Friday, October 9, 2015

In This Issue:

First Lady Visits, Encourages Howard County Students »

Trecya Jordan recently enjoyed what she can only call the job interview of her life.

Letter From Rotary International District 7620 Governor: Rotary Membership Is About to Dramatically Increase »

I believe Rotary membership is about to dramatically increase in Howard and Anne Arundel counties, and across the rest of Rotary District 7620 in Maryland, the United States and around the world.

Corner-ing the Market on Peer Advisory Boards for Entrepreneurs »

The blood flowing through Tina Corner’s veins has always been infused with the spirit of an entrepreneur, even though she tried to deny it for many years.


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Latest News

BizWeekly 10/6/2015

Kittleman Relieves Transportation Head Powell, Pritchard to Manage RTA
The past week was eventful in local transportation circles, with Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman relieving John Powell of his duties as administrator of the Howard County Office of Transportation.

The acting director to replace Powell will be Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) Director Val Lazdins, who will take on the extra duties until a new deputy director of the DPZ is named. The new deputy director will have various responsibilities within DPZ, with overseeing transportation in the county and within the Downtown Columbia redevelopment among them.

“This is part of a reorganization of transportation, which is slated to be absorbed into the department of DPZ. This reorganization plan must be submitted to the [Howard] County Council by Jan. 1,” said Deidre McCabe, communications director for Kittleman, adding that “The executive made this move to assure that there is seamless integration of transportation planning with commercial and residential growth.”

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Guest Article

Ignite Howard County Is a Spark for Real Conversation

By Susan Kim, Staff Writer

In the lobby of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, people are deep in conversations about topics that don’t usually share talking space: near-death experiences; jump roping; a sense of beauty; and whether, in fact, we all have “too much stuff.”

They’ve just attended Ignite Howard County, a fast-moving production featuring 12 speakers who talk for five minutes apiece, each with an allotted 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds behind them. The speakers are a little of everything: playwrights, high schoolers, entrepreneurs, artists, wealth managers. They could well be your neighbors, but they’re up on stage talking about things they’ve probably never told you.

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