Location, Location, Location

We offer training throughout the year at the centrally-located  Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center in Columbia, MD.  To better serve our membership, we also make multiple trips annually to Easton on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, York in southern Pennsylvania, Fairfax in Northern Virginia, and Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Occasionally, we hold training in other locations in Columbia and Laurel, Maryland.

You may use the search feature on the map to the right to locate a training venue, or continue below for detailed directions to each location.

Columbia, MD

Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center

6751 Columbia Gateway Drive - Columbia, MD 21046 - (443) 518-1660

From I-95: Take the Route 175 West exit (41B) toward Columbia.  Follow Route 175 for 1/2 mile, then exit onto Columbia Gateway Drive.  Follow Columbia Gateway Drive through 3 traffic lights.  The Training Center is located at the first left entrance immediately after the third traffic light.  The building is 5 stories tall and the numbers 6751 are above the front entryway.  If the parking lot is full, please park along any unpainted curb.

From Annapolis and points east: 
Drive west along Route 50 to I-97 North (Baltimore) to Route 32 West (Columbia).  Follow Route 32 to I-95 North (Baltimore).  Once on I-95, follow the directions above.

From Frederick and points west: 
Drive east along I-70, then take exit 87A to merge onto US-29 South.  Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 22 for MD-100 East toward Glen Burnie.  Continue on MD-100 for 3 miles, then take exit 3 to merge onto Snowden River Parkway.  In about 2 miles, use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left, then keep right at the fork, following the signs for Columbia Gateway Drive.  Once on Columbia Gateway Drive, follow the directions above.

If the parking lot is full, please park along any unpainted curb.

Easton, MD

Holiday Inn Express (New Location)

8561 Ocean Gateway (Route 50) - Easton, MD 21601 - (410) 819-6500

This is a new training location. The Holiday Inn Express is located on Route 50 in Easton, Maryland next to the Quality Inn used in prior years.

Fairfax, VA

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax

3950 Fair Ridge Drive - Fairfax, VA  22033 - (703) 385-7774

From I-66 in Virginia:  Take exit 57-B for Route 50 West.  In approximately 1 mile turn right onto Fair Ridge Drive (Fifty West Corporate Center sign located at the road entrance).  Follow Fair Ridge Drive for approximately 1/4 mile and the hotel will be on the left.  Please note that the view of the hotel from Route 50 is blocked by trees.

Laurel, MD

DoubleTree by Hilton (New Location)

15101 Sweitzer Lane - Laurel, MD 20707 - (301) 776-5300

Northbound I-95: When driving on I-95 North (between Washington and Baltimore), stay to your right as you pass exit 29. Take the right local exit access ramp Exit 31-33. Stay left on ramp and follow the signs for exit 33B Route 198 West towards Burtonsville. When you come off the exit ramp make your first left onto Sweitzer Lane. Hotel will be on your left.

Southbound I-95: Follow I-95 South (between Baltimore and Washington) to Exit 33B Burtonsville. When you come off the exit ramp make your first left onto Sweitzer Lane. The hotel will be ahead on your left.

Martinsburg, WV

Holiday Inn

301 Foxcroft Avenue - Martinsburg, WV 25401 - (304) 267-5500

From Interstate 1-81 North in West Virginia:  Take exit # 13 (King Street)
Turn right onto King Street and right onto Foxcroft Avenue.

From Interstate 1-81 South in West Virginia:  Take exit # 13 (King Street)
Turn left onto King Street and right onto Foxcroft Avenue.

York, PA

Four Points by Sheraton York

1650 Toronita Street - York, Pennsylvania 17402 - (717) 846-4940

From the North:  Take I-83 South to Exit 21.  Take 30 East to the first traffic light and turn left on Toronita Street.  The hotel entrance will be the third driveway on the left.

From the South:  Take I-83 North to Exit 21A.  Turn left at the first traffic light onto Toronita Street.  The hotel will be the third driveway on the left.

From the East:  Take Rt. 30 West to Toronita Street.  Turn right at the traffic light, and the hotel entrance will be the third driveway on the left.

From the West:  Take Rt. 30 East to Toronita Street.  Turn left at the traffic light, and the hotel will be the third driveway on the left.