Conscious Capitalism Central Maryland Chapter Lift Off!

Conscious Capitalism MD Chapter

The Central Maryland Chapter of Conscious Capitalism officially lifted off earlier this week. The room was packed with good people. We gathered at the newly remodeled (and gorgeous!) Coho Grill.

[Important side note: The Coho Grill has a great beer selection including options from Heavy Seas, Evolution, Flying Dog and Jailbreak.]

The Conscious Capitalism movement is not new. Businesses have proven that when you act from your heart, profits are a natural consequence. Costco, Whole Foods, The Container Store and Apple are a just a few of the companies that have put people before profits.

I was asked to speak at the event and talk about how we’re putting some of the Conscious Capitalism concepts into practice.

My Team has been “unconsciously conscious” since we first formed back in 2009. We are realtors but we believe that “what" we do is less important than "how and why" we do our work. Our Team culture has created a foundation for everything that we have been able to accomplish over the past few years. Our culture affects how we engage with our stakeholders: our clients, our vendors, our realtor colleagues and the community. 

The “how and why” both add meaning to our work and it changes the experience for everyone.

For more information about Conscious Capitalism, check out these resources:


Book:            Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia


- Wendy 

There's always something fun to do in maple lawn!

In 2008, I became a homeowner in a neighborhood called Maple Lawn located in Fulton, MD. While some may not be fond of the lifestyle, where neighbors live practically within touching distance of one another, others can't seem to imagine living anywhere else!

The opening of the Midtown West and Westside Districts this spring will bring plenty of new homeowners. Some residents such as myself, will just be moving from one part of the neighborhood to another, reinforcing the fact that once you live here you never want to be anywhere else. Why would you? With great restaurants and shopping located within the community, easy access to major highways and a great location right between Baltimore and the Nations Capital, what more could you ask for??  Well how about a great fitness center, yoga and Zumba classes, kids art classes, summer camps for kids, a beautiful pool, basketball and tennis courts and year round social events?

Maple Lawn is surely the place to be. Condos, townhomes, single family homes and estate homes offer a wide range of choices and price points for buyers in all ranges of the spectrum. Whether it's a lazy afternoon at the community pool, happy hour at one of the several neighborhood restaurants or Wednesday night book club, there's never a lack of things to do.

It's been 4 1/2 years and I can't imagine a place I'd rather call home. In a few months, my family will pack up our belongings and move down the road to another house with a little different layout….but in the same wonderful neighborhood called Maple Lawn!

- Beth

Maple Lawn Community Center

Coming soon to Downtown Columbia!

Life in “downtown” Columbia is changing fast. It’s really great to see all of this investment in our area. Howard County has a lot going for it already but here are some exciting things to look for in the near future.

January/February 2013
Clydes is getting a $4 million face-lift and will close for 6-8 weeks starting in January.

Nordstrom Rack
Opening in spring
Ok…this isn’t located in downtown Columbia…but I HAD to include it. I’m not a shopper but many of my friends are. Nordstrom Rack will open at Columbia Crossing.

New apartment/retail complex opening next to the mall
Construction starts in spring
New retails shops and 380 luxury apartments ranging from $1500-$2800 per month.

New open-air plaza at the Columbia Mall
Construction starts June 2013
LLBean will be torn down and replaced with an open air plaza. Plans include 2 restaurants, 2 cafes and 8-10 retail stores.

New high end Columbia Association Gym
Opening late summer/early fall 2014 in the former Rouse building.

Whole Foods
Opening late summer/early fall 2014 in the former Rouse building.