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May 2016:

Now Appearing at Merriweather: The Rotating Stage »

What’s new at Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion?


Laurel Master Plan Update: Considers Annexation, Regional Connections »

The City of Laurel is edging closer to a master plan update that is required every 10 years by state law.


Blossoms of Hope Brings Beauty to Doorsteps, Beyond »

A group representing Blossoms of Hope traveled to the Japanese embassy on April 12 to celebrate the beauty of cherry trees in Washington, D.C., and in Howard County.


Innovative Approach Leads to Textbook, and Increased Productivity, at APL »

Unprecedented technologies and innovative solutions are common currency at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in North Laurel.


Red Bridge Studios Mixes Business, Pleasure for Students, Musicians »

An old textile mill with brick walls and creaky floorboards doesn’t seem like an obvious place to build a recording studio.


Held Up and Then Some: Beware of Ransomware »

Less than two years ago, not many people outside of the information technology (IT) business had heard of ransomware.


Howard County Volunteers of the Year Honored »

Howard County honored outstanding volunteers in a recent ceremony that recognized the generosity and achievements of three individuals and one nonprofit organization.


Biz Roundup »

New Partnership for Watershed Restoration Launched at Howard Detention Center A partnership promoting water quality improvement and socioeconomic development has celebrated the opening of a new native plant nursery in Howard County. Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth (READY), a young adult workforce program, has partnered with the Howard County Department of Corrections to establish [...]


Kittleman Presents Capital Improvement Budget for Fiscal 2017 »

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman presented to the county council his $315.7 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for fiscal 2017.


Q&A With LHC President & CEO Stacie Hunt »

Stacie Hunt has served as president and CEO of Leadership Howard County (LHC) since 2002. An advocate of developing community leadership, Hunt leads an organization dedicated to providing powerful connections and making a positive impact.


Arundel’s Schuh Participates in First Meeting of National Opioid Task Force »

Continuing with his commitment to address the heroin and opioid epidemic in Anne Arundel County, County Executive Steve Schuh recently participated in the first meeting of the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic sponsored by the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities.


2016 Audrey Robbins Winners Saluted at Ten Oaks »

The Association of Community Services of Howard County (ACS) presented the 42nd Annual Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Awards on Friday, April 29, at the Ten Oaks Ballroom, in Clarksville. The awards honor volunteers and employees in Howard County for their service to the community.


Clinton, Trump Triumph; Van Hollen vs. Szeliga »

Contrary to their performance in the past 12 months, for Maryland’s primary late last month, most of the pundits, forecasters, pollsters and politicos had it right about pretty much all the races in the state.


Howard Bikeshare Program, APFO Review, Budget Advance in April »

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman’s (R) proposal to merge the county’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) with the Department of Citizen Services (DCS) did not come to fruition in April.


Challenger Survives Primary Against Four Sitting Judges »

An Anne Arundel County judge is facing getting knocked off the bench in the November election, which is just the sort of possibility that was described here last month.


Positioning With Facebook Video »

The month of May tips into the second half of the federal fiscal year, which quietly started last Oct. 1.


Chamber Corner »

BWCC Join us on May 11 at the BWI Airport Marriott for the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber’s (BWCC) 69th Annual Meeting, where we will celebrate Ron Peterson, of Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health Systems, as UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski presents him with the BWCC’s Hrabowski Visionary Leadership Award. Also, we will induct into the BWCC [...]


Revenge »

More than 20 years ago, I met an interesting guy named Jack Ganselle; he was interesting, as in “He sailed across the Atlantic solo in a small boat” interesting.


Shut the Front Door on Misleading Sales Practices »

During the first three months of 2016, Better Business Bureau (BBB) handled 428 complaints about the sales practices of businesses with a presence in Maryland.


Columbia Festival of the Arts New Festival Development Director »

Wrapping up a lively “Viva La Vida” spring season and forging forth into summer with “Silk Road Stories,” the Columbia Festival of the Arts (CFA) also has been growing in terms of new sponsorship and community partners.


Real Winners »

In 1958, Robert Lane decided to name his baby son Winner. Perhaps it was a wish or a special feeling that led him to call his son Winner Lane. His name sounds like that of a corporate CEO, a movie star or even a president of the United States.


EY Announces Finalists for the Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year Award »

EY has announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Maryland.


Hosts Needed for Work Experiences for HCC Students »

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a four-year TAACCCT (Technical Training) Grant to a consortium of Maryland community colleges, including Howard Community College (HCC), that are participating in the Cyber Technologies Pathbizways Across Maryland (CPAM) Consortium.


Business Briefs »

Ruppersberger Applauds Decision to Send More Troops, Helicopters to Fight ISIS Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger applauded the Pentagon’s decision to send more air support and 217 new troops into Iraq to serve in advisory and training roles in the fight against ISIS. The move will enable American forces to advise at the battalion and brigade [...]


Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving »

BGE Green Grants Program Open for Applications BGE has opened the 2016 Green Grants program to applicants. All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations within the BGE service area that focus on conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and community engagement are eligible to apply at www.bge.com/giving. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000 and are available to both [...]


People In Business »

BGE Announces Senior Leadership Appointments BGE has announced a senior leadership promotion and three new appointments to the company’s executive leadership team. They include David Vahos, formerly BGE’s chief financial officer (CFO) and treasurer, who has been promoted to senior vice president, CFO and treasurer; in addition, Derrick Dickens has been named vice president of [...]


Letter To The Editor »

Why Sound Travel Policy Matters More Than You Think Does this election season have you thinking, “I need a vacation”? Though you may not realize it, you’re actually doing your country a great service if you take one. When you pack your bags and travel, you’re helping to grow local economies; create American jobs; and [...]


From The Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews »

For Columbia Association (CA), serving the community means working to serve all members of the community.