Local News
The Howard County Health Department received its first doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, which has been given to health department personnel who have begun to vaccinate first responders. Read the details
Following years of passionate debate and changes, the Howard County Council approved funding for the New Cultural Center in downtown Columbia on Jan. 4. Details
The Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) is offering a new economic relief initiative to benefit socially and economically disadvantaged and rural early-stage technology-based businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Buchbinder Tunick & Company, a Bethesda-based CPA firm, has expanded its footprint in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area with the acquisition of Iwanczuk & Associates. Learn more
Technology, new consumer behavior and prolonged COVID-19 restrictions are driving an upheaval in retail businesses and an explosion in transportation and logistics industries. Read about it
BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and its marketing partner, Weber Shandwick, have been presented with several awards for the marketing campaign, “We’ll Take You There.” See the details
Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Sandy Spring Bank, announced that the Company’s board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 2,350,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. Find out more
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, an investor in climate solutions, announced a preferred equity investment in an approximately 1.6 gigawatt onshore wind and utility-scale solar portfolio developed and managed by Clearway Energy Group. Read about it
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Government News
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin lauded the final fiscal 2021 appropriations package that avoids a government shutdown and provides robust investments in multimodal transportation infrastructure for Maryland and the nation. More details
Significant gains in cargo commodity volumes continued in November at the state-owned, public marine terminals of the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore compared to lows during the COVID-19 emergency. Learn more
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced approximately $1.4 million of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for Anne Arundel County Public Schools for costs related to the COVID-19 virus. Read more
After a two-day court hearing considering the county’s suspension of indoor dining in front of the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, County Executive Steuart Pittman signed a new executive order maintaining indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. Find out more
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the closing on the Savage remainder property, a five-acre parcel located to the west of Savage Mill, for $1.725 million. More info
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January 5, 2020