Inside you will hear from:
Angela Barnett, Anirban Basu, Barbara Nicklas,
Brad Canfield, Calvin Ball, Chiara D’Amore, 
Deborah Troutman, Des Reilly, Eileen Dewey,  
Joe Barbera, Kevin Tucker, Kimberly Prescott, 
Mary Thompson, Pat Sasse, Sharon Kramer,  
Steven Wampler and more!
Business News
Vegan Soul Bakery will be the newest addition to Columbia’s Long Reach Village Center, offering one of the broadest selections of vegan food and desserts in the country and the first of its kind in Columbia. Find out more
Returning to the Southwest Airlines map at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2021 will be Jackson, Miss., with service beginning June 6, 2021. Learn more
Maryland’s six casinos generated $130,377,478 in gaming revenue during November of 2020, representing a decrease of 7.4 percent compared to the November 2019. See the details
St. John Properties has acquired 14400 Sweitzer Lane, a four-story building containing 120,904 square feet of Class ‘A’ office space in Laurel. Find out more
The Howard County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual holiday party and awards event on December 5. Click below to see the winners! Advertising Media Plus was proud to produce the holiday party video for the Chamber. For information about video services for you in the New Year, email
Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) received accreditation from the Maryland Department of Health to provide training and certification for community health workers. Read about it
As vaccine news begins to shape your 2021 business plan, BBB serving Greater Maryland warns that scammers are already finding ways to take advantage of the hopeful outlook. Find out more
Do you think you are more productive working from home?
Yes: 71.4%
No: 28.6%
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Government News
Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a series of new actions to support Maryland’s small businesses as the state continues to battle the most recent COVID-19 surge. Read about it
The City of Laurel’s Information Technology Department has announced that it’s debuting the city’s new, updated Mobile App, MyLaurel MD. More info
In response to record numbers of COVID-19 cases reported within the last week, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced new actions aimed at protecting public health and reducing community spread of the disease. Details
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a grant of $2.47 million to Patuxent Commons, a unique and innovative housing development proposed for Columbia that will provide housing for people with disabilities in an inclusive community setting. More info
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball signed CB-63, The Liberty Act, which prevents county employees from asking about the immigration status of residents, discriminating based on immigration status and requiring that certain information related to citizenship be kept confidential in Howard County. Find out more
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December 15, 2020