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TEDCO, MCEDC collaborate on leading women’s program

Columbia-based TEDCO has announced the launch of the Leading Women’s Program in collaboration with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. Located at the Universities at Shady Grove, TEDCO and the MCEDC are creating a community of entrepreneurs to support each other and provide a best-in-class entrepreneur leadership development program. The 10-month pilot program will be […]

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$11M set for renovations at Maryland Wholesale Produce Market

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball was recently joined by Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder to announce $11 million in joint funding to support renovations to the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market, in Jessup. Ball included $1 million for the project in his proposed fiscal 2023 budget, which was passed by the County Council, to […]

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DataTribe announces annual cybersecurity startup challenge

DataTribe, a Fulton-based global cyberfoundry that invests in and co-builds next-generation cybersecurity and data science companies, has launched its fifth-annual DataTribe Challenge. The competition is poised to identify and curate Pre-Series A, high-technology startups with a vision to disrupt cybersecurity and data science. Three finalists will split $20,000 in prize money and one winner will […]

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Merkle: customer experience impacts brand loyalty

Columbia-based Merkle, a division of dentsu, has released its 2022 Loyalty Barometer Report to offer insights into how marketers can build more meaningful, lasting customer relationships.  Among the findings are that loyalty programs are no longer just about discounts and transactions. Consumers want brands to go the extra mile to connect with them, and more than 75 percent […]

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Howard County earns Excellence in Financial Reporting award

Howard County earned a prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The professional group recently honored the county for excellence in following generally accepted accounting principles and promoting transparency in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report submission for fiscal 2021. Each fiscal year, […]

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APL honored as Best Place to Work

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel,  was honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, ranking No. 15 out of 100 U.S. large companies on the Best Places to Work in 2022 list. This award is based solely on feedback from employees, who anonymously complete company reviews about their jobs, work environments and employers. APL’s rating […]

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TEDCO’s Maryland Venture Fund invests $500K in startup

The Columbia-based Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO), Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced its Maryland Venture Fund (MVF) invested $500,000 in Transformania. The MVF is an early-stage, venture capital fund dedicated to funding and growing the next generation of outstanding technology-based businesses in the state. With the goal of making meaningful investments into venture trajectory businesses as […]

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Sysco to acquire Coastal Companies

Sysco Corp., a global foodservice distribution company, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Laurel-based Coastal Companies, a leading fresh produce distributor and value-added processer, from Continental Grain Company. Upon completion of the transaction, the acquisition will operate as part of FreshPoint, Sysco’s specialty produce business. The acquisition will create a strong FreshPoint presence in the mid-Atlantic […]