In this issue, you will hear from:
Pete Mangione, Beverly White Seals, Amy Seto,
Linda Miller, Matt McManus, Ty Kreis,  Kristen Pironis,
 Felicita Sola-Carter, Kathleen Hetherington, 
Marsha Perry, Martin Simon, Kristi Simon,
Leonardo McClarty, Satish Gunisetty, Lisa Markovitz and many more!
News for You
The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) and Agriculture Land Preservation Program are now accepting applications for the Howard County Agricultural Innovation Grant. Find out more
Gov. Larry Hogan announced the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency as Maryland surpasses 6.5 million vaccinations. Learn more
Icelandair announced that it will launch seasonal service between BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Reykjavik, Iceland, starting May 13, 2022. Read more
City of Laurel Mayor Craig Moe has announced nine businesses have been awarded grants through the Main Street Strong COVID-19 Business Grant Program. See who they are
The Community Action Council of Howard County cut the ribbon on its new Bauder Education Center, an early childhood education program located in Columbia’s Long Reach Village Center. Learn more
A new report concludes that Maryland’s municipal waste landfills release four times more methane and carbon dioxide than the state’s previous official estimates, contributing as much greenhouse gas pollution as almost a million cars driving for a year. See the details
County Executive News
When was the last time you expressed gratitude to your team? What about your customers? Your business partners? Read more from Dr. Calvin Ball
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced the launch of applications for individuals interested in serving on the first round of Region Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committees, part of the County’s Plan2040 General Development Plan. Find out more
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced this year’s Community Support Grant Program awards, totaling $1,863,000 in funding for 52 nonprofit organizations. Learn more
Federal Government News
The House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure, chaired by Kweisi Mfume, held a hearing examining the role of small contractors under potential infrastructure investment plans. See the details
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen led Democratic senators from throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in urging the leadership of the Senate Committee on Appropriations to support strong funding levels for several agencies and programs vital to the recovery and stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay. Read it
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June 29, 2021