Monday, November 24, 2014

In This Issue:

Back Into the Light at Long Reach Village Center »

A few months ago, on a rainy night, Karen Hitcho attended a meeting near the Long Reach Village Center. When the meeting concluded, she said, “I had to walk through the space between the old Safeway and Stonehouse (the community center). I stepped in water up to mid-calf. I couldn’t see anything.”

Q&A With Fort Meade Garrison Commander Brian Foley »

The native of Blackstone, Mass., Col. Brian Foley, the garrison commander for Fort Meade since August 2013, was commissioned into the Army in 1990 through the ROTC program after earning his Bachelor of Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors: Growth and Longevity »

Even though there has been a change at the helm for Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors (BWFA), the ship has continued a steady course toward growth and client loyalty.

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BizWeekly 11/18/2014

It’s Official: Ellicott City Receives Main Street Maryland Designation

Ellicott City has been designated a Main Street Maryland Community, making it eligible for financial and planning resources from the state of Maryland. The designation was announced by Maryland Department of House and Community Development Acting Secretary Clarence Snuggs during a ceremony at the Howard County Welcome Center www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVK02o1_unk

Ellicott City becomes the first Main Street Maryland community in Howard County and the 28th in Maryland. It now will receive priority consideration for state funding, orientation and training for a Main Street Manager, technical planning assistance and membership in the National Main Street Trust Center.

In approving the designation, state officials noted Ellicott City’s architectural charm, illustrated by the more than 200 18th and 19th century buildings, and its numerous historical attractions, including the B & O Railroad Museum Ellicott City Station, which is the oldest surviving railroad station in America.

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Guest Article

Fair Connects Businesses with Government Procurement Specialists

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) will host its 23rd Annual Procurement Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD.

The Fair connects procurement specialists from local, state and federal agencies, as well as the defense and construction industries, with businesses seeking contracting opportunities.

“Finding their way to the right procurement officer or program manager at a government agency can be especially challenging for small- and medium-sized companies looking to expand their business through government contracts,” said Walt Townshend, president and CEO of BWCC. “The Procurement Fair puts them on the right track.”

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