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Kittleman Creates Flood Advisory Group for Historic Ellicott City


Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman signed an executive order establishing a Flood Advisory Group to prioritize projects to control flooding in Historic Ellicott City. The 10-member group began meeting Monday, June 15.

From The Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews


The recent opening of the West Promenade outside of The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia added another reason for people to visit Downtown Columbia. I congratulate Howard Hughes Corp. and Kettler on the news, and join them in welcoming the public to the one-acre community park.

People In Business


Lazdins to Head Howard P&Z

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has appointed Valdis Lazdins to lead the county’s Department of Planning and Zoning. Lazdins replaces Planning and Zoning Director Marsha McLaughlin, who retired after 27 years with the county.

Business Briefs


Kittleman Considers Proposal for RENEW HOWARD Loan Program

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has presented draft legislation to provide funding for RENEW HOWARD – Revitalizing Neighborhoods EveryWhere in Howard County, a neighborhood revitalization loan program. The program would use Moderate Income Housing Unit (MIHU) funds, so Kittleman is seeking input from stakeholders and affordable housing advocates.

Nonprofit News & Charitable Givings


Howard County Students Receive SECU Scholarships

Four Howard County students recently received scholarships from SECU, Maryland’s largest credit union, as part of the annual SECU State Employee Scholarship Program.

Index Funds: What Are They? Why Are They Growing?


While 1975 may be the birth year of many notable people, it is also the birth of a sea change in mutual fund investing in America. Jack Bogle founded The Vanguard Group the year before and launched the first index fund for the masses, the Vanguard 500 Index fund.

Letter From The Publisher


Know Who You Want to Be

For the past few months, I have been planning to write a publisher’s note about our “moral bucket list” … and then last month a dear friend passed away, motivating me to get on to it.

Letter To The Editor


Getting It Politically Correct

I recently picked up a copy of The Business Monthly (the February 2015 issue) for the first time and read it while waiting for my car to be serviced.

HRi Puts the ‘Human’ Back in Human Resources


As Human Resources inc. (HRi) celebrates its 25th anniversary, President Tim Schaffer reflected on how his field has changed during those decades.

Letter From the BWCC Board Chairperson and President


Dear Readers of The Business Monthly,

On behalf of the board of directors, staff and membership of the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) —Maryland’s only regional chamber — we welcome you to this special publication in The Business Monthly.

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