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Fearless Predictions 2015

A recent article in the Washington Post business section decried the lack of fear of failure by many entrepreneurs, especially in the tech sector. In that space, it seemed to be a badge of honor to say that you had failed multiple times but still kept on trying, as if failure was no big deal and just a necessary prelude to success.

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From The Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews

You may very well already have heard that Columbia Association (CA) will be relocating its headquarters by the end of August 2015, with the move to Hillside Center. The building is located on Hillside Court, off Stevens Forest Road, near Broken Land Parkway and Route 29.

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Business Briefs

Howard County to Provide Updates on the Master Plan for Aging Population

The Howard County Department of Citizen Services recently invited the public to get involved in a series of community meetings to discuss the status of the county’s Master Plan for the Aging Population.

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People In Business

FMA Names President-Elect, New Executive Committee Member

The Fort Meade Alliance (FMA) has named Steven Tiller, a partner with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, as president-elect; Joseph Pacileo, vice president at TASC Inc., as vice president. Tiller will begin his three-year term as president in July; Pacileo’s term is underway.

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Nonprofit News & Charitable Giving

Rotary Clubs Host Soup’r Sundae Benefit for Grassroots

The Rotary Clubs of Howard County are hosting the seventh annual Soup’r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, March 22, from noon–2 p.m., at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia.

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Howard County: A Message From County Executive Allan Kittleman

As we start the new year, we have the opportunity to make Howard County even stronger — more productive, more prosperous and better positioned to help our citizens be secure and successful.

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Anne Arundel County: A Message From County Executive Steve Schuh

With its large population, strong economy and the presence of so many critical statewide and national assets, Anne Arundel County is poised to be a model for the rest of the state — an economically vibrant community with strong schools, safe streets, an efficient county government and clean and picturesque waterways.

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From BRAC to Cybersecurity

From 2005 to 2011, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative dominated the headlines and captured the attention of the regional business community. As Fort Meade grew through the BRAC process, local business leaders worked diligently to position the region to take full advantage of the growth.

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The Corridor in the Post-Federal Age: New Economic Drivers Required

There was a time when Marylanders could feel quite good about their economy. Even during the most recent economic downturn and its immediate sloppy aftermath, Marylanders could take some comfort knowing that its economy was somewhat insulated from the worst possible economic outcomes by a still expanding federal government.

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From HCEDA CEO Larry Twele

We at the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) are very optimistic about the New Year.

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