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Clyde’s Restaurant Group CEO Dies

John Laytham, co-owner and CEO of Clyde’s Restaurant Group ― which has operated a restaurant at the Columbia Lakefront since the mid-70s ― died on Jan. 3 at Washington Hospital Center after fighting a heart condition for many years. According to the company website, the Columbia location was its “second property in the D.C. area […]

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Q&A with Sam Minnitte

BWI Business Partnership Prepares for a New Era It’s the dawn of a new era for the BWI Business Partnership. Founded in 1985 as the BWI Commuter Assistance Center at a time when only a few hotels operated within what was becoming the BWI Business District, it is now home to more than two dozen […]

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Stewart to Run BWI Business Partnership

At its recent meeting breakfast meeting at the Hilton BWI Baltimore Airport, the BWI Business Partnership introduced Gina Stewart as its new executive director. Stewart has been involved with the partnership for many years and once served as membership chair; she has most recently been employed as a senior business development representative by the State […]

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Kann Partners Join Waldon

Baltimore architect, Donald Kann, and the employees of Baltimore-based Kann Partners, have joined Columbia-based Waldon Studio Architects (WSA), expanding the firm’s capabilities and increasing its size to just fewer than 40 employees. This new talent brings to WSA new expertise in historic preservation, as well as deep experience in the senior living, hospitality, multi-family housing […]

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 COLUMBIA–Gregg Fitchitt at the helm for redevelopment

Parents of philosophy majors, take heart: a philosophy major not only got a job, he got the top job. Greg Fitchitt, the newly appointed Regional President for The Howard Hughes Corporation, majored in philosophy nearly three decades ago at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. Now he’s overseeing the $5 billion, 14-million-square-foot redevelopment of Downtown Columbia. […]

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Decoding Millennials

Millennials have spoken: they want food trucks and festivals; bars and restaurants that stay open late; adults-only nights with painting, skating and trivia. And preferably all this on a budget. After 820 millennials responded to a Columbia Association (CA) survey that closed in August, the CA Millennial Work Group unveiled a summary of those responses […]

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Q&A with Tonya Kennon– New library leader plans for the future

Nearly six months ago Tonya (pronounced TONE-ya) Kennon took leadership of the Howard County Library System (HCLS). Kennon joined HCLS following a long career working in her native California, most recently serving as director of the Riverside Public Library. During her tenure, she secured unanimous City Council approval to construct a new $40 million main […]