Business News
The Business Monthly was recognized for journalistic excellence by the Maryland-Delaware-DC (MDDC) Press Association last week during its annual awards competition. Find out more
Southern Management Companies announced that its Hotel Division will offer comprehensive hybrid meeting packages, which will merge in-person and online audiences for a seamless guest/attendee experience. Learn more
Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) and Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp. (AAWDC) are teaming up to host a Thursday, June 10 virtual hiring event to help hospitality industry employers connect with qualified workers as they gear up for increased business following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. See the details
Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate their third-best month since the industry opened in Maryland, generating $162,106,366 in gaming revenue during April of 2021. Find out more
The vacancy rate for commercial office space in the greater Columbia area fell from 12.8 percent to 12.3 percent in first quarter 2021, on the strength of a positive net absorption of nearly 120,000 square feet of space. More info
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) has signed an agreement with Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) that will allow AACC students to earn a master’s degree in Computer Science at UMGC in five years, saving students time and money. See the details
Long Home Products has relocated and expanded into a $7.7 million, 50,000-square-foot space in Savage Mill, allowing them to expand and support their operations throughout the mid-Atlantic. Read more
Merkle, of Columbia, launched the second edition of its Consumer Experience Sentiment Report in which several key themes emerged, including those around consumers’ online engagement, the desire for personalized experiences and brands’ abilities to engage on an emotional level. Learn about it
Government News
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman and Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto announced that the Department of Health and AACPS are partnering to hold a series of vaccination clinics for AACPS students aged 16 and older. More info
Guest Commentary by Lisa Markovitz
Howard County is facing budget shortfalls coming out of the pandemic. The Howard County Spending and Affordability Committee recently advised that projected revenues fall far below our expected expenditures. Read Lisa's column
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May 11, 2021