Wednesday, November 26, 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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Latest News

BizWeekly 11/25/2014

Winner, Runner-Up From 2014 Pitch Across Maryland Announced

Startup Maryland has announced the two top finalists from the 2014 Pitch Across Maryland celebration.

After qualifying and posting more than 150 video pitches from Maryland entrepreneurs that were captured during the three-week Pitch Across Maryland tour/celebration, Startup Maryland has announced Vheda Health (from Howard County’s Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship) and BrinkBit as winner and runner-up, respectively.

The companies cited were distilled by two separate review panels of serial entrepreneurs, investors and economic development officers during two months and two rounds of judging. Eight finalists presented their ventures and opportunities during the final afternoon session at the 2014 TEDCO Entrepreneur Expo, which was held Nov. 12 in Elkridge.

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Guest Article

bgr CPAs Reaches Its Diamond Anniversary

It might seem like a coincidence that Louis J. Berman and Herbert Goldman founded what is now bgr CPAs in 1939, the “Golden Year of Hollywood,” but not to the firm’s 600 or so clients.

Like a classic film, this business has inspired decades-long loyalty — through a commitment to client and staff relationships that is shared by its sister company, Patuxent Valuation Group, which also is celebrating a milestone anniversary — its 10th.

A lot has changed in 75 years. Movie tickets now cost far more than a quarter, and “snail mail” is hardly the preferred method of correspondence.

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