Monday, July 6, 2015

In This Issue:

Preakness and Laurel Park: Far-Fetched or Feasible? »

To think: Not long ago, the worry in Maryland horse racing circles was about the Preakness Stakes leaving Maryland.

BWI Air Cargo Facilities Poised for Expansion »

As passenger-focused investments and improvements continue at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, the owner and operator of a large portion of the accompanying air cargo facilities is also preparing for growth.

Howard County Estate Planning Council Shares Ideas/Charitable Giving »

When people like Mike Davis and Beverly White-Seals have a cup of coffee, ideas fly across the table.

Columbia Festival of the Arts’ Summer Festival Begins This Month »

“Cross Currents,” Columbia Festival of the Arts’ (CFA) 2015 summer festival, will begin with a free opening weekend on the Lakefront June 12–14

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Latest News

BizWeekly 7/7/2015

Bay Bank Moves Headquarters to Columbia Gateway

Bay Bank has moved its corporate headquarters to Columbia, where it also recently opened a new, full-service branch. This news is the latest in a series of recent announcements that reflect a strategic intention to grow the bank’s franchise in the Corridor.

Historically, the bank’s primary geographic footprint has been in the Baltimore metropolitan area; however, a change in strategy has shifted its reach to extend into Howard County and the southern portion of the Corridor. Bay Bank recently added two board members who will be partnering with a team of bankers specifically to support the expansion into Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Richard Ohnmacht will serve as Corridor market president.

“Howard County has seen tremendous development over the past decade, and moving our corporate headquarters to Columbia is the logical next step for Bay Bank as we continue to seek opportunities for growth,” said Joseph Thomas, president and CEO. “We’ve always been invested in our local 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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