Posted inBusiness News

Teachers partner with local businesses to create career pathways

The Maryland Chamber Foundation has launched its 2022 Teacher Externship Program, a unique opportunity for Maryland public high school teachers to be paired with local businesses with the goal of gaining valuable technical and career pipeline knowledge essential to help transition their students into the workforce.  Beginning in July, the program will provide 23 educators […]

Posted inHealth

HHMI launches $1.5B Hrabowski Scholars program 

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched the Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program to help build a scientific workforce that more fully reflects our increasingly diverse country.  The $1.5 billion program honors UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski III for his decades of leadership in growing and diversifying the pipeline of Ph.D.-level researchers, most prominently through UMBC’s Meyerhoff Scholars Program.  Students who became […]

Posted inBusiness News

TEDCO’s pre-seed Builder Fund invests $150K in AudioOne

Columbia-based TEDCO announced its Builder Fund invested $150,000 in AudioOne, a technology start-up based in Bethesda. TEDCO’s Builder Fund invests in and provides executive support to Maryland-based technology companies run by entrepreneurs who demonstrate economic disadvantage.  AudioOne, founded by Mark McMahon and Antonio Bray, integrates different artificial intelligence platforms to bring its members a more complete, personalized radio listening experience. Its interface ‘learns’ […]

Posted inBusiness News

Cerberus Sentinel acquires Creatrix

Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corp., a cybersecurity consulting and managed services firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has completed the acquisition of Creatrix Inc., a woman-owned cybersecurity and information technology company based in Columbia and in Franklin, Tenn. Under the terms of the agreement, Creatrix will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cerberus Sentinel. The company was co-founded byAnna […]

Posted inHoward County

Funding secured for underground tunnel in Ellicott City

Howard County announced the closing of a $75 million low-interest federal loan to construct a 5,000-foot-long tunnel in Ellicott City, which will be the largest flood mitigation component of the Ellicott City Safe and Sound plan.  The funding was secured through the Environmental Protection Agency’s competitive Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, which provides water […]

Posted inEducation

Howard Board of Ed adopts new budgets

The Howard County Board of Education adopted its operating and capital budgets for the 2022-2023 school year. The General Fund operating budget totals $1.03 billion, an increase of $74.8 million from fiscal 2022, which represents a 7.8 percent change.  The fiscal 2023 capital budget totals $105,887,000, to support capital projects, including new High School #13 and Hammond High […]