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Howard County Department of Planning & Zoning (DPZ) officials recently concluded a series of workshops focused on capital improvements in Ellicott City’s historic district.
Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC) officials presented their vision for Columbia’s Crescent neighborhood at a public meeting last month that was held to discuss the developer’s Final Development Plan (FDP) for the property.
Making plans is one thing. Life happening after they’ve been made is another. Kevin Carnes can vouch for that observation.
Federal, state and local elected officials gathered at Ciena Corp. headquarters in Hanover last month to celebrate the completion of the Inter-County Broadband Network (ICBN).
The Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development (DBED) has launched its second annual InvestMaryland Challenge (IMC), a national seed and early-stage business competition. The event will award $400,000 in grants and an array of business services to companies in the life sciences and high tech industries.
A community center in Severna Park is anxiously awaiting the opening of the Maryland small business health insurance exchange.
State Awarded $2.9M to Improve Health Care Rate Reviews The state of Maryland has been awarded a grant of $2,896,277 that will increase transparency and lead to lower health care costs for consumers by strengthening the rate review process of Maryland’s All-Payer Claims Database. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will use the [...]
The Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) will host its third annual Entrepreneur Expo, “E2E: Entrepreneurs Inspiring Entrepreneurs,” on Monday, Nov. 18, at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum.
Symphony of Lights, a 20-minute drive-through spectacle of more than 70 larger-than-life holiday light displays benefiting Howard County General Hospital (HCGH), will open nightly this year from 6 to 10 p.m. starting Nov. 25 through Jan. 5, 2014 (but is closed Dec. 31 for Midnight at 7). The display, which is presented by Macy’s, again will be located in Symphony Woods, off Broken Land Parkway, in Columbia.
Historic Savage Mill, a 175,000-square-foot national historic landmark located in Howard County and home to artists, specialty retailers, antique shops and restaurants, will sport a brighter look for the holiday season.
The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. (AAEDC) has approved more than $1 million in loans to five early-stage technology companies in central Maryland via the VOLT Fund, AAEDC’s loan program that is administered in conjunction with bwtech@UMBC and the Chesapeake Innovation Center.
I got my Medicare card in the mail last month. I had some chagrin at reaching the age to qualify for Medicare, and I had been procrastinating about applying.
Howard County Councilwoman Courtney Watson (D-Dist. 1) announced her candidacy for county executive in September.
During the second week of October, Better Business Bureaus (BBB) across the U.S. learned real estate offices and agents were being targeted by a malicious phishing scam. The messages were fake BBB e-mails that claimed the company was being investigated and threatened legal action if the receiver did not respond with more information.
Next year’s race for Anne Arundel County executive is expected to be a fierce and expensive battle on the Republican side. But on the Democratic side, at the moment there is no race at all. No one has stepped up to challenge Joanna Conti, the party’s 2010 nominee.
BWCC Business can, and do, overcome many obstacles, but what’s hated most are inconsistency and a lack of predictability. On that note, the recent federal government shutdown had ripple effects across the economy, especially here in the Corridor. Recent news reports for various sources attempted to quantify the loss, which is estimated between $23 and [...]
It is an accepted fact that the private sector has seasonal fluctuations, with the upcoming holiday lull and start of the new year, followed by an uptick in the spring, then another slow period in the summer.
For most people, barbecue refers to an outdoor cooking contraption of some kind, usually fired with charcoal, wood or, more recently, gas. Even the venerable Oxford English Dictionary defines barbecue as “a rude wooden framework used in America for … supporting above a fire meat that is to be smoked or dried.”
Sometimes a discovery leads to far more than could have been imagined.
HC DrugFree, in partnership with Wilde Lake High School and the Wilde Lake High School PTSA, recently held another Town Hall Meeting in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. The evening began with State Delegate Elizabeth Bobo introducing the guest speaker, Congressman Elijah Cummings. Cummings passionately shared the story of his nephew’s [...]
Columbia Association (CA), the Howard County Department of Planning & Zoning and the Howard County Economic Development Authority are jointly undertaking the Columbia Market Analysis and Economic Development Services study. The study will evaluate the current and projected demand for development in Columbia’s village centers. The study will also include an interrelated analysis of the [...]
NerdWallet Slots Howard Among Top 10 Best Counties to Work In Howard County Executive Ken Ulman issued the following statement after nerdwallet.com ranked Howard County as one of the “Top 10 Counties to Work” in the nation. “Howard County is the No. 1 place in Maryland for jobs, a distinction earned through hard work, tough [...]
ADG Hires Quartet ADG Creative, of Columbia, has hired four professionals to support its commercial and government clients. They are Suzanne Reese, previously at Towne Park, as a senior communications strategist, and Rachel Davis as communications strategist, both for ADG’s federal team; Kristin Ballou, a long-time office manager, as an executive administrative assistant; and Kathe [...]
Sky Zone Trampoline Park Opens in Columbia County Executive Ken Ulman and the owners of Maryland’s first Sky Zone Trampoline Park recently cut the ribbon at its facility to welcome the new attraction to the Howard County business community. The 31,000-square-foot trampoline park, located at 7175 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia, is part of a [...]
HCLS Awarded Federal STEM Grant The Howard County Library System (HCLS) has received a $276,500 federal grant to further develop its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education program, specifically HiTech, the HCLS initiative for teens that teaches 21st century career skill sets and provides hands-on experience. HiTech’s curriculum comprises three modules: Interact, Improvise and [...]
The Howard County Commission on Disability Issues has announced the winners of its 19th Annual Leadership Awards Program, which spotlights individuals and organizations who are change agents for full participation in community life for all. The ceremony was held at The Bain Center in Columbia. The award recipients were as follows.
The Annapolis City Council recently held a public hearing on the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Ordinance. The proposed ordinance revises the provisions governing the historic preservation tax credit in Annapolis and is expected to come before council for a vote on Oct. 28.
Maryland Live! Casino and Anne Arundel County have awarded $20 million in local impact grants for fiscal 2014 to various grant recipients, as recommended by the Local Development Council (LDC), which helps to manage the allocation of county gaming tax revenue to local organizations.
Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen has announced that, since addressing an inherited $23 million deficit, cutting expenses, cutting spending and cutting the budget by a larger percentage than any of Maryland’s 157 municipalities, the city has rebounded from any need to use short-term borrowing in 2013.
Several years ago, when I was a city manager in Michigan, I was at a public forum where public services were the topic of the night. I heard a fairly young man talking about how he got nothing for the money he paid in taxes and fees.