Friday, May 29, 2015

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May 2015:

The Maryland Horse Industry: Back in the Running »

Maryland is known as the “Old Line State” and “America in Miniature.” Those are memorable nicknames, true; but the state doesn’t really have a catchy slogan.


New Mental Health Initiative Announced By Howard County »

A new initiative aims to offer Howard County residents new resources and better access related to mental health.


Exploring Technology Use in Multigenerational Workforce »

Workers from multiple generations sharing ideas and experiences hasn’t been much of a problem over the years.


APL Candidate Advances in NASA Space Apps Challenge »

The Space Apps Challenge, an international mass collaboration effort led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Hogan Still Debating Hotel Tax »

Gov. Larry Hogan is now wrestling with the issue many legislators debated this session: Are online travel agents paying the full sales tax owed to Maryland?


Biz Roundup »

Wood Partners Break Ground at Columbia Mixed-Use Development Wood Partners is set to break ground at Alta Wilde Lake, an approximately $45 million, 230-unit multifamily community on 2.79 acres in downtown Columbia, that will be a key component of the redevelopment at Wilde Lake Village Center. Apartments will be available for lease in summer 2016. [...]


Farmers Markets: Growing Community Centerpieces »

Farmers markets have grown in recent years to become community centerpieces — and community centerpieces and a part of the American fabric.


Seven New Retailers, Restaurants Opening at Towne Centre at Laurel »

Seven new stores and restaurants are celebrating openings this spring and summer at Towne Centre at Laurel, the $130 million redevelopment of the former Laurel Mall site. The new tenants include the following.


Q&A With Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Jinlene Chan »

Jinlene Chan, M.D., M.P.H., has been with the Anne Arundel County Department of Health since January 2006.


Late April in Baltimore: The Aftermath »

Crises happen in the lives of chief executives that wipe their calendars clean and shove everything off the desk.


Kittleman Submits First Fiscal Howard Operating Budget »

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman (R) submitted his $1 billion proposed budget for fiscal 2016 to the Howard County Council on April 20.


Hogan Can’t Block Department Move From Anne Arundel »

In one of the more stupid and expensive real estate moves the state of Maryland has made in recent years,


Chamber Corner »

Chamber Hosts DBED’s Gill More than 200 members, friends and colleagues gathered on April 9 to welcome Michael Gill, secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), to the Howard County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) luncheon. The event was held at the Sheraton Columbia. Gill discussed his vision and current developments and [...]


Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable Contracts Targeted by DOD »

Federal contractors have been struggling with the shift away from best-value contracts to a wider use of the Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable (LPTA)-type contracts.


Computer on a Stick »

Smaller, lighter, smaller, lighter — the constant mantra of the computer industry, driven by consumer demand for less bulk and less weight.


Playing by the Musical Rules »

With the variety of options for delivering quality sound and just as many audience targeted genres, music is a popular way for a business to enhance the customer experience.


Howard County Volunteers of the Year Announced »

Howard County recently honored outstanding volunteers in a ceremony that recognized the generosity and achievements of 12 individuals


AACC Redesignated as a National CAE2Y »

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence


Personal Perspective: Transforming Lives – $3.75 at a Time »

Homeowners in Howard County are familiar with jumbo mortgages, bridge loans and sub-prime loans.


Spring Cleaning in Your Financial House »

Spring is in the air, which for many people means waking up from hibernation and cleaning out the clutter.


Giclee Prints Can Provide New Color for Your Office or Home »

Spring traditionally is a time for renewal.


Howard County Warns Residents of Latest IRS Imposter Scam »

The Howard County Department of Citizen Services is warning residents to be on alert for calls from individuals who claim they represent the IRS or other government agencies.


Doing Good When Doing Well »

Affluent investors who are charitably inclined may have specific philanthropic and estate planning goals in mind, but may not be familiar with the many vehicles


Bundling Services: Getting Max Value From Financial Professionals »

What professional financial advisers do is fairly straightforward: They work with clients on their investments and planning/tax strategies, among other services.


New Bug Fix for Macs Can Help Businesses Avoid Hackers »

A recently released operating system bug fix can protect businesses that use Apple iMacs against a potentially devastating vulnerability that could expose records, e-mail and financial data to theft by hacking.


People In Business »

NGC Promotes Three Northrop Grumman Corp. (NGC) has announced three promotions at its Electronic Systems sector in Linthicum. They are Eric Reinke, III, to vice president and chief technology officer; Nicholas Paraskevopoulos, to vice president and general manager of engineering, manufacturing and logistics; and Robert Gough to vice president of the Combat Avionics Systems business [...]


From Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews »

Development and redevelopment continues to hum along in Columbia, helping revitalize the community and bring it closer to the complete city Jim Rouse originally envisioned. Whether directly involved or serving the role of a key community stakeholder, Columbia Association (CA) knows that the pursuit of its mission is a long-term endeavor and will require assistance [...]


Business Briefs »

MedStar Selected as a Research Partner With AHRQ Columbia-based MedStar Health has been selected by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to participate in its research network known as ACTION III (Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks). MedStar is one of 13 health care organizations to win the five-year award. [...]


Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving »

HHF Garners $30K Contribution Howard Hospital Foundation received a $30,000 gift from the Kahlert Foundation to support the hospital’s Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center. The center offers a full-service salon, lending library, exercise classes, complementary medicine, counseling and support groups. “We wanted to help fund the excellent support the center provides to cancer patients [...]


Howard County Bond Sale Brings Low-Interest Rates, Savings for Taxpayers »

Howard County conducted its annual bond sale, offering both Consolidated Improvement Bonds (CPI) and Metropolitan District Bonds via competitive bidding.