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NEW DATE! – Meet the Experts Event & Network

May 5, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

At this unique networking event, you will have a chance to “Ask the Experts” your pressing questions to specific topics which include:

  • Financial Operations
  • HR/Legal
  • Technology
  • Bonding

You will be given the opportunity to sit in on 3 of the above mentioned topics.  Each participant will be assigned a room/topic for a timed 35 minutes (20 min presentation; 15 minute Q&A) , before rotating to your next room/topic.  Once the timed rounds are over, we will host a happy hour and network in the lobby of the new Construction Education Academy (CEA) at the Skillforce Center.

Sponsorship opportunities available for those that wish to host a booth during the networking portion of the event.  Contact Brittany for details.

2 pm to 2:45 pm: Registration, Networking
2:45 to 3:20 pm:  Meet the Expert, Round 1
3:20 to 3:55 pm: Meet the Expert, Round 2
3:55 to 4:30 pm:  Meet the Expert, Round 3
4:30 to 5:30 pm: Happy Hour & Networking


Financial Operations
Topics Covered: 
The importance of: Reconciling cashaccounting procedures, year-end tax planning timely receivable collections, as well as discussion of other Controller level issues.
Presented by:
Verna Karolenko, CPA; President, Contractor Business Solutions
Krista Hickman, CPA; Principal, KatzAbosch

Topic: Top Legal Tips for Contractors
Presented by:
Kate Lawrence, Lawrence Law, LLC
Donna Glover, Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Topic: Overcoming Your Technology Challenges:  Join us for an in-depth review of the technology challenges facing our organizations, along with strategies for how to overcome those challenges and set you and your teams up for success in 2022.
Presented by:
Ronnie Kurlander, Executive IT Advisor, Hartman Executive Advisors
Laura Concannon, CPA, Principal, P + G Built Solutions
Laura is the founder of P + G Built Solutions, a local full service accounting firm.  She has spent her career working with the Construction Industry.  She uses her wealth of knowledge and experience to help her clients grow their businesses and her team expand their own knowledge base. Her belief that there is a need for balance is where the Peace of Mind and Growth of Bottom Line originated. She is also the founder of Tools4Success, Inc. a 501 ( c ) (3) nonprofit focused on businesses and educators working together to provide opportunities for students to succeed in the Trades.  Listening and collaboration are keys to success.

Topic: Join us to learn about the basics of bonding, how to get set up with a surety program, and a discussion on how to take the next steps to expand and grow your bonding capacity.
Presented by: 
Becca Pena, CPCU/AFSB, Bonds and Insurance Specialist, Risk Strategies
Zach Dixon, Surety Bond Specialist, Delmarva Surety


May 5, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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ABC Greater Baltimore Construction Education Academy at The Skillforce Center
2101 E. Biddle Street, Suite 5000
Baltimore, Maryland 21213 United States
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