Maryland congressman tours BlueStar HonorCare facilities in Rockville, Md; visit included guided tour, technology presentation and question-and-answer session
Rockville, MD (May 18, 2017) — BlueStar HonorCare, a Service-Disabled Veteran-owned small business, welcomed Maryland Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) on Thursday, May 11, 2017, for a tour of its facilities, business overview model, and hiring impact on Montgomery County.
Following the tour, Chief Technology Officer Preston Weir led Rep. Delaney through a presentation of BlueStar’s aging-in-place technology, demonstrating how said products help seniors and veterans live better: safe, healthy and connected.
“It was our honor and pleasure to host Congressman Delaney for an afternoon,” said BlueStar founder and CEO, Rear Admiral Robert O. Wray, Jr. (ret.). “We are sincerely grateful that Rep. Delaney joined us at our Rockville headquarters to learn how BlueStar serves our nation’s veterans, seniors and their family members, and we profoundly appreciate all the support the congressman has provided America’s veterans and seniors alike in Congress,” Wray said.
Admiral Wray, joined by Admiral Gordon Russell, BlueStar’s Vice President of Operations, subsequently presented Rep. Delaney a brief PowerPoint presentation that featured an overview of BlueStar’s business model, the company’s veterans’ advisory board, phases of business growth and recent company developments. Rep. Delaney’s visit concluded with a short question and answer session.
“I’d like to thank Admiral Robert Wray, Admiral Gordon Russell, Ryan Miner and the entire BlueStar team in Rockville for the opportunity to meet with them, learn more about their work and the challenges facing veterans and their families,” said Congressman Delaney. “As a former entrepreneur, I really enjoyed learning about the growth of this veteran-owned local business and their plans for the future. Creating an environment where businesses like this can succeed should be a priority for all of us in Congress.”
Founded in 2013, BlueStar HonorCare set out on a mission to help America’s aging veterans and their family members maintain health, safety, and independence. Due to strong demand the company began offering its products to non-veterans in 2015. The company offers medical alert systems and aging-in-place technology products and services to help maintain and monitor the well-being of its customers and connect clients with medical professionals, family members and resources. BlueStar is committed to hiring veterans, including disabled and wounded soldiers, and it sets aside a percentage of revenues that it donates to veteran-related causes.
Congressman John Delaney is the only former CEO of a publicly-traded company in the House of Representatives. Delaney serves on the Financial Services Committee and Joint Economic Committee. In Congress, Delany has supported efforts to improve and expand health care benefits for veterans, help more veterans run their own businesses and authored legislation to create new consumer protections for veterans.