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The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Inc. (CAMI) has launched its Cyber SWAT Team initiative to provide a coordinated breach response effort to respond to the increase in cybersecurity attacks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.    Learn more
Sandy Spring Bank announced April 1 that it has completed its acquisition of Revere Bank and added new executives and directors. Revere’s branding will change to Sandy Spring following the full conversion of Revere’s systems, which is expected to occur during the third quarter of 2020. See the details
Twenty-five years ago, just 3,500 feet above downtown Atlanta, the engine quit as my brother and I flew a small Cessna 172 to visit friends. We were enjoying the view of the city below us when there was sudden and total silence. Peaceful and terrifying at the same time. Read more
Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced that March 2020 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos were $68,657,232. The total was substantially limited by the closure of all six casinos on March 16, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more
The following is a statement regarding the Preakness and InfieldFest from The Stronach Group and Maryland Jockey Club: ...Our first priority in these difficult times is the health and well-being of our customers, our vendors, our employees and the horses we all love. Read the statement
I hope you are staying healthy! We are into our third week of working remotely and, I don’t know about you all, but I miss people! Read more
Government News
Businesses that are anticipating applying to the SBA Paycheck Protection Program should begin preparing now. Application submission began on April 3 for small business and sole proprietors, and starts April 10 for independent contractors and self-employed individuals. Read how to apply
Howard County, for the 23rd consecutive year, has received the highest possible credit rating, AAA, from all three bond rating agencies: Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investor Services and Standard & Poor’s. Among more than 3,100 counties in the nation, Howard is one of 46 counties to receive a AAA rating from all three agencies. See the details
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April 7, 2020