Inside you will hear from:
Amanda Hof, Andrea Keating,
Andy Morsberger, Ben Birge, Kristi Simon, 
Lisa Markovitz, Mary Ann Scully, Minah Woo, 
Nina Basu, Randy Fisher, Shawn Gladden, Shay Cook, Steuart Pittman,
Steve Wecker and more! 
News for You
With the COVID-19 case rate and hospitalization numbers returning to levels last seen before the deadly winter surge, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman has signed Executive Order #43 to align the county’s COVID-19 restrictions with the state of Maryland. Learn more
Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) has appointed Kristen Pironis as its new executive director. She joins the organization after 16 years with the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation, most recently as executive vice president of marketing and communications. Read about it
Green JobWorks has expanded its lease with St. John Properties, Inc. at Arundel Overlook and now leases approximately 8,000 square feet of space at 921 and 961 Mercantile Drive in Hanover. Find out more
The Maryland Board of Public Works unanimously approved financial relief measures to support food and retail concessions at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. See the details
TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, has announced the appointment of Jack Miner, an experienced entrepreneur, venture creation expert and economic development specialist, as the Chief Investment Officer (CIO). Read about it
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, is initiating a study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct an extensive characterization and analysis of aerosol generation in health care settings. Learn more
The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s state-owned, public marine terminals opened 2021 in impressive fashion, with all categories posting significant increases over 2020 lows during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details
The new daily roundtrip flight from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, along Florida’s Emerald Coast, will begin on May 6. More info
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball delivered the 2nd Annual Howard County State of Business address virtually to the Howard County Chamber of Commere, noting the economic challenges and uncertainty Howard County faces in the upcoming year but also highlighting the quick actions and relief efforts through the HoCo RISE Business grants. Read about it
The percentage of HCPSS students who receive high school diplomas continues to rise and to outpace statewide results, according to data recently released by the Maryland State Department of Education. Learn more
Guest Commentary by Shawn Gladden
Growing up in Columbia, we were all aware of the strange street names. My family lived in the “Jeffers Hill” community, which was pretty easy to say and didn’t often lead to questions like “what exactly is a “Blithaire Garth,” which was where my school friends lived. Read more
  5397 Twin Knolls Rd. Suite 17
Columbia, MD 21045
March 2, 2021