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November 2011

InternationalMaryland Economy

by Zoe Pagonis, Office of the Governor Governor O’Malley takes a moment to talk about the importance of global trade while visiting the Tata Group in Mumbai, India. Governor O’Malley is leading a 6-day mission of over 100 Maryland business leaders, local elected officials and university officials to India so

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InternationalMaryland Economy

by Karen Glenn Hood, DBED As Maryland’s six-day trade mission to India continued today in Mumbai, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Christian S. Johansson joined Dr. V. Rangaraj, Chairman of the U.S. India Importers Council, to sign an agreement committing the two regions to boost trade. The

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HistoryMaryland Living

by Jill Feinberg, Communications Director, Star-Spangled 200, Inc. Last week, Governor Martin O’Malley was joined by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and representatives from the U.S. Navy and Operation Sail, Inc. (OpSail) to announce Star-Spangled Sailabration, an international maritime festival that will launch Maryland’s three-year War of 1812 bicentennial efforts.  Star-Spangled Sailabration

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InternationalMaryland Economy

On the first official day of a six-day economic development mission to India, four Maryland businesses have already signed agreements with their Indian counterparts, boosting two-way trade and investment for Maryland and India. After a brief stop in Doha, Qatar, where he met His Highness the Amir of Qatar; company

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EntrepreneursInnovation & Tech

by Timothy Metzler, Grace Coshaw, Veronica Pierce & Meir Horovitz, Loyola College [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWK2f_tFWE4] Ethan Giffin was inspired to create a web company that would serve the vast needs of the growing e-Commerce industry.  So, in 2007, Giffin founded Groove Commerce, a boutique web agency providing enterprise-level services in downtown Baltimore.

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Finance & ServicesSmall Business

by Ari Munk, Bernadette Owen, Andrew Petcoff, Elizabeth Wilkinson & Mark Toran II, Loyola College As we get older, we become more cognizant of the fall, and we become afraid. We know the consequences, and the pain associated with the scars. And we stop climbing. We stop trying to get

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EntrepreneursInnovation & Tech

by Matt Robey, Andrew Sogn, Erdem Demirtas & Haiyin Chang, Loyola College If you’ve ever been to a concert or sporting event you’ve most likely seen homeowners turning their front lawns into impromptu parking lots. Parking Panda has taken this idea and created an online app that allows users to

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EntrepreneursInnovation & Tech

Rock Star, Preacher, Coach by Andrea Vernot   Like a musician serenading his fans; a pastor rallying his congregation; or a coach motivating his team, watching Mario Armstrong deftly move around a packed auditorium at UMBC Sunday evening was both inspirational and motivational. Hugging friends and colleagues, coaxing audience participation and

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Bio/Life SciencesInnovation & Tech

by Diane Mallare, Chris Palmer, Ilse Raven & Megan Ward, Loyola College [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zyhr5vk7Vk] Susan Garber, Co-Executive Director of AT:LAST, Inc., always knew she wanted to start a business that would make a difference in the lives of people. So when Maryland’s Department of Disabilities Technology Assistance Program approached her, she

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EntrepreneursInnovation & Tech

Today is the kick-off of Global Entrepreneurship Week, “the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.”  Across the globe, countries are hosting events to spur innovation and bring entrepreneurs together with angel investors

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