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Food Fight Chef of the Year
August 2017
Chef Travis Szerensits of Uncle’s Hawaiian Grindz was chosen winner of AAUW’s 8th Annual Food Fight. Held at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace, the 36 judges had a difficult time selecting the winner from the other three participants – Chef Bryan Boessel of One Eleven Main, Chef Stephen Seth of Silks Restaurant at […]


Maryland Tech Council 29th Annual Industry Awards
August 2017
The Maryland Tech Council (MTC), Maryland’s largest technology trade association, announced the winners of its 29th Annual Industry Awards during a celebration and ceremony at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center attended by more than 550 business leaders from around the state. Awards go to those who develop the treatments, design the systems […]


Strategic Factory No. 6 in Printing News Magazine’s Top 100
August 2017
“Printing News” magazine announced Strategic Factory as No. 6 in the annual Top 100 Quick and Small Commercial Printers rankings for 2017. The year 2016 was, overall, a good year for quick and small commercial printers, as this year’s Top 100 companies indicate. Total sales figures were up more than 11% compared to 2015. In […]


Independent Can Captures Print Excellence Award
August 2017
Independent Can Company was recognized for excellence in print quality by the International Metal Decorator’s Association (IMDA) at their annual conference. The IMDA is a global event and receives entries from metal lithographers from all over the world for evaluation of printing techniques, innovation and overall print quality. Independent Can Company has been honored repeatedly […]


EY Announces Winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Maryland Award
June 2017
EY is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Maryland region. This group of leading entrepreneurs were selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were unveiled at a special gala on June 28 […]


Chuck Wienckowski Tapped as Principal of The Kelly Group
June 2017
Chuck Wienckowski, CPA/PFS, CDFA®, AEP®, is a Principal of The Kelly Group, a Bel Air-based firm providing comprehensive financial services. In 2017, The Kelly Group is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Connect: www.kellygrouponline.com The Kelly Group is proud of its deep, talented and dedicated team with its valuable and diverse skill set. No member of our […]


EY Entrepreneur of the Year
June 2017
A gala honoring the Baltimore Region finalists and announcing award winners will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel on June 28. Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges, including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance […]


SARC’s SIAB Heroes
June 2017
The Society of Italian American Businessmen (SIAB), a local non-profit civic group in Harford County, presented SARC with a donation of $25,000 during SIAB’s 4th Annual Spring Gala. SIAB’s donation will go directly to supporting SARC’s services that are offered free of charge to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking. SIAB […]


Bob DeAlmeida, President/CEO of Hamilton Bank, Appointed to CDIAC by Federal Reserve
June 2017
The Federal Reserve System’s board of governors has invited Hamilton Bank President and CEO Robert DeAlmeida to serve on the national Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC), a 12-member, hand-selected group of banking experts. Members are selected from representatives of banks, thrift institutions and credit unions serving on local advisory councils at the 12 Federal […]


Harford Celebration of Cultures Marks Eighth Year
June 2017
Harford County’s eighth annual Celebration of Cultures was held on May 6 in Downtown Bel Air. The event is held each spring to honor the diverse cultures to be found in Harford Co. Activities included cultural performances, local artisans, crafts, family entertainment, ethnic foods, demonstrations, music and dancing. 2017’s Celebration of Cultures’ Committee included representatives […]


Amy Mangold Named 2017 Harford County Teacher of the Year
June 2017
Amy Mangold, an early intervention teacher at John Archer School and 14-year veteran of Harford County Public Schools (HCPS), was named the 2017 HCPS Teacher of the Year during the 23rd Annual Harford County Teacher of the Year Banquet on March 29 at the Bayou Restaurant. Mangold extracts the core elements from the Maryland State […]


inMD to Launch Online Internship Platform
June 2017
In June, The Maryland Department of Commerce plans to begin beta testing the Internship Network of Maryland (inMD), a collaboration with Maryland Tech Council, Breezio and Fearless. inMD will provide an online platform that connects Maryland interns with industry professionals and allow them to collaborate with other students throughout the state. “The program will bridge […]


Environmental Scholarships and Green Awards Given Out
June 2017
Harford Glen Environmental Center (Harford Glen) hosted its 9th Annual Environmental Scholarship and Green Awards event in May to honor educators and volunteers for their commitment to Harford Glen and green education in HCPS. Jim Pritchard of Southampton Middle School was named Secondary Green Teacher of the Year, and Jessica Keller of Norrisville Elementary School […]


After D’Arc Gala Raises over $118,000 for The ARC NCR
June 2017
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) hosted its 13th Annual After d’Arc Gala bringing together more than 320 supporters for a Fairytale Ball, which raised money for The Arc NCR’s services for people with differing abilities in Harford and Cecil counties. The gala is The Arc NCR’s most successful to-date, raising net proceeds […]


Governor’s Office Hosts Nation’s First Deaf/HoH Business Summit
June 2017
On May 3, the Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing hosted its Deaf Business Summit: “Deaf Ecosystem: Maryland’s Open for Business.” This was the first ever event in the nation held exclusively for deaf and hard of hearing business owners, supporting and encouraging entrepreneurs in the deaf community. “Today’s Deaf Business Summit […]


House of Ruth Acquires Second Location
June 2017
House of Ruth Maryland (HRM), one of the nation’s most comprehensive domestic violence centers, has purchased a second location at 2521 N. Charles St., in Baltimore. HRM will use the new facility as a community center and the location of their Training Institute, which educates service professionals, businesses, community groups and others on domestic violence. […]


Howard Bank Welcomes New Remington Branch Manager
June 2017
Howard Bank announced the hiring of Christine Nicaj on May 16. Nicaj will serve as the assistant vice president and branch manager of their new Remington location. Nicaj brings more than 12 years of experience to the role, and will be responsible for leading and managing daily sales, day-to-day operations and customer service. “Christine will […]


Bay Bank Announces Major Growth
June 2017
Bay Bancorp, Inc., the savings and loan holding company for Bay Bank, FSB, announced their highest ever quarterly net income on April 27. The figure was a net income of $0.96 million, compared to last quarter’s net income of $0.19 million. Bay Bank now has total assets of over $633 million between its 11 branches, […]


De Novo Hires New Senior Client Representative
June 2017
De Novo Attorney Services announced its recent hire of Samantha A. Mason, J.D. on April 24. As a senior client representative, Mason is responsible for business development throughout the Baltimore/Washington corridor. “Samantha’s strong people skills and legal background ensures that she will be successful in her new position at De Novo,” says Susan V. Boone, […]


GEEF Programs Find Success in HCPS
June 2017
Representatives from Greater Excellence in Education Foundation (GEEF) visited fourth grade classrooms at Havre de Grace Elementary School in early April to ascertain the success of a reading program funded through GEEF’s Classroom Innovation Grant program. “Teachers are spending on average $500-$1,000 dollars a year of their own funds to enrich and extend learning in […]


entreQuest Announces SHIFT in Brand
June 2017
This April, Baltimore-based entreQuest (eQ) announced a rebrand: they will now be known as SHIFT. entreQuest has serviced more than 600 companies in management consulting and talent acquisition. Now, SHIFT will include SHIFT Consulting, SHIFT Recruiting, SHIFT Society and SHIFT Ventures. “eQ has earned a powerful reputation in both the management consulting and recruiting space, […]


Howard Bank Analyst Serves the YMCA
June 2017
Howard Bank proudly announces that Marketing Analyst Christian Roop has joined the YMCA’s board of directors in Ellicott City. Roop joined Howard Bank in 2015, bringing over 15 years of experience to his position. Roop is responsible for gathering business analytics and intelligence through various analytic tools, spearheading marketing and advertising campaigns, and working directly […]


MacKenzie Real Estate Welcomes New Senior Consultant
June 2017
MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC has hired Mike Ruocco as a Senior Real Estate Consultant. In addition to leasing and sales experience from his work at Colliers International and JLL, Ruocco brings comprehensive knowledge of the note sale, distressed asset sale and development arena to MacKenzie’s brokerage division. He maintains long-lasting notable relationships with […]


New Vice President Joins SC&H
June 2017
Investment bank and advisory firm SC&H Capital has hired a new vice president within the practice. Michael Alessi, a former vice president at Stifel Nicolaus & Company, brings more than 20 years of financial experience to SC&H. Alessi will focus on leading teams in the strategic execution of client engagements, specifically in government contracting and […]


MAEOE Honors Green Schools in Harford County
June 2017
The Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) recognized five Harford County Public Schools for completing incentives of their Green Schools program. Deerfield Elementary School and Edgewood High School were named new Green Schools, Havre de Grace High School and Norrisville Elementary School attained Green School recertification, and Forest Hill Elementary School achieved Sustainable […]


Baltimore County Appoints New Communications Director
June 2017
On April 14, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced Stacie Burgess as the county’s new Communications Director. Burgess previously worked with Howard University, and most recently served as director of communications and external affairs with the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. Burgess will be responsible for coordinating internal and […]


Stars of Business Shine at Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Awards
June 2017
With a red carpet, great music and a vibrant energy, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce inducted three stellar leaders into its Business Hall of Fame on May 17. The walk-of-fame theme transformed the banquet room at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel into a setting that felt more like a Hollywood award night – even […]


Jodi Davis Named Principal of The Kelly Group
April 2017
On behalf of The Kelly Group, I would like to congratulate Jodi Davis on her recent promotion to Principal of our firm. This well-earned honor is yet another stepping stone in Jodi’s impressive financial services career that spans more than three decades. As Principal, Jodi joins The Kelly Group’s executive committee, which provides insight and […]


Harford County Public Library Appoints New Administrator
April 2017
Harford County Public Library has appointed Leslie Greenly Smith administrator of marketing and communications. Smith brings more than 25 years of marketing and brand communications experience to her new role, in which she will be responsible for marketing, public relations and communications for the Library. She most recently served as strategic marketing specialist for Harford […]


WTCI to Host International Women’s Conference
April 2017
The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) and Jhpiego will host their 11th annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference on June 6. The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore will host over 300 women for a day of learning, inspiration and professional networking. Susan Aplin, CEO of Bambeco Sustainable Home Goods, will serve as the […]


Louis S. Diggs Award Honors African-American Leaders in Baltimore County
April 2017
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced the 2017 recipients of The Louis S. Diggs Award on Feb. 27. The award is presented annually to individuals whose life work represents a commitment to the celebration of the African-American experience in Baltimore County. This year’s recipients were Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland Baltimore County […]


Roland Park Place Adds Directors to Board
April 2017
Roland Park Place, the only Life-Plan community in Baltimore City, has added three new board members to the Roland Park Place Board of Directors. New members include Lucy Holman, Dean of Langsdale Library at the University of Baltimore; Kaylin Kopcho, Senior Associate Director of Development Funds at Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Jennifer S. Peeples, Gerontologist […]


Visionary Award Honors Maryland STEM Professionals
April 2017
The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC), Maryland’s technology council, selected 14 Marylanders for the prestigious Visionary Award on Feb. 23 for contributions to STEM education and technology. NMTC’s sixth award ceremony was attended by 200 leaders in industry, government and education. The awards were given in five categories: Visionary, Leader, Innovator, Mentor and Rising Star. […]


Merritt Construction Takes Three from ABC
April 2017
The Baltimore Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), a non-profit trade association, has named Merritt Construction Services the winner of three Excellence Awards in their annual ABC Awards of Excellence Program. Merritt’s Living Legacy Foundation project expanded their office from 33,000 square feet to 47,633 square feet while allowing the organization to continue […]


Stevenson University Concludes Search for New President
April 2017
Stevenson University has appointed Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D as its sixth president. A former provost and vice president at UMBC, Hirshman’s new position brings him back to Baltimore from San Diego State University, where he implemented an integrated budget and financial strategy; raised more than $755 million in private philanthropy for scholarships and new initiatives and […]


Two New Promotions at The Kelly Group
April 2017
The Kelly Group has recently promoted Kathi Morlock (left) and Nicole Bengel (right) to Operations Manager and Director of Client Services, respectively. Kathi will oversee the fulfillment of operational requirements such as proficiency and adaptability which she has impressively addressed since joining The Kelly Group in 2010, and Nicole will work to maintain hospitality, efficiency […]


New BSO President Begins His Term
April 2017
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO)’s Peter T. Kjome, who was appointed President and CEO in December 2016 by an international committee, assumed his new duties on Feb. 1. “Peter is exactly the candidate we sought: a proven business leader who, as a classically trained musician, shares our commitment to artistic excellence,” says Hilary Miller, vice […]


Federal Data Systems Inc. Nominated for Deal of the Year
April 2017
Federal Data Systems, Inc., a national defense and intelligence company, has been announced as one of five finalists for The Maryland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)’s 12th annual Deal of the Year award, which honors business transactions. The transaction nominated was the purchase of two Maryland-based counterintelligence and intelligence business units from […]


Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter Elects New President
April 2017
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter has elected Jeffrey H. Scherr, Esq. of Kramon & Graham P.A. president of its board of directors. “We are thrilled that Jeff is expanding his leadership with the Alzheimer’s Association,” says Cass Naugle, executive director of the Greater Maryland Chapter. Scherr has been recognized by Best Lawyers as one […]


Baltimore County Honors Highest-Ranking Woman in BCoFD
April 2017
On February 16, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz honored Assistant Fire Chief Jennifer Aubert-Utz for her recent promotion to the highest ranking woman in the history of the Baltimore County Fire Department. The BCoFD is nationally progressive in terms of female membership, with women making up 21% of its sworn members, compared to the national […]


NKF-MD Hosts Annual Rappel for Kidney Health
April 2017
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will host its eighth annual Rappel for Kidney Health event at Baltimore’s Hyatt Regency hotel on June 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants who meet a $1,000 fundraising minimum will undergo training to rappel from the roof of the 15-story building to the ground. Additional entertainment […]


ChoiceOne Urgent Care Opens in Aberdeen
April 2017
ChoiceOne Urgent Care, LLC, partnered with the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) to open its second Harford County location on March 10. “We are opening a location in Aberdeen to fulfill the health care needs of this growing community,” says Dr. Scott Burger, chief medical officer at ChoiceOne Urgent Care. “Many patients […]


New PNC Security Organization Taps Deborah Guild
April 2017
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) has created a security organization dedicated to addressing cyber security and fraud for customers and the company. “We are now in a position to bring together the considerable investments we’ve made in security technology with the broad expertise of our team to provide a broader approach to […]


CAMI Announces Best in Maryland Cyber Security
April 2017
CyberSecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI), in partnership with PNC Bank and Point3 Security, hosted the inaugural Maryland CyberSecurity Awards Celebration on March 22. The awards, presented to outstanding companies, organizations and individuals in Maryland cyber security, were given to 13 recipients before a crowd of 250 at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. […]


Mary Kraft Wins Best of Staffing Awards from Clients and Talent
April 2017
Mary Kraft, a talent acquisition and management firm headquartered in Hunt Valley, received the 2017 Best of Staffing Client Award and the Best of Staffing Talent Award from Inavero, which provides service quality research for staffing agencies. Less than 2 percent of staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada receive these awards, which are based […]


Professional Women Recognized at ATHENA Leadership Award Breakfast
April 2017
The annual ATHENA Leadership Award Breakfast was held March 3 at the Richlin Ballroom. Organized by the Harford Community College Foundation, the ATHENA Leadership Award was given to Kathy Walsh (on right), director of marketing for Fallston Group, for excellence in business, community service and mentorship to other women. Paige Boyle (on left), director of […]


Harford County Earns 32nd Consecutive Annual Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting
March 2017
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Harford County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and […]


Kelly Services Appoints Tammy Hink Vice President
February 2017
Kelly Services has appointed Tammy Hink as Territory Vice President for the overall sales and operations for Kelly in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Kelly Services, a global company, provides comprehensive workforce solutions ranging from entry-level to experienced office and light industrial support, to professional and technical specialists skilled in the areas […]


Hunt Valley Inn Becomes Delta Hotels by Marriott
February 2017
The Hunt Valley Inn, one of the largest hotels in Baltimore’s suburban market, will become the Delta Hotels by Marriott, Baltimore Hunt Valley sometime in February. New to the U.S. market, the Delta Hotels brand is owned by Marriott International. This will be the second flag flying Baltimore, following a downtown opening in January, under […]


Jones Junction & Aberdeen Proving Ground Centennials are Celebrated in Annapolis
February 2017
Each January, when the legislative session begins, a contingent of business leaders heads to Annapolis to celebrate Harford County Night, mixing it up with local legislators, Maryland General Assembly leaders and heads of state agencies. Patrick Pollard, Chairman of the Greater Harford Committee (GHC) and Angela Rose, President/CEO of the Harford County Chamber, hosted the […]


A. Bright Idea Wins PRSA Maryland Best of Show for Army Recruitment Campaign
February 2017
A recruitment program for the Army National Guard by A. Bright Idea took top honors as “Best in Show” at the Public Relations Society of America’s Maryland Chapter “Best in Maryland” gala while Crosby Marketing Communications won the most awards at the December event in Baltimore. A. Bright Idea, headquartered in Bel Air and led […]


Baker Donelson and Ober|Kaler Complete Merger
February 2017
The law firms of Baker Donelson and Ober|Kaler have completed their previously announced combination, resulting in one of the 50 largest law firms in the country. The combined firm, which maintains the name of Baker Donelson, boasts more than 800 attorneys and advisors across 25 offices in 10 states as well as Washington, D.C. Baker […]


Primary Care Physician Rejoins University of Maryland Community
February 2017
Primary care physician Stacy Garrett-Ray, MD has been appointed President of the University of Maryland Quality Care Network (UMQCN) and Vice President/Medical Director of the University of Maryland Medical System’s Population Health Services Organization (PHSO). Dr. Garrett-Ray’s responsibilities include serving as the clinical lead for practice transformation, engaging with clinical providers to improve the quality […]


Sequel Design a Good Fit for Plumbers and Steamfitters
February 2017
Sequel Design Associates of Forest Hill has won the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 486 bid for marketing its apprenticeship program. The program provides paid, on-the-job training and certification for men and women entering the pipefitting and HVAC industry. The local union represents pipefitters throughout Baltimore and Maryland. Sequel Design is a full-service marketing and […]


Alan Wilson to Receive Governor’s International Leadership Award
February 2017
Alan D. Wilson, former Chairman and CEO of McCormick & Company, will receive the 2017 Governor’s International Leadership Award at the World Trade Center Institute’s annual Maryland International Leadership Awards, scheduled for March 8 at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Each year this event brings together more than 300 influential international business leaders […]


HCPS Educator Honored with $25,000 National Award
February 2017
Fifth-grade teacher Thomas Dennison of Havre de Grace Elementary School received the $25,000 Milken Educator Award, a prestigious honor referred to as “the Oscars of teaching” by Teacher magazine. Milken Family Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken presented Dennison with the award in December at an assembly held at his home school. “Mr. Dennison’s commitment and dedication […]


Harford County Government Launches Online Rezoning Tracker
February 2017
The online “Harford County 2017 Rezoning Tracker” developed by the Harford County Department of Planning & Zoning went live on Dec. 12, 2016 to replace hard copy logs, along with an application window for rezoning requests made by property owners. The tracker includes an interactive map of each request submitted to county government for the […]


Merger Promises Enhanced Services for Strategic Factory and Spokes Marketing
February 2017
Strategic Factory, a cross-media marketing company, announces a strategic merger with Spokes Marketing, an ad agency specializing in digital marketing for small and medium-sized businesses since 2006. “This is a mutually beneficial merger between two local, respected and award-winning companies,” says Keith Miller, President and CEO of Strategic Factory. The merger with Spokes will allow […]


Harford Budget Recognized by GFOA with 28th Consecutive Award
February 2017
Harford County’s budget received national recognition last October from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) with the 28th consecutive reception of its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The GFOA is a major association that serves local and state government officials to better their proficiency in finance policy and management. Kimberly […]


HCPS Receives Generous Donation from OMNI Technologies, LLC
February 2017
OMNI Technologies, LLC, a premier Enterprise Information Technology service provider, has donated $19,000 to Harford County Public Schools (HCPS). HCPS will use the donation to purchase 30 laptops and a charging cart for Havre de Grace High School’s Technology Education Department, which will enhance the students’ participation in Technology Education curriculum and allow them to […]


Wanda Smith and the Baltimore Ravens Honored by Casey Cares
February 2017
The Baltimore Ravens and Wanda Smith, CEO and founder of Symphony Placements, will receive the annual Casey Cares Foundation Champion of Children Award, which honors outstanding individuals and organizations who support families with critically ill children. “The Baltimore Ravens provide our kids with so many magical memories, and Wanda works tirelessly to support our events […]


Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey Takes the Gold
February 2017
Sagamore Spirit, a new Baltimore-based whiskey company, won a gold medal for its Straight Rye Whiskey from The Fifty Best, a guide to fine living for the epicurean lifestyle. Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey is a unique 83-proof Maryland-style rye distilled with water from the limestone spring at Sagamore Farm. “We are thrilled to be […]


JHU Carey Business School Expands to Legg Mason
February 2017
The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School (JHUCarey) expanded in the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East, subleasing 145,000 square feet of the tower’s available 650,000 on the fifth and penthouse floors and bringing the tower to full capacity, according to the Harbor East Management Group. JHUCarey’s Harbor East location has established its campus apart […]


Maryland Center for the Arts Raises $170k at Dancing for the Arts Gala
February 2017
The 2016 Dancing for the Arts Gala, held Nov. 18 and 19 at Maryland Golf and Country Clubs, raised approximately $170,000 in net revenue to support Maryland Center for the Arts. Participants in the dance competition spent four months learning a routine choreographed by ballroom professionals from Dancing with Friends Studio while raising funds for […]


Network 2000 Changes Name to Executive Alliance
February 2017
Network 2000, a statewide organization promoting the advancement of women in professional and executive roles, has changed its name to Executive Alliance – A Catalyst for Women Leaders in Maryland. With the new name comes an enhanced focus, to accelerate success by expanding women’s impact and influence through advocacy, education and mentorship. “Our new name […]


Israeli Company Opens U.S Headquarters in Maryland
December 2016
On the first day of an economic development mission to Israel, Governor Larry Hogan announced that Israel-based Nayax, a global leader in the cashless payment solutions industry, has opened its U.S. headquarters in Maryland. The company, which was established in 2005 and now operates in more than 50 countries, opened an office in Hunt Valley […]


PSA Insurance & Financial Services Announces Acquisition of NextLogical Benefit Strategies
December 2016
PSA Insurance & Financial Services (PSA), the country’s ninth fastest-growing benefits broker, continues to grow with the acquisition of NextLogical Benefit Strategies, a full-service benefits consultancy with a specialty in reducing healthcare costs through a unique health risk management capability. The acquisition will greatly deepen PSA’s ability to help clients reduce healthcare premiums by improving […]


Outstanding Volunteers Honored at 30th Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards
December 2016
Heartwarming stories of human kindness filled the air at the 30th Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards hosted by County Executive Barry Glassman and the Harford County Department of Community Services on Oct. 8 at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene. The awards celebrate outstanding volunteers nominated by community members and include special recognitions […]


Bridgette Johnson Named Executive Director of Harford Development Corporation
December 2016
The newly formed Harford Development Corporation named Bridgette Johnson as executive director. Previously, Johnson was a Sr. Economic Development Associate with the Harford County Office of Economic Development from 2007 to 2016. From 2003 to 2007 she worked for the City of Havre de Grace in planning and economic development. The Harford Development Corporation consists […]


Offit Kurman Hires Alex Gordon
December 2016
Alex Gordon has joined Offit Kurman as a member of its labor and employment practice group. Prior to joining Offit Kurman, Gordon worked for nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, where he represented the federal government in employment discrimination and retaliation matters […]



December 2016
Nearly 900 guests, including community partners, benefactors and physicians, raised $1 million for Cancer LifeNet at The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation’s Starnight Gala on Oct. 1 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The 2016 Starnight Gala was the most successful in its 10-year history. Chaired by leadership volunteer Orsia Young and vice chairs, Jayne Klein […]


Rosa Scharf Tapped as Vice President of M&T Bank
December 2016
Rosa Scharf was named as Vice President of M&T as the SBA specialist for the Maryland region. A results oriented, and proven SBA banking leader, Scharf is responsible for developing and strengthening the Banks US Small Business Administration (SBA) guaranteed loan program. She has over 20 years experience in the SBA arena. She was honored […]


Chesapeake Bank of Maryland Names Jodi L. Beal as Executive Vice President/CFO
December 2016
Chesapeake Bank of Maryland appointed Jodi L. Beal, CPA and veteran financial management executive, as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the community bank. Beal’s announcement comes on the heels of Chesapeake Bank of Maryland recently naming Joseph M. Solomon as president and managing officer in September. “The expansion of the Bank’s leadership […]


Howard Bank Names Barry Luciani SVP, Branch Executive
December 2016
Howard Bank, a locally owned community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area, announced that it has hired Barry Luciani as Senior Vice President, Branch Executive. Luciani will be responsible for Howard Bank’s branch network, growing the bank’s business, while servicing and enhancing existing relationships. A former BB&T banking executive, Luciani […]


Kamenetz Executes Radebaugh Park Contract
December 2016
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that the County will proceed with the purchase of the 2.36-acre Radebaugh Florist property in Towson, to be converted to a community park. Pursuant to a tentative agreement reached with the property owner last September, the County has now determined that a Phase I environmental study found no issues […]


Harford Community Action Agency Appoints First Director of Philanthropy
December 2016
Harford Community Action Agency has appointed Jean Brannan its first director of philanthropy. As director of philanthropy, Brannan serves as the principal fundraising officer, overseeing, planning and implementing a comprehensive development program to secure financial resources from individuals, foundations and corporations. Prior to joining Harford Community Action Agency, Brannan served as development director for Chesapeake […]


New Study Values Tradepoint Atlantic’s Economic Impact at $3 Billion
December 2016
A new study values the economic impact of developing 3,100 acres at Sparrows Point as a global logistics, manufacturing and commerce hub. Conducted by Sage Policy Group for Tradepoint Atlantic, the study sees the industrial development in eastern Baltimore County creating nearly 17,000 direct and indirect jobs in the Baltimore region with approximately $3 billion […]


DDG Receives Major Investment from BCT Architects
December 2016
DDG BCT, LLC, a subsidiary of BCT (Brown Craig Turner) Architects, LLC has purchased the assets of Development Design Group, Inc. (DDG) for the purposes of preserving and strengthening the brand and continuing its projects around the world. Bryce Turner, Chairman of the new DDG said recently, “We are committed to advancing the mission of […]


Greater Bel Air Community Foundation Raises More Than $55,000
December 2016
The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation raised more than $55,000 at its 15th Annual Golf Classic on Oct. 17 at Maryland Golf and Country Club. The funds raised by the golf tournament will be given back to the community through grants awarded by the foundation to nonprofits. The first Thomas P. Broumel Memorial Award was […]


$8 Million Chocolate Factory Starts Construction in Middle River
December 2016
The maker of Mary Sue, Naron and Glauber’s candies has begun construction of a new $8 million headquarters and manufacturing plant in Middle River. Ruxton Chocolates is consolidating three locations into a 100,000-square-foot facility at Baltimore Crossroads @95, a 1,000-acre development along Maryland Route 43 in eastern Baltimore County. “We are pleased that the company […]


Baltimore County Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest in Seven Years
December 2016
Baltimore County’s September unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent, down from the August rate of 4.7 percent, a positive employment trend in Maryland’s third largest jurisdiction. “This is a strong report. Baltimore County has not seen the unemployment rate this low since May 2008. Economic indicators continue to show that companies are hiring,” says Baltimore […]


MacKenzie Completes Two Long-Term Leases in White Marsh
December 2016
MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC has announced the completion of two, long-term leases at White Marsh Business Center, increasing the project’s occupancy by nearly 8 percent since assuming the listing this summer. Located at 5020-5026 Campbell Blvd., White Marsh, the leases totaled nearly 11,000 square feet. CoreLife, a physician-aided weight loss, nutrition, fitness and […]


Morgan Stanley to Create 800 New Jobs in Baltimore City
December 2016
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, a leading global financial services firm, is expanding its operations in Baltimore City and plans to create as many as 800 additional jobs over the next four years. The company currently has approximately 1,000 employees at offices on Thames Street at Harbor Point, and plans to create the new jobs […]


Humane Society of Harford County Celebrates Grand Opening
December 2016
The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) opened a brand new, 19,000-square-foot facility in late March, and now it has secured the funding necessary to outfit its surgical suite with medical supplies and equipment. For the first time in its 70-year history, The Humane Society of Harford County will spay and neuter animals before adopting […]


Baltimore Co. Office of Information Technology Wins 10 International Awards
December 2016
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been recognized for multiple projects by national marketing and communications professionals. It was awarded six gold awards and four honorable mentions in the 2016 MarCom Awards competition for its outstanding work for the Baltimore County Public Library Annual Report microsite, the Web Writing and Design Style Guide, the […]


Harford County Public Library Foundation Raises Record Amount
December 2016
                  “The Godfather” met Harford County Public Library at “An Evening the Stacks: 70 Years in the Family Business” on Nov. 5. Celebrating Harford County Public Library’s 70th anniversary, the Abingdon Library was transformed into a reception for the Don’s daughter featuring the Don’s ballroom for dancing, […]


Protech Associates’ Kevin M. Bruffey Promoted to President
August 2016
Protech Associates, Inc. (Protech), the first and leading provider of cloud association management software (AMS) powered by Microsoft Dynamics® CRM, announces it promoted Kevin M. Bruffey to president. Former vice president of customer service and over 25-year employee, Kevin Bruffey will further his mission to help Protech achieve excellence in its customer experience with an added operational […]


Dr. Patricia V. Jones Joins Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates
August 2016
  With much enthusiasm, the doctors of Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates are pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia V. Jones, has joined our staff. Dr. Jones graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry with clinical honors. She completed external rotations with an emphasis on geriatric eye care, ocular disease, and contact lenses and was awarded clinical […]


Loyola’s Sellinger School Names Assistant Dean For Business Programs
August 2016
Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business named Susan Hasler assistant dean for business programs. She comes to the position with over 25 years of experience in the areas of student development and enrollment management. As assistant dean, Hasler will provide operational leadership for Sellinger undergraduate and graduate programs. This will include oversight for Sellinger […]


Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County Welcomes New Executive Director
August 2016
After conducting a national search, Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County is pleased to announce that Joseph W. McGovern has accepted the position of Executive Director effective June 13th.  McGovern, comes to the organization from Massachusetts with more than 20 years of non-profit executive leadership experience, and most recently served as Executive Director of […]


Statewide Recognition for Harford County Community Mediation Program’s Volunteer of the Year Nancy Mahoney
August 2016
The Harford County Community Mediation Program recently recognized Harford County Bar Foundation Executive Director Nancy Mahoney as its 2016 Volunteer of the Year. The statewide recognition came at the 11th annual gala held by the nonprofit Community Mediation Maryland on May 21 at Temple Beth Shalom’s social hall in Arnold, Maryland. Each year, Community Mediation […]


Harford’s Glassman Administration Nets $492K Grant Funding to Improve Joppatowne Waterways
August 2016
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman’s administration will receive grants totaling $492,000 requested from the state of Maryland’s Waterway Improvement Fund to enhance recreational boating opportunities in Joppatowne.  In a May 27 letter to County Executive Glassman, Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state grants, which will be available on July 1, 2016, for county government to […]


Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and BGE Unveil Plans For Youth Development in West Baltimore
August 2016
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) and Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) today announced that West Baltimore will be home to the Foundation’s 59th Youth Development Park. Eddie Murray Field at BGE Park will be home to James Mosher Baseball, the oldest continuously operating African-American youth baseball league in the country. Youth Development Parks encourage […]


Harford’s Glassman Administration Wins National Association of Counties 2016 Achievement Award for “Track-it” Development Activity Tracker
July 2016
Harford County’s Glassman administration has won a 2016 Achievement Award from NACo, the National Association of Counties, for its public notification system Track-it: The Planning & Zoning Activity Tracker.  The nonprofit NACo unites over 3,000 county governments to share best practices and recognizes innovations in county government through its annual achievement awards program. Track-it is […]


One Source Imaging Solutions Celebrates Kyocera Win at Business Technology Association Channel Choice Awards
July 2016
Kansas City’s union station was a place of recognition and celebration for Kyocera Document Solutions at this year’s Business Technology Association (BTA) Channel Choice Awards. Kyocera took home a total of five awards recognizing their industry accomplishments, including the highest distinction of the evening; the award for Superior Performance as a Primary Vendor. As a […]


Independent Can Company Captures Print Excellence Award
July 2016
Independent Can Company was recognized for excellence in print quality by the International Metal Decorator’s Association (IMDA) at their annual conference held this May. This year the IMDA received one hundred forty entries from metal lithographers representing eight countries for evaluation of printing techniques, innovation, and overall print quality. Independent Can Company has been honored […]


Absolute Investigative, Fingerprinting and Security Services Ribbon Cutting
July 2016
Absolute Investigative, Fingerprinting and Security Services (AIS) celebrated their expansion to the Eastern Shore with a grand opening open house and ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Joining in the festivities were the chambers of Ocean Pines and Ocean City, local business associates, and Delegates Teresa E. Reilly and Mary Beth Carozza. “We […]


UM Upper Chesapeake Health Appoints Dr. Fermin Barrueto, Jr., Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
July 2016
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) has appointed Dr. Fermin Barrueto Jr., M.D., senior vice president, medical affairs/chief medical officer. Barrueto has served as regional director and chairman for the Department of Emergency Medicine at UM Upper Chesapeake Health since 2008. In this capacity, he oversaw the emergency departments at UM Upper Chesapeake […]


Glassman Administration Awards $1.5M in Grants to Grow Tourism in Harford County
July 2016
County Executive Barry Glassman is pleased to announce that 31 local nonprofits will be receiving grants from his administration totaling nearly $1.5 million to promote tourism and related activities in Harford County. Now in its second year, the county’s tourism grant program makes awards based on a competitive application process with funding from revenue generated […]


Statewide Recognition for Harford County Community Mediation Program’s Volunteer of the Year Nancy Mahoney
July 2016
The Harford County Community Mediation Program recently recognized Harford County Bar Foundation Executive Director Nancy Mahoney as its 2016 Volunteer of the Year. The statewide recognition came at the 11th annual gala held by the nonprofit Community Mediation Maryland on May 21 at Temple Beth Shalom’s social hall in Arnold, Maryland. Each year, Community Mediation Maryland […]


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