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In our strange COVID-19 world, some businesses have been able to move forward, maybe not with the same profit margins but nonetheless with creativity and resilience. They’re changing their products, listening to their customers, and refusing to give up. Read more
DataTribe, a Maple Lawn-based global cyberfoundry that invests in and co-builds next-generation cybersecurity and data science companies, announced a $1.9 million investment in BlackCloak, creators of a Concierge Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Platform. Learn the details
Hanover-based ​​Dragos Inc., provider of the Dragos Platform, the industry’s most trusted industrial cybersecurity technology, announced that it has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020. The issue will hit newsstands May 12. More
DELIVER recently conducted a survey to ask its retailer community how the current crisis is impacting their businesses. The results show what the common pain points are, but also the advantages and opportunities for the future of the industry. Read it
The news of re-opening businesses across the nation is boosting financial hope this week, with a 10 percent growth in optimism that spending will return to normal within the next 30 days. However, the outlook for virus decline has not changed. More info
The restaurant industry lost more than three decades of jobs in the last two months, according to National Restaurant Association analysis of preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Learn more
Government News
Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks has canceled plans for July 4th fireworks, hosted annually at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia. Read more updates
Howard County General Hospital again received the top patient safety rating from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization.   Learn about it
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has designated $200,000 in relief funds to the Community Action Council for food assistance in Howard County. Learn more
The Business Monthly website now has a stock ticker with locally owned and locally active companies. Visit the website for up-to-the minute stock reports on the businesses that are closest to you.
The Howard County Chamber will be highlighted in the June issue of The Business Monthly. All members of the Chamber are invited to participate in this special section. Each year, this special section informs our community about the important role the Chamber plays in the success of our community. Deadline extended to May 15.
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May 12, 2020