Maryland: The cyber capital of America

Maryland Business News - Wed, Jun 19, 2019

When you think “cybersecurity” you might think Silicon Valley, Calif.; Austin, Texas; or Cambridge, Mass. You should be thinking Maryland!

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Maryland SPCA: 150 years of improving the lives of people and pets

Maryland Business News - Tue, Jun 18, 2019

It’s hard to believe that what began as an animal welfare organization for Baltimore City’s work horses has become one of the busiest adoption centers in Maryland.

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Baltimore City partners with Smart Growth America to support small-scale manufacturing

Maryland Business News - Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Around this time last year, Smart Growth America announced it was accepting applications for communities seeking assistance on small-scale manufacturing and neighborhood revitalization. It received applications from 64 organizations and communities in 32 different states. 

Baltimore was the first of six selected communities to be named a winner.

Now in June 2019, members of Smart Growth America, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, and Recast City visited Baltimore to strategize and discuss the features of the city's maker community.

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Roy Rogers cooks up success throughout the Mid Atlantic

Maryland Business News - Thu, Jun 13, 2019

For more than 50 years, Roy Rogers Restaurants have been serving quick-service meals to customers throughout the East Coast, with help from a former Marriott executive and his family.

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Frederick’s Music & Arts creates harmony across the country

Maryland Business News - Tue, Jun 11, 2019

For nearly 70 years, Frederick-based Music & Arts has taken pride in being the “neighborhood choice for music.” And with 17 locations in Maryland alone – from Calvert County to Washington County – you’ve probably seen or visited one of its retail locations throughout the state.

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For Sport Squad, table tennis is no mere game

Maryland Business News - Mon, Jun 10, 2019

Professional leagues. Devoted fans. Product endorsements. Millions of dollars in career earnings. Championships that draw more viewers than the Super Bowl. For much of the world, that’s table tennis. 

But here in the United States, the game is usually reduced to mere ping pong—a casual game played in basements and garages. But Richard Lee, president of the Rockville-based Sport Squad, wants to change that.

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Maryland & UK partner on life sciences sector

Maryland Business News - Wed, Jun 5, 2019

The Maryland Department of Commerce has joined with the United Kingdom’s Midlands Engine to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster greater collaboration in the life sciences between the two regions.

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Family fun on Father’s Day

Maryland Business News - Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Father’s Day is quickly approaching… have you figured out a fun activity to do with dad? Here are a few businesses that can help him feel extra special on Sunday, June 16.

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Five local picks for National Donut Day

Maryland Business News - Tue, Jun 4, 2019

Held every year on the first Friday of June, National Donut Day is a celebration not to be missed. This year, there are a number of stores recognizing the yearly dessert day. In addition to your local Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme stores, expand your palette and try a new bakery on June 7. 

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3 ways Maryland’s biohealth industry is booming in 2019

Maryland Business News - Fri, May 31, 2019

Anchored by institutions like NIH, FDA, and Johns Hopkins University, it’s no surprise that the Maryland area is consistently recognized among the leading U.S. bio clusters. With some of the industry’s most notable companies opening or expanding in Maryland over the past year, momentum continues to grow for the region as a leading bio hub. 

Here are three ways the Maryland biohealth industry is booming in 2019. 

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Support Maryland nurseries when landscaping this spring

Maryland Business News - Thu, May 30, 2019

With more than 300 farms producing ornamentals across the state, the Maryland Department of Agriculture encourages consumers to support local Maryland nurseries when landscaping their properties this spring.

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Maryland Food Bank celebrates 40 years

Maryland Business News - Tue, May 21, 2019

It takes more than food to end hunger—which is why the Maryland Food Bank is working harder than ever to make sure its Maryland residents don’t go to bed hungry.

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Meet the Marylanders: Adam finds the state perfectly positioned

Maryland Business News - Mon, May 20, 2019

After living in New Jersey, Indiana, California and Montana, Adam Hamlin moved to Maryland to pursue a Master’s Degree from a top-rated Computer Science program at the University of Maryland. After graduation, the software engineer stayed in the area to pursue a career with Immuta, a data management company located in College Park.

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Maryland Commerce launches database of military and federal STEM programs

Maryland Business News - Thu, May 16, 2019

The Maryland Department of Commerce has announced the launch of STEMConnect, an interactive database of educational, internship, and apprenticeship opportunities in federal agencies and military installations throughout Maryland.

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Humdinger Productions shines a light on the event planning industry

Maryland Business News - Wed, May 15, 2019

During the 2008 recession, Kacy and Alexis Jenkins made a bold move that most people would have called crazy—the newly-engaged couple quit their jobs and launched an event agency in Crofton, Md. Only in their twenties at the time, the pair capitalized on their work experience at a small music venue management company to grow their new business into what is now known as Humdinger Productions, a full-service event design, fabrication, and production company. 

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Chesapeake Bay blue crab population increases 60 percent

Maryland Business News - Tue, May 14, 2019

Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, announced that the results of the 2019 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey showed that the Bay-wide blue crab population increased 60 percent from last year, to an estimated total population of 594 million crabs.  

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Maryland leads delegation to BIO 2019

Maryland Business News - Mon, May 13, 2019

Maryland Commerce is leading a delegation of 20 biohealth and life sciences companies, educational institutions, federal agencies, and city and county economic development offices to the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia next month. 

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10 state resources for Maryland small businesses

Maryland Business News - Tue, May 7, 2019

Maryland has more than 575,000 small businesses, which employ 1.1 million people, according to the SBA. The Department of Commerce, along with other state agencies, are always looking at ways to support and grow small business through innovative programs. In celebration of National Small Business Week, here are 10 state resources that small business should have on their radar.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day the Maryland way

Maryland Business News - Mon, May 6, 2019

With Mother’s Day less than a week away, it’s time to finish up your shopping and gift wrapping. Here are a few tips and ideas to make mom feel extra special this Sunday, May 12.

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