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November 2016:

Main Street Ellicott City Officially Reopens »

Exactly 13 weeks after a flash flood of historic proportions devastated Ellicott City’s Historic District, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman cut a ribbon on Oct. 29, declaring Main Street officially open for business again.

B-W Parkway Upgrades: How, When?: NPS, FMA Discuss »

The construction along Route 175, which connects Millersville to Columbia and serves as the northern boundary of Fort Meade, has been going on for a few years.

Alexander Calls for Cyber Action at HCEDA Meeting »

U.S. Army Gen. (Ret.) Keith Alexander, founder of Maple Lawn-based IronNet Cybersecurity, provided the keynote speech at the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) Annual Meeting, which was held Oct. 26 at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel.

Central Maryland Transit Development Plan Process Begins »

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced a series of public meetings this fall and in 2017 aimed at developing an updated, short-range Transit Development Plan (TDP) for Central Maryland.

In the Woods, On the Bay: Holiday Lights to Shine Bright »

A drive through Sandy Point State Park during the holiday season means one thing: That it’s once again time for Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (AAMC) Lights on the Bay, the annual bright, colorful reflection of the lifestyle in Anne Arundel County.

AAMC, BWMC Competing for Open Heart Surgery Center »

The length of time between when a patient suffers a heart attack and gets to a hospital for diagnosis can be, well, not short enough.

A Downtown Columbia Garage: In Play, But Who’ll Pay? »

Anyone who’s ever taken in a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion knows that parking for the shows can offer a tough choice: Either park in the 60-acre dirt lot that surrounds the venue in what’s known as the Crescent, then get caught in the bottleneck when you leave; or take your chances in the parking lot at The Mall in Columbia.

Biz Roundup »

Loyola University Maryland Launches Master’s Program in Data Science Beginning in spring 2017, Loyola University Maryland will offer a new Master of Science in Data Science program that blends the computer science, statistics and business courses necessary to prepare students for competitive careers in the fast-growing data science field. The 31-credit, part-time program will be [...]

Q&A With AAEDC President & CEO Julie Mussog »

Prior to her recent appointment as president and CEO of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. (AAEDC), Julie Mussog had been serving as county controller, having been selected by then-County Executive Laura Neuman in 2013 to manage the Office of Finance and its staff of 75.

Support Downtown Ellicott City as the Town Rebuilds »

November 26: Shop Small Saturday  Ellicott City Kick off the holiday season by becoming a neighborhood champion and choosing to shop small businesses in Old Ellicott City this holiday season. There are more than 50 stores, boutiques and restaurants in which to find unique gifts. Sip hot chocolate while enjoying specials and sidewalk sales throughout town [...]

HCPSS Howls at Poor Grades From State Auditors »

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is used to getting excellent report cards. It has some of the best public schools in the state, data show, and maybe some of the best in the country.

Howard County Sheriff Resigns »

Facing protests and unified calls from county, state and federal elected officials to resign in the wake of a Howard County Office of Human Rights investigation that alleged racial and sexual discrimination and intimidation, Sheriff James Fitzgerald announced his resignation, effective Oct. 15, and subsequent retirement.

Population Health Initiative Launched in Howard County »

Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) has announced the launch of a population health strategy to improve the health and wellness of county residents.

Arundel Heading in Right Direction, Say the Locals »

How is Anne Arundel County doing? Is it going in the right direction or the wrong direction?

Who Wins? »

No matter who is elected the next president of the United States, the federal government will still be the world’s largest customer.

Inaugural Maryland Cyber Day Pitch Competition Winner Announced »

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC), Startup Maryland, Maryland Department of Commerce and Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. recently announced Efflux Analytics, of bwtech@UMBC, as the Grand Prize Winner of the inaugural Maryland Cyber Day pitch competition.

Politics: The Shifting Weight of Columbia Political Power »

As the election returns came in the night of Nov. 5, 1974, Howard County’s old guard was riding high. It looked like their campaign to “Beat the BLOC VOTE” from Columbia had worked.

Are You Ready for the New Identity Theft Report? »

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it replaced its Identity Theft Affidavit with a new Identity Theft Report (ITR). The report will alert you that you have has become a victim of identity theft and that it has contacted law enforcement in an attempt to resolve the crime.

Limping to the Finish Line »

When you read this, the election won’t quite be over. No matter how it goes, no one can deny that technology has had a profound impact on this election season.

Chamber Corner »

HCCC Membership Directory Our annual membership directory will be published in January. This is your last chance to get your company’s name in front of the thousands of people viewing this publication. For details, email cathy@bizmonthly.com or lisa@bizmonthly.com. Chamber ACE Winners The Howard County Chamber of Commerce’s (HCCC) annual Signature Event on Oct. 7 was [...]

Fiscal 2017 HCAC Grant Awards Announced »

Forty-six arts and cultural organizations will receive $559,209 in matching grants from the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) for fiscal 2017. The awards were announced at the HCAC’s recent annual meeting and reception at the Howard County Center for the Arts.

Kudchadkar Joins WCC as CEO »

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce (WCC) has hired Raj Kudchadkar as its new CEO. He was set to start his new position on Nov. 1.

Open Streets Sets Vision for More Bikeable, Walkable Howard County »

Howard County families and community leaders braved the rain and glimpsed the future of bike-friendly and pedestrian-friendly streets at the Open Streets Howard County event on Oct. 1.

From The Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews »

Columbia Association (CA) recently reopened Columbia Swim Center, following the completion of phase one of a three-phase project. It is just one of multiple construction projects going on in and near the Wilde Lake Village Center.

Business Briefs »

Kenjya-Trusant Group Launches Major Effort to Staff Department of State Offices Just months after winning the Domestic-State Technical Administrative Management Professional Services (D-STAMPS) contract, the Columbia-based Kenjya-Trusant Group is supplying dozens of expert workers to carry out the mission of the U.S. Department of State (DoS). In February, Kenjya-Trusant began work as the sole Service-Disabled, [...]

People In Business »

Ulman, Senker Join Olney Theatre Board Olney Theatre Center has announced that the Ken Ulman, former Howard County executive, and T.J. Senker have joined the organization’s board of directors. Ulman is the president of Margrave Strategies; Senker is president of MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Kromm Named VP at HCGH Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) recently [...]

Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving »

Special Olympics Howard County Runners Go Underwater Recently, 11 athletes from Special Olympics Howard County’s cross country team ran under the Inner Harbor as part of the annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run. Emerging from northbound tunnel bore No. 4, the runners finished strong to music and honks from surprised truckers. The first Howard County [...]