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PACE Registration Deadlines Approach

December 23rd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland/Allegany County Industrial Foundation (CACIF) and the Garrett County Development Corporation are pleased to host PACE (Positive Attitudes Change Everything). Allegany’s Jeremy Irons and Garrett’s Shawn Bender are co-chairing PACE 2020. The focus of PACE is to highlight Allegany and Garrett Counties to political leaders, legislators, officials and other key decision makers in the beginning days of the Maryland General Assembly’s annual 90-day session. PACE offers a networking environment to focus on the strategic needs/projects in each of these two counties and to discuss the regional effect of key legislative topics for Mountain Maryland.

Now celebrating 44 years of advancing Allegany and Garrett Counties, the PACE Reception is Thursday evening, January 23, 2020, followed by the PACE Breakfast on Friday morning, January 24, 2020, at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street.

The reception is a cocktail party format featuring hors d’oeuvres including PACE’s signature reception dish, oysters on the half-shell, and an open bar. The breakfast is buffet style and includes pancakes topped with all-natural maple syrup.

The success of Mountain Maryland PACE depends on the participation and support of individuals, businesses, organizations and other entities. The PACE Committee kindly asks you to consider PACE 2020.


All individuals are invited to register for PACE. The events are open to the general public. An affiliation is not required to attend PACE.

The registration fee for one individual to attend the reception and the breakfast is $130 if paid on or before January 3, 2020, or $150 if paid on or after January 4, 2020. Online registration is available on the website, Your confirmation e-mail serves as proof of registration. Registration is not available at the door.

Two hotels are offering PACE group rates: Graduate Annapolis, 126 West Street, and The Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle.


Exhibits highlighting businesses, attractions, educational institutions, and organizations in Allegany and Garrett Counties are prominently featured at the reception and the breakfast. The exhibits demonstrate the diversity of the region’s economic base and the quality of entities located in the two counties. The exhibits are personally staffed and professionally designed.  The exhibit fee is $750 and includes the registration fees for two attendees to the reception and the breakfast.

Sponsors help to underwrite the event costs and host the important guests. There are four levels of sponsorships and all are recognized at the reception and breakfast, on the website, and in news releases. Sponsorship opportunities are: Gold $1,000, Silver $500, Bronze $250, and Partner $100. Gold includes the registration fees for two attendees to the reception and the breakfast. Silver $500 includes the registration fee for one attendee to these events.


All Mountain Maryland PACE questions should be directed to Kati Kenney, 301-707-3228 or The PACE mailing address is PO Box 3273, LaVale, MD  21504-3273.

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