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Three years after becoming involved in the operation of the failing Laurel Mall, Owings Mills-based commercial developer Greenberg Gibbons has announced an opening schedule for the redeveloped property.
It was announced in mid-January that, after serving five years as Columbia Association (CA) president, Phil Nelson’s contract has not been renewed. He will be leaving CA, effective April 30.
Blob’s Park, the iconic 81-year-old German biergarten and polka hall located at the Southeast corner of the intersection of Baltimore-Washington Parkway/Route 175 in Jessup, is preparing to close on March 31, as model homes are under construction for Parkside, a new mixed-use development that will include 1,144 townhomes, offices and commercial components that will eventually rise on the 252-acre property.
After decades of decline in Columbia’s village centers, Howard County government officials are ready to buy into a new redevelopment scheme. In this case, the buy-in is literal — and would allow the county to explore an ad hoc partnership model that could stabilize the foundering Long Reach Village Center and restore its status as a destination.
For Wayne Wilhelm, early 2013 was the time.
Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013 (FSA) introduced two significant changes to the state’s regulation of firearms last October. Specifically, the act established a new licensing scheme for handgun ownership and banned so-called assault weapons not already ordered or not already in an owner’s possession.
Ulman Announces $10M Pledge to HCGH Development Plan Howard County Executive Ken Ulman has announced the completion of a $10 million public commitment for major campus improvements at Howard County General Hospital (HCGH), and thanked county taxpayers for their support of and commitment to a valued community institution. Ulman was joined by Maryland State Sen. [...]
If you pay any attention to food, you know that the “farm-to-table” concept has captured the public’s attention, palate and wallet.
Len Lazarick is the editor and publisher of MarylandReporter.com, a free web site that covers and analyzes the state’s business and political news, offering fresh content and a roundup of other local media. But that’s just the latest stop for the veteran who’s as busy as ever after four decades on the local beat.
The genie pushed a leg out of the lantern when Colorado recently became the first place in the world where an adult can legally purchase cannabis — just to get high.
Gov. Martin O’Malley rolled out a $39 billion budget last month, bragging it had “no new taxes or fees,” which his previous six budgets had contained.
A proposal to find a new home for a major Howard County employer by tweaking Transit Oriented Development (TOD) zoning constraints has met with community opposition in North Laurel.
Local Better Business Bureaus (BBB) and law enforcement officials across the country have noticed an uptick in the use of legitimate business names in devious plots, usually with the intention of extorting money from consumers. Even the local BBB serving Greater Maryland had two phone lines recently “spoofed” in an Internet dialer attack, known as vishing, that overwhelmed an out-of-state medical office during off-hours.
Howard County Councilmembers Calvin Ball, Mary Kay Sigaty, Jennifer Terrasa and Courtney Watson have pre-filed a resolution requesting that the Howard County Public Transportation Board evaluate the performance of its current public transportation system and determine whether enhancements should be made to current transportation services in Howard County.
Fireworks might have been expected when Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman testified last month in front of the county’s legislative delegation, which is chaired by her chief primary election rival, Republican Del. Steve Schuh.
BWCC Everyone is looking for the “next big thing” in business. On that note, Jan Baum is an evangelist for what she believes — along with many other observers — will be that thing, which is transforming the way we make everything from human body parts to custom clothing designs, domestically and worldwide. Baum, on [...]
Recent news stories have covered the trials of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the hot water he and his wife are in for allegedly accepting gifts from a friend — a friend who happened to be a government contractor.
Earlier this winter, a Snowy Owl was reported on the airfield at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, near Runway 4-22. A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services Wildlife Technician stationed at the airport set a trap for the large bird, which was captured the night of Dec. 29. It was banded and relocated the next day, well away from BWI Marshall.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” —Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
If you feel inclined to finish the above with “… and I feel fine,” please do. Thank you, R.E.M.
On a cold day last November, the staff at Bormel, Grice & Huyett were celebrating their annual non-traditional Thanksgiving. In a tradition they have observed for more than a decade, each person brought a dish or beverage not normally seen at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
Taxpayers rang in 2014 knowing that they didn’t have to wait for Congress to finalize tax laws affecting their 2013 returns. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that was finally enacted on Jan. 2, 2013, made many tax laws permanent and extended other provisions through last year.
In the past, many people stayed at one job, or at least with one company, for almost their entire working lives. When they retired, they could typically count on a pension, the value of which was based on their years of service and earnings.
GP Strategies to Acquire the Effective-People and Effective-Learning Companies Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corp., of Elkridge, and Effective Companies A/S, of Copenhagen, Denmark, have entered into a letter of intent. The letter calls for GP Strategies to acquire Effective Companies’ Effective-People and Effective-Learning units. Both companies are providers of human capital management [...]
Horizon Announces New Trustees The Horizon Foundation has elected Janet Currie and Dr. Michael Barr to its board of trustees. Barr is a board-certified internist and senior vice president, division of medical practice, for the American College of Physicians; Currie is a vice president with Bank of America Mid-Atlantic. She has nearly 20 years of [...]
Public and private organizations alike will face two very real challenges during the coming years. While the obvious challenges are budgets, costs of doing business and changing organizations to better utilize technology, the real challenges revolve around meeting people’s expectations — and dealing with perceptions if you do or don’t meet the expectations.
ACS Leadership Program Offers Training, Coaching to Nonprofits The Association of Community Services (ACS) is offering a new leadership program developed to elevate the ability of local nonprofits to serve the community. The 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Series includes two full-day sessions on nonprofit sustainability and capacity building, presented by nationally respected speakers. In addition, an [...]
A competitive global environment has led to innovation becoming an important element of corporate growth strategy. The payoffs from successfully developing new products are enormous; witness, for example, Apple’s success with the iPhone.
Although small and mid-sized businesses may not be in the news as often as large corporations, that hardly means that small businesses don’t play a vital role in the U.S. economy.
NAI KLNB has released its annual office/industrial market reports for the Baltimore and Baltimore-Washington, D.C. Corridor regions. It examines and analyzes sales and lease transactions that occurred in much of Maryland in 2013, as well as providing four emerging market trends to watch in 2014, with “Action Items” for tenants and investors.