Archived Articles: May 2015

Exploring Technology Use in Multigenerational Workforce

Workers from multiple generations sharing ideas and experiences hasn’t been much of a problem over the years.

The recent magnitude of advances in communications technology, however, has widened some aspects of the generation gap, evidenced by workers familiar with telegrams sharing space with colleagues who have no idea what life was like before texting and Wikipedia.Read Full Article »

Biz Roundup

Wood Partners Break Ground at Columbia Mixed-Use Development

Wood Partners is set to break ground at Alta Wilde Lake, an approximately $45 million, 230-unit multifamily community on 2.79 acres in downtown Columbia, that will be a key component of the redevelopment at Wilde Lake Village Center. Apartments will be available for lease in summer 2016.Read Full Article »

Chamber Corner

Chamber Hosts DBED’s Gill

More than 200 members, friends and colleagues gathered on April 9 to welcome Michael Gill, secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), to the Howard County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) luncheon. The event was held at the Sheraton Columbia.Read Full Article »

Playing by the Musical Rules

With the variety of options for delivering quality sound and just as many audience targeted genres, music is a popular way for a business to enhance the customer experience. However, keep in mind that, in a commercial environment, owners and operators generally can’t play it unless they pay for it.Read Full Article »

People In Business

NGC Promotes Three

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NGC) has announced three promotions at its Electronic Systems sector in Linthicum. They are Eric Reinke, III, to vice president and chief technology officer; Nicholas Paraskevopoulos, to vice president and general manager of engineering, manufacturing and logistics; and Robert Gough to vice president of the Combat Avionics Systems business unit.Read Full Article »

From Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews

Development and redevelopment continues to hum along in Columbia, helping revitalize the community and bring it closer to the complete city Jim Rouse originally envisioned. Whether directly involved or serving the role of a key community stakeholder, Columbia Association (CA) knows that the pursuit of its mission is a long-term endeavor and will require assistance from many people.Read Full Article »

Business Briefs

MedStar Selected as a Research Partner With AHRQ

Columbia-based MedStar Health has been selected by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to participate in its research network known as ACTION III (Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks).Read Full Article »

Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving

HHF Garners $30K Contribution

Howard Hospital Foundation received a $30,000 gift from the Kahlert Foundation to support the hospital’s Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center. The center offers a full-service salon, lending library, exercise classes, complementary medicine, counseling and support groups.Read Full Article »

Ambassadors Build a Strong Chamber

Whether making introductions at a Business After Business event, greeting attendees at a Member Luncheon, calling to ask whether members know about an upcoming Member Orientation, supporting a business at a ceremonious ribbon-cutting, delivering a new member’s Howard County Chamber plaque, educating members about their Chamber benefits or just stopping in to say hello, Howard County Chamber Ambassadors work tirelessly to promote networking and relationship-building among members.Read Full Article »