Local News
Olney-based Sandy Spring Bancorp, the parent company of Sandy Spring Bank, has completed the acquisition of Rembert Pendleton Jackson, a financial planning and investment advisory firm located in Falls Church, Va. Learn more
iProov, a provider of biometric authentication technology and Genuine Presence Assurance, has expanded its footprint in the U.S. market by opening a North American headquarters at the bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park. More info
Dentsu Aegis Network of London, England, has acquired Media Storm as well as private equity firm TZP Group. The new entity will provide Merkle, a Columbia-based, technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, with expanded capabilities across key verticals. Read the details
Patapsco Heritage Greenway announced the launch of the inaugural Extreme Patapsco Clean-Up Series. The three-event series is an opportunity for recreational enthusiasts in the Patapsco Valley to combine their love for the outdoors with environmental stewardship in the Patapsco Valley. Read more
Startup Maryland has unveiled video pitches from the participants in the 2019 STRT1UP Roadshow . Entrants are now in the running for the Pitch Across Maryland competition. Details
Howard County was chosen as a Community Host for Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s USA Learning Action Lab for master’s students, one of only seven entities across the nation chosen. Find out more
Government News
The Howard County Aging-In-Place Tax Credit is available for residents through May 1. It is designed to assist older adults to “age in place” by providing a 20 percent credit on up to $500,000 of assessed property value. More info
The Howard County Board of Education adopted its Operating and Capital Budget Requests for the 2020–2021 school year and Capital Improvement Program for fiscal 2022–26. Read the details
Howard County has launched its Department of Community Resources and Services Age-Friendly Community Survey . Part of a year-long process to gather data to develop a multi-year action plan, the survey allows residents the opportunity to provide feedback on efforts they believe will make Howard County a more livable community. See more
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February 18, 2020