Q&A With Howard County Tourism Executive Director Anthony Cordo

It’s been a crazy couple of months at Howard County Tourism & Promotion (HCTP), which recently announced the hire of Texas transplant Anthony Cordo as its new executive director.

The Mid-Atlantic Expo Comes Alive for the Foodservice Industry

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, and Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) will host approximately 10,000 attendees at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, in Timonium, for the Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo.

Industry Perspective: Howard County, Where Maryland Comes Together for Sports

As the executive director of Maryland Sports – The Sports Commission for the State of Maryland, and the former chair of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC)

Q&A With Maryland Office of Tourism Development Executive Director Liz Fitzsimmons

Being named executive director of the Office of Tourism Development (OTD) for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) two months ago was a logical career progression for Liz Fitzsimmons, who has been an employee of the department since 1993.

Introducing the Downtown Columbia Partnership

Downtown Columbia is undergoing a revitalization. Closing in on 50 years of age, Columbia is transforming its core with more shops, offices, residences, environmental and cultural amenities and greater connections between them.

The BWI Region: Poised for Growth

Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) promotes two distinctly different destinations to leisure and business travelers: Annapolis and the BWI region.

Brand USA: Selling America’s Tourism Products to the World

Brand USA is the public-private partnership responsible for promoting the United States as a premier travel destination and communicating U.S. entry policies and procedures.

Industry Perspective: Amateur Sports: It’s Gold and Highly Competitive

Are you one of those people who think sporting events will happen anywhere and everywhere, no matter what happens? Do you think kids’ games are just for fun and recreation?

Enchanted Forest Comes Back to Life at Clark’s Elioak Farm

As a child, Martha Clark visited the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, Md., at least once a year — but she would have gone more often if she had her childhood wish. “I always wanted to have a birthday party there, but my birthday was in December [and the park wasn’t open],” said Clark.

ManneqART Sculptural Art Exhibition Sites Have Been Named

Every year since its founding in 2013, ManneqART has been collecting sculptural artwork from artists around the nation and bringing them to Howard County for its annual Sculptural Artwork competition.

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