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Angela Barnett, Anirban Basu, Barbara Nicklas,
Brad Canfield, Calvin Ball, Chiara D’Amore, 
Deborah Troutman, Des Reilly, Eileen Dewey,  
Joe Barbera, Kevin Tucker, Kimberly Prescott, 
Mary Thompson, Pat Sasse, Sharon Kramer,  
Steven Wampler and more!
Business News
CoStar Group, which operates offices from Columbia Gateway Office Park, has reached an agreement to acquire Homesnap Inc. for $250 million in cash. Details
MedStar Health has acquired Righttime Medical Care, which brings 19 additional urgent care centers, including the HeadFirst clinics for sports injury and concussion care, and approximately 300 associates into the MedStar Health system. Learn more
Columbia-based Advarra, which operates in the regulatory review solutions and clinical site technologies space, has announced the acquisition of Longboat, a provider of clinical trial technologies focused on site training, protocol compliance and patient engagement. Read more
Fulton-based DataTribe, a global cyber foundry that invests in and co-builds next-generation cybersecurity and data science companies, announced the finalists of its third annual DataTribe Challenge. See the details
Orsted has announced a new three-year partnership with the US Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS), of Linthicum, for a simulator allowing mariners to experience piloting through a commercial-scale offshore wind farm. Find out more
Columbia was recognized as the “Safest City in America" by WalletHub for the third year in a row in a comparison of more than 180 cities across 42 key indicators of safety.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise and a deepening divide in our country, RepItSocial, a tech company out of Howard County, is launching an app with the goal of unifying the people. Read about it
Columbia Association (CA) has announced the launch of Columbia Maryland Archive, which allows researchers and residents to browse through the history of Columbia from their homes. Find out more
Do you think you are more productive working from home?
Government News
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and National Capital Region are looking to fill seats in their 2021-2022 Community Advisory Committee for the Transportation Planning Board. Read about it
Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) popular original series Maryland Farm & Harvest will feature farms and locations in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Washington counties as part of a corn-themed episode airing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8. Learn more
The University System of Maryland Momentum Fund has invested $500,000 in College Park-based VisiSonics Corp., an early stage company that develops spatial audio technology and personalization software for audio playback. Details
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December 08, 2020