Archived Articles: September 2016

Biz Roundup

Vehicle Access Helps Cleanup, Recovery Continue Along Ellicott City’s Main Street

Progress has continued along Ellicott City’s Main Street, as dozens of vehicles and scores of residents, merchants and building owners returned to the avenue during the recent five-day access window, which concluded Monday, Aug. 22.Read Full Article »

Chamber Corner


McClarty Earns CCE Status

The HCCC congratulates its president and CEO, Leonardo McClarty, on his latest achievement. On Aug. 11, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) awarded McClarty the designation of Certified Chamber Executive (CCE), which is the only national certification for chamber professionals and is only awarded after an educational program and demonstration of knowledge in four core pillars: management, planning and development, membership and communications, and operations.Read Full Article »


The ongoing cat-and-mouse game of Adblocker vs. Facebook continues. In August, Facebook announced that it would modify its code to prevent ad blocking software from screening out ads on its site — and the community of white hat hackers that support ad blocking did not take that challenge lying down.Read Full Article »

Business Briefs

Rothstein Added to HCCC Team

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) has announced that Col. Ed Rothstein (Ret.) has joined its team to advance its government contracting program, GovConnects. Rothstein served as the former garrison commander at Fort Meade and as president and CEO of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.Read Full Article »

People In Business

The Arc Holds Board Elections

The Arc of Howard County re-elected its officers at its annual meeting. Columbia resident Dorothy Plantz, Howard Community College, was re-elected president of the board; others re-elected officers include William Erskine, Offit Kurman, vice president; Pam Guzzone, Goddard Space Flight Center, secretary; and Jane Padgett, M&T Bank, treasurer.Read Full Article »

For Abundant Health, Get Grounded

Could your feet, making contact with the earth by way of a walk in the grass or a wet sandy beach, be the ticket to your health? An article on the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMT) website titled, “Earthing, a New Perspective on the Cause and Prevention of Therapist Burnout,” by James L. Oschman, Ph.D., states that may be the case.Read Full Article »

Howard County Tourism Council Annual Report FY2016

Tourism is a vital industry to Howard County’s economic health and the well-being of its citizens. The strong tourism scene in Howard County supports a vibrant quality of life in the form of historic towns, opportunities for outdoor recreation, local dining, signature festivals and cultural happenings. Many of these tourism offerings are made possible by partnerships in the business and local community and through the support of Howard County Government, Executive’s Office and County Council.Read Full Article »

In Brief

Mobile Passport Control App Expands to BWI Marshall

Mobile Passport Control (MPC) has come to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). MPC is the first authorized app to expedite U.S. citizens’ and Canadian visitors’ arrival into the United States.Read Full Article »