May turned out to be an event planning month for AHCC. The Blue Book Construction Network and M&T Bank will be co-hosting events in June and September, respectively. The Blue Book’s virtual networking event is scheduled for June 22nd and M&T Bank will provide a 4 part series for contractors on “Constructing the Financials” to help build your business you deserve. For those that attend all the sessions, your name will be entered to win $1,000 from AHCC. M&T Bank will provide a meritorious completion certificate to all those who attend every session. We also learned that the Maryland Department of Transportation wishes to engage AHCC to teach two MBE certification sessions in Spanish. More details to follow soon.

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 Did you know about the Child Tax Credit

2021 Child Tax Credit—Payments Start Next Month

You probably saw the news that the Child Tax Credit is increasing this year as a result of the American Rescue Plan. But with so much other information flooding your feed, you may have missed some of the details.

Here’s what you need to know about the 2021 Child Tax Credit straight from the IRS:

  • Eligible families will receive advance payments of the credit beginning in July 2021.
  • The credit is now fully refundable, which means that you’ll benefit from the credit even if you don’t have earned income or owe any income taxes.
  • The credit will include children who turn age 17 in 2021.
  • Families claiming the credit will receive up to $3,000 per qualifying child between 6 and 17. You will receive $3,600 per qualifying child under age 6.
  • The amounts will phase out for incomes over $150,000 for married taxpayers filing a joint return, $112,500 for heads of household, and $75,000 for all other filers.
  • The total of the advance payments will be up to 50% of the credit. You’ll receive the second half of the credit after you file your 2021 tax return.

If you’d rather receive your child tax credit money as one large payment, you can opt out of monthly payments on the IRS website beginning sometime before July 1.

For more information and to calculate your increased child tax credit, visit CNET’s Child Tax Credit Calculator.

Save These Dates
Mark Your Calendar!

  • June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. One out of every three seniors passes away with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. Not only that, but Alzheimer’s takes the lives of more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Learn more here.
  • Thursday, June 10th is Whiting-Turner’s GET DOWN TO BUSINESS event for their diverse subcontractors and vendors. For more information, contact Bernie at Bernie.LaHatte@Whiting-Turner.com
  • Saturday, June 19 is World Martini Day. Ready to mix it up? Here are six classic recipes from Virginia Living to help you celebrate.
  • Father’s Day, the First Day of Summer, National Vanilla Milkshake Day, and Ugliest Dog Day all fall on Sunday, June 20. It’s gonna take some serious creativity and party planning to celebrate all four in one day!
  • Tuesday, June 22, AHCC and the Blue Book Construction Network’s virtual networking event. Details to follow.
  • National Insurance Awareness Day is June 28. Yes, we’re a bit biased, but having the coverage you need (nothing more and nothing less) is our passion. It’s what brings us to the office each day, and we’re grateful week after week to be able to serve you.
  • Tuesday, August 3rd, AHCC and Andana Consulting’s Carrie Ann Williams present, “HOW TO TARGET CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2022.” Register Here. It’s FREE


Dream Management, Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland operates a free shuttle service called County Connector at BWI airport. On May 20th, the Anne Arundel County Executive, Stuart Pittman, officially opened the Amazon shuttle stop. Besides the County Executive other officials in attendance were: The BWI Airport Director Ricky Smith, Gina Stewart, Executive Director of the BWI Business Partnership, James Ward, Language Division Manager at Dream and Diane Turner the Shuttle Supervisor and the Dream Management Team lead by Luis Gutierrez.

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Just For Fun
Let’s Go to the Movies — AGAIN!

Up until last year, summertime meant the release of blockbuster hits that filled movie theaters and provided tired parents an air-conditioned respite for a least a couple of hours during hot, humid summer days.

Good news! This summer, theaters are open, and movies are back. We’ve rounded up a few family-friendly films to keep an eye out for:

  • Cruella: Out in theaters on May 28, Disney’s favorite villain, Cruella de Vil, has her own blockbuster movie that explains how she became the Dalmatian-napping icon. Check out the trailer. (A quick word of warning: This isn’t the happy-go-lucky Disney film you and your kids are used to. I’d recommend checking out the trailer before you head to theaters with preschoolers in tow.)
  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway: If you haven’t seen the first Peter Rabbit (2018), stop what you’re doing and watch it now. It’s adorable. Then, make plans to see the sequel out in theaters on June 18 (delayed from its original Easter 2021 release date). Check out the trailer.
  • Luca (streaming June 18 on Disney+): Pixar’s latest animated film stars Jacob Tremblay as a teenage sea monster who has grown tired of life under the sea. All he wants is to be where the people are. Check out the trailer.
  • Black Widow (July 9 release date): After being delayed three times and for 14 months due to the pandemic, Marvel fans will utter a cheer and concurrent sigh of relief that Scarlett Johansson’s debut as the Black Widow is finally in theaters (and on Disney+). Check out the trailer.
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy (July 16 release date): Yep. It’s just like it sounds—a remake of the 1996 animated/live-action favorite starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the “Tune Squad,” and….Lebron James. Check out the trailer.

A Little Inspiration
Father’s Day

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of songs.” -Pam Brown

We couldn’t agree more. From all of us, Happy Father’s Day!

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