News for You
Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) announced the appointment of Sue Manning as director of strategic planning. Learn more
Columbia-based W. R. Grace & Co., a global specialty chemical company and Standard Industries Holdings, the parent company of Standard Industries, a privately held global industrial company, have entered into a definitive agreement. Find out more
Orbis Technologies, which operates Component Content Management Software (CCMS), services and solutions space and is headquartered in Annapolis, has acquired InfoPros, one of the leading content developers serving corporate America. See the details
Maryland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christine Ross will be stepping down this summer, after five years of service. Find out more
The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. has cited the first cohort of AAEDC’s Inclusive Ventures Program (IVP). See who they are
The Small Business Administration has reopened the application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. More info
Guest Commentary by Calvin Ball
Last summer, we launched the planning process for Howard County’s next General Plan, HoCo By Design.  In response to community concerns about current land use regulations, we accelerated the schedule to update the General Plan and to present it to the community this fall. Read more
Government News
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica announced that he will be retiring from his position as the head of the Agency on June 1. Find out more
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball launched the Ellicott City Project Advisory Committee to provide feedback and input on three major projects on the horizon in Ellicott City. Read about it
Maj. Gen. Omar Jones, the commanding general of Joint Force Headquarters – National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington along with Fort Meade Garrison Command, Col. Christopher Nyland have reopened Fort Meade’s Child Development Center II (CDC II) after multiple upgrades, fire and safety improvements and energy efficiency improvements. Learn more
TargetGov of Linthicum Heights, announced its newest virtual training offering, Advanced Federal Marketing Mastery (AFMM), which is for businesses of all contracting levels within the federal marketplace. Learn more
The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore completed dredging operations to create a second, 50-foot deep container berth at its Seagirt Marine Terminal. More info
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), also a member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act — bipartisan legislation to encourage retirement savings by fostering the growth of S corporations that are owned by Employee Stock Ownership Plans. Learn more
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April 27, 2021