HANOVER, Md., March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies' Maryland Live! Casino has been named "BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR" by the West County Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of the company's positive impact on the local community through its minority business outreach, philanthropic contributions, strong commitment to public service, and dedication to giving back to the communities they serve.
"We are pleased to honor Maryland Live! Casino as our first Business Partner of the Year," said Claire Louder, President, West County Chamber of Commerce. "The Maryland Live! team has proven to be a great supporter of small and minority-owned businesses, as well as the surrounding communities, as evidenced by their ongoing outreach, financial contributions and volunteerism."
As one of the highest taxpayers in the State of Maryland, Maryland Live! contributes close to $1 million per day to benefit education and other projects, and to date has generated over $67 million in local impact grants to benefit civic organizations, non-profits, public safety, and schools through the County's Maryland Live! Casino Local Development Council.
In addition, Maryland Live! continues to support and impact the local business community. With over $100 million spent annually for goods and services, Maryland Live! allocates 20% to MBE/WBE companies. The Casino also hosts semi-annual Minority Outreach Fairs in partnership with the Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) for minority-owned firms interested in doing business with Maryland casinos and other prime companies. These efforts have resulted in more than 3,000 MBE and prime vendors connecting, with approximately 30% of participating MBEs securing business from the events.
Maryland Live! also gives back to local organizations, donating more than $2.5 million in cash donations and in-kind support to date to non-profits and business organizations. They were named among the Top 4 Large Corporate Philanthropists by the Baltimore Business Journal.
Finally, Maryland Live!'s award-winning partnership with Anne Arundel Community College and Anne Arundel Workforce Development has led to the development of training programs, including Dealer School and culinary training, which have created opportunities for employment of thousands of residents.
About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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About Maryland Live! Casino
Maryland Live! Casino is conveniently located at the Arundel Mills Mall, halfway between Baltimore and Washington, directly off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Arundel Mills Blvd. and Route 100 in Hanover, MD (Anne Arundel County), with easy access off I-95 at Route 100. Open 24/7, the $500+ million Maryland Live! Casino is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country with more than 200 live action table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow, and a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. A variety of irresistible dining options include Bobby's Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Phillips® Seafood; the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; the multi-station Live! Buffet; Noodles, featuring traditional Ramen noodles, bánh mì sandwiches and phð soups; Luk Fu, serving authentic South East Asian cuisine; and Morty's Delicatessen, a traditional New York-style deli. A sizzling nightlife, including live entertainment at Rams Head Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the world-class gaming and entertainment experience. Other first-class amenities include the Shop Live! retail store; a bus lounge, and a secure covered 5,000-space parking garage with valet service, free self-parking and direct elevator access to the casino floor. Maryland Live! is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit www.marylandlivecasino.com or www.myliveonlinecasino.com. Follow Maryland Live! Casino on Facebook and Twitter. For employment opportunities, visit www.jobsatmarylandlivecasino.com.
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