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Once upon a long ago, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) was a sleepy commuter school, tucked away in Catonsville at the intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Rolling Road, a branch of the University of Maryland.
Feb. 18 was a big day for Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman.
On a Monday night in late February, diners enjoying a quiet meal at Ranazul in Maple Lawn were blissfully unaware of the carnage occurring in the basement below them.
All his life, 60-year-old Paul Reed Smith has loved guitars.
The Howard County Conservancy hit the big 2-5 last year: It’s now been a haven for the area’s nature lovers for a quarter-century, a garden of serenity and calm in a region of Maryland where the population has boomed since it opened its doors and pathways.
Residents in western Howard County now have the opportunity to purchase high-speed, wireless broadband with no data limits, thanks to a new public-private partnership between the county and Freedom Broadband. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced the arrangement on Feb. 9 at an event in Mount Airy.
Merkle Acquires dbg, Partners With Tapad Columbia-based Merkle has announced its acquisition of dbg, a United Kingdom-based, independent marketing solutions agency that specializes in optimizing client data to make connections to drive growth and improve marketing and business performance. Launched in 2007, dbg specializes in the use and assimilation of first-, second- and third-party data, [...]
Last month, stakeholders from Maryland’s horse industry gathered in Annapolis for the second straight year to meet and with lawmakers as part of Maryland Horse Industry Day during the 2016 General Assembly.
In March 2014, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Mike Busch convened the Maryland Economic Development & Business Climate Commission, which has also come to be known as the Augustine Commission, after the surname of its chair.
County Executive Steve Schuh has reduced the Department of Aging and Disabilities’ Senior Center Plus Program Fee by 50% to make services more affordable for county seniors.
Norman Augustine, the chair of the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission — commonly known as the Augustine Commission, a group of 26 business leaders from around the state — was raised in Colorado and attended Princeton University, where he graduated with a BSE in Aeronautical Engineering, magna cum laude, and an MSE.
The Columbia-based Maryland Technology Development Corp.’s (TEDCO) core research, technology transfer and commercialization programs generated nearly $1 billion in economic contributions to the Maryland economy in 2015, according to a new study by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice.
The Maryland State Board of Elections has announced a change to how the new voting system equipment will be used during early voting for the 2016 Presidential Primary Election.
I missed Donald Trump last year. Literally.
A seeming cult of personality was on display Feb. 4 at the Howard County Board of Education. County Schools Superintendent Renee Foose signed an extension of her contract before a roomful of standing supporters chanting “Foose! Foose! Foose!”
Anne Arundel County delegates are again in an uproar about the makeup of the county school board and whom the governor appoints to it. There was even an angry shouting match on that topic at a delegation meeting last month.
WCC Spirit of Community Awards Don’t miss the West County Chamber’s (CC) Spirit of Community Awards honoring educators, public safety officers and a military service member of the year. This year’s event will be held on Monday, March 14, beginning at 6 p.m., at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve. Sponsorships are still available. It is [...]
I saw a great sticker recently. It said the following: “It’s not ‘the cloud’ — it’s just someone else’s computer.”
This spring, BBB serving Greater Maryland is launching a free, one-hour program to educate non-technical business owners and principals about the need for cybersecurity best practices. The program is designed to help small-to-large businesses start to understand and manage cybersecurity risks.
Budorick to Succeed Waesche at COPT Columbia-based Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) has announced that Stephen Budorick will be appointed president and CEO, after the company’s May 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Budorick, who has served as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2011, will succeed Roger Waesche, Jr. Horizon Foundation [...]
2015 Record Year for BWI Marshall, Southwest Flight Added A total of 23,823,532 commercial passengers flew through BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2015, which set a new annual record. Passenger traffic for the year grew 6.8% from 2014 figures, and BWI Marshall finished the year with six straight monthly passenger records. 2015 also marked the [...]
From the beginning, Columbia was built for the future. Many of the buildings and features that are available now have been around since the earliest years of the community.
CA Seeking China Sister City Planning Committee Members Columbia Association’s (CA) International & Multicultural Programs Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to join the China Sister City Planning Committee, which is exploring the possibility of a sister city relationship between Columbia and Liyang, China — a city of more than 780,000 people located in Jiangsu province, [...]