If you work in Jessup and you open your office window, you just might hear the signature whine of tires going 50 miles per hour (mph) on an indoor racing track; if so, that’s because the $1.75 million Autobahn Indoor Speedway opened its doors May 3.
The Howard County transportation administrator wants to untangle what he calls the “spaghetti mesh” of public bus service providers in the Corridor and bring them all under one domain.
Dining seasonally and locally has become a goal in many domestic and commercial kitchens. A kitchen garden is the paragon, but not everyone is fortunate enough to have the space — or the time — to grow their own. However, even tenants of top floor high-rises or concrete-surrounded urban developments still can enjoy fresh, local produce.
United States Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) held a roundtable forum in Columbia last month to address the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration that took effect on March 1.
August “Augie” Chiasera is a senior vice president at M&T Bank Corp. and president of the bank’s Greater Baltimore/Chesapeake region. In this role, Chiasera is responsible for all commercial lending, noncredit sales and customer service activities for middle market and large corporate banking customers.
Maryland Live! Casino Slot Revenue for March 2013 Hits $44M Maryland Live! Casino generated the top slot revenue in the mid-Atlantic gaming market for March 2013 with $44,613,545. Compared to other facilities in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the property’s net revenue was more than 20% higher than the next highest competitor, PARX of [...]
GP Strategies Corp. will relocate its global headquarters to Columbia in August. The technology company is leasing 64,000 square feet in 70 Corporate Center, an office building owned by The Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC) that is currently being redeveloped as part of the Downtown Columbia Plan.
It’s not just the District of Columbia that’s offering the sight of cherry trees blooming on the shores of a signature body of water — this sight is now a must-see springtime stop in downtown Columbia, where the locals can come to see the cherry trees along Lake Kittamaqundi. Blossoms of Hope, a Howard County [...]
“There’s basically nothing for sale.”
Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen, City Manager Michael Mallinoff and Finance Director Bruce Miller recently attended meetings with bond rating agencies in New York City.
Friends and colleagues of noted area publisher and journalist Len Lazarick came together on April 4 for a Happy Hour fundraiser at Harry Browne’s, the famed political bistro in downtown Annapolis, to support for his online publication, MarylandReporter.com. MarylandReporter.com’s daily roundup gathers stories from more than 50 web sites, including those of legacy media, broadcast, [...]
Death and taxes may be inevitable, as the old saying goes, but rain and taxes?
Speaking of watershed, 2014 will truly be a watershed election year in the state, and in Howard County in particular.
The Howard County Council is set to vote on May 6 to include same-sex spouses under the Howard County Employees’ Retirement Plan and the county’s Police and Fire Employees’ Retirement Plan.
Things got pretty bad in Anne Arundel County, but now they’re getting better. That was the theme of Laura Neuman’s May 1 budget message to the Anne Arundel County Council, asking for $1.3 billion to run the county next year.
BWCC Impervious Surfaces Fees Coming to 10 State Jurisdictions Ten Maryland jurisdictions either have legislated or soon will legislate stormwater management fees for impervious surfaces, effective July 1. Each jurisdiction — from Harford County to Charles County — will place the fee on the property tax bill, with the exception of Baltimore City, where it [...]
The old rule of thumb in government contracting was that prime contractors were always large businesses, subcontractors were always small businesses and a team was only appropriate in baseball or football.
Consumers aren’t the only victims of fraud. Every year, thousands of small businesses are targets of fraudulent or deceptive sales practices. Protect your business from scams by learning what to look out for. Often, it’s only a matter of identifying suspicious situations and asking the right questions.
Pity the poor legions of program-writing serfs at Microsoft, many of them “contract employees,” of course (in other words, no benefits and gone in an instant).
Ale House Columbia is a handy place. After a few visits, it’s easy to see how it neatly fills so many roles.
On May 2, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced plans for a supportive housing facility for the chronically homeless to be established behind the Salvation Army store on Guilford Road near the intersection of Route 1 and Route 32. The nearby Route 1 Day Resource Center will also relocate to the eight-acre site, which the [...]
Maryland received a grade of “C” when it comes to government spending transparency, according to “Following the Money 2013: How the States Rank on Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data,” the fourth annual report of its kind by the Maryland PIRG Foundation. “State governments across the country have become more transparent about where public [...]
Chuck Ecker, chief educational adviser of the Linwood Center’s Advisory Board, convened a luncheon to share news with friends about the local organization during Autism Awareness Month. Linwood Center provides education, vocational training, residential support and employment opportunities for people living with autism and related developmental disabilities. Ecker is the immediate past superintendent of Carroll [...]
The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization founded by fans of the improvisational rock band Phish, has awarded Linwood Center $4,000 for musical instruments for its Fine Arts Program for children with autism and related developmental disabilities. Linwood Center was one of 10 awardees nationwide to win a grant from the Mockingbird Foundation, which received [...]
Corrigan Partners With Baltimore’s Women’s Classic Elkridge-based sports marketing and event management company Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) has partnered with local race directors Tom and Laurie Amatucci to handle all operations for the Baltimore Women’s Classic (BWC). Baltimore’s all-women’s 5K race will begin and end at Rash Field, at Baltimore’s Federal Hill, on June 23. [...]
BWCC Announces Board Nominees for Fiscal 2014–15 Josie Thompson, president of Thompson Design and chair-elect to the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) Board of Directors, announced the slate of nominees for election to the chamber board, effective July 2013. First three-year term: Timothy Adams, System Applications & Technology; Ellen Christian, Suddath Relocation Systems; Eric Harris, [...]
Time for Sneak Peek of Linwood School Nears Parents of children with autism and educators are invited to a sneak peek at the Linwood Center’s new school facilities on Tuesday, May 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. The “walk-through-while-under-construction” will include a brief presentation about Linwood’s new programs, services and partnerships. The new Linwood School [...]
And Now … The Rest of the Story The Business Monthly has been oddly quiet for a long time about what normally we would have been one of the first to cover — Howard County’s new transportation department and its plans for the Regional Transit Agency. So finally, this month we have given you an [...]
When I moved to Anne Arundel County more than two decades ago, it was because of, among other things, the beauty of our county and the Chesapeake Bay. This natural beauty is why many of us are here and why the area attracts tourists from around the globe. Protecting this precious resource is not an [...]
College students from across the mid-Atlantic region descended on The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) last month to participate in a competition to test their cybersecurity skills.
This year, the Young Professionals Network of Howard County (YPN) will celebrate eight years since its inception. What follows are just a few of the reasons why you, or members of your company, should get involved with YPN.