BALTIMORE COUNTY REGIONAL MEETING IS THURSDAY, JULY 17 The event provides networking opportunities and updates on current/emerging industry issues for Baltimore County General Managers, their senior-level staff, and Allied Members. It is 10:30 to 11:30 AM at The Community College of Baltimore County, Hunt Valley Center. To RSVP click here. MARYLAND LIVE CASINO HAS HOTEL PLANS The owners of Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills are planning a new 300 room hotel immediately adjacent to the casino. The hotel will include meeting space and a spa. Plans are for the hotel to open in 2016 which coincides with the projected opening of the new MGM casino at National Harbor. THANK YOU DARRYL MCCALLUM Darryl, a partner at Shawe Rosenthal spoke at a recent MH&LA compliance seminar on a new Baltimore City ordinance banning certain Baltimore City employers from including a criminal background question on job applications. Darryl's presentation was the latest in a continuing series of free seminars sponsored by MH&LA on HR compliance issues. MARYLAND UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS UP SLIGHTLY The rate was 5.6% in May, up from 5.5% in April. Many economists attribute the increase to the impact of and continuing uncertainty about job cuts in Federal agencies as well as cutbacks to the large number of Maryland contractors who provide goods and services to the Federal government. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE GOLF OUTING AND FISHING TOURNAMENT Both events are on Monday October 6 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge. For more details on registration options, special pricing on overnight accommodations and special discounts on pre event rounds of golf click here. THANK YOU CURRENT 2014 GOLF AND FISHING SPONSORS Skeet Shooting - Leading Edge Wealth Advisors; Closest to the Pin and Beer/Soda/Water - Days Inn Inner Harbor; Longest Drive - Unlimited Restoration; Hole Sponsors - Heartland Payment Systems and Pinnacle Communications (list as of 6.24.2014). For more details on remaining sponsorship opportunities click here.