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Publisher’s Note

May 6, 2013

Posted in: MEQ

The Spice of Life

I love what I do. Every day, I meet the most interesting, intriguing, fascinating, unique people — many of them entrepreneurs. Their creativity, their energy, their intelligence is staggering. And my job, with a lot of help from my team, is to seek them out, get to know them, learn about their special niche and introduce them to all of you.

Since our first issue of Maryland Entrepreneur Quarterly six years ago, we have traveled Maryland east to west, north and south to learn the gamut, from making 12-layer cakes to this month’s featured duo, Carol Politi and Carole Teolis, who have already helped save lives by creating tracking technology that goes where GPS fails. I am truly wide-eyed and star-struck with the diversity and novelty of so many entrepreneurs in Maryland.

Announcing the 2013 Maryland Entrepreneur Awards

To celebrate these amazing people — maybe you or someone you know — Maryland Entrepreneur Quarterly, Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and Star Global Ventures has announced the 2013 Maryland Entrepreneur Awards. Again this year, there are five award categories that include: Business Entrepreneur, Technology Entrepreneur, Life Sciences Entrepreneur, Green Entrepreneur and Social/Nonprofit Entrepreneur.

To apply, go to our web site,, and click on Maryland Entrepreneur Awards for the forms. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at We will feature the winners in these pages in November.

A Quick Word of Advice for Business Owners

We at The Business Monthly and Maryland Entrepreneur Quarterly were without e-mail for three days. Not the end of the world, but certainly inconvenient. The company that hosts our e-mail and e-newsletter burnt down (no one was injured, thank heaven). It took three days to get our e-mail back up and three weeks to get the BizWeekly e-newsletter back up. While none of that was devastating to us, it gave us a moment of pause and had us reviewing all our other backup and fail-safe plans. I recommend you do the same every once in a while — before disaster strikes — when what could be a disaster is only an inconvenience.

Becky Mangus, Publisher

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