Monday, June 29, 2015

In This Issue:

Preakness and Laurel Park: Far-Fetched or Feasible? »

To think: Not long ago, the worry in Maryland horse racing circles was about the Preakness Stakes leaving Maryland.

BWI Air Cargo Facilities Poised for Expansion »

As passenger-focused investments and improvements continue at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, the owner and operator of a large portion of the accompanying air cargo facilities is also preparing for growth.

Howard County Estate Planning Council Shares Ideas/Charitable Giving »

When people like Mike Davis and Beverly White-Seals have a cup of coffee, ideas fly across the table.

Columbia Festival of the Arts’ Summer Festival Begins This Month »

“Cross Currents,” Columbia Festival of the Arts’ (CFA) 2015 summer festival, will begin with a free opening weekend on the Lakefront June 12–14

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BizWeekly 6-23-2015

Kittleman Reports Progress on Transition Team Recommendations

Three months after receiving recommendations from the 133-member Transition Team, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman highlighted projects in progress and what the next steps will be, based on the team’s input.

Progress was reported on Transition Team recommendations and encompasses the areas of Citizen Services and Housing, Health and Nutrition, Transportation, and Open and Transparent Government. Also, OpenHoward, a new data portal on the county’s web site, was launched in May to make more information easily available to residents.

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Guest Article

Howard County Conservancy Now Has Two Locations: Mt. Pleasant and Belmont

By Susan Kim, Staff Writer

Now with two locations — the 232-acre Mt. Pleasant headquarters in Woodstock and the Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge — the Howard County Conservancy is seeing spring-like growth during its 25 anniversary year.

If businesses aren’t already involved with the conservancy, Allison Anderson, the conservancy’s assistant director, urged them to think about becoming a conservancy partner. “It’s one of the most unique, interactive partnerships around,” she said. “We have lots of businesses hold their annual team-building sessions or holiday parties here. Rental income is a source of funding for us. Businesspeople start off donating money, then they come here to learn, bring their families and even become volunteers.”

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