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New President of MISA: Dale Cranford

written by robert hoffman

Dear Members and Readers:

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, DALE CRANFORD  was elected President for the 2015  calendar year. Dale has been the MISA treasurer for several years and is a long time member of our association. He is the Licensee of Corporate Intelligence Services, Inc. The rest of the election was postponed due to several key attendance cancellations by candidates due to illness and other issues. Those elections will held in early 2015 at a time/date to be set by the new President.

Congratulations Dale !

As a farewell note to the members, I would like to thank them for their support of MISA over the past years. I was able to network with many individuals and I also made some strong friendships that have endured for over 2 decades and made newer ones as time progressed.

Sincerely yours,

Robert E. Hoffman, President of MISA 2000, 2013, 2014.



DECEMBER 16, 2014 ( Tuesday) MISA MEETING !

written by robert hoffman

Dear Members and Readers:

The next MISA meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the HUNAM MANOR CHINESE RESTAURANT located at 7091 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD  2045. This is a very important meeting since we will be having the annual election for Officers and members of the MISA Board if Directors. We are still accepting nominations for all positions. This is your chance to help guide MISA towards goals beneficial to your respective businesses.

THE COST FOR THE MEAL IS $25 PER PERSON . Each person will receive  two appetizers and  five entrees. There is a cash bar available

The tentative agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

6:00 PM  Arrival, receipt of nominations and networking

7:00 PM Introductions & Reports from Treasurer and Legislative Chair

7:15 PM Meal is served

8:00 PM Ballots cast

8:15  Old & New Business discussions

8:30 Results of elections

Please make  your reservation(s) as soon as possible by contacting  MISA President Robert Hoffman at 410-977-6613 or by email at


October 14, 2014 MISA Meeting

written by robert hoffman

Dear Members and Readers:

The next MISA meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the HUNAN MANOR Restaurant located at 7091 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD  21045. Networking will begin around 6:00 PM with the meal served around 7:00 PM.

This is an important meeting. Members of the MARYLAND STATE POLICE LICENSING DIVISION WILL BE OUR GUEST SPEAKERS. Thomas Williams, Director of Research and Planning, Captain Dalaine Brady, Commander of the Licensing Division and 1st Sgt. Jeffrey Pettitt will be providing very important information regarding policies and procedures, COMAR and SPO COMAR, as well as other important information for our businesses. Read the rest of this entry »


Nominations for the 2015 MISA Board Are Open

written by Kathy

It’s that time again! Time for all of you to consider becoming an active part of MISA by running for the Board. As most of you know Bob Hoffman has retired and will not be running for an office. The Nomination Ballot can be found on the Members page or HERE. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to call MISA at 410-557-9822 or contact any Board member.


July 15, 2014 MISA Meeting

written by robert hoffman

Dear Members and Readers:

The next MISA meeting has been rescheduled from June 9, 2014 (Tuesday) to July 15, 2014 (Tuesday).

The reason for this change is that several key persons (myself included) will be unable to attend the next Tuesday meeting.  The July meeting will be held at the Hunan Manor Restaurant in Columbia, MD.  The menu and guest speaker will be announced at a later date. We will also provide members with a recap of the past legislative session plus other topics of interest.

If you plan on attending, please contact MISA President Robert E. Hoffman at 410-977-6613 at his NEW email:  .