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HCC Unveils New 3D Innovation Hub »

A new 3D Innovation Hub at Howard Community College (HCC) has been established, with the aim of providing a collaborative link between education and business.

The BWI Aerotropolis: Is Now Its Time? »

Mitch Weber was, as he likes to say, “juiced” when he and partner Sam Heffner initially proposed building a mixed-use airport city, or what’s known in economic development circles as an Aerotropolis, around the economic development engine that is BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

In Accounting Mergers, The Big Three and Culture Rule »

When Cardoni Waddell LLC merged with Dembo Jones P.C., and MohnAllen P.C. merged with UHY Advisors Inc. this January, they were part of a nationwide trend sweeping the accounting profession.

Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts Inspires on Many Levels »

Alexandra Franco once shared a toy box with actor and filmmaker Edward Norton — one of her earliest memories from her first days with the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts (CCTA). The CCTA boasts not only Norton but also many Broadway stars and musicians as alumni.

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Latest News

BizWeekly 6/28/2016

Rickard Named New Garrison Commander at Fort Meade
With the end of Col. Brian Foley’s three-year stint as garrison commander at Fort Meade celebrated at the Fort Meade Alliance’s sendoff at the BWI Airport Marriott in late June came news of Foley’s next assignment and the name of his replacement.

Foley and his family will be staying in the area, with the colonel preparing to become the chief of the strategic initiatives group under the U.S. Army’s Office for the Assistance Chief of Staff for Installation Management. Taking his place as garrison commander will be Col. Tom Rickard. A formal announcement and introduction of Rickard will be made in the coming weeks.

Cordish Unveils Plans for $200M Luxury Hotel, Event Center at Maryland Live!
The Cordish Companies has shared plans for a significant expansion to its Maryland Live! Casino property, located in Hanover. The new, $200 million Live! Hotel will be the largest enhancement and investment at the casino since its opening in June 2012.

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Guest Article

Buckle Up and Take a Ride on Maryland’s Scenic Byways This Summer

Maryland offers summer road trips full of charm and adventure

All you need is transportation, a great playlist and a pair of sunglasses to take a spontaneous road trip through one of Maryland’s 18 scenic byways. Whether taking a quick joyride or planning a weekend getaway, there are plenty of national and state parks, local eateries and unique exhibits to discover.

“The Maryland Office of Tourism recently released an updated guide and launched a new microsite on our website featuring detailed maps, videos and sites found along each byway,” said Liz Fitzsimmons, managing director, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts. “With uniquely themed byways across the state, Maryland gives you a road trip that is worth the drive.”

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