Local Government News Briefs

Commission on Aging August Meeting Location

The next Commission on Aging meeting, taking place on Monday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m., will be held at the Autumn Assisted Living in Wildewood, California, MD.

The location of the meeting will be: Autumn Assisted Living at the Villages of Wildewood, 23185 Milestone Way, California, MD 20619.

CoFounders Lab and OneVest to Present at SMIT MeetUp

Southern Maryland Information and Technology (SMIT) invites technologists, innovators, entrepreneurs and investors to attend a MeetUp on Wednesday, August 27. Attendees can witness the CoFounders Lab entrepreneur matching platform being introduced. CoFounders Lab ( http://www.cofounderslab.com/ ) is an on-line community of more than 40,000 founders, advisers and interns available to help launch or grow your business.

The SMIT MeetUp begins at 5:45 p.m. with a social followed by a program at 6 p.m. in the main hall of the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Visitors Center, 22156 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park.

"Choosing your co-founder is arguably the most important decision a start-up business will make," said Robin Finnacom, Acting Director, St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development. Traditionally, entrepreneurs turn to friends and family when searching for business partners, but this search is often too limited in scope. Learning about an online matchmaking service gives individuals access to the largest group of entrepreneurs ever assembled looking to join a startup or to be joined on their venture, allowing fellow entrepreneurs to cast a much wider net in a search for talent.

This past July, CoFounders Lab announced a merger with equity crowdfunding platform RockThePost to create a new company, OneVest. With this merger, the team-building platform will add an equity crowdfunding platform to assist entrepreneurs with raising capital to launch and scale their new ventures. OneVest is also an online platform.

Happy hour will follow the conclusion of the program at the Tides Restaurant. For more information about SMIT and the August 27th MeetUp, contact the St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development at 301-475-4200, ext. 1408.

Old Piney Church Road to Close for Construction

LA PLATA—The new section of Piney Church Road is now open to the public. The old section of Piney Church Road will be closed for construction between MD 488 and 1,300 feet south of St. Rita Drive. The road will close Monday, Aug. 25 at approximately 6 a.m. Signs will be posted notifying the public of the closure and detour routes.

For more information, contact Donna Daugherty, P.E., Highway Engineer III, Codes Permits & Inspection Services Division of the Department of Planning and Growth Management, at 301-645-0596.

Thomas Stone hosting memorial walk next month

Thomas Stone High School is hosting the second annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Road Race and Fun Walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Proceeds from the event will support the 9/11 Memorial Scholarship Fund for Kris “Romeo” Bishundat, a 1995 Stone alumnus who was killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Proceeds will also support the nature’s revival forest trails rehabilitation and cross country teams at Stone.

The entry fee is $20 plus a $2.50 sign-up fee and interested participants can register online at http://www.runningmyraces.com. Select the event date of Sept. 6 and Maryland to find the registration link. The event is also being sponsored by the Black Leadership Council for Excellence (BLCE) and Property Management Enterprises.

Contact Bonnetta Adeeb for more information at 301-645-2601.

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