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HANOVER, MD – The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland are continuing the tradition of partnering with the Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) to create opportunities for small-, minority-, and women-owned businesses to engage with potential contracting partners. These include leading prime construction companies, utilities, education providers, professional services, suppliers, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, casinos, and many other leading prime companies including Amazon. In past years, over 8,500 minority-led firms have come together at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland to meet with dozens of companies interested in contracting new work with diversity and inclusion top of mind.


The Minority Outreach Fair will be held in Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland’s Event Center on Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Admission, exhibitor participation, and parking is free of charge.


Among the confirmed exhibitors for 2022 will be seven (7) departments/affiliates with the University of Maryland Medical System, Amazon, BGE, an Exelon Company, PEPCO, an Exelon Company, Johns Hopkins University & Health System, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Clark Construction Group, LLC, US Wind, Inc, DC Water, and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Amazon and University of Maryland Medical System representatives will welcome guests and speak about the importance of supporting minority-owned businesses.


“We are proud to host this bi-annual Minority Outreach Fair in partnership with the MWMCA,” said Zed Smith, COO, The Cordish Companies. “The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel have always been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and communities. As Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland celebrates its 10th anniversary, we look forward to continuing a tradition of partnering with minority and women owned businesses.”


The Minority Outreach Fair is part of a series of regular minority outreach events produced by The Cordish Companies and the MWMCA. Through this ongoing partnership, the two organizations demonstrate their commitment to inclusion and ensure that MBE/WBE firms have their foot in the local economy. Attendees of this event will have the chance to meet with leading entities across a broad variety of industries, who can provide information on current and upcoming work and/or contract opportunities. 


“Our long-standing partnership with The Cordish companies and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, has helped so many small minority and women owned business in our region. This outreach fair is an invaluable opportunity to connect these businesses with some of the area’s largest companies,” said Wayne Frazier, President of the MWMCA. 


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About Live! Casino & Hotel

The four-time AAA Four Diamond rated Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland is one of the largest and most luxurious commercial casinos in the country. Offering guests a range of activities including gaming, entertainment, world-class dining and hotel accommodations, Live! Casino & Hotel is consistently ranked the top tourist attraction in the state. Located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, and adjacent to the popular Arundel Mills Mall, the property features one of the area’s biggest entertainment venues, The HALL at Live!, along with Maryland’s #1 Sportsbook with partner FanDuel at Sports & Social Maryland. Other amenities include 200 live action table games, a large Poker Room, approximately 4,000 slot machines, two High Limit Rooms, and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. The award-winning hotel features 310 luxury guest rooms and The Cordish Art Collection complete with more than 40 pieces of contemporary art from world-renowned artists including Andy Warhol. Multiple dining options and guest services round out the experience at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. More information can be found at

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 Commercial Real Estate; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. 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. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. 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 or follow us on Twitter.


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About Md. Washington Minority Contractors Association, Inc.

In 2002, Md. Washington Minority Contractors Association, Inc. (MWMCA) originated to advocate for minority and women construction trade contractors because so much work was being completed without the utilization of said firms. Eleven (11) years later, in 2013, MWMCA evolved into Md. Washington Minority Companies Association and expanded its scope of work to include all types of companies: trade contractors, suppliers, and service providers. MWMCA has a unique offering of services with one mission in mind, “Connecting Large & Small Businesses to Work Together.” Please visit our website atwww.mwmca.orgfor more information.

For Further Information:

Renee Mutchnik
Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
(410) 979-9035 

Sarah Orzach
Stanton Communications
(410) 707-2466