan Sill, Program Manager, Maryland Department of Environmental Resources
Curtis Bennett, Director, Conservation Community Engagement, National Aquarium


Cybersecurity: You’ve Been Hacked!
Today's cyber threat is advanced and persistent and can cause serious damage to your organization. Learn the value of threat intelligence, the importance of actively protecting your environment, and the difference between advanced threat actors and what most people think of as hackers.

Steven Burke, Special Agent-in-Charge, Data Analytics and Computer Crimes, Maryland Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General

Global Marketing

The Advantage of International Interns
In today’s increasingly globalized economy, international experience is important. Experts discuss international education as key in career development. Learn the marketing strategies of a leading, award winning, innovative internship program.

Dr. Shawntia Key, Global Programs Director, Global Experiences
Carri Orrison, Senior Director, Institutional Partnerships, Global Experiences
Jenepher MacKin, Program Advisor, Global Experiences

Emergency Preparedness

Do You Have a Plan for Your Business?
Get valuable information and learn about important resources to assist in creating an emergency preparedness plan.  Participants will gain a better understanding of emergency preparedness, learn how to prepare a business continuity plan and access resources before, during and after an event.

Candace Pruett, Business Consultant, Maryland Small Business Development Center

Impact of the Law

What Business Owners Need To Know About Employment Law
Employment law can change rapidly. When you consider that lawsuits brought by former employees can be expensive, disruptive to operations and impact employee morale, it's easy to see why you should seek legal advice when you get in over your head. Come learn what every employment lawyer wants a small business owner to know!

Susan Shapiro, Esq., attorney/partner, Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A.
Steven Brown, Esq., attorney, Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A.

Economic Outlook

Anticipated Growth in the County
Data analytics describe the economic impact resulting from events in the county like the expansion of a business, new construction or hiring spree.  Learn about projects that involve significant business growth and discuss the measurement of industry growth due to the events.

Julie Mussog, President and CEO, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

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