Archived Articles: August 2015

Biz Roundup

Partnership Announces Greene’s Retirement, Names Carroll Board Chair

The BWI Business Partnership’s board of directors announced the retirement of Executive Director Linda Greene, effective Sept. 30. Greene has served the Partnership in that position since 2003, helping to strengthen and forge relationships with BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport, Fort Meade and Arundel Mills.Read Full Article »

Chamber Corner


Legislative Meet & Greet

On a beautiful, low-humidity day in July, more than 20 representatives from Maryland joined 100 members of the local business community at Alexandra’s restaurant in Turf Valley for a chance to chat, mingle and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.Read Full Article »

Top Business Development Challenges

In a recent government contracting industry study, Deltek, a national federal data services company, identified specific trends affecting businesses serving the federal market. A main purpose of the study was to establish industry benchmarks for use by contractors. The study respondents included more than 300 companies of all sizes, located throughout the United States.Read Full Article »

The Wines of Greece

I’m not sure what the economic situation will be like in Greece by the time this article is printed. Right now, the European Union (EU) and the Greek government both have their heels deeply dug in and a compromise seems unlikely. Recent economic news aside, Greece is more than its current government and its problems with the EU. It is a country rich in history, architecture, the arts, and yes, wine.Read Full Article »

Estate Planning: Don’t Leave Home Without It

Many of us will hit the road in search of a little R&R or adventure this summer and into the fall. In preparation for your trip, you already know there’s much to do. You’ll want to leave care instructions for your prized tomato plants with your neighbor.  Of course, the kennel will need your dog’s updated immunization records. And you can’t forget to ask the post office to hold your mail.Read Full Article »

Strategies for Saving Money on Airfare

With more than 300 daily departures to 66 cities in the United States and eight international destinations, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is ranked among the top 25 busiest airports in the United States. For an airport with so many options, it would seem that it would be easy to find reasonably priced flights to a variety of locations. Yet, even the savviest traveler can fall victim to the strategies employed by airlines to ensure that customers pay as much as possible to reach their destinations.Read Full Article »

Life Insurance Can Serve as a Family’s Safety Net

Life insurance, for those who qualify, is a powerful tool to help meet a wide range of personal and financial objectives. Most people are familiar with life insurance as a way of providing funds to replace lost income in the event the family “breadwinner” passes away. It can also be used to pay off existing liabilities such as mortgages, and can provide funds for future expenses such as college costs for children or grandchildren.Read Full Article »

On the Road Together: Expect & Respect

With increasing bicycle-related crashes across the state and warmer weather, the State Highway Administration (SHA) has reminded drivers that bicycles belong on Maryland roadways. With the educational campaign “We’re on this Road Together: Expect and Respect,” the SHA urges bicyclists and drivers to look out for each other and follow the rules of the road.Read Full Article »

People In Business

CRTC Tabs Elstner as Interim Director

The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) Board of Directors has announced Board Member and Treasurer John Elstner as its interim executive director. The appointment follows the departure of Kris Valerio Shock for a position in the private sector.Read Full Article »

Business Briefs

Plans Revealed for New Hotel at Maryland Live!

The Capital has reported that the Cordish Companies, the developers of Maryland Live! Casino, want to build an 18-story hotel at the Hanover casino, and that plans for the project are before the county Office of Planning and Zoning.Read Full Article »

Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving

Providence Center, MRA, AACC Partner for Healthier Rivers

Providence Center is teaming up with the Magothy River Association (MRA) and Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) to make local rivers healthier by producing a floating garden at Providence Center’s greenhouses that will provide a natural filtration process, as well as create a habitat for wildlife.Read Full Article »

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor,

On July 22, I received a telephone call from an organization that was conducting a research study about Howard County. After verifying that I was a county resident and had never run for political office, the surveyor asked two questions to obtain my opinion about how well Allan Kittleman and the [Howard] County Council are performing.Read Full Article »