Local News
The Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) is urging customers to take an active role in contacting their bank if they have concerns and/or are experiencing a financial hardship due to the health emergency caused by coronavirus. Read more
Columbia-based Welldoc, a digital health company, announced a collaboration with Dexcom, the global leader in continuous glucose monitoring systems for people with diabetes. More info
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, has been named fourth on Fast Company’s list of the Top 10 Most Innovative Space Companies for Dragonfly, an upcoming rotorcraft-lander expedition to Saturn’s large, mysterious moon Titan. See the details
Vision Innovation Partners has acquired Baltimore Eye Physicians, an ophthalmology practice with two locations in Baltimore. The acquisition further expands Annapolis-based Vision’s growing network of ophthalmology practices in the mid-Atlantic. Read the details
Enveil, of Fulton, announced the opening of its London, England office. The local presence will increase the company’s profile in Europe and support ongoing customer deployments and business development opportunities. Learn about it
New Orleans-based ​​Kinemagic, makers of Stratus, the software that provides AR and VR experiences for heavy industrial companies, is making its proprietary software available for free. Stratus allows colleagues to meet virtually as people work remotely due to coronavirus disruptions. Read it
With the Coronavirus cases beginning to multiply, Baltimore-based Startup Soiree is offering the small business community a portal to obtain information on various industries, connect to resources and share ideas concerning how to negotiate the crisis. More info
Government News
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md,), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, joined a group of Senate colleagues in urging Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig to extend the April 15 tax-filing deadline to provide taxpayers greater flexibility amid challenges caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. See the details
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March 17, 2020