Summer Conference Sponsors 2019


Thank you for your support of Maryland's 157 Cities and Towns!


2019 Sponsor opportunities available HERE

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Local Government Insurance Trust

For 30 years, Maryland’s local governments have covered their primary and excess liability, auto, environmental, property and equipment breakdown insurance needs through the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT). Owned and managed by its members, LGIT was founded in 1987 by act of the Maryland General Assembly through the joint efforts of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) and the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo). LGIT’s purpose is to meet Maryland’s local governments risk management needs - not to make a profit by selling insurance. Because of LGIT, local governments know they now have insurance coverage available to them at stable rates and predictable costs - regardless of private insurance industry cycles. In addition to the publications produced by LGIT, they also provide a wide variety of Risk Management services including: Training, Grants, the LGIT Online Campus and the HR Compliance Portal.

On July 1, 2010, LGIT partnered with Benecon and CIGNA to provide local governments an alternative for their health insurance needs with LGIT HEALTH. This program has continued to grow. LGIT members are taking advantage of this new way to provide health coverage for their employees and help control the cost of health insurance.

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Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company

The Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company has specialized in providing workers' compensation insurance to Maryland businesses since 1914. Our local presence, financial strength and dedication to business owners and their injured workers have made us what we are today—Maryland’s largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance. We at Chesapeake Employers thank you for your business and look forward to servicing your workers’ compensation insurance needs.

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Kaiser Permanente

One for all and all for your health - When it comes to a coordinated and connected effort to make care better, Kaiser's team works to make teamwork look easier. That’s because they believe managing health isn’t a solo job -- it’s the shared responsibility of everyone, and that includes doctors, nurses, our health care team and you. Each member of their integrated team plays an important role in helping to keep you healthy – and nothing’s more important than that. Kaiser Permanente.

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Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is the state’s Housing Finance Agency, supporting the creation and preservation of affordable, multifamily, rental housing and promoting homeownership through sustainable, fixed-rate mortgages and down payment and closing cost assistance primarily to first-time homebuyers. The department also manages a wide array of programs providing assistance to counties, cities, and towns for infrastructure and public purpose projects, small business creation and expansion, and revitalization and redevelopment activities that support economic growth and ensure that Maryland’s treasured communities are safe, vibrant, and attractive places to live, work, and play. Visit the Department of Housing and Community Development website to learn more.

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Maryland Broadband Cooperative

In 2006 the Maryland Broadband Cooperative (MDBC) was created by legislative intent of the Maryland General Assembly with the directed purpose of working with these ISPs to offer service to both under served and un-served areas all across Maryland.

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Washington Gas a WGL Company

Washington Gas is a regulated subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc., a public utility holding company. The unregulated affiliates of WGL Holdings are in energy-related businesses, selling natural gas and electric in competitive markets, and providing heating, ventilating and air-conditioning products and services.

Washington Gas is an active, concerned member of the business community and participates in numerous community service programs, focused on health, education, and the environment.

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APPI Energy

Data-Driven Procurement and Consulting Founded in 1996, APPI Energy delivers apples-to-apples comparisons of supplier prices and contracts, and negotiates supply solutions that reduce and manage energy costs on an ongoing basis for commercial and industrial customers. The APPI Energy database enables our team to benchmark historical and real-time energy supplier prices in every deregulated energy market in the U.S. Unbiased and independent, APPI Energy has earned the endorsement of 158 trade associations and chambers of commerce to provide energy expertise to members.

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City of Frederick

The City of Frederick is the hub of arts, culture, commerce and government within Frederick County. Located less than an hour from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland with 70,000 residents and offers a balanced, thriving economy, a highly educated workforce, and a quality of life that is nothing short of enviable.

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Council Baradel, P.A.

Council Baradel is one of the region's premier law firms and prides itself on the Energy, Depth and Experience it brings to the representation of its many clients. Our attorneys are active leaders, counselors, and participants in many bar associations and business, professional and civic organizations. Council Baradel has an extensive practice representing municipalities and other local government agencies throughout the State, with more than 60 years collective experience in the field. From our central Maryland location in the heart of the State Capital, we are well situated to serve clients throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.


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Miles & Stockbridge

Miles & Stockbridge is a leading mid-Atlantic law firm with more than 240 lawyers and seven offices across Maryland and in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The firm’s lawyers help global, national, local, municipal and emerging business clients preserve and create value by helping them solve their most challenging legal problems. For more information regarding the robust legal services Miles & Stockbridge can provide, visit the Miles & Stockbridge website.

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Shannon Baum Signs and Graphics

Shannon-Baum Signs, Inc. is located in Eldersburg, Maryland and has been providing quality signs and graphics since 1950. The company is the largest manufacturer of traffic signs in the State of Maryland and offers design, fabrication and installation of its products. Also offered are 3M vehicle wraps, graphics and reflective Police and Fire department lettering as well as 3M auto window tinting. Electronic (LED) message centers, 3-Dimensional lettering, custom signs, tradeshow and event products are also offered. Shannon-Baum Signs is a resource for finding solutions, getting answers, and providing guidance to help conquer customers’ signage challenges. For three generations the owners and staff have been committed to the sign industry. Shannon-Baum.