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Prince George’s Council Questions Dimensions About Hospital Closure


State and Prince George’s County elected officials joined Laurel Regional Hospital (LRH) workers and Laurel city leaders at an outdoor press conference on Sept. 8 to outline the impact of Dimensions Healthcare System’s (DHS) recent decision to close the hospital.

A Possible Step Forward for Crystal Spring


When the principals of Westport, Conn.-based Affirmative Hillpoint LLC, developers of the proposed mixed-use Village at Crystal Spring, initially pitched the project in 2011, they were hoping to have their first shovel in the ground at the Annapolis property by 2013.

Biz Roundup


Historic Agreement Between Anne Arundel, Annapolis City Officials

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides and Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Bob Hannon, and members of both the city and county council recently created a new partnership.

30th Anniversary: LHC Sets Goal of $1M for Cap Campaign


Leadership Howard County (LHC) is in the midst of a 30th Anniversary Capital Campaign that will bring its scholarship fund to $1 million, allowing the program to support even more future participation.

Q&A With Maryland Jockey Club President Sal Sinatra


A quick winter hop from Philadelphia to Miami ended up leading Sal Sinatra on a new adventure that he couldn’t have imagined before that blizzard-like weekend in Philly in early 2014; for later that same year, he was named by the Aurora, Ontario-based Stronach Group as vice president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club.

Final Long Reach Input Session Explores Housing


Howard County residents received planning updates and heard the preliminary results of a housing study at a September community meeting that was focused on the redevelopment of Columbia’s Long Reach Village Center.

What’s to Do About Baltimore’s High Taxes


What to do about Baltimore?

It is an old question perplexing Maryland political leaders, but with new urgency. And there have been precious few new answers.

Kittleman Announces Initiatives to Support Older Adults


In September, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced new initiatives to support the future growth of Howard County’s older adult population. His administration simultaneously released, “Creating an Age-Friendly Community,” a 20-year plan to accommodate a projected 183% increase in the number of adults age 65 or older living in the county by 2040.

Schuh Is Difficult to Pigion-Hole, Ideologically


What sort of Republican is Steve Schuh?

The Anne Arundel County executive is hard to pigeon-hole ideologically, much as he was when he was serving in the House of Delegates, where he got good marks from both business groups and environmentalists.

Chamber Corner



HR Essentials Seminar

Nearly 100 small businesses came to listen and learn from CEOs, lawyers, marketing professionals and financial counselors who gathered to share their experiences (and lessons learned) on how to successfully nurture a growing business. With labor laws and employment practices changing frequently, attendees were updated on topics ranging from recruiting via social media, talent acquisition strategies, crisis management and the latest employment laws.

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