Archived Articles: January 2015

Biz Roundup

CA Teams With Howard County on New Market Analysis

Columbia Association (CA), with the Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning, has published the Columbia Market Analysis and Economic Development Services Study. The project is officially complete after a year-long study and public process.Read Full Article »

A Team Player at Wegmans

Chris Hawxhurst, 50, has been working at the Wegmans in Columbia since it opened two years ago. He started even sooner, when he was traveling to Hunt Valley with his co-workers for training, and it proved a time which strong relationships developed between them, The Arc of Howard County’s employment team and the Wegmans human resources staff.Read Full Article »

Fearless Predictions 2015

A recent article in the Washington Post business section decried the lack of fear of failure by many entrepreneurs, especially in the tech sector. In that space, it seemed to be a badge of honor to say that you had failed multiple times but still kept on trying, as if failure was no big deal and just a necessary prelude to success.Read Full Article »

Business Briefs

Howard County to Provide Updates on the Master Plan for Aging Population

The Howard County Department of Citizen Services recently invited the public to get involved in a series of community meetings to discuss the status of the county’s Master Plan for the Aging Population.Read Full Article »

People In Business

FMA Names President-Elect, New Executive Committee Member

The Fort Meade Alliance (FMA) has named Steven Tiller, a partner with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, as president-elect; Joseph Pacileo, vice president at TASC Inc., as vice president. Tiller will begin his three-year term as president in July; Pacileo’s term is underway.Read Full Article »

Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving

Rotary Clubs Host Soup’r Sundae Benefit for Grassroots

The Rotary Clubs of Howard County are hosting the seventh annual Soup’r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, March 22, from noon–2 p.m., at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia.Read Full Article »

From BRAC to Cybersecurity

From 2005 to 2011, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative dominated the headlines and captured the attention of the regional business community. As Fort Meade grew through the BRAC process, local business leaders worked diligently to position the region to take full advantage of the growth.Read Full Article »

Q&A With kloudtrack President & CEO Mike Binko

Mike Binko is president/CEO of and a member of the board of directors for kloudtrack, an Annapolis-based provider of cloud-based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) data, and process management technologies and solution services. He is also an organizing board member for the Startup Maryland region of the Startup America Partnership.Read Full Article »

Skyline Technology Solutions Creates Video Sharing Product

As Skyline Technology Services, of Glen Burnie, celebrates its 10th anniversary, the company is also celebrating an expansion of a product line focused on video sharing. Skyline’s OneView video sharing solution made news headlines this year as elementary schools in Baltimore County installed a system that will make real-time security footage available to county police, as well as to the county’s Department of School Safety and Security.Read Full Article »

Jailbreak Brewing Co.

Since opening in April, Jailbreak Brewing Co., of Laurel, has expanded its distribution statewide. The 200-barrel operation refreshes its offerings frequently and produces a variety of culinary inspired beer styles. Past offerings have included a black cherry porter, a basil-infused Wit beer, an India Pale Ale (IPA) with a hint of lime, carrot cake ale and even a rye-flavored ale, with cardamom and black pepper.Read Full Article »


With 3-D printing leading toward direct digital manufacturing and a possible market revolution in terms of cost effectiveness, the timing is perfect for an inexpensive 3-D printer designed for personal use.Read Full Article »