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Barbara Nicklas * Luke Chow * Calvin Ball * Leonardo McClarty * Larry Twele * Kate Heatherington * Michael Martirano * Mike DiMarco * Kristi Simon * Holly
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Local News
To Mike Galiazzo, president of the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, the early days of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic were about obtaining information. To be more precise, it was about manufacturers finding out if they could make what the market is calling for. Read more
The American Institutes for Research, one of the world’s leading behavioral and social science research organizations, has agreed to acquire Columbia-based IMPAQ, a global policy research, analytics and implementation firm with a strong presence in the health and workforce sectors, as well as other areas. Details
Howard Bank’s 'Keep It Local' small business contest is back for its second year. The contest seeks to find a local small business that goes above and beyond in their community. Businesses nominate themselves by completing a form for a chance to win $10,000.
The Gardens Ice House, a five-rink sports facility in West Laurel that is located a short distance from the Laurel Medical Center, is being used by the state of Maryland as a temporary morgue. Learn more
Government News
SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses. The new eligibility made possible as a result of the latest round of funds appropriated by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about it
The full Maryland congressional delegation announced the approval of new federal resources for the state of Maryland through the Federal Emergency Management Agency Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program. Maryland is eligible for this federal assistance through the Stafford Act. Find out more
Maryland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christine Ross announced the launch of the ReNEW Maryland initiative, a collection of policy proposals that will assist Maryland in overcoming the economic impact of COVID-19 and rebuilding its economy. See it
Howard County has worked with other jurisdictions to place bulk orders of personal protective equipment (PPE), accessed the strategic national stockpile and received many donations, including supplies from Howard Community College and Howard County Public School System. More info
With Maryland’s casinos closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 virus, fiscal 2020 casino revenues and contributions to the state remained unchanged in April. Learn more
The Business Monthly website now has a stock ticker with locally owned and locally active companies. Visit the website for up-to-the minute stock reports on the businesses that are closest to you.
Last chance for the Howard Chamber Celebration
The Howard Chamber will be highlighted in the June issue of The Business Monthly. All members of the Chamber are invited to participate in this special section. Each year, this special section informs our community about the important role the Chamber plays in the success of our community. Find out more HERE. See the 2019 issue HERE . Deadline is May 11.
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May 07, 2020