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The 2024 Maryland Manufacturing Celebration of Stars is a RMI of Maryland and Maryland MEP program recognizing “Maryland Manufacturing Stars” – people who work in business, education, government, or nonprofits who have made meaningful contributions to our state’s manufacturing industry. The stories of these exemplary Marylanders will be featured in our Directory of Stars and celebrated at our Stars Celebration dinner!  

Submit your Star stories today! All Star stories must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2024, via this simple online form to be featured in the 2024 Maryland Manufacturing Star Directory. No cost to do so. And the sooner you submit your Star stories, the more coverage your Stars will receive. Get sponsorship details here.

The 2024 Maryland Manufacturing Celebration of Stars is a two-part program.

Stars Directory: An online Directory of Stars will feature our Stars’ stories of success. We are proudly partnering with some of Maryland’s leading business organizations who along with others will help us collect and share stories. Maryland Manufacturing Stars may be individuals working or volunteering in any business, academic institution, government agency or nonprofit organization whose efforts supporting Maryland’s manufacturing industry deserve recognition.

Not sure what makes someone a Maryland Manufacturing Star?

Here are some ideas to inspire you. A Maryland Manufacturing Star could be someone who:

  • Promoted a positive image of manufacturing • Introduced or supported legislation or policy changes on behalf of Maryland manufacturing • Helped underserved or under-represented populations • Led economic development manufacturing expansion efforts • Was employed for 20 years or more at a manufacturing company • Led energy efficiency or sustainability, pioneering eco-friendly manufacturing practices • Received industry awards, honors, or certifications • Adopted Industry 4.0 strategies and/or purchased Industry 4.0 equipment • Identified cost savings, process or profitability improvements, or innovative ideas for a Maryland manufacturing company or  industry • Engaged in expanding international trade of a Maryland-made product. This is your opportunity to recognize your unsung heroes.  Click here for a full list of Star story ideas.

Stars Celebration Dinner: A large-scale Celebration on the evening of November 14, 2024, will be held at Martin’s West in Baltimore County (600+ attendees expected.) This high-energy event will include two hours of networking over great food and cocktails followed by a one-hour program. (Note: Governor Wes Moore has been invited to attend.) Table reservations (8 zseats) which also include promotional exposure prior to and at the event are available now. Get details here. General registration will open in September.

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