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Bonnie Heneson Communications Named Best in Maryland

Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC), a full-service marketing communications firm with offices in Columbia and Owings Mills, received a Best in Maryland 2015 Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America’s Maryland chapter.

Responsive Design Puts Your Web Site Where It Needs To Be


With the ever-increasing usage of mobile devices (more than 50% of all Google searches are now made from smartphones or tablets), it is crucial that your web site be optimized for both desktop and mobile devices. What is the best way to ensure that your web site works across all platforms? By using so-called responsive design.

The 2016 Forecast Increasing Sun, With Some Clouds


Despite its location next to the Nation’s Capital, despite its education level, despite its reputation as a high tech haven, Maryland hasn’t been listed among the states that have had an especially productive economy in recent years.

Schuh Completes Year One: Looks Ahead


Steve Schuh was gung ho when he took office as Anne Arundel County executive 13 months ago, and he thinks he’s made a good start implementing his campaign promises and transforming county government.

USRA’s STEM Education Center Will Benefit Students


A newly unveiled STEM Education Center at the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), in Columbia, will provide a dedicated space for regional students to explore robotics and prepare for robotics competitions.

Laurel, Howard Officials Press CSX for Dual MARC Stops


Howard County and the City of Laurel have planned competing transit-oriented development (TOD) projects within walking distance of each other. However, the jurisdictions are on the same track in their assessment of future mass transit needs.

The Route 1 Dilemma: What Comes Next?


Consider Route 1.

It’s that sometimes famed and sometimes infamous stretch of Americana that, like it’s nearby, modern and parallel counterpart, Interstate 95, pierces and punctuates southeastern Howard County. It’s also helped bring decade upon decade of economic opportunity along for the ride.

Hour of Code Program Expands in Local Schools


In the media center at Brooklyn Park Middle School in Anne Arundel County, middle school students are attentively listening to older students from North County High School. At first glance, they appear to be playing some of the popular computer games — “Minecraft,” “Angry Birds” and a digital version of the movie, “Frozen.”

BGE Awards $325K to Nonprofit Emergency Response, Public Safety Orgs


Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) is awarding $325,000 in emergency response and safety grants to 65 nonprofit emergency response and public safety organizations in 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City as part of its Emergency Response and Safety Grant program. BGE will hold an event in early 2016 to formally recognize all of the awardees.

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