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‘Let’s Go’ STEM: Helping Underserved Kids Succeed

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July 2008: That month was a turning point for Clark “Corky” Graham, who was in transition from his career a senior vice president from the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Sector.

Sparking Community Debate: Proposed Jessup Homeless Facility

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Plans to address homelessness in southern Howard County prompted a January meeting attended by county government officials, service providers for the homeless and residents from Savage, Jessup and North Laurel, as community leaders convened to allow residents to air objections, concerns and hopes related to the issue.

Local Business Goes Global With Retro Clothing

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“A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table. There’s nothing wrong with them, but it’s hard to stop thinking about it.” — Garrison Keillor

APL, HCEDA Teamwork Advancing Tech Transfer

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In September, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) as one of 50 winners of its first Growth Accelerator Fund competition. HCEDA’s Accelerator for the Commercialization of Technology (ACT) was selected from more than 800 applicants competing for $50,000 cash awards from the SBA, and was the only Maryland program to win.

New Funding Will Strengthen Bay Conservation Efforts

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New federal funding will help local communities strengthen their approach to conservation, said environmental activists and policymakers, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $370 million in federal Farm Bill funding.

A New Direction in Primary Care

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The city of Seattle is notable for a few trends, with Grunge rock, coffee and rain perhaps the most prominent among them. Today, however, it’s also seen in some circles as an early stage for a health care movement that is gaining traction elsewhere in the United States.

Biz Roundup

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Sidus BioData World’s First Provider for MES in Cloud

Annapolis-based Sidus BioData has been chosen by POMS Corp. as the platform provider for the world’s first cloud-hosted Manufacturing Execution System (MES). POMS MES users span 20 countries and hundreds of sites, making it one of the most widely-used MES solutions in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer packaged goods and other regulated industries.

Ulman Launches Economic Development Consulting Business

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Less than two months out of office, former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is once again involved in regional economic development matters. The difference is that, this time, it’s as a private consultant.

‘Ripped from the Headlines’: Laurel in the News’ Opens Feb. 8

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What makes news? In Laurel, Hurricane Agnes, the Spanish Flu, George Wallace, 9/11, fires, robberies, murders and integration battles made (or didn’t make) headlines.

Horizon Awarded Nearly $1M in Grants During ’14

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Continuing its history of supporting numerous community organizations working to improve health and wellness in Howard County, The Horizon Foundation awarded almost $1 million in grants in 2014.

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