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Have You Effectively Used Your (Almost) Free Consulting Services?

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It is said that when “you see one chamber — you’ve seen one chamber.” It’s also true that every chamber has a personality: a core set of values, capabilities and focal points that guide its mission and program of work.

Overtime Regulation Is a Surprise to Many Employers

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Although the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) had been briefing its members for months about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DoL) plan to increase the salary threshold for overtime — and submitted testimony opposing the plan — the May 17 release of the new regulations surprised many business owners and nonprofit managers.

Hall of Fame Inductees, Visonary Leader Honored at BWCC’s 69th Annual Meeting

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The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber’s (BWCC) 69th Annual Meeting featured President/CEO Christopher Crane of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, the nation’s leading competitive energy provider. Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

BWCC Calendar of Events

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August

Wed., Aug. 17, 7:30–9:30 a.m. Multi-Chamber Networking Breakfast. The largest networking breakfast of the year, with 10 other chambers and organizations participating. The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum, MD 21090. Cost: $25 prepaid members; $45 non-members and walk-ins.

HCC Unveils New 3D Innovation Hub

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A new 3D Innovation Hub at Howard Community College (HCC) has been established, with the aim of providing a collaborative link between education and business. Located in one of the college’s central academic buildings, what’s known as the Hub provides students with opportunities to build objects with real-life applications, as well as offering faculty the opportunity to develop specialized models that enhance classroom instruction.

State’s Defense Industry: Survey Will Offer Snapshot

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A survey jointly issued by the Maryland Department of Commerce (DoC) and the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University is identifying companies receiving U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) funding. The results will be analyzed to determine the impact of that funding on the state’s defense industry.

Rosecroft Aquired By Stronach Group, Eyes Preakness Stadium

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The Canadian-based Stronach group, owner of the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park horse racing tracks, is stepping up efforts to improve the experience and its overall commitment to Maryland’s industry.

Oakland Mills Redevelopment Process Begins

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With construction nearly complete at Wilde Lake, a draft plan in place for Long Reach and a plan update in the works for Hickory Ridge, Oakland Mills has emerged as the next Columbia Village Center for its residents to begin contemplating redevelopment.

Where’d Sparky Go? Keep Tabs Via GPS

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Kayleigh Harkey loves animals. She particularly loves her Blue Nose Pitbull, Gunther. And she thinks Gunther, and all other dogs, need GPS devices should they wander — or bolt, should a squirrel dash by — out of the front door.

Schuh Unveils Proposed Arundel Fiscal 2017 Budget

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Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has unveiled his budget plan for fiscal 2017. “Last year, we set out an agenda to help our county reach its full potential. We began working to change the policies and culture of Anne Arundel County,” said Schuh, “and we are succeeding.”

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