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HC’s First Farm Brewery –Spring Opening Expected »

Manor Hill Brewing is set to become the first Class 8 Farm Brewery in Howard County this spring, taking advantage of new state legislation that took effect in July 2014.


Bitcoin Plants a Foothold in Central Maryland »

There’s no virtual bandwagon to jump on just yet, but early adopters are beginning to accept digital alternative currency as payment in Maryland. And the list of those who are doing likewise appears to be growing.


For Sajak, It’s Now ‘Let’s Make a [Daily] Deal’ »

Chances are that you’ve participated in the Daily Deal craze and have bought a coupon (or three) from Living Social, Amazon Local or Groupon.


Q&A With HCCC President and CEO Leonardo McClarty »

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) recently named Leonardo McClarty president and CEO. McClarty comes to the position after serving as director of the York (Pa.) Department of Economic & Community Development, where he managed a budget of more than $4 million.


Biz Roundup »

CA Teams With Howard County on New Market Analysis Columbia Association (CA), with the Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning, has published the Columbia Market Analysis and Economic Development Services Study. The project is officially complete after a year-long study and public process. In keeping with CA’s [...]


A Team Player at Wegmans »

Chris Hawxhurst, 50, has been working at the Wegmans in Columbia since it opened two years ago.


Business School in a Globalized Economy »

Sept. 19 is perhaps a day of no significance. It is not a holiday. It is not a weekend. The new school semesters are well underway.


A Family-Friendly Italian Night Out »

This month, our night out took us to Chef Paolino Café just off Route 40 in Ellicott City.


Guessing Game on Hogan Policies, Budget »

Two months after his upset victory, Gov.-Elect Larry Hogan has kept everyone guessing about the specifics of the policies and budget he will implement after he is sworn in Jan. 21.


New Year, New Faces in HC Government »

Allan Kittleman took the oath of office on the evening of Dec. 4 at Glenelg High School in Glenelg, becoming Howard County’s second Republican county executive.


Schuh Sticks to His Message »

Inaugurations are oftentimes occasions for newly-elected leaders to break new ground or try new themes. But Steve Schuh, at his Dec. 1 inauguration as Anne Arundel County executive and in his first month in office, has stuck to the tried and true.


Women’s Federal Contracting Program Gains Sole Source Authority »

Women-owned businesses racked up a huge win in mid-December when Congress passed the Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) sole source authority.


Verified Customer Reviews Rolling Out With New Year »

In recent years, consumers and businesses have asked the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to create an option for customers to share feedback on business interactions.


Fearless Predictions 2015 »

A recent article in the Washington Post business section decried the lack of fear of failure by many entrepreneurs, especially in the tech sector. In that space, it seemed to be a badge of honor to say that you had failed multiple times but still kept on trying, as if failure was no big deal and just a necessary prelude to success.


From The Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews »

You may very well already have heard that Columbia Association (CA) will be relocating its headquarters by the end of August 2015, with the move to Hillside Center. The building is located on Hillside Court, off Stevens Forest Road, near Broken Land Parkway and Route 29.


Business Briefs »

Howard County to Provide Updates on the Master Plan for Aging Population The Howard County Department of Citizen Services recently invited the public to get involved in a series of community meetings to discuss the status of the county’s Master Plan for the Aging Population. The 20-year Master Plan is a comprehensive planning initiative to [...]


People In Business »

FMA Names President-Elect, New Executive Committee Member The Fort Meade Alliance (FMA) has named Steven Tiller, a partner with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, as president-elect; Joseph Pacileo, vice president at TASC Inc., as vice president. Tiller will begin his three-year term as president in July; Pacileo’s term is underway. Schuh Names Louder to Head Maryland [...]


Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving »

Rotary Clubs Host Soup’r Sundae Benefit for Grassroots The Rotary Clubs of Howard County are hosting the seventh annual Soup’r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, March 22, from noon–2 p.m., at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. Admission [...]