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September 2011

EntrepreneursInnovation & Tech

by Christine Hansen When Mark Dent drove by the remains of fire damaged Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, he knew it was meant to be.  Dent, President of Chesapeake Systems, the region’s leading provider of Mac based support and service, was looking for new

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by Jill Feinberg, Communications Director, Star Spangled 200, Inc. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLvxJ2Poabc] Nearly 300 people joined Gov. Martin O’Malley, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and State Sen. President Thomas V. ‘Mike’ Miller Jr. at the Landmark Theatres’ Harbor East Cinema in Baltimore, Monday evening, Sept. 26, for a highlighted version of The War

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Innovation & TechManufacturing

by Christine Hansen [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG-mmVJ3GmY] Everyone, at some point, has delivered donations to their local Goodwill or Salvation Army.  After a move or a spring cleaning, it’s common to have extra items – whether it’s clothes or household goods – that can be donated for someone else in need.  But what

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by Jill Feinberg, Communications Director for Star-Spangled 200, Inc. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ7zv1jZi2w] Video Courtesy of WNEDTV “The War of 1812,” a new PBS documentary that airs nationwide on October 10, will be shown at the Landmark Theatres’ Harbor East Cinema on September 26 at 7:00 p.m.  The screening (a highlighted version) benefits

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Innovation & TechInternationalMaryland Economy

by Christine Hansen [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJhoLwoMCtA] Alberto Lacaze and business partner, Karl Murphy, believe in artificial intelligence.  Instrumental in the research that went into unmanned vehicles for the military during the 1990s and 2000s, Lacaze and Murphy never gave up on the idea of autonomous vehicles and machinery. After leaving their posts

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by Christine Hansen [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jyrfjh0Unfk] Hundreds, including descendants of Harriet Tubman, gathered in Capitol Hill yesterday to rally in support of legislation that would create historic national parks in Maryland and New York in honor of Harriet Tubman, one of the most recognized leaders behind the Underground Railroad.  If the legislation

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InternationalMaryland Economy

by Kathy Snyder, President & CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce Tom Friedman wisely noted that the “World Is Flat,” an apt title for his renowned book that called for a change in our country’s thinking about our rightful place in a global economy. Widespread use of the internet, emergence of

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by Carla Dunlap, Liz Fitzsimmons and Christine Hansen This Sunday, September 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Maryland officials gathered to unveil and dedicate the State’s 9/11 Memorial of Maryland.  Over 1,000 guests, including the victims’ families, first responders, supporters and the public gathered at Baltimore’s World

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by Mindie Burgoyne, Department of Business and Economic Development [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCfK0Bekm8I] Governor Martin O’Malley visited Cambridge International on Thursday, September 8, to express his regards on the company’s 100th anniversary.  Cambridge International is the world’s largest and oldest manufacturer of metal belting and wire cloth.  The Dorchester County company has recently

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Weekend Commemoration of Defenders’ Day to Take Place at Ft. McHenry by Jill Feinberg, Communications Director, Star Spangled Banner 200, Inc. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTISCAItHxA] Starting tomorrow, the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine will host a patriotic weekend September 9-11, 2011.  This three-day event will feature parades, fireworks, a military encampment

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