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Inaugural Baltimore County Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair

The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI), in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is hosting a virtual manufacturing job fair on April 8th. The Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair will connect job seekers in the greater Baltimore region with open positions of all types, requiring varying skill levels and experience, at manufacturing companies in Baltimore County, Maryland. Read more

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Accessing the Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair from a CCBC Location

PARTNERS

Presented by Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI), in partnership with Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development and Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), the Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair will connect job seekers with open positions at manufacturing companies in Baltimore County. The Virtual Job Fair will take place on April 8, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Job seekers who may not have access to a computer and/or the internet, as well as those who wish to have hands-on help navigating the job fair platform, can participate in the April 8th Virtual Job Fair from one of CCBC’s computer labs.

Details for tuning into the April 8th Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair from a CCBC Computer Lab Location

April 8, 2021 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

There is no cost to participate in the April 8th Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair and no cost to use a CCBC computer lab to tune into the Virtual Job Fair. However, registration for participation in the Job Fair is required, as is registration for using a CCBC computer lab on the day of the event.

By coming to a CCBC location to tune into the virtual Job Fair on April 8th, you will be provided with access to a computer, internet service and CCBC staff who can assist you with using the online job fair platform (vFairs), offer coaching support to interact with employers virtually and support for interview opportunities. Please bring a smart phone if possible.

Note: If you attended the CCBC in-person prep session on March 24th, your registration includes a seat at the same CCBC computer lab location on April 8th. No need to register again. If you did not attend the March 24th prep session, you can still register below and participate from a CCBC computer lab location on April 8th.

CCBC Computer Lab Locations:

Register to participate in the April 8th Virtual Job Fair from one of CCBC’s computer lab locations here. There is no cost. (Clicking the button below will take you to CCBC’s QuickReg system where you can select a specific CCBC location.)

Note: CCBC has titled this registration as “Virtual Job Search Skills Course” which is what you will see on the QuickReg page. Individuals should try retrieving credentials before trying to create a new QuickReg account as they may already have an account from a past course. Get QuickReg HELP here: https://javawebapp.ccbcmd.edu/QuickReg/HelpCE.jsp

If you have questions about registering to use one of CCBC’s computer labs to participate in the April 8th Virtual Job Fair, contact the Continuing Education Call & Information Center at 443-840-4700. You can also get help here: https://javawebapp.ccbcmd.edu/QuickReg/HelpCE.jsp.

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Job Seeker Prep Session for RMI’s Baltimore County Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair

PARTNERS

Presented by Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI), in partnership with Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development and Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), the Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair will connect job seekers with open positions at manufacturing companies in Baltimore County.

To help job seekers prepare for participation in the Job Fair, two Prep Sessions are being offered at no-cost, one in-person at several CCBC locations on March 24th and one virtual through Zoom on April 2nd.

Missed participating in one of the Prep Sessions? No problem. Watch the video recording here: https://youtu.be/ImLPh06XAdk

Details for the no cost, IN-PERSON Prep Session

March 24, 2021 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In-person services provided at CCBC include: Assistance with using the online job fair platform (vFairs), resume and interview preparation for the April 8th Virtual Job Fair environment, and other coaching support. Computers and internet service will be provided.. Please bring a smart phone if possible. Note: Registration for the CCBC in-person prep session also reserves an in-person seat at the same CCBC computer lab location for the April 8th virtual job fair.

In-person Prep Session Locations:

Register for the March 24th in-person job fair prep session (called Virtual Job Search Skills Course) via CCBC’s QuickReg here: Registration is closed. You can watch the video recording of the virtual Prep Session here: https://youtu.be/ImLPh06XAdk

Note: CCBC has named this in-person prep session “Virtual Job Search Skills Course” which is what you will see on the QuickReg page. Individuals should try retrieving credentials before trying to create a new QuickReg account as they may already have an account from a past course. Get QuickReg HELP here: https://javawebapp.ccbcmd.edu/QuickReg/HelpCE.jsp

If you have questions about registration for the in-person prep session, contact the Continuing Education Call & Information Center at 443-840-4700. You can also get help here: https://javawebapp.ccbcmd.edu/QuickReg/HelpCE.jsp

Details for the no cost, VIRTUAL Prep Session

Friday, April 2, 2021 | 10-11 a.m.

Information provided via the Virtual Prep Session include: overview on how to access and use the online job fair platform (vFairs), interview tips for the April 8th Virtual Job Fair and other coaching support. This virtual session will be offered via Zoom. Register to attend via the button below and information for how to log into the Zoom session on April 2nd will be emailed to you on March 31.

Register for the April 2nd Virtual Prep Session here: Registration is closed. You can watch the video recording of the virtual Prep Session here: https://youtu.be/ImLPh06XAdk

Questions? Email stacey@rmiofmaryland.com.

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RMI’s Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance Program

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) and Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Launch Cost-Free Air Handling Assistance Program for Maryland Manufacturers

Manufacturers can potentially reduce the risk of business disruption from COVID-19 by improving facility air flow, filtration & ventilation. RMI’s Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance Program (MDMAP) can help eligible Maryland manufacturers with this process.

(View shareable MDMAP flyer here. For a brief overview on how air handling can impact the risk for COVID-19 in a manufacturing facility and details on the Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance Program (MDMAP), watch this video here.)

Through our MDMAP, our contracted team of engineering professionals:

• Provide an in-depth, onsite assessment of a manufacturer’s site and system operations related to ventilation and energy efficiency.
• Identify solutions (e.g., HVAC system upgrades) and a strategy for improving facility air flow, filtration & ventilation.
• Identifying opportunities to increase energy efficiency.
• Assist in identifying and applying for funding resources (e.g., tax incentives, rebates, grants, loans, etc.) for the identified opportunities, solutions and strategies.

All at no cost to participating eligible manufacturers!

RMI’s MDMAP is your next resource to ensure production continuity and your competitive edge…all at no cost to you!

Are you a Maryland manufacturer interested in this program? Complete and submit this MDMAP Interest Form and a member of RMI’s MDMAP team will be in touch with you.

Questions? Email stacey@rmiofmaryland.com.

* Must be a Maryland manufacturer to participate. Other restrictions may apply. RMI can help determine eligibility. Contact stacey@RMIofmaryland.com for assistance.

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RMI’s 2021 Calendar of Events

RMI’s 2021 Calendar of Events

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, RMI will be hosting a majority of our events virtually in 2021. One exception thus far is our Golf Classic in May which will be an in-person event. Additionally, we are aiming to host a “Celebration of Manufacturing” in late November in person, but we have scheduled a back-up date for March 2022 if we are not able to bring a large group together in November this year.

Below is a list of our events scheduled thus far. Others may be in the planning stages and will be added soon, so check back regularly for new event announcements and details.

Technology in Manufacturing Virtual Conference
 June 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

      

Golf Classic
May 13, 2021 | 8:00 AM Shotgun Start

      

Celebration of Manufacturing
November 18, 2021 | 5:00-8:30 PM

The “Celebration of Maryland Manufacturing” will be a festive occasion. We’ll be celebrating RMI’s 30 years championing the State’s manufacturing industry as well as the individuals, companies, organizations, government entities and academia who have contributed to our efforts along the way.

      

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RMI’s Champions of MD Manufacturing Webinar Series

As part of Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland’s (RMI) 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing program, a series of monthly webinars will be offered in November 2020 through June 2021. Each will address one of the seven Champion story categories which represent topics of importance to Maryland’s manufacturing industry. And each will include the Champions of MD Manufacturing People’s Choice Award category winners along with a few other companies or organizations selected by RMI.

Want to support these webinars, even moderate one, and put your company/organization/agency/academic institution in the spotlight?  Get sponsorship details here. Note: All sponsorships include opportunity for sponsor to address attendees during the webinar.

Webinar Schedule:

November 24, 2020: Fighting COVID-19 – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Mike Kelleher, Executive Director, MD MEP
Panelists: 

         This program has ended. View program recording here

December 10, 2020: Energy Efficiency & Sustainability – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Mary Beth Tung, PhD, Director, Maryland Energy Administration
Panelists:

    • Cornelius Grupp, President & CEO, C-Care, Anne Arundel County
    • Viraj Puri, Co-Founder & CEO, Gotham Greens, Baltimore County
    • John Fox, Advisor, XCo, Queen Anne’s County
    • Elena Kessi, President, Aquafin, Inc., Cecil County

          This program has ended. View program recording here

March 4, 2021 – Resiliency – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Denise O’Neill, CEO, The Alternative Board (TAB)
Panelists:

 This program has ended. View program recording here.

April 2021: Innovation – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Name TBD, Company TBD (sponsorship opportunity)
Panelists:

    • Evandro Valente, CTO & Co-Founder, Airgility, Prince George’s County
    • Dave Reynolds, General Manager, Saft, Baltimore County
    • Name TBD, Company TBD
    • Name TBD, Company TBD

April 2021: Diversity & Inclusion – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Name TBD, Company TBD (sponsorship opportunity)
Panelists:

May 25, 2021: Workforce – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Michele Whelley, CEO, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB)
Panelists:

    • Dr. Nilanjan Banerjee, Associate Director for Cybersecurity for Manufacturing Initiatives, UMBC, Baltimore County, Read Champion story here.
    • Joseph Zuccaro, Lecturer – College of Business & Economics, Towson University, Baltimore County, Read Champion story here.
    • Neill Christopher, Acadia Windows & Doors and The ARC of Northern Chesapeake, Read Champion story here
    • Name TBD, Company TBD

June 2021: Community Engagement – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Name TBD, Company TBD (sponsorship opportunity)
Panelists:

    • Name TBD, Exelon, Calvert County
    • Name TBD, Conagra Brands, Washington County
    • Name TBD, Company TBD
    • Name TBD, Company TBD

Questions? Contact Stacey Smith, Director of Outreach & Events, at 443-844-0047 or stacey@rmiofmaryland.com.

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Champions of MD Manufacturing Webinar: Resiliency in Manufacturing

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Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Webinar #2
Resiliency in Manufacturing
March 4, 2021

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Moderator: Denise O’Neill, CEO, The Alternative Board (TAB)
Panelists:

  • Heidi Wood, VP, Chutes International*, Charles County (Read Champion story here.)
  • Jennifer Musser, Plant Team Manager, Rinker Materials*, Frederick County (Read Champion story here.)
  • Jamie Mann, President, PRS Guitars, Queen Anne’s County (Read Champion story here.)
  • Ryan Miller, President, Critical Functions, Risk & Resilience Advisors

* Winner of the 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing People’s Choice Award in the “Resiliency” category. Get more People’s Choice Awards details here.

Join RMI and our Presenting Sponsor, MD Manufacturing Extension partnership (MD MEP) as we feature Champions of Maryland Manufacturing who have demonstrated great leadership in their resiliency efforts in the manufacturing industry. Attendees will hear their resiliency stories of triumph and gain valuable tips on being a resilient company in the face of today’s business challenges.

Cost: $0. Registration is required. This program is being offered via a Zoom video webinar that requires a passcode to log in. An email with log in information will be sent to all registrants within 24 hours of the date of the program. If you have any questions, please email Stacey@RMIofmaryland.com or call Stacey Smith at 443-844-0047.

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2021 Golf Classic

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Title Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Signage Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Closest to the Pin (Men’s) Sponsor

Longest Drive (Men’s) Sponsor

RMI’s 2021 Golf Classic – Thursday, May 13, 2021

Countdown to Tee Off

View event flyer here. Register here. Sponsor here.

Registration/Driving Range/Breakfast: 6:30 AM
Shotgun Start:
8:00 AM
Format: Captain’s Choice Scramble

Contests | Raffles | Prizes: You could win a Ford truck, $100,000 or other prizes!

Where:
The Woodlands Golf Course, 2309 Ridge Rd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Diamond Ridge Golf Course, 2309 Ridge Rd #2, Baltimore, MD 21244*

* Limit is 120 golfers per course. First 120 golfers registered will be assigned to The Woodlands. Registration must reach 200 golfers in order to add the second course, Diamond Ridge. Total golfer limit for this event is 240.  

Cost: $150/golfer
Includes:

  • Cart and greens fees
  • Continental breakfast
  • Complimentary beverages – alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Snacks
  • After Party buffet/drinks
  • Chance to win First Place, Second Place, Third Place & Last Place team prizes.

Super Ticket: $40/golfer (optional – may be purchased with golfer registration or at event)
Includes:

  • One mulligan
  • Hole-in-one competition to win Ford Truck (value $   ) – sponsored by North American Millwright
  • Drawing participation for $100,000 Hole-in-One Shoot Out – sponsored by CFG Bank
  • Scratcher Game to win a chance to putt for $1,000
  • Longest Drive contest participation
  • Closest to Pin contest participation
  • Certificate for a complimentary Razor Golf Wedge (or $119 credit towards purchase of alternative item)
  • $10 Worldwide Golf certificate
  • One ticket for chance to win one raffle prize of your choice

Sponsorships as low as $100 available. Get details here.

Note: By registering for this event, you consent to your email being shared with the Title Sponsors (limit 2) and Gold Sponsors (limit 5). You will have the option to unsubscribe from email notifications from these sponsors upon receiving any communication from them.

Questions? Email Stacey@RMIofmaryland.com or call Stacey Smith at 443-844-0047.

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Technology in Manufacturing Conference

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Presenting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

The Technology in Manufacturing Conference will be a virtual event focusing on technologies that are positively impacting the manufacturing industry. Specific technologies to be highlighted through insightful conversations with local and national thought leaders are: 5G, Quantum Computing, Digital Twins and Virtual Reality Training. Expected attendance: 200+ manufacturers, service providers, academic and training entities and others.

RMI Members: $0  Non-RMI Members: $45 by May 15; $60 thereafter

Not sure if you are an RMI member? Check here: https://rmiofmaryland.com/member-status-check/

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Celebration of Maryland Manufacturing

Sponsors & Partners

Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland is excited to announce we will be hosting a grand event on the evening of November 18, 2021 at Martin’s West in Baltimore.
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The “Celebration of Maryland Manufacturing” will be a festive occasion. We’ll be celebrating RMI’s 30 years championing the State’s manufacturing industry as well as the individuals, companies, organizations, government entities and academia who have contributed to our efforts along the way.

We hope you will SAVE THE DATE on your calendar and plan to join us!

Details and registration coming soon. Sponsorship information available now.