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Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

With more than 14 million Americans currently looking for work, it is definitely a buyer’s market out there.  Companies understandably want to hire the best candidates they can find.  With so many people to choose among, businesses are looking beyond black-and-white credentials such as education and experience to identify prospective employees who bring something more to the table, such as basic common sense. 

In this regard, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent fall from grace should serve as an object lesson for anyone who has a job...and especially for anyone who is seeking a job. 

County Executive Baker Participates in NACo/White House Summit

 

This story comes to us from Jim Phillips:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and fellow county officials from across the country –most holding leadership positions within the National Association of Counties (NACo) –participated in an historic five-hour NACo/White House Summit on May 3 to discuss at length critical issues of concern to county governments and the communities they serve. The highlight of the half-day summit was an appearance and remarks by President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Governor O'Malley To Continue “Maryland Forward” Series

This story comes to us from Takirra Winfield:

ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 28, 2011) – TOMORROW, Governor Martin O’Malley will join the Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding, business leaders, elected officials and stakeholders in transportation for an important roundtable discussion on Maryland’s Transportation Trust Fund. The Governor will facilitate a discussion with attendees on the future of transportation funding in Maryland.

 

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Brown Appointed Director of Prince George's County Housing and Community Development

This story comes to us from Scott L. Peterson:

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, named Eric C. Brown as Acting Director of the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).    

“The Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development is a critical department to thousands of Prince George’s County families and residents,” said Baker. “It was a priority of my administration to find the right leader to improve the service, reputation, and management of this department.  We have found an incredible and experienced housing expert in Eric Brown.”