Saturday, February 6, 2016

In This Issue:

Have You Ever Been to Woodwardville? »

Buy land that’s in the right place, financial analysts often say, and investors know why: Because they’re not making any more of it.

Bringing Messages to Life Through Strategic Branding »

Eyes often glaze over when one talks about “marketing.” It encompasses a large arena of concepts and strategies to be considered and, with social media and other technological advances, more are presenting themselves every day.


Upcoming Events

February 4, 2016 -- February 6, 2016 Columbia Festival of the Arts Winter Festival February 9, 2016 Howard County Tobacco Retailer Training 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM February 9, 2016 West County Mixer 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM February 9, 2016 Columbia Rotary Club 6:30 PM February 10, 2016 Columbia Town Center Rotary Club 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM View all upcoming events »

Latest News

BizWeekly 2-2-2016
Distribution of the February issue of The Business Monthly begins today. It is available at more than 900 locations in Howard County, Northern and Western Anne Arundel County, and Laurel. For a complete list of addresses, visit, look to the blue bar across the top of the home page and click on “Distribution.”

MDOT Supports Dual Stop MARC Option for Laurel
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete Rahn has announced state support for maintaining the historic Laurel MARC Station on the Camden Line.

In a letter to Laurel City Council President Ed Ricks and Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, Rahn said, “MDOT supports the ‘Double Stop’ option and is in agreement with the City of Laurel and Howard County that this option best serves the interests of all parties concerned.”

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Guest Article

No Symphony of Lights? What to Do Instead – and When to Expect the Symphony’s Return

By Susan Kim, Staff Writer

After 21 years of lighting up Columbia, the Symphony of Lights js taking a break to allow for the redevelopment of Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. Don’t worry; Symphony of Lights will return in 2016 with environmentally-friendly, more cost-effective LED lights. Many of the current lights are more than two decades old, so it’s time for them to retire.

Until then, what to do?

First, if you’re truly desperately missing the Symphony of Lights

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