Post Archive

July 2011

DBEDEntrepreneurs

by Wanda Wickham, DBED As founder and chairman of Radio One Inc., Cathy Hughes considers herself a leader and a survivor in the media world of communications. Starting out her career in radio as General Sales Manager of WHUR-FM, the Howard University owned radio station, she worked her way learning

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DBED

by Christine Hansen Throughout her life and career, Jamie McDonald, current CEO of GiveCorps, has always placed a high priority on civic engagement.  After coming to Baltimore in 1986 to work for Alex Brown (now Deutsche Bank), McDonald became involved in a number of local non-profits. “When I got involved

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EducationMaryland Economy

by Leah Michaels This month MDBizMedia will be talking with prominent Marylanders about their lessons learned from odd summer jobs. To preview the project, Secretary Christian Johansson from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development sat down with us to discuss his odd summer jobs. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4dyFS1h3Vc] Think you had

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Uncategorized

by Karen Glenn Hood, Department of Business & Economic Development Connecting with executives of some of Maryland’s fastest growing and innovative companies is next on the agenda for members of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. The Commission, which was revitalized by Governor Martin O’Malley just two years ago after a

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CybersecurityInnovation & Tech

by Christine Hansen The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a field hearing on the role of small businesses in strengthening the cybersecurity industry in Laurel yesterday, just miles from Ft. Meade – the headquarters for the National Security Agency (NSA) and the new U.S. Cyber Command,

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Maryland LivingTourism

2010 Reports Show Increases in Visitors, Hotel Performance by the Maryland Office of Tourism, Department of Business & Economic Development As Maryland’s high temperatures begin breaking records, Maryland has broken its own visitation record. Maryland welcomed 32.2 million domestic travelers in 2010, a 10.7 percent increase from 2009 and an

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Job CreationMaryland Economy

by Michael Raia, Director of Communications & Media Relations, DLLR Earlier today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released state employment and jobs data for June. According to the BLS data, Maryland – like all other states – is still recovering from the worst national recession in generations. During June, Maryland’s

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EnergyInnovation & TechManufacturing

by Leah Michaels   TIC Gums, located in White Marsh, Maryland, is a global company that has been developing ingredients for the food industry for over 100 years. To create these ingredients TIC Gums combines organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and material science in their laboratory. Their ingredients are then used

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Innovation & TechManufacturing

by Christine Hansen The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) awarded fifteen Maryland technology startups $75,000 each through TEDCO’s Maryland Technology Transfer and Commercialization Fund.  The Fund’s goal is to foster greater collaboration between businesses, Maryland universities and federal laboratories to bring technology into the marketplace. The companies that received the

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Finance & Services

by Christine Hansen Eddie C. Brown knows what it means to beat the odds.  Born to an unwed 13 year-old mother, the stacks were piled high against him. But you’d never know it.  Today, Brown heads one of the nation’s oldest African-American owned investment management firms. “I always say people

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