Friday, December 19, 2014

In This Issue:

Entrepreneur Expo Focuses on Inspiration, Innovation »

More than 500 of the region’s aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business leaders attended the 2014 Entrepreneur Expo, which was presented by the Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO).

Capitol Technology University’s Name Change Reflects Growing Student Body »

More than a year ago, the governing body of Capitol College began considering a name change for the institution, one that would reflect its growing, changing student population.

Mobern Lighting Marks 70 Years »

Mobern Lighting culminated the celebration of its platinum anniversary this year by relocating from North Laurel to an 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility in Jessup.

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Latest News

BizWeekly 12/17/2014

Howard Exec Kittleman Acts to Meet Budget Challenge

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has directed county department heads to prepare budget reductions to trim spending by 5% for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2015.

Kittleman is responding to revenue estimates showing an unexpected deficit of $14 million for the remainder of fiscal 2015. The projected shortfall is equal to 1.42% of the county’s annual operating budget. Lower than anticipated revenues from income taxes and recordation taxes from home sales are causing the shortfall.

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Guest Article

bgr CPAs Reaches Its Diamond Anniversary

It might seem like a coincidence that Louis J. Berman and Herbert Goldman founded what is now bgr CPAs in 1939, the “Golden Year of Hollywood,” but not to the firm’s 600 or so clients.

Like a classic film, this business has inspired decades-long loyalty — through a commitment to client and staff relationships that is shared by its sister company, Patuxent Valuation Group, which also is celebrating a milestone anniversary — its 10th.

A lot has changed in 75 years. Movie tickets now cost far more than a quarter, and “snail mail” is hardly the preferred method of correspondence.

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