Saturday, May 23, 2015

In This Issue:

The Maryland Horse Industry: Back in the Running »

Maryland is known as the “Old Line State” and “America in Miniature.” Those are memorable nicknames, true; but the state doesn’t really have a catchy slogan.

GovConnects Cyber 6.0: Migration to the Cloud »

With panel presentations, noted government and industry keynotes, small-group educational sessions, exhibits and one-on-one mentoring,


Upcoming Events

May 23, 2015 Hills of Milltown 5K Race in Downtown Ellicott City 8:30 AM May 25, 2015 9th Annual Remembrance Run 5K & 1 Mile Family Walk 8:00 AM May 26, 2015 Rotary Club of Clarksville 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM May 26, 2015 Columbia Rotary Club 6:30 PM May 27, 2015 Columbia Town Center Rotary Club 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM View all upcoming events »

Latest News

BizWeekly 5/19/2015

Eight MCE Businesses Named Finalists for Incubator Company of the Year

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) has announced that eight Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) resident, affiliate and graduate companies are among the 22 finalists for the 15th Annual Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards (ICOY).

The 2015 MCE finalists are Hungry Harvest, Milestone Sports, Vheda Health, Vitus Vet and Zavda Technologies, which are resident companies at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship; Care Progress and Spend Consciously, affiliate companies; and Audacious Inquiry, an MCE graduate.

The ICOY Awards publicly recognize achievements by current clients and graduates of Maryland incubators and provide a forum for the nominees to increase their visibility in the business, technology and investment communities.

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Guest Article

Howard County Conservancy Now Has Two Locations: Mt. Pleasant and Belmont

By Susan Kim, Staff Writer

Now with two locations — the 232-acre Mt. Pleasant headquarters in Woodstock and the Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge — the Howard County Conservancy is seeing spring-like growth during its 25 anniversary year.

If businesses aren’t already involved with the conservancy, Allison Anderson, the conservancy’s assistant director, urged them to think about becoming a conservancy partner. “It’s one of the most unique, interactive partnerships around,” she said. “We have lots of businesses hold their annual team-building sessions or holiday parties here. Rental income is a source of funding for us. Businesspeople start off donating money, then they come here to learn, bring their families and even become volunteers.”

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