Local News
Maryland’s housing market in June rebounded significantly from the drop in sales seen in April and May. June witnessed 8,259 total units sold. While this represents a drop of 6.8 percent from June 2019, it marks a 36.4 percent increase from the total units sold in May. Learn more
When Covid-19 swept through the Northeast in April, nearly 600 health care workers died of the virus and thousands were infected. Read more
Ricky Smith, executive director of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Airport Minority Advisory Council. See the details
The Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) Board announced that president and CEO Kathleen Murphy will become the next president and CEO of the Massachusetts Bankers Association.  Read it
The Downtown Columbia Partnership and The Howard Hughes Corporation are hosting the 4th annual Books in Bloom book festival in a new virtual format. Find out more
Christine Ross, president and CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, issued a statement in response to Gov. Hogan's recent press conference addressing concerns about public health trends. Read more
Area residents and visitors in search of information about Annapolis and Anne Arundel County can count on personalized service from trained volunteers at the Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) visitors center. See more
The Maryland Jockey Club, The Stronach Group and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have reached an agreement for a Lasix-free pilot program through 2023 . See the details
Government News
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are teaming up to help state and local governments enhance their online defenses. Learn more
UMBC researchers will collaborate with the Chicago-based MxD to develop a curriculum and online platform for manufacturing professionals to increase their cybersecurity skills and to protect manufacturing plants from cyber breaches.  See the details
The Business Monthly is seeking a motivated part time advertising sales executive for our dynamic Howard and Anne Arundel County newspaper. Apply
The House Appropriations Committee has passed a defense funding bill that includes a 3 percent pay raise for troops, as well as more than $230 million for projects supporting Maryland’s military-minded economy. The Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2021 now heads to the full U.S. House of Representatives for consideration. Learn about it
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July 21, 2020