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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 […]


Harford’s Glassman Administration Nets $492K Grant Funding to Improve Joppatowne Waterways
July 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 […]


Freedom Federal Credit Union Appoints New President/Chief Executive Officer
July 2016
Freedom Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the official placement of Michael MacPherson as the credit union’s new President/Chief Executive Officer. “Having served twelve years in a variety of management positions, including Chief Operating Officer and most recently as the interim President/CEO, there is no better qualified individual to serve as our credit union’s […]


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 […]


US Lacrosse Moves to New Headquarters
June 2016
US Lacrosse moved into its new headquarters in Sparks, Md., culminating a multi-year effort to meet the growing needs of the organization. Since its inception in 1998, US Lacrosse had been located adjacent to Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The new facility is the result of a $15 million […]


Three Local Leaders Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Finalists
June 2016
Three local leaders – all of whom have been recently featured in I95 BUSINESS, have been named finalists for the Maryland EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award. CEO Keith Miller of Strategic Factory (cover story Oct. 2015) is a visionary pioneer with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit and strong business acumen. He opened his first […]


Kathleen L. Burley Named Director of Harford County Parks & Recreation
June 2016
County Executive Barry Glassman has named Kathleen L. Burley as Harford County’s director of Parks & Recreation effective June 20. The county department provides active and passive opportunities for recreation-seekers of all ages and abilities. In her new role, Burley will be returning to the Harford County Department of Parks & Rec where she once […]


MacKenzie Promotes Joe Bradley to Principal
June 2016
The MacKenzie Companies announced that Joe Bradley has been named a Principal of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC, the company’s brokerage division, and is now Senior Vice President/Principal. With nearly 20 years’ experience, Bradley has been a member of MacKenzie’s office team since 2011. His focus includes the sale and leasing of commercial assets, […]


Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and BGE Unveil Plans for Youth Development Park in West Baltimore
June 2016
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Baltimore Gas and Electric 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 healthy physical activity […]


Food Fight Judges Vote for Dan Nosek
May 2016
Thirty-six folks from ages 10 to 80 selected Dan Nosek of Maryland Golf and Country Clubs as AAUW’s Food Fight Chef of the Year recently at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace. His appetizer of apple-wood smoked salmon poke and main course of cheesebread crusted salmon, sweet potato puree, asparagus and mushroom salad with […]


Loyola Students Win Regional 2016 Global Investment Research Challenge
May 2016
A team of five undergraduate business students at Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management won the CFA Institute’s Global Investment Research Challenge in the Baltimore-Washington region. The Loyola team researched The Advisory Board Company and created a financial and market analysis, financial modeling, an investment recommendation and presentation as part of the […]


$750 Million Greenleigh at Crossroads Bringing Jobs, Residents to Middle River
May 2016
New Middle River jobs, residents and businesses are coming to eastern Baltimore County as construction begins for Greenleigh at Crossroads, a $750 million mixed-use community along Maryland Route 43. The 200-acre development incorporates many new urbanism design elements including a compact design where you can walk to work, shop or play; a mix of shops, […]


Chesapeake Culinary Center Historic Preservation Award
May 2016
In March, the Maryland Historic Trust awarded the Chesapeake Culinary Center/Caroline County High School the Project Excellence: Partnerships award. The award recognizes the work done by the culinary center and Peter Fillat Architects to renovate the historic building into a sustainable, community-centric space. The project is a simple building which needed the appropriate balance in […]


Father Martin’s Ashley is now Ashley Addiction Treatment
May 2016
Father Martin’s Ashley, a nationally recognized non-profit leader in addiction treatment, today announced the culmination of an 18-month-long process to convey its brand in a modern, relevant way to reach more people and save more lives. A new name – Ashley Addiction Treatment (Ashley) – and logo are outward representations of Ashley’s long-standing position as […]


Community Foundation of Harford County Appoints Brigitte Peters Executive Director
May 2016
Community Foundation of Harford County has appointed Brigitte Peters executive director. She began her new position May 2. In her role as executive director, Peters will promote and increase philanthropy by building and managing permanent endowments and gifts to meet the present and emerging needs of Harford County and its nonprofit community. Peters, a resident […]


Top Crisis Leadership Expert Authors New Book to Help Leaders Turn Adversity into Advantage
May 2016
In today’s high-stakes and unpredictable business climate, where reputation is critical, understanding how to prepare for, navigate through and recover from crisis is vital to the longevity of any company, brand or organization. Today, a new book hits the shelves designed to arm business leaders with the essential tools to succeed in this arena. “The […]


Harford Family House Announces Leadership Changes
May 2016
The Board of Directors of Harford Family House announces the retirement of CEO Joyce Duffy on June 10, 2016 and the appointment of Duffy’s successor, Robin Tomechko, who started in April as the new executive director. Duffy has been the face of the non-profit since she came on board in September of 2008, and under […]


The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Announces 2016 Maryland Green School Awards
May 2016
Harford County public schools is pleased to share that the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announced that C. Milton Wright High School has been newly certified as a 2016 Maryland Green School. In addition, Jarrettsville Elementary, Hickory Elementary, and Churchville Elementary schools have been recertified as 2016 Maryland Green Schools. This year, […]


BGE Green Grants Program Opens April 1 for 2016 Applications
May 2016
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) will open the 2016 Green Grants program to applicants on Friday, April 1. All 501c3 nonprofit organizations within the BGE service area that focus on conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and community engagement are eligible to apply at www.bge.com/giving starting April 1. Grants range from $1000 to $10,000 […]


The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Announces 2016 Maryland Green School Awards
April 2016
Harford County Public Schools is pleased to share that the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announced that C. Milton Wright High School has been newly certified as a 2016 Maryland Green School. In addition, Jarrettsville Elementary, Hickory Elementary, and Churchville Elementary schools have been recertified as 2016 Maryland Green Schools. This year, […]


Daney Named to Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association Board of Directors
March 2016
Michael H. Daney, resident partner in the Bel Air office of Godwin, Erlandson, Vernon and Daney, LLC, was named to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association Board of Directors. (MWCEA) The MWCEA is dedicated to promoting education, communication and collegiality by bringing together the Maryland Workers’ Compensation community to provide […]


U.S. News Names Sellinger School Among Nation’s Best for Graduate Specialties in Finance, Accounting and Information Systems
March 2016
BALTIMORE—Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management was included among the nation’s best business schools for graduate specialties in accounting, finance and information systems in the “2017 Best Graduate Schools” rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The specialty rankings are based on ratings by business school deans and directors of accredited MBA […]


Harford Community Action Agency Appoints Five New Board Members
March 2016
Bel Air, Md., March 17, 2016 — Harford Community Action Agency has appointed five new members to its board of directors for a one-year term: Renee L. Duzan, LBSW, Trina M. Emory, Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler, Kathy Heidelmaier and Patti Sterling. Renee Duzan is a licensed bachelor social worker and grants specialist with Harford County […]


UM Upper Chesapeake Health Announces New Board Member
March 2016
Robert W. Kennedy, Jr., M.D., has been elected as one of the medical staff representatives to the board of directors of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH). He will serve as the representative for the UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center – Bel Air campus. In addition, he will serve on The Upper Chesapeake […]


Mary Kraft Staffing Promotes Karrianne Zito-Seese to Staffing Manager
March 2016
HUNT VALLEY, Md.—Mary Kraft Staffing and HR Solutions promoted Karrianne Zito-Seese to staffing manager. In her new position, Zito-Seese oversees staffing for the company’s commercial and health care clients. Zito-Seese joined Mary Kraft Staffing in 2012 as a human resources specialist serving the company’s health care clients. She recruited job candidates, evaluated them for positions […]


Maryland Telephone Adds New Employee
March 2016
Maryland Telephone is pleased to announce that Rachelle Boone has joined the sales team of Maryland Telephone. Rachelle is a customer-focused, sales professional that brings more than 10 years of knowledge and expertise in the telecom industry to Maryland Telephone. She has a strong technical aptitude with a consultative style and approach to business solutions. […]


Kamenetz to Announce The Louis S. Diggs Award Honoring African-American Heritage in Baltimore County
February 2016
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will announce The Louis S. Diggs Award, a new Baltimore County endeavor that will take place every year during Black History Month and presented to deserving recipients. The award is named for Louis S. Diggs, a respected and distinguished authority on Baltimore County African-American history. Diggs’ research and historical perspective […]


Maryland Medical Group Management Association Announces New Member Elected to Board of Directors
February 2016
The Maryland Medical Group Management Association recently elected Tony Palumbo of Palumbo Insurance Associates to an At Large seat for a 2 year term, on the leadership Board. The Maryland MGMA is comprised of 400+ members representing over 5,000 physicians, whose members work in a wide range of medical practice settings, such as: private practice, academic […]


15th Annual ATHENA Award
February 2016
March 4 will mark the 15th anniversary of Harford County’s presentation of the ATHENA Leadership Award at the Women’s Leadership Breakfast to be held at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, one of only three communities in the state of Maryland to host the event. “Not only is 15 years a milestone, but for the first […]


House of Books: An Evening in the Stacks
February 2016
After selling out in one day, over 700 supporters gathered on Nov. 7 for House of Books, the Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 11th Annual Gala: An Evening in the Stacks. The celebration raised over $105,000, net, to be used for innovative programming at the Harford County Public Library. The evening’s theme centered around the […]


Center for the Arts Dances Closer to Construction
February 2016
With three sold out shows and a net of close to $100,000 raised, the 2015 Dancing for the Arts fundraiser, held Nov. 20-21 at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs in Bel Air, took huge steps (with a few spins and lifts!) in the progress to build a Center for the Arts in Harford County. […]


SBA Announces Cooperative Agreements Available for State Trade and Export Promotion
February 2016
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that states may immediately apply for SBA cooperative agreement awards supporting efforts to increase exporting by small businesses. The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program was appropriated $18 million to make awards by September 30, 2016. STEP Program cooperative agreements are awarded on a competitive basis. “Last […]


Over $21,000 in grants awarded to local Harford County Organizations
February 2016
The Albert P. Close Foundation awarded $21,800 in grants to local Harford County Organizations. The Close Foundation has been busy over the past several weeks awarding grant money to recipients in the county. Recipients of grants this year were; The Samaritan Women, Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, Center for Educational Opportunity/Alternative Education and PBIS at Alternative Education, […]


Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs Competition to Award $440,000 in Prizes for Best Use of Technology
February 2016
Comcast Business announced that for the third consecutive year the company will seek out the nation’s most innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs to participate in its Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs competition. Current and aspiring business owners can enter the competition for a chance to win up to $30,000 and participate in a day of mentoring with […]


SFP Capital and Sagamore Ventures Invest $1.25M in CWIST
February 2016
SFP Capital and Sagamore Ventures have invested $1.25 million in CWIST, a web platform supporting learning projects for students ages 3 to 103. The investments are the first in a planned $1.5 million round of funding and will allow CWIST to hire a team to strengthen and expand services for its current partners and grow […]


Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc. Adds Director of Sales to its Team
February 2016
Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc. General Manager Andy Cashman has announced the addition of Jake Bennett as Maryland State Fair Director of Sales. Bennett, who formerly provided sponsorship opportunities to a variety of state fairs on the East Coast will now focus exclusively on sales for the Maryland State Fair. “Mr. Bennett’s proven […]


Michael A. Strauss Appointed to Board of Directors of the Advocates for Children and Youth
January 2016
Ellin & Tucker, the Baltimore-based public accounting and business consulting firm, announced today that Michael A. Strauss, CPA, a director in the audit and accounting department, was unanimously appointed to the board of directors of the Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY) – an independent organization that advocates for the needs of children and families […]


Maryland Tourism Boosting State’s Economy
January 2016
The Maryland Office of Tourism announced that the state’s tourism has been increasing significantly. In 2014 the state of Maryland has had a six percent increase in tourism employee payroll as well as visitor spending. The Tourism Satellite Account, an Oxford Economics company, noted that close to $16.5 billion was collected in visitor spending as […]


A Variety of Restaurants Participating in Restaurant Week
January 2016
Michael’s Café, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced the 11th Baltimore County Restaurant Week to begin on Friday, January 15. At the kick-off, Kamenetz was joined by promotion partner Keith Scott, president /CEO of Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce. Fifty-eight Baltimore County restaurants have joined the winter promotion. The participating restaurants from across the County […]


Harford County Tourism-Related Grant Program Accepting Applications for FY 2017; Grant Workshops Planned
January 2016
Beginning on January 19, 2016, eligible organizations are invited to apply to Harford County’s tourism-related grant program for funding in the fiscal year 2017. The county government grants support cultural, historical, museum, eco-tourism and sports-tourism activities that draw visitors from outside the county and generate economic benefits through admissions, dining, gas, and, potentially, overnight stays. […]


Kamenetz to Kick-Off Winter Restaurant Week 2016
January 2016
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will join Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce President Keith Scott, Sysco representatives, and participating restaurateurs to launch Baltimore County’s Winter Restaurant Week, which runs January 15 – 30. Michael’s Cafe in Timonium will host the Kick-Off. Restaurant Week (actually 16 days) allows diners to discover new restaurants and enjoy old […]


Baltimore County Wins “Bright Idea Award” from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
January 2016
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that the County has won the prestigious “Bright Idea Award” from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government through their 2015 Innovation in American Government Program. The award praises the County’s Social Services Eligibility Determination Improvement project. This project overhauled the County’s social services application and eligibility process for […]


Center for the Arts Names New CEO
January 2016
The Board of Trustees of the Center for the Arts (CFA) announces that following an extensive search, Michael H. Jessup has been named the new chief executive office of the nonprofit organization. He assumed the duties of the position effective January 4, replacing interim CEO Carolyn Evans. A graduate of Loyola Blakefield and Towson University, […]


CTR Introduces Horse Powered Learning Program
January 2016
Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding (CTR), a Harford County-based nonprofit organization, is pleased to introduce the Horse Powered Learning program. This is the first equine-assisted educational program of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region. “We are very excited about Horse Powered Learning,” says CTR’s Executive Director and Founder, Cathy Schmidt. “It is a compelling new educational option […]


Ecotone Inc. brings on Gary Stokes as new Chief Operating Officer
December 2015
Ecotone Inc, a full delivery ecosystem restoration firm in Harford County, Maryland, is proud to announce the addition of Gary Stokes as Chief Operating Officer. Gary will be overseeing the growth of the company as Ecotone increases its construction and restoration capabilities. “The Ecotone team is really thrilled to have Gary on board,” says Ecotone […]


Towson Commons Retail Coming to Life Under New Local Ownership
December 2015
Towson Commons Retail LLC, a local investment group consisting of affiliates of MFI and Woodmont Properties II, LLC, has purchased the retail portion of Towson Commons, adding to the more than $1 billion in recent private investment to downtown Towson. Local retail-focused brokerage firm MFI Realty is the leasing agent and is affiliated with the […]


Jacqueline Shaffstall Joins Havre de Grace Housing Authority as Operations Manager
December 2015
The Havre de Grace Housing Authority (HDGHA) has announced that Jacqueline “Jackie” Shaffstall joined the staff as operations manager effective November 30. In her new role, Shaffstall will develop and implement policies, procedures and programs to manage daily operations and activities of the HDGHA within its operating budget; as well as assist with grant writing […]


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