Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In This Issue:

Have You Ever Been to Woodwardville? »

Buy land that’s in the right place, financial analysts often say, and investors know why: Because they’re not making any more of it.

Bringing Messages to Life Through Strategic Branding »

Eyes often glaze over when one talks about “marketing.” It encompasses a large arena of concepts and strategies to be considered and, with social media and other technological advances, more are presenting themselves every day.


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Latest News

BizWeekly 2-9-2016

2015: A Record Year for BWI Marshall
A total of 23,823,532 commercial passengers flew through BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2015, which set a new annual record. Passenger traffic for the year grew 6.8% from 2014 figures, and BWI Marshall finished the year with six straight monthly passenger records.

2015 also marked the first year in the history of BWI Marshall where more than 23 million passengers used the facility. “The record-setting growth reflects the strength of Maryland and our commitment to ensure that BWI Marshall remains a successful transportation and economic development resource,” said Gov. Larry Hogan. “BWI Marshall is a convenient, growing global gateway for the Baltimore-Washington region and all of Maryland.”

The record year for BWI Marshall was driven, in part, by growing international passenger traffic.

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Guest Article

During the Blizzard, Work’s A Beach

By Susan Kim, Staff Writer

During the blizzard, some businesses shut down, but one Columbia-based information technology (IT) firm, NextLOGiK, relied on a virtual office solution, called Sococo, that is designed to look like a beach, complete with sand, palm trees, hammocks and an ocean. And, of course, sunshine, and not a single flake of snow.

The NextLOGiK team kept up its productivity — and its beachy sense of humor — remotely, said Helen Little, product marketing manager.

“With everyone scattered across Maryland under a couple feet of snow, we didn’t want to risk anyone trying to drive to work,” she said. “We all worked from home. We are able to talk, share screens, video chat and conference-in guests as if we are in the office,” she said. “We can get as much, if not more, work done in the comfort of our homes.”

NextLOGiK develops software, designs web sites and builds customized computer networks, i

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