Resort Gives Back to Local Elementary and Middle Schools Through Volunteerism and Donations
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., September 24, 2015 /3BL Media/– MGM National Harbor, the world-class destination casino resort under construction in Prince George’s County, Md., kicked off “back-to-school” season by donating time and resources to local elementary and middle schools. As part of its ongoing commitment to community engagement and investment, MGM National Harbor participated in several events around the County to provide students, their families and their schools with much-needed funds and supplies.
The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.
It was a banner summer for the Players Trust programs that engage kids in their communities when school is out.
Buses for Baseball brought underserved kids to the ballpark, through City Clinics players helped inner-city kids learn the game, Action Teams partnered with players to serve their communities and Operation Backpack ensured that some of the neediest children will have sufficient school supplies when they return to the classroom.
Florida eliminates solar rebate programs; meanwhile, California curbs Homeowners Associations from prohibiting drought-tolerant plants.
Regulation Information: In late November, the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) voted 3-2 in favor of a utility-backed proposal to eliminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015 and lowering the state’s energy efficiency goals by more than 90 percent. This was decided after a very lengthy debate that lasted almost two hours, and the debate might not be over. Environmental groups are considering whether the PSC violated state law by instituting a policy that leaves utilities with virtually no energy efficiency requirements.
IBEW Local 24’s and NECA’s Support of JA in a Day Program Impacted Nearly 500 Students
June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JA) – part of the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs – received funding from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local 24) and the Maryland Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (Maryland NECA) to support its JA in a Day program.
Maryland Teacher Earns Distinguished Title for 2014
April 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), which has rebranded from ING U.S., marks its tenth year as a sponsor of the National Teacher of the Year, a project organized by the Council of Chief State School Officers. The company joins in celebrating Sean McComb, an educator from the Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in Baltimore, Maryland, as the 64th National Teacher of the Year.
Through a combined outreach initiative, Verizon and Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett encouraged employees and area residents to participate in the county's Community Service Week as well as Verizon's Employee Office Supply Swap and free Electronics Recycling Rally at the company's Silver Spring, Md., office on Friday, Oct. 25.