ABC is a non-profit construction trade association working to promote the interests of merit shop contractors. Through their many networking events they connect their members to opportunity; through their management education, apprenticeship programs and many discount programs, they give their members a competitive edge. They also protect their members' interests through their safety services and in-house legal and regulatory counseling services.
As a professional organization, the most important service the AIA provides is unifying the efforts of individuals and firms to improve our profession and the built environment. We do this at local, state and national levels through proactive legislation and public awareness campaigns. The AIA also provides timely and relevant continuing education to give the AIA Architect a competitive advantage in the market place. Finally, the AIA offers individuals the opportunity to network with other architects, elected officials, community leaders and allied professionals.
The BBB sets standards for ethical business behavior and monitors compliance. It also helps consumers identify trustworthy businesses, and those that aren’t, through more than 4 million BBB Business Reviews. In addition, the BBB coaches businesses on ethical behavior and how to build stronger, more trusting relationships with their customers.
CREWBaltimore promotes the business interests and professional advancement of women in all disciplines of the commercial real estate industry by providing educational and networking opportunities and contributing resources to support the local community.
The Fort Meade Alliance is a 501(c)4 non-profit independent community membership organization created to promote and support Fort George G. Meade, its more than 115 government agencies and organizations and surrounding areas as an economic asset, to promote the wellbeing of the region with programs that support FGGM priorities, and serve as a resource to help facilitate connections that make a difference.
The “go to” organization for unbiased strategic visioning, ULI comprises an international community of development experts who take on today’s issues in the context of a livable tomorrow. The local component of the Urban Land Institute, the Baltimore District Council coordinates monthly program events and a leadership forum addressing land use, development and financing issues facing our region. A committee made up of local ULI members identifies topics and speakers for programs and special events throughout the year.
The U.S. Green Building Council Maryland Chapter (USGBC Maryland) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for the State of Maryland through buildings that save resources and contribute to a healthy and sustainable built environment.