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 Baltimore and Points Northeast via I-95:  Take I-95 S to MD-175 W in Howard County.  Take exit 41A-41B for MD-175 W toward Jessup/Columbia.  Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 41B, follow signs for Maryland 175 W/Columbia and merge onto MD-175 W.  Merge onto MD-175 W.  Use the right 2 lanes to take the Columbia Gateway Drive exit.  Continue onto Columbia Gateway Dr.  The destination will be on the right.

From Washington and Points Southwest via I-95:  Take I-95 N to MD-175 W in Howard County. Take exit 41A-41B for MD-175 W/MD-175 E toward Columbia/Jessup.  Keep left at the fork and merge onto MD-175 W.  Use the right 2 lanes to take the Columbia Gateway Drive exit.  Continue onto Columbia Gateway Dr.  The destination will be on the right.

From Frederick and Points West via I-70:  Take I-70 E to exit 87A for US-29.  Merge onto US-29 S toward Columbia.  After 3 miles, use the left 2 lanes to take exit 22 for MD-100 E toward Glen Burnie.  Continue on MD-100 E and take exit 3 to merge onto Snowden River Parkway.  Turn left onto the ramp for Columbia Gateway Drive and continue for 0.5 miles.  The destination will be on the right. 

From the Eastern Shore and Annapolis via I-97:  Take US-50 west and exit onto I-97 N via exit 21 toward Baltimore.  Continue on I-97 N for about 13 miles.   Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 14A-14B to merge onto MD-100 W toward Ellicott City.  After 8 miles, take exit 5A-B for I-95 S toward Washington.  Take exit 41A-41B for MD-175 W toward Jessup/Columbia.  Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 41B, follow signs for Maryland 175 W/Columbia and merge onto MD-175 W.  Merge onto MD-175 W.  Use the right 2 lanes to take the Columbia Gateway Drive exit.  Continue onto Columbia Gateway Dr.  The destination will be on the right.

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.