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September 2016:

Getting Flood Donations to the Right Place »

First came the torrential — and historic — inundation the night of Saturday, July 30, that dumped more than six inches of rain in just more than three hours to Downtown Ellicott City, including a period that accounted for more than 75% of the total in about 90 minutes.


Health Tech Affinity Group: Howard Tech Council to Launch »

A newly-formed Health Tech Affinity Group will officially launch at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship on Sept. 22, according to Tracy Turner, director of the Howard Tech Council (HTC), which created the entity.


‘Zombies’ Shamble Into the Housing Market »

It’s not uncommon to see a flurry of home sales activity occur in the months during school vacation. Such was the case this year, as well.


Specialized Medical Care More Accessible for Pets »

Humans have turned to domesticated dogs, cats and other small animals throughout recorded history as a means to improve their own quality of life, relying on them for work, service and companionship.


Rickard Takes Command at Fort Meade »

Col. Tom Rickard assumed command of Fort George G Meade from Col. Brian Foley in a ceremony in early August. Rickard is the 85th Fort Meade commander in the installation’s 100-year history.


Free Data Recovery Offered to Businesses Damaged in Flood »

Reaching into an aquarium tank filled with murky saltwater and sediment collected at the end of a pier in Dundalk, Digital Evidence Consultant Kevin Smith retrieved a hard drive that had been marinating for 24 hours.


Biz Roundup »

Vehicle Access Helps Cleanup, Recovery Continue Along Ellicott City’s Main Street Progress has continued along Ellicott City’s Main Street, as dozens of vehicles and scores of residents, merchants and building owners returned to the avenue during the recent five-day access window, which concluded Monday, Aug. 22. Since, the road has been closed to the public. [...]


U.S. DoC’s Lenzer to Keynote Women’s Entrepreneur Conference »

SCORE of Southern Maryland has announced that Julie Lenzer, director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC), will be the keynote speaker for SCORE’s Women’s Entrepreneur Conference, to be held on Sept. 20 at Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.


Outpouring of Giving From Businesses and Organizations for Flood Victims »

Maryland Public Television (MPT) will contribute to the rebuilding effort in Ellicott City in the aftermath of the July 30 flood.


The Politics of Disaster »

When disaster strikes, as happened in the Ellicott City deluge July 30, we expect government to respond in a massive way.


Howard Government, Businesses, Nonprofits Aid Ellicott City Merchants »

August is usually a recess month for the Howard County Council. Urgency arising from the historic Ellicott City flood in late July, however, saw the council called into emergency session four times during the off month.


New Bay Bridge Study Is for Real »

Gov. Larry Hogan late last month announced a new $5 million study to expand or replace the Chesapeake Bay bridges.


Shopping and Retailing at the Heart of the Columbia Plan: Village Centers and the Mall »

This is the third part in a series of 12 monthly essays over the next year leading up to Columbia’s 50th birthday celebration next June.
Tony Tringali is a living fossil, a historical remnant of ancient Columbia. His barbershop in the Wilde Lake Village Center is not just antique; it qualifies for a plaque as a historic landmark of the Founding Father’s plans.


CIC Announces Winners of Startup Technology Competition »

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh recently welcomed nine new companies to the county’s technology incubator, the Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC), in Odenton.


Chamber Corner »

HCCC McClarty Earns CCE Status The HCCC congratulates its president and CEO, Leonardo McClarty, on his latest achievement. On Aug. 11, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) awarded McClarty the designation of Certified Chamber Executive (CCE), which is the only national certification for chamber professionals and is only awarded after an educational program [...]


The New Federal Triple Play, Impacting Decisionmakers »

It is widely known that federal contracts are affected by the Rule of Two, which is described in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Section 19.502-2(b).


High Standards Ensure Success as Fall Sales Accelerate »

When people think about trust, they think about the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Whether your business is BBB accredited and has earned the license to use its seal or not, it’s our mission to encourage every business to uphold standards for trust.


Whack-An-Ad »

The ongoing cat-and-mouse game of Adblocker vs. Facebook continues.


Symphony of Lights Returning With More Lights, Shows, Plus Ice Skating »

Symphony of Lights, a 20-minute drive-through spectacle of nearly 100 larger-than-life holiday light displays benefiting Howard County General Hospital (HCGH), will return this year.


From The Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews »

The worst moments often bring out the best in us.


Business Briefs »

Rothstein Added to HCCC Team The Howard County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) has announced that Col. Ed Rothstein (Ret.) has joined its team to advance its government contracting program, GovConnects. Rothstein served as the former garrison commander at Fort Meade and as president and CEO of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. Since leaving the [...]


CAC Announces Howard 7 as Humanitarian Service Award Recipient »

The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) has selected the Howard 7 to receive CAC’s 2016 Humanitarian Service Award.


People In Business »

The Arc Holds Board Elections The Arc of Howard County re-elected its officers at its annual meeting. Columbia resident Dorothy Plantz, Howard Community College, was re-elected president of the board; others re-elected officers include William Erskine, Offit Kurman, vice president; Pam Guzzone, Goddard Space Flight Center, secretary; and Jane Padgett, M&T Bank, treasurer. Directors elected [...]


Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving »

Columbia BikeAbout Set for Sept. 17: Volunteers Still Needed Columbia Association’s (CA) annual BikeAbout will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, with riders setting off from the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. The free, fun and informative tour presents Columbia’s history and showcases the connectivity of its pathway system. Preregistration is not required, but is encouraged, via ColumbiaAssociation.org/bikeabout. [...]


For Abundant Health, Get Grounded »

Could your feet, making contact with the earth by way of a walk in the grass or a wet sandy beach, be the ticket to your health?