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APRIL/MAY News

April 2015

Track Property Development Proposals Online
Harford County government introduced a new online tool allowing citizens to track property development proposals in their communities. “Track-it” uses interactive county maps showing properties that are subject to a public meeting in the development process, identifying the meeting’s purpose, date, time and location. Track-it also links to available background on each proposal and general information about the development review process.

“Property development proposals are important to Harford’s communities, and my administration is committed to transparency for property owners and their neighbors alike,” says County Executive Barry Glassman. “Citizens should not have to stop along a roadside to read meeting notices on properties near where they live, work or travel.” To view the service from the main page of the county website, www.harfordcountymd.gov, click on the “Track-it” button to access any one of three maps.

KarenMashinskiKaren Mashinski Joins Harford Mutual
Harford Mutual Insurance is pleased to announce the Board of Directors’ approval of Karen Mashinski, CPA, CPCU, who joins the company as vice president and chief financial officer. Mashinski will assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company and will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company.

TeamLogic IT Launches in White Marsh
TeamLogic IT, a national provider of advanced IT management services for small- and medium-sized businesses, recently started operations in north Baltimore. The new business is owned by Brent Wagner and Lester Davis and it is the first TeamLogic IT office operating in Maryland. TeamLogic IT was named the No. 1 technology franchise company by “Franchise Business Review” four years in a row.

New Openings in Bel Air
The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grill will open a new 8,300-square-foot restaurant in the Harford Mall, marking its return to Bel Air at the end of May. The restaurant will feature a 1,900-square-foot outdoor seating area with heated floors, enclosed windows and an outdoor fireplace. Meanwhile, three new stores are opening at the Festival at Bel Air – Petco, A.C. Moore and Fix it Smart Phone Repair – while The Green Door opened in March on Conowingo Road.

Former FBI Exec Joins Wynyard Group
Wynyard Group, a market leader in crime-fighting software and services, has announced that former FBI Executive Assistant Director Science and Technology Branch, Louis Grever, will join its Board of Directors. During his 24-year career with the FBI, Grever’s experience included leading, planning, coordinating and directing FBI field technical operations, including delivering technical capabilities to solve and prevent serious crime, cyber crime and counter terrorism investigations.

Banking and Finance Women Aid Girl Scouts
The Maryland Bankers Association’s (MBA) Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance recently launched its 2015 Philanthropy Initiative, “15 for 15 emPOWER for a Purpose,” in support of Girl Scouts in Maryland. “The Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance’s philanthropy mission is to give back to the Maryland community through leadership and inspiration, so choosing to support the Girl Scouts, an organization dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character, was a seamless decision,” says Kathleen Murphy, president and CEO of MBA. “We hope to make a difference in the lives of countless young girls in our community, and help empower our leaders of tomorrow.”

Harford Family House Receives $10,000 Donation from Rosedale Federal
Harford Family House (HFH), the County’s largest provider of transitional housing for families with children in Harford County, recently received a $10,000 donation from Rosedale Federal Savings and Loan Association to support one year of housing and support services for a family living in an Emergency Shelter Apartment. “Rosedale Federal is a generous supporter of the work of Harford Family House. Their gift will cover expenses for a full year of emergency housing, six months each for two families in need,” reports HFH Director Joyce Duffy. “We recognize the vital assistance that Harford Family House provides to some of the most vulnerable people in our community,” says Thomas S. Wintz Sr., President and CEO of Rosedale Federal.

Grant Applications Available for Tourism-Related Program Funding
Public and private nonprofit organizations committed to planning and implementing tourism-related activities in Harford County are invited to apply for competitive grant funding from Harford County government. The Tourism-Related Competitive Grant Application process is open through April 17 to provide general program and operation funding for cultural, historical, agricultural, eco- and sports tourism and heritage events for the fiscal year 2016. Applicants must have 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status under the IRS Code. The grants will be funded by county revenue from the recently enacted hotel lodging fee.

Hamilton Bank Chairwoman Carol Coughlin Becomes an NACD Fellow
Hamilton Bank, a community bank with four retail branches in Maryland, is proud to announce that Carol Coughlin, chairwoman of the boards of directors of Hamilton Bancorp, Inc. and Hamilton Bank, has become a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals.

judgewilliamsRetired Federal Court Judge, Joins Baltimore Law Firm
The Honorable Alexander Williams, Jr., retired Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, has joined the Baltimore law firm Silverman|Thompson| Slutkin|White, one of the premier litigation firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. Appointed by President Clinton to the Federal Court in 1994, Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. served his court with distinction for nearly 20 years before retiring on Jan. 3, 2014. In this new role, he serves as the only practicing retired Federal Judge in Maryland to advise clients in complex civil litigation and federal criminal matters throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and beyond.

Alliance, Inc. Supports Outpatient, Rehabilitation and Community Integration Services with Comcast Business
Comcast Business today announced that Alliance, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides community-based services to people living with mental illness and developmental disabilities, is using Ethernet and voice services from Comcast Business to connect six locations across the Baltimore metropolitan area. This comprehensive voice and data solution will not only streamline the organization’s own internal operations and staff communications, but will also help improve online access to training, housing and vocational resources for its clients.

SHARP Resource Center Opens At APG
The Aberdeen Proving Ground Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program (SHARP) Resource Center located on the second floor of the Janet M. Barr Soldier Center, opened earlier this year. The resource center, available to both military and civilians, is designed to handle restricted and unrestricted cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Under the guidance of Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, APG Senior Commander and Commanding General of Communications-Electronics Command, and led by the Installation’s SHARP Program Manager Tracy Marshall, the resource center is a new asset to be utilized in the fight against sexual assault and harassment.

American Express OPEN Names Firstpic, Inc. 2014 Government Contractor Of The Year
FirstPic, Inc., a certified small business entity offering a broad range of project management consulting services throughout the country, recently announced that the company has been nationally recognized as 2014 Government Contractor of the Year by American Express OPEN, as part of the OPEN for Government Contracting program. “FirstPic, Inc. is honored to be the only small business in the country to have received the 2014 Government Contractor of the Year Award,” says Mark Piccirilli, President of FirstPic, Inc. I95

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