Archived Articles: July 2015

Biz Roundup

Kittleman Reports Progress on Transition Team Recommendations

Three months after receiving recommendations from the 133-member Transition Team, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman highlighted projects in progress and what the next steps will be, based on the team’s input.Read Full Article »

McLaughlin Retires After 12 Years as DPZ Head

Drawing the curtain on a 27-year career with Howard County that included a 12-year run as director of the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), Marsha McLaughlin announced her retirement , which became effective June 30. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced his choice of Valdis Lazdins, previously chief of research and special projects at the Montgomery County Planning Department and a Howard County resident from 1984 to 1996, as her replacement.Read Full Article »

Holiday Food Ideas: They’re Just a Click Away

While the winter holiday season may be months away, it is never too early to start planning for fall and winter customer appreciation, business networking and celebration events. Going with the tried-and-true restaurant from last year may make planning simple, but there are many great restaurants in Howard County available for catering your event. You may also want to consider hosting a smaller event at your home.Read Full Article »

People In Business

Lazdins to Head Howard P&Z

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has appointed Valdis Lazdins to lead the county’s Department of Planning and Zoning. Lazdins replaces Planning and Zoning Director Marsha McLaughlin, who retired after 27 years with the county.Read Full Article »

Business Briefs

Kittleman Considers Proposal for RENEW HOWARD Loan Program

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has presented draft legislation to provide funding for RENEW HOWARD – Revitalizing Neighborhoods EveryWhere in Howard County, a neighborhood revitalization loan program. The program would use Moderate Income Housing Unit (MIHU) funds, so Kittleman is seeking input from stakeholders and affordable housing advocates.Read Full Article »

Nearly a Century On, Milk Cooperative Keeps Pace With Community

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association Inc. began in 1920, making it one of the older associations in the region. Far from feeling its age at 95 years, the cooperative is staying on top of ever-changing milk transport regulations, strengthening its community involvement and attracting young people who will carry forward the voice and viability of the region’s dairy farmers.Read Full Article »

Have You Called on the Business Resources Information Bank?

How many of us use the @ symbol every day in our business or personal communications? Just about everyone, right? The symbol’s first documented use was by wine merchant Francesco Lapi in 1536, to designate unit shipments, called amphorae. The first typewriters in the mid-1800s didn’t include the @ symbol, and the first punch-card tabulating systems, the precursors to computer programming, didn’t include it, either.Read Full Article »