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June 2016:

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.


State’s Defense Industry: Survey Will Offer Snapshot »

A survey jointly issued by the Maryland Department of Commerce (DoC) and the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University is identifying companies receiving U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) funding.


Rosecroft Aquired By Stronach Group, Eyes Preakness Stadium »

The Canadian-based Stronach group, owner of the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park horse racing tracks, is stepping up efforts to improve the experience and its overall commitment to Maryland’s industry.


Oakland Mills Redevelopment Process Begins »

With construction nearly complete at Wilde Lake, a draft plan in place for Long Reach and a plan update in the works for Hickory Ridge, Oakland Mills has emerged as the next Columbia Village Center for its residents to begin contemplating redevelopment.


Where’d Sparky Go? Keep Tabs Via GPS »

Kayleigh Harkey loves animals. She particularly loves her Blue Nose Pitbull, Gunther. And she thinks Gunther, and all other dogs, need GPS devices should they wander — or bolt, should a squirrel dash by — out of the front door.


Schuh Unveils Proposed Arundel Fiscal 2017 Budget »

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has unveiled his budget plan for fiscal 2017.


Biz Roundup »

State Creates BRAC Advisory Group The Maryland Military Installation Council (MMIC) has formed a BRAC Advisory Group that will focus on threats and opportunities associated with uncertainties in the defense budget, as well as the probability of future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions. Department of Commerce (DoC) Secretary Mike Gill, who chairs the MMIC, [...]


Big News Is Bills Hogan Signed, Not His Vetoes »

With the media’s typical focus on controversy and drama, a big story at the end of May was that Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed five bills for policy reasons, sometimes with harsh language.


Administrative Focus on Budget and New School Site »

The Howard County Council approved County Executive Allan Kittleman’s fiscal 2017 Capital and Operating Budgets in May, casting its second consecutive unanimous budget vote in recent history.


May I Be Franc? »

When people say they drink Cabs, the assumption is that they drink wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon.


Schuh’s $1.4 B Budget Has an Easier Go »

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh’s first budget last year had a bit of rough ride with the county council, but reaction to his $1.4 billion spending plan for fiscal 2017 has generally been more positive.


The Chamber Corner »

WCC Spring is always a busy time at the West County Chamber (WCC), and this year is no exception. After an extraordinarily soggy golf tournament in early May, the chamber is turning its attention to activities focused on business growth. Mixer at the Steakhouse The WCC’s monthly mixer will be held on Tuesday, June 14, [...]


Is Fiscal Year-End Spending Old School? »

Decades of federal government contract spending have proven a direct causation to the Sept. 30 fiscal year-end dramatic increase in awarded contracts.


End-to-End »

Google is in a bit of controversy (what’s new?) about the level of privacy in one of its new apps, a messaging app call Allo, which is due out this summer.


Kittleman Seeks Sustainable Community Designation for Village of Long Reach »

Working in collaboration with the Long Reach Village Board, the Howard County Council, Columbia Association, business owners and others, County Executive Allan Kittleman will pursue a Sustainable Community designation for Columbia’s Village of Long Reach.


For the Love of Data »

The Better Business Bureau (BBB), serving Greater Maryland, is working to improve not only the quality of our data, but how we use that data to improve operations and results.


From The Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews »

At the time Jim Rouse’s company started purchasing land that would ultimately form his new planned community of Columbia, this region was already beginning to change from a rural area into a more suburban locale.


Business Briefs »

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires groSolar EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has announced the acquisition of Global Resource Options, a Columbia-based, privately-owned company doing business as groSolar, which provides development and turnkey engineering, procurement and construction of solar photovoltaic projects for developers, financiers, utilities, corporate, government and other institutional clients. “The company brings to EDF RE [...]


Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving »

Anne Arundel Rec and Parks Receives Awards Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks was recognized with three awards during the recent Maryland Recreation and Parks Association’s (MRPA) Annual Conference in Ocean City. Awards were received in the following categories. • MRPA Maryland My Maryland Special Event Award The Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Century Ride [...]


People In Business »

Cordo Named New Howard County Tourism Director Anthony Cordo is the new executive director of Howard County Tourism & Promotion (HCTP). He comes to HCTP after serving as the director of Explore Victoria, a convention and visitor’s bureau in Victoria, Texas. Cordo has nearly a decade of experience in the destination marketing industry. He began [...]


Letter To The Editor »

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