Thursday, July 2, 2015

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June 2015:

Preakness and Laurel Park: Far-Fetched or Feasible? »

To think: Not long ago, the worry in Maryland horse racing circles was about the Preakness Stakes leaving Maryland.


Immigrant Populations Growing: Especially in Some Local Areas »

Loise Novochadlo, executive director of the nonprofit Center of Help, in Annapolis, said it’s not always easy to connect immigrants with jobs, but she believes the effort is more than worth the results.


Public Input Sessions Guide Long Reach Redevelopment »

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman kicked off a series of public meetings in April to discuss future plans for the Long Reach Village Center and the development of an Urban Renewal Plan.


Transportation Summit Focuses on Mobility »

Following a three-year hiatus, Central Maryland Regional Transit (CMRT) revived its annual Transportation Summit this year with a May conference themed “Mobility Matters: Connecting People to Life.”


Cheers to Gears Events Aim to Broaden Manufacturer’s Voice »

In May, the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) held the first of a series of Cheers to Gears events, which are designed to provide an informal setting for companies to meet and learn from their Maryland counterparts.


Tentnowski Named Executive Director at the CIC »

The Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corp. (AAEDC) has announced Michael Tentnowski as the new executive director of the Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC),


TEDCO Announces 2015 ICE Award Winners »

The Columbia-based Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) hosted the organization’s fifth annual ICE Awards in May.


Biz Roundup »

Eight MCE Businesses Named Finalists for Incubator Company of the Year The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) has announced that eight Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) resident, affiliate and graduate companies are among the 22 finalists for the 15th Annual Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards (ICOY). The 2015 MCE finalists are Hungry [...]


CA Board Names New Chairs, Committee Members for Fiscal 2016 »

Columbia Association’s (CA) board of directors voted on May 14 to name its chair and vice chair for fiscal 2016, which began May 1 and continues until April 30, 2016.


42 Attend Meeting to Discuss Opioid Misuse in Howard County »

On May 20, 42 individuals, including Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, attended the combined Howard County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Advisory Board (ADAAB) and the county’s Opioid Coalition meeting to hear national and state opioid misuse data.


Q&A With MBRG President Scott Dorsey »

The chairman and CEO of Merritt Properties, Scott Dorsey, is a rarity in today’s business world: an executive who’s spent his entire career with one company since coming on board, in his case, in 1972.


HHC Announces Retail Line-Up at The Metropolitan »

The Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC) announced the signing of several retail and restaurant leases for the public promenade at The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia, a new luxury apartment community located on Town Center Avenue.


Closing the STEM Skill Gap »

There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth during the past several years about American student’s “skill gap” in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


So Far, So Good for Hogan – Maybe »

What kind of governor is Larry Hogan turning out to be?


Council Approves 2016 Howard Operating Budget »

After a two-day delay to allow more time to fine-tune last-minute amendments, the Howard County Council reconvened on May 22 and unanimously approved the county’s capital and operating budgets for fiscal 2016.


Pay It Forward With Respect, Reap Customer Dividends »

Trust is the essential element for business success. When customers trust you, they will keep doing business with you, they will post positive reviews on www.bbb.org and elsewhere, and they will send other customers your way.


Schuh Tackles Bread Policy, Pothole Politics »

When Steve Schuh sat down at the dining room table in Ray and Ann Sharp’s modest rancher on 11th Street in Pasadena’s Chelsea Beach neighborhood,


Chamber Corner »

BWCC Regional Showcase & Tasting Set for June 9 The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC), in alliance with Mid-Atlantic Networking, will host the sixth Regional Showcase & Tasting on Tuesday, June 9, from 5–8 p.m., at Laurel Park. Join hundreds of business leaders for network-building as you enjoy business exhibits, food from area restaurants and [...]


$184 Billion to Be Spent in Next Three Months »

The world’s largest customer, the U.S. Federal Government, is poised to spend more than 40% of its annual budget between June 1 and Sept. 30.


Verizon as the New Time Warner? »

I guess many of us, especially in the tech community, view AOL as we do Howard Stern, and offer comments like, “Is he still around?” and “Why?”


The Official Patio Wine »

Summer Sipper or Patio Pounder — you call ’em what you want, but the point is that the warm weather is here, and it’s time again to get outside, light the grill, relax and enjoy a couple of glasses of your favorite patio wine with your favorite people.


HCC Students Square Off in Competition for Howard Chamber »

In the television show “Shark Tank,” aspiring entrepreneurs have only a short time to wow the judges and win funding.


From The Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews »

While Columbia is relatively young as communities go, several of the features and buildings in Columbia were built in the community’s earliest years.


People In Business »

Kittleman Announces Leadership Appointments Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has named Phyllis Madachy director of the Department of Citizen Services. Madachy has worked in community-based aging services since 1974. Kittleman also named Starr Pavis Sowers administrator of the Office on Aging. Sowers has more than 30 years of experience in the field. Weichert Announces New [...]


Business Briefs »

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Acquires theAce Hotel, Theater in L.A. Annapolis-based Chesapeake Lodging Trust has closed on the acquisition of the Ace Hotel Downtown and The Theater at Ace Hotel, located in Los Angeles, for $103 million (or approximately $566,000 per key). The trust entered into a new management agreement with Ace Hotel Group to continue [...]


Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving »

CVB Establishes Tourism Scholarship for Arundel Residents The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has established a scholarship fund designed to make it easier for Anne Arundel County residents to pursue careers in tourism. That’s the announcement CVB President and CEO Connie Del Signore recently made during her organization’s National Tourism [...]


Howard County’s Film Feastival Has Food, Farms, Films and Fun »

The Sixth Annual Howard County Film Feastival will be held on Tuesday, July 21, at Clark’s Elioak Farm from 6–8:30 p.m.