Dr. Wiseman and Board Chair Dr. Eubanks to be Sworn in

by bizroundtable on August 9, 2017

County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Appoints Former University of Maryland School of Education Dean Dr. Donna Wiseman to the Prince George’s County Board of Education and Reappoints Dr. Segun Eubanks as Board Chair

Upper Marlboro, MD – August 9th, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, will participate in the swearing-in ceremony of Dr. Donna L. Wiseman, former Dean of the School of Education at the University of Maryland and resident of Mitchellville, Maryland to fill the Prince George’s County Board of Education vacancy left by Dr. Beverly Anderson. In addition, Dr. Segun Eubanks, also a resident of Mitchellville, will be reappointed as the Board of Education Chair. The ceremony will take place in the Office of the County Executive at the Prince George’s County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro at 10:00 a.m.

Eubanks and Wiseman are two of three At-Large appointments that the County Executive makes to the Board of Education. By law, each appointed board member is required to possess a high level of knowledge and experience in specific areas. Dr. Eubanks continues to fill the position relating to education, and Dr. Wiseman will fill the position relating to higher education.


Choosing A Humble Way Forward

by bizroundtable on July 17, 2017

By M.H. Jim Estepp, published July 16, 2017 Prince George’s Suite

It was with great disappointment that we received the news this week that the General Services Administration (GSA) would no longer seek a new home for the aging Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Washington, D. C.

After years of investing time, millions of dollars and intellectual resources, the decision was made to defund the move at the federal level, leaving two states frustrated and wondering what comes next.
We continually hear how elections have consequences, and major elections can create significant sea changes from previous administrations. What should happen in the wake of elections is everyone being united to stay focused on the objectives that matter, leaving partisanship behind.

We now have a $2 billion project, one which would have invigorated the regional economy, while creating long-term cost savings and greater efficiencies for the federal government and law enforcement professionals, scratched, in favor of the continued use of a 40+ year-old building that is inadequate to maintain the high standards of our domestic intelligence agency.

Rather than giving up, I see reasons for hope and optimism in this setback. Perhaps now we can see our elected officials, men and women of good conscience, who entered higher office with aspirations to make a difference, begin to work together for the benefit of our county, state and nation.

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The Roundtable’s July Meeting is a hit!

July 17, 2017

July 14, 2017 By James R. Estepp (Photo credit to Raoul Dennis) The Business Roundtable’s July Meeting at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden was attended by State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks and 9th District County Councilman Mel Franklin, each of whom gave us their thoughts on their respective offices and the county’s continuing trend upward. […]

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Baker Tells Crowd: ‘County Will Be Working At Full Throttle During Last 18 Months Of This Administration’

May 12, 2017

Reprinted from Prince George’s Economic Development Corporation. Photo courtesy Mike Yourishin. Clinton, MD – Last Wednesday, County Executive Rushern Baker delivered his 2017 ‘State of the Economy’ Address at the Colony South Hotel in Clinton, Maryland. Co-hosted by the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation and Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable, the event drew a […]

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The Business Roundtable Welcomes both of Maryland’s U.S. Senators to a Star-Filled Annual Meeting

January 12, 2017

January 9, 2017 By James R. Estepp (Photo credit to John Bechet) The Business Roundtable’s Annual Meeting at the Colony South Hotel today was attended by not one, but both of Maryland’s United States Senators, as both Ben Cardin and then Chris Van Hollen gave us their thoughts on the upcoming year on Capital Hill. […]

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The Business Roundtable Presents a Look at Economic Development in 2017 and Beyond

January 10, 2017

Thanks very much to the Prince George’s County Council for inviting the Business Roundtable to their Retreat last week to present a look at economic trends affecting businesses in the county and region. It was our honor to be part of a panel with Board Member Jim Coleman. View the Entire Roundtable presentation before the […]

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MGM National Harbor is Here, and NBC 4 Washington was there to cover it

December 9, 2016

Congratulations to Roundtable Board Member Lorenzo Creighton and the entire well-oiled machine at MGM National Harbor. The following is a story from NBC 4 Washington’s Tracee Wilkins on a one-of-a-kind night of a lifetime.

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NBC 4 Washington Covers the State of the Education System Address

October 20, 2016

Here’s the story from NBC 4 Washington covering The Business Roundtable’s October 19, 2016 event, the State of the Education System Address with Dr. Kevin Maxwell and County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. The story also features comments from Roundtable Secretary/Treasurer Steve Proctor and Board Member Gary Michael.

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News Release: PGCPS CEO Highlights Achievements, Action Plan in ‘State of the Education System’ Address

October 20, 2016

The following is the re-printed press release from the County School System for yesterday’s State of the Education System Address, hosted by the Business Roundtable at the Colony South Hotel in Clinton. UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell highlighted the system’s progress in “moving […]

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Awarding a Lifetime of Service

October 14, 2016

Congratulations to Business Roundtable President/CEO M.H. Jim Estepp, honored this week with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Prince George’s Community Foundation’s 2016 Civic Leadership Awards.

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