2016 Leading Edge Awards to Honor Top Businesses for Their Positive Impacts within Region

Representing businesses who earned 2015 Leading Edge Awards were

CEO Nominations Due April 1; Sponsorships Available

Southern Maryland's leading businesses and executives will be honored at the 16th Annual Leading Edge Awards ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m., June 8 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. The annual event celebrates forward-thinking individuals and businesses that spur economic growth with efforts and decisions that make real impacts.

Awards will be presented for CEO of the Year, Charles County Technology Company of the Year, Calvert County Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year and CSM Partnership in Education.

Located in one of the fastest-growing regions in Maryland, the Southern Maryland business community and its CEOs face a unique set of financial, technological and workforce challenges, and the LEA provides the opportunity to celebrate corporate success and to recognize those individuals responsible for encouraging economic growth and vigor in the region.

Nominations for CEOs that deserve recognition for their contribution to the economic vitality of Southern Maryland—CEOs who inspire their organizations, exude success and make a difference in our community—may be submitted to the Corporate Center at the College of Southern Maryland through April 1.

The 2015 CEO was Don Smolinski, president and CEO of All American Harley-Davidson. Other CEOs who have been recognized previously include Austin J. “Joe” Slater Jr., Kevin Poole, William F. Childs IV, Eric W. Franklin, Brianna Bowling, Christine Wray, Kimberly Oliver, Gore Bolton, Wayne Swann, Luther Grainger, Christine Stefanides, Greg Billups, Joe Yearta and Lloyd Harrison III.

To qualify, nominees must be with a business located within Charles, Calvert or St. Mary's counties, be in a position of leadership in a Southern Maryland business (private sector), and be available to attend the ceremony, June 8, at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center.

Sponsorship levels are available in Platinum, Gold and Silver and include table for eight for awards dinner and reception. Additional seats are available for $75. For information about sponsorship opportunities or to attend visit www.csmd.edu/LEA or call 301-934-7837 or email blahman@csmd.edu.

 

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CEO of the Year Nomination Deadline. April 1. College of Southern Maryland, Corporate Center, PO Box 910, La Plata, Md. 20646. The College of Southern Maryland's Corporate Center is searching for the 2016 Chief Executive Officer of the Year as part of the annual Leading Edge Awards June 8. 301-934-7837 or blahman@csmd.edu.

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16th Annual Leading Edge Awards. 6 p.m., June 8. Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf.  Leading companies and executives will be honored at the 16th Annual Leading Edge Awards ceremony celebrating forward-thinking individuals and businesses that spur economic growth with efforts and decisions that make real impacts in Southern Maryland. Sponsorship levels include table for eight; $75 for additional seats. 301-934-7837 or blahman@csmd.edu or www.csmd.edu//LEA.

 

 

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