Mulch Mate plans to revolutionize landscaping industry

Maryland Business News - 7 hours 31 min ago

One Anne Arundel County company knew it had a revolutionary product when a local business, a makerspace, and an online group rallied around its idea to transform the landscaping industry. Meet the Mulch Mate.

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UMBC wins Maryland Cyber Challenge

Maryland Business News - Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Busy teams of students clustered around laptops in a room overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Tuesday, focused on solving as many challenges as possible during a “capture-the-flag” style competition. After hours of intense competition in cyberspace, UMBC’s team emerged victorious, named champions of the college division of the 2018 Maryland Cyber Challenge.

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Fashions Unlimited bridges the gap between tradition and innovation

Maryland Business News - Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Since 1976, Fashions Unlimited has crafted garments for brands such as Hanes, Adidas, and Liz Claiborne all while weathering the storms of economic recession and outsourcing that have claimed many of their local competitors. Voted by Apparel Magazine as one of the Top Innovative Companies in the Industry for 2018, the Baltimore City manufacturer nestled in the historic Pigtown neighborhood has established itself as a leader in high-end performance apparel manufacturing.

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Baltimore brokerage firm expands to WTC Penthouse

Maryland Business News - Tue, Oct 9, 2018

Quillion Wealth Management, a Baltimore-based brokerage firm, has expanded to a larger space in the heart of the Inner Harbor.

Previously located on the 23rd floor of the World Trade Center building, Quillion has moved its headquarters to the 28th floor – or the Penthouse – overlooking the city and the Baltimore harbor below. At 5,394 square-feet, the Penthouse gives the brokerage firm an additional 2,000 square-feet than its previous suite.

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Feminine care products company wins Beta City startup competition

Maryland Business News - Fri, Oct 5, 2018

Betamore has named the winner of its fourth annual Beta City competition, an event that celebrates leaders, makers and innovators in Baltimore. Femly, a feminine care products subscription service, took home the grand prize of $25,000, beating out five other finalists from the nearly 100 applicants. 

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Celebrating our customers in Maryland

Maryland Business News - Thu, Oct 4, 2018

Here at Maryland Commerce, we value and appreciate our customers every day. But this week is particularly special and gives us an opportunity to say thank you for helping us to make Maryland “Open for Business.”

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At Sofpak, creativity and problem-solving are the family business

Maryland Business News - Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Sofpak Technologies really began because there was a problem to solve, says President Mona Lim. 

In the late 1970s, Lim's father, Casey, was an engineer responsible for field-testing equipment for an electronics company. He experienced a common problem: equipment damage during transport. Too much time was being spent on costly repairs and maintenance. 

So Casey and his wife, Jully—both Korean immigrants—brainstormed and designed the first Sofpak case, custom-made to protect the equipment. 

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C&O Canal plans new HQ, visitor center in Washington County

Maryland Business News - Tue, Oct 2, 2018

A new headquarters for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is expected to bring jobs and an economic boost to Williamsport, Md. 

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Maryland to welcome thousands of visitors for Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore

Maryland Business News - Mon, Oct 1, 2018

Baltimore’s sky and sea will soon be swarming with sailors and aviators as part of Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, taking place October 3-9. The USAF Thunderbirds will headline the event with flying demonstrations from the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

 

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VC funding is on a roll in Maryland

Maryland Business News - Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Summer 2018 may have brought more rain than sun, but when it comes to funding at Maryland startups, things have been hot, hot, hot. With top-notch research institutions, an unparalleled technical workforce, and a network of accelerators, Maryland is a hotbed for innovation, so it's no wonder venture capitalists want Maryland startups in their portfolio. Here’s a snapshot of companies that have recently received VC investments. 

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Strouse opens new Westminster manufacturing facility

Maryland Business News - Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Strouse, a Carroll County manufacturer that serves the military, medical, and automotive industries, officially opened its new facility in Westminster this month. Located in the Westminster Technology Park, the new facility will help streamline manufacturing processes and provide additional room for the company to grow in future yers. 

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Maryland heads to Africa Aerospace & Defense 2018

Maryland Business News - Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The Maryland Department of Commerce is leading a delegation of six companies this week to Africa Aerospace & Defense 2018 in Tshwane, South Africa, the largest exhibition of its kind on the African continent. This is the second time Maryland has led a delegation to this biennial tradeshow.

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3 reasons why cybersecurity talent is better here

Maryland Business News - Wed, Sep 19, 2018

Ask tech CEOs what’s the most critical component to the success of their business, and you’ll hear words like “talent” and “workforce” over and over again. With cyber attacks becoming more frequent and increasingly sophisticated, the cybersecurity industry is always looking for the top professionals to ensure their company is at the top of its game--from providing clients with top-rate cybersecurity services or looking for the next big breakthrough in cyber protection. 

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Support available for small businesses providing paid sick leave

Maryland Business News - Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Small businesses in Maryland that provide paid sick and safe leave to their employees will soon be able to apply for a refundable tax credit administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce. The Small Business Relief Tax Credit offers businesses that meet certain criteria a state income tax credit of up to $500 per employee and $7,000 per small business for every year in which they qualify.

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NSA and UMBC: Partners for 20 plus years

Maryland Business News - Thu, Sep 13, 2018


NSA is celebrating its partnerships with a new Featured School Series campaign that will highlight schools that help develop the talent and tools needed to meet national security challenges. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is the first to be featured and the installment highlights facts about NSA's partnership with UMBC - such as the 1,100 plus NSA employees with UMBC degrees. 

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Maryland Commerce accepting applications for cybersecurity investment incentive tax credit

Maryland Business News - Tue, Sep 11, 2018

The Maryland Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit, designed to attract investment in Maryland cybersecurity companies. The cybersecurity tax credit program, which originally provided a tax credit to companies receiving the investment, was revised through legislation and passed during the 2018 Maryland General Assembly session.

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Rosebud Perfume stays relevant by embracing their history

Maryland Business News - Mon, Sep 10, 2018

A moisturizing balm infused with seven essential oils and a 126-year proven track record of providing hydration to even the driest of lips sounds like something from a high-end Parisian boutique or the Queen’s personal makeup bag. But in fact, it’s a product born and raised right in Woodsboro, Maryland. 

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New jet engine developed, tested, and funded in Maryland

Maryland Business News - Wed, Sep 5, 2018

Jet engines without moving parts. Seems unlikely, but North American Wave Engine Corporation (NAWEC) CEO Daanish Maqbool has developed just that. And he did it right here in Maryland. 

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The Container Store selects Harford County for distribution center

Maryland Business News - Tue, Sep 4, 2018

The Container Store, Inc., the only national retailer solely dedicated to providing storage and organization products, will build and lease a 600,000 square-foot distribution center at the Eastgate 95 Industrial Park in Perryman.

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Renovate your outdoor space with help from Maryland’s small businesses

Maryland Business News - Tue, Sep 4, 2018

Soak up the last weeks of warm weather and get ready for crisp fall nights by enjoying your outdoor space. There are plenty of Maryland companies ready and waiting to help you create the yard of your dreams.

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