Southern Maryland Businesses on the Leading Edge

13th Leading Edge Awards to be Honored, June 12

Southern Maryland’s leading businesses and executives will be honored at the 13th annual Leading Edge Awards ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m., June 12 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center.

The annual event celebrates forward-thinking individuals and businesses that spur economic growth with efforts and decisions that make real impacts. This year’s honorees exemplify the qualities synonymous with business success: a competitive edge, constant innovation and an unwavering dedication to community, customers and staff, according to Dr. Daniel Mosser, vice president of the College of Southern Maryland’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Recognized this year will be Calvert Memorial Hospital as Calvert County Business of the Year; Advanced Vision Systems, Inc. as Charles County Technology Company of the Year; The Greater Waldorf Jaycees as CSM Partnership in Education; A M Pierce & Associates as The Patuxent Partnership Member Firm of the Year; and T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. as Small Business of the Year. Kevin Poole, CEO, Triton Metals has been named the CEO of the Year for Southern Maryland.

The Leading Edge Awards are presented annually in partnership with the Patuxent Partnership, the Charles County Technology Council, the Southern Maryland Economic Development Association, the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, the Corporate Center at CSM, the Small Business Development Center and the CSM Foundation.

The Leading Edge Awards program will include a reception and banquet, 6 to 9:30 p.m., June 12 at the Jaycees Hall in Waldorf. Platinum sponsors for this year’s LEA include CSM, Greater Waldorf Jaycees, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and Southern Maryland Newspapers.

For information about sponsorship opportunities or to attend, call 301-934-7550 or visit