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BLUE RIDGE ESOP ASSOCIATES ACQUIRES CROWE LLP ESOP BUSINESS Crowe Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and certain tax-related 401(k) Plan services will transition to Blue Ridge CHICAGO (August 11, 2022) – Blue Ridge ESOP Associates, the nation’s largest independent ESOP administration and recordkeeping firm, announced today that it has acquired the ESOP services and certain…

Video marketing may be the best way to convey member benefits and engage prospective and new members. Running an association or other membership-based organization right now certainly has its challenges. In-person events have taken a significant hit and members are distracted by labor and supply chain shortages, lingering impacts from Covid, inflation, and more. Breaking…

A traveler came upon an old woman selling vegetables by the roadside. “Grandmother, what sort of people live in the next town?” asked the stranger. The old woman looked at the traveler. “What were the people like in the town you just came from?” she asked him. “Oh, They were a bad lot. Troublemakers, and…

  April 11, 2022                                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Craig Decker, 410.525.6208      www.DeckerGlobalWealth.com XPX MARYLAND MEMBER CRAIG DECKER NAMED TO FORBES’ LIST OF BEST-IN-STATE WEALTH ADVISORS  Annapolis, MD – Craig Decker, Managing Director, of Alex. Brown/Decker Global Wealth Group located at 2077 Somerville Road, Suite 320, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 was among the Raymond…

Conflict avoidance and mitigation create artificial harmony, and by contrast, teams that are comfortable with “creative conflict” will find that the best ideas emerge from debate.  In our 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team training, we discuss how the best teams not only have conflict but actually embrace it. However, when we talk about conflict,…

Although graphic designers and brand managers should know the answer to the question, “How do brand colors help businesses increase brand value?”, many business owners don’t. And as members of the C-suite who have the most vested interest in their company’s success, this article will shed some valuable light on the importance of brand colors. Branding Color Schemes Do…

Baltimore, MD, Feb. 14, 2022 — From humble beginnings to today recognized as one of Maryland’s premier boutique marketing advisory firms, Incite Creative celebrates 22 years in business. Incite Creative started as a two-person company working out of a third-floor apartment in Baltimore City. In 2000, it began with just two clients, an interchangeable phone/fax line and a…

“So, tell me about yourself.” “What’s happening on the big project?” “How are our quarterly numbers?” If you want to sound confident, your response to any question should be clear and engaging. “Ummm, that’s a good question…” or “Well, that depends…” does not communicate confidence. At The Confident Communicator, we coach aspiring leaders to start…

Internal Revenue Code Section 401(a)(28) allows employees to diversify a portion of their stock once they meet certain eligibility requirements. There are specific age and service requirements outlined by the IRS to determine who is a Qualified Participant, however your plan may allow for rules that are less restrictive. Statutory Requirements:  Click here to continue…

When an employee terminates employment with the company due to a disability, his or her ESOP account may be subject to certain procedures and additional benefits. Before these procedures and benefits can be applied, it is important to understand how your ESOP Plan Document defines disability and whether or not the employee’s circumstance meets that…

People have been selling businesses and retiring forever, so why is this important? Well, after nearly 30 years in healthcare, I’ve seen a startling trend that must be addressed. Let’s walk through two scenarios, and you pick the one that reflects your future desires. Retirement Scenario 1 – The Cliff It is not uncommon for…

In this vast and ever-changing world of technology, gobs of email service providers (ESP) exist. The most common include Gmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, and Yahoo. And there are even some AOL users still out there. And come September 15, 2021, Apple will throw us all a curveball. But Before we Tackle Apple, Let’s Start with…

We can’t wait for you to experience the cleaner, brighter and more user-friendly feel of our new platform! The site is designed to give you and your company greater visibility. Here are three things you should know: Emails from XPX will now come from my.exitplanningexchange.com—please adjust your email settings! Your new profile can have a…

Program produced by XPX Maryland. Strategic Workplace Transition: A Psychological and Tactical Perspective Join us for a deep dive into issues business owners will be navigating as employees return to the office. Laena Capps, Executive Director of HR at Capital Services, and Litsa Williams, Co-Founder at What’s Your Grief, will cover operational and psychological concepts…

Program produced by XPX Maryland.  2021 Economic Outlook Please join us as Leo Kelly, CEO of Verdence Capital Advisors, discusses the Economic Outlook for 2021 and beyond. With the election behind us and the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines, Leo offers insight into this highly dynamic, nontraditional and politically uncertain environment. Our Speaker: Leo Kelly, Founder…

Program produced by XPX Maryland. Navigating Maryland’s Business Climate Please join us as Duane Carey, President of Maryland Free, provides a no-holds-barred view of Maryland politics and discusses business-related bills that passed the 2020 Session of the Maryland General Assembly. Duane will outline how these bills will impact business in Maryland now and in the…

Program produced by XPX Maryland.  High Risk, High Potential, High-healed Entrepreneurs Gina Dubbe and Dr Leslie Apgar share with us how a ob-gyn and an engineer turned entrepreneur became best friends and embarked on a cannabis enterprise that paid off big. With equal parts humor, humility, and resolve, they discuss their challenge and triumphs. They…

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