Signature Events

Made in Maryland Brand Summit

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Haven Street Ballroom
Signature Events

Made in Maryland Brand Summit

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Haven Street Ballroom

To honor the creativity and innovation that defines Baltimore’s businesses—both big and small—Baltimore hosted the Made in Maryland Brand Summit at the Haven Street Ballroom on December 4. The day was packed-full of dynamic speakers, panel discussions, and Q&As. Revolution Event Production expertly transformed the space, including a perfect backdrop for presentations, comfortable lounge seating for intimate networking, and workstations for ample note-taking. Between informative sessions and making meaningful connections, guests enjoyed complimentary professional head shots, courtesy of Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Copper Kitchen kept everyone fueled with an energizing breakfast spread, individual boxed lunches (cookie included), and Maryland-inspired happy hour bites, while Health for Life water stations and reusable cups helped guests stay hydrated. Post sessions, attendees gathered at Monument City Brewing to continue networking and enjoyed local craft beers from Monument City, Jailbreak Brewing, Key Brewing, and Flying Dog Brewery.

Thank you to our photographer, Samantha Snitzer, for capturing this event.


Thank you to all of our wonderful participants for conducting such informative and inspiring sessions!

Cultivating an Ecosystem of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Baltimore

Greg Cangialosi, Entrepreneur, Chairman & Co-Founder of Betamore

Diving into the National Aquarium’s Brand Narrative

Nabila Chami, Director of Brand Strategy, National Aquarium

Social Media Marketing: Creating Meaningful Connections that Inspire Brand Loyalty

Moderated by: Lorann Cocca, Social Media Manager, Baltimore magazine

Bari Rosenstein, Social Media Manager, Honest Tea and ZICO Water

Lauren Shafer, Business & Marketing Manager, Michele’s Granola

Alexandra Seward, Digital Marketing Manager, Atlas Restaurant Group

Phyllis Langley, Marketing Consultant, Ceremony Coffee Roasters

Shelby Silver, Senior Social Media Manager, McCormick

The Full-Circle Benefits of Community Engagement

Moderated by: Alissa Ganser, Chief Service Officer, Business Volunteers Maryland

Flynn Burch, Director of Global Philanthropy, Under Armour

Adam Smith, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Laureate International Universities

Melissa Cheek, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, T. Rowe Price

Making a Change: Reimagining an Iconic Brand

Kiera Hynninen, Associate Dean for Global Marketing and Communications, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Experiential Marketing: Bringing Your Brand to Life

Erin Cermak, Founder & CEO, Revolution Design & Production

Why Carefully Crafted Communities Foster Brand Awareness

Moderated by: Nick Gestido, Director of Craft and Import Sales, Bond Distributing

Spike Owen, Co-Founder, Key Brewing

Kennith Praay, Co-Founder, Monument City

James Maravetz, VP of Marketing, Flying Dog Brewery

Justin Bonner, Founder/CEO, Jailbreak




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