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Another Try for an Elected School Board

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It comes as a shock to many people moving into Anne Arundel County from around the country and even most areas of Maryland that the nine-member county school board is not elected, but still appointed by the governor.

Hogan Appoints Beatty as Secretary for State Department of Disabilities

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Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Carol Beatty as secretary for the Maryland Department of Disabilities. With more than 20 years of leadership at The Arc of Howard County, Beatty served as executive director of the nonprofit organization, which serves more than 750 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, providing advocacy and support services.

To Protest or Not to Protest? That Is the Question

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With the majority of large federal contract awards being protested, many contractors, logically enough, ask, “What are my chances of actually winning a protest?”

Gobble, Gobble

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No, that’s not the sound of your Thanksgiving turkey, now long forgotten in this winter’s single-digit, frigid onslaught.

New BBB Standards Reflect 21st Century Advertising in Traditional, New Media

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Better Business Bureau (BBB) recently made comprehensive changes to its cornerstone product, the BBB Code of Advertising, to reflect the many new ways advertisers reach consumers via web sites, social media, texting and other channels. BBB’s foundation of business self-regulation and truth-in-advertising has earned the support of federal regulators who take seriously cases referred to their agencies. BBBs across the U.S. and Canada monitor advertising for compliance with the code.

Business Briefs

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Rams Head Tavern Owner Charged With Installing Restroom Camera

According to a charging document released to the press, Howard County Police have charged Kyle Muelhauser, 37, of Severna Park, with installing an illegal recording device in the women’s restroom of the Rams Head Tavern at Savage Mill.

Journey 2015 Accepting Applications for Summer Program

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The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) of Howard County is accepting applications for its residential summer camp, Journey 2015. The camp will include 25 girls entering eighth or ninth grade in fall 2015. Maryland Leadership Workshops (MLW) will operate Journey, as it has since its inception.

People In Business

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The Columbia Bank Announces Personnel Moves

The Columbia Bank has announced several hires. They include the hires of Angel Connolly, Brad Rodier and Jeffery Long, Sr., all as commercial relationship managers; and Ian Riddle, vice president and relationship manager. All were previously employed at M&T Bank.

HCEDA Launches Ignite Howard County

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The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) has announced the first Ignite Howard County event scheduled for April 13. The inaugural event will take place at Jailbreak Brewing Co., in Laurel.

Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving

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Thinking Small: Robinson Nature Center Hosts Nano Exhibit

The world of the very small is coming to Robinson Nature Center. The Nano mini-exhibit, on loan from Baltimore’s Port Discovery Children’s Museum, will be displayed until approximately Labor Day.

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