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Kittleman Receives Transition Team Report, Recommendations

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Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman received the report of the transition team he appointed to evaluate county government. Kittleman thanked the chair, Michael Davis, the 11 committee chairs and the 133 citizens from across the community who worked tirelessly during the last several months to compile the report.

Business Briefs

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Kittleman Stops Use of Parking Meters in Ellicott City

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has announced that the use of parking meters in Ellicott City has been discontinued. Meters on Main Street, Maryland Avenue and in Parking Lot B in Historic Ellicott City will be covered and a two hour parking limit will be enforced for parking spaces in those three areas. New signs will be installed to reflect the changes in parking enforcement.

From The Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews

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Columbia Association (CA) is turning to technology in order to provide a better experience for its members — and an easier experience for those looking to become members.

Occupational Fraud: It’s Happening Right Now

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Organizations of all types and sizes suffer from financial fraud. In its latest report to the nation, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimates that 5% of all revenues are lost to fraud.

People In Business

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Local Resident Honored With Congressional Badge of Bravery

An Ellicott City resident, Officer Dorian DeSantis, has been honored with the State and Local Congressional Badge of Bravery. DeSantis, of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, was one of the first responders to the Sept. 16, 2013, mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. He took a bullet in his vest, helped secure the safety of many innocent civilians and fired the weapon that fatally wounded the gunman and ended the threat.

CRTC Announces 2015 TechAwards Winners

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The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) and more than 350 technology executives from around the Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington region gathered on the evening of March 26 at the Hilton Baltimore to honor the region’s rising tech companies, outstanding innovators and all-around top professionals at the 10th annual TechAwards 2015: Connect With Confidence.

Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving

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AACC Snares Honor for National Outreach Efforts

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is the only community college in Maryland and one of only 20 community colleges in the nation to be chosen for the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Two other Maryland colleges also were chosen among the 361 institutions that hold the classification.

A Message From Stacie Hunt President & CEO, Leadership Howard County

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Whether you are a small business owner or the CEO of a major company, you share a concern that our community strives to be the best it can be. It’s vital to the success of your business, your employees, your neighborhood and your family. Becoming engaged in community leadership is not an option that we can hope others pursue; it is our responsibility to be informed and to take up the challenge of leadership in the communities in which we live.

A Message From Kyri Jacobs Leadership Howard County Board Chair

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Like the diverse individuals who complete the Leadership program each year, Leadership Howard County is an organization that continually challenges itself to be better. Each year we bring a new energy to our programs for class participants and graduates with the goal of informing, inspiring and challenging each person to become engaged in community service.

LHC Receives Holland Humanitarian Award From CAC

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The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) named Leadership Howard County as its 2014 Humanitarian Award recipient, presenting the award at its annual Holland Awards dinner in October. The Holland Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates extraordinary commitment and dedication to service to the disadvantaged community in Howard County.

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