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Local News
Stacie Hunt, President and CEO of Leadership Howard County (LHC), reflects on the impact of the organization to businesses. LHC is making a very concerted effort to make sure we are being as inclusive as we can with the participants in our programs. We want to remove as many barriers to participation as possible. Read more
MVB Financial Corp, the holding company for MVB Bank, announced that Elkridge-based Paladin LLC has joined the MVB family through its acquisition by a wholly-owned subsidiary of MVB Bank. Founded by a group of insider industry experts who knew what fraud prevention can and should be, Paladin offers an extensive and customizable suite of services. See the details
Ally Financial launched a comprehensive set of financial support initiatives to help the people and communities it serves to withstand the extraordinary pressures triggered by the COVID-19 health crisis and be better positioned to recover quickly from its effects. “At Ally, we recognize there has never been a more critical time to deliver on our promise to ‘do it right’." Learn more
KL N B  has announced the sale of North Ridge Professional Center, in Ellicott City, for $9,350,000. Don Schline, Craig Morrell and Brad Berzins of KLNB’s Investment Sales Team represented the seller, Foulger Pratt. See the details
Howard County Government announced a coordinated surge plan with Howard County General Hospital. The surge plan focuses on three major aspects of operation. More
As the new Busboys & Poets rises in the Merriweather District of Downtown Columbia, founder and CEO Andy Shallal offered a surprising admission. “I never really planned for expansion,” said Shallal. “I really only planned operating a sole location. It just grew organically from there.” Read about it
Government News
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has announced its 2020 winners for Principal of the Year and Teachers of the Year. Nancy Thompson of Talbott Springs Elementary School was named 2020 Howard County Principal of the Year. Read more
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer announced $89,240 in federal funding for the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) to conduct public health research related to COVID-19 through the National Science Foundation. Learn about it
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) sent a letter to U.S. Small Business Administration Inspector General Mike Ware, calling for the immediate investigation of reports that some lenders participating in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have prioritized the applications of their larger and wealthier clients to the detriment of smaller businesses adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  Find out more
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April 28, 2020