Archived Articles: November 2016

Biz Roundup

Loyola University Maryland Launches Master’s Program in Data Science

Beginning in spring 2017, Loyola University Maryland will offer a new Master of Science in Data Science program that blends the computer science, statistics and business courses necessary to prepare students for competitive careers in the fast-growing data science field.Read Full Article »

Howard County Sheriff Resigns

Facing protests and unified calls from county, state and federal elected officials to resign in the wake of a Howard County Office of Human Rights investigation that alleged racial and sexual discrimination and intimidation, Sheriff James Fitzgerald announced his resignation, effective Oct. 15, and subsequent retirement.Read Full Article »

Who Wins?

No matter who is elected the next president of the United States, the federal government will still be the world’s largest customer. This means that more than $450 billion in services and products will continue to be contracted for with large and small businesses, locally and nationwide.Read Full Article »

Business Briefs

Kenjya-Trusant Group Launches Major Effort to Staff Department of State Offices

Just months after winning the Domestic-State Technical Administrative Management Professional Services (D-STAMPS) contract, the Columbia-based Kenjya-Trusant Group is supplying dozens of expert workers to carry out the mission of the U.S. Department of State (DoS).Read Full Article »

People In Business

Ulman, Senker Join Olney Theatre Board

Olney Theatre Center has announced that the Ken Ulman, former Howard County executive, and T.J. Senker have joined the organization’s board of directors. Ulman is the president of Margrave Strategies; Senker is president of MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.Read Full Article »

Commercial Insurance Managers’ Mumpower Views Life as an Adventure

Elkridge-based Commercial Insurance Managers (CIM) is a well-known staple in the Howard County community, as is its owner, Gordon Mumpower, Jr. Mumpower is a former board chair of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of Leadership Howard County. He also holds and has held board positions for human service organizations serving people with disabilities. “My focus is to give back to the community and help people who are less fortunate than me,” he said.Read Full Article »

Card Fraud Losses Reach $21.84 Billion in 2015

Fraud losses incurred by banks and merchants on all credit, debit and prepaid general purpose and private label payment cards issued worldwide reached $21.84 billion last year when global card volume (purchases of goods and services combined with cash advances and withdrawals) totaled $31.310 trillion. This means that for every $100 in volume, 6.97 cents was fraudulent, up from 6.21 cents per $100 in 2014.Read Full Article »

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Using Joint Accounts

Every day, thousands of elderly or disabled Americans are faced with the need to ask for assistance from a family member or friend to help with their finances when they are no longer able to drive to the bank or have trouble managing their various monthly bills. For many people, the obvious solution is to add the name of a caregiving family member as a joint owner on their financial accounts. After all, this is a quick and easy way to authorize someone to write checks to get the bills paid, and it can be accomplished with just a single trip to the bank.Read Full Article »