Thursday, March 30, 2017

In This Issue:

Marriottsville Stone Quarry Turns Corner »

Few people look at a hole in the ground and see opportunity. However, Chuck Lewis and his partners thought they could make it work.

You Don’t Know the Power of Dark Social »

What is dark social, really?

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Latest News

I.M.P. Signs 40-Year Lease to Operate Merriweather
As Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, the nonprofit that acquired the venue last fall, has inked a 40-year lease with long-time promoter I.M.P.

About a dozen years ago, it looked like all that was in Merriweather was set for a meeting with bulldozers. But members of the community teamed with local legislators to turn their dissatisfaction with the waning condition of the venue, and the lack of top artists it attracted, toward reenergizing the amphitheater.

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Guest Article

Everything You Need to Know About a Will, But Haven’t Thought to Ask

By John E. Day

Everyone knows the importance of preparing and maintaining a will — yet, many people have never written one.
To those who haven’t, take note: If you die intestate (without a will), the intestacy laws of the state where you reside will determine how your assets will be distributed. And if minor children are involved, a judge may decide with whom they will live.
On the other hand, if you take the time to prepare a will, you’ll be the one who determines how your property is distributed and who will care for your minor children when you’re gone. Simply put, a will is one way that provides peace of mind and the immense satisfaction of knowing that you have taken the necessary steps to pass on the fruits of your life’s labor to your loved ones.

What Is a Will?
A will is a legal declaration that enables you to direct the disposition of your assets upon your death. You can divide your assets any way you want, as long as guidelines are presented clearly in writing.

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