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Lav­ish Cre­ations to host launch party

A launch party for Lav­ish Cre­ations by Tif­fany is sched­uled for 2 to 5 p.m. Sun­day, Feb. 19, at the Dorch­ester Com­mu­nity Cen­ter in Wal­dorf.

Lav­ish Cre­ations is a new, all-in­clu­sive wed­ding plan­ning com­pany started by wed­ding plan­ner Tif­fany Richards, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

The party is de­signed to be a net­work­ing event among ven­dors. The com­pany will also be look­ing for new ven­dors to put on its pre­ferred ven­dors list. Busi­ness cards can be dropped off at the reg­is­tra­tion ta­ble in the front.

Reg­is­tra­tion is lim­ited to 150 peo­ple. The com­mu­nity cen­ter is at 5005 Dorch­ester Cir­cle in Wal­dorf. To reg­is­ter, go to https://www.lav­ishcre­ations­bytiffany.com/ or Face­book at https://www.face­book.com/lav­ishcre­ations­byTiffany/.

Bai­ley joins com­mer­cial real es­tate sales team

Lil­lian Mat­tingly, bro­ker and co-owner of Calvert Com­mer­cial Real Es­tate, an­nounced that Christy Bai­ley has joined her team as a li­censed agent.

Bai­ley has lived in Calvert County for over 40 years and worked with the busi­ness com­mu­nity in many dif­fer­ent pro­fes­sional ca­pac­i­ties the last 25 years, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

“Christy’s pos­i­tive en­ergy and vir­tu­ous work ethic cre­ate out­stand­ing re­sults. We are grate­ful for her ef­forts in help­ing us sup­port the busi­ness com­mu­nity in South­ern Mary­land,” Mat­tingly said in the re­lease.

Prior to join­ing the team at Calvert Com­mer­cial, she was the gen­eral man­ager and pub­lisher for South­ern Mary­land News­pa­pers. She was in­volved with com­mer­cial real es­tate own­ers as well as the le­gal and busi­ness com­mu­nity in that role.

Bai­ley is ac­tive in vol­un­teer or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing the Calvert County Cham­ber of Com­merce, the Ch­e­sa­peake Cares Food Pantry, Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter and the Calvert Hu­mane So­ci­ety, along with be­ing a past board mem­ber for the Mar yland-Delaware-D.C. Press As­so­ci­a­tion.

Christy and her hus­band, Fred Bai­ley, en­joy five grown chil­dren, four grand­chil­dren and two dogs. The two live along­side the Ch­e­sa­peake and en­joy hik­ing, bik­ing and kayak­ing.

Bai­ley joins the ranks of Calvert Com­mer­cial Real Es­tate’s team which in­cludes co-owner Tyler Fadely, Ron Wells, David Fe­gan and Lil­lian Mat­tingly.

Slater rec­og­nized by Na­tional Safety Coun­cil

The Na­tional Safety Coun­cil (NSC) has rec­og­nized Austin J. Slater, Jr., the pres­i­dent and CEO of South­ern Mary­land Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive (SMECO), as a CEO Who “Gets It” for 2017, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

Ev­ery year, the NSC rec­og­nizes safety lead­ers whose ac­tions demon­strate a per­sonal com­mit­ment to creat­ing and sus­tain­ing a cul­ture of work­place safety and health.

Ac­cord­ing to Deb­o­rah A. P. Hers­man, pres­i­dent and CEO of the NSC, “A cul­ture of safety and well-be­ing is one that takes time, ded­i­ca­tion, a thought­ful ap­proach and a CEO who ‘gets it.’ These lead­ers not only un­der­stand how to run a great busi­ness, but also know deep down that safety is para­mount for their em­ploy­ees, their clients, and their fam­i­lies.”

Some of Slater’s ac­com­plish­ments that were rec­og­nized by the NSC are fea­tured in the Fe­bru­ary is­sue of Safety+Health magazine and are:

• At­tends and presents at em­ployee safety meet­ings;

• Per­son­ally wear-tested an ap­proved flame-re­sis­tant com­pany uni­form while per­form­ing main­te­nance ac­tiv­i­ties to as­sess the com­fort of the gar­ment;

• Opened a cam­pus gym, al­low­ing em­ploy­ees to ex­er­cise at no cost;

• Opened a cam­pus fam­ily health cen­ter that al­lows re­tirees, em­ploy­ees and fam­ily mem­bers ac­cess to ur­gent and rou­tine med­i­cal care; and

• Im­ple­mented a smoke-free pol­icy for com­pany ve­hi­cles and work­sites.

Slater de­scribed an ex­pe­ri­ence that es­tab­lished safety as a pri­mary mis­sion. “Fol­low­ing an unusual Oc­to­ber snow­storm in 1979, shortly af­ter I be­gan work­ing at SMECO, our or­ga­ni­za­tion suf­fered the tragic loss of two line­men to elec­tro­cu­tion dur­ing power restora­tion ef­forts,” Slater said in the re­lease. “That loss was pre­ventable. Short­cuts, such as fail­ure to wear per­sonal pro­tec­tive equip­ment and not fol­low­ing es­tab­lished work prac­tices, cost two men their lives. That ex­pe­ri­ence forged a ‘never again’ prom­ise and mind­set. And we have made good on that pledge.”

SMECO in­vests in er­gonom­i­cally-en­gi­neered tools to as­sist in util­ity con­struc­tion and in in­dus­try-lead­ing per­sonal pro­tec­tive equip­ment to en­sure safety and com­fort. The co­op­er­a­tive has con­structed a new tech­ni­cal train­ing fa­cil­ity and de­vel­oped an an­a­lyt­ics-based safety plat­form to help track safety in­ci­dent data, spot trends, com­mu­ni­cate events and take proac­tive mea­sures to re­duce ac­ci­dents and main­tain the health and well­be­ing of em­ploy­ees.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Austin J. Slater, pres­i­dent and CEO of SMECO.

Bai­ley

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