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Maryland Buy Local Christmas Trees
AgricultureMaryland Living

As part of our #BuyLocalMD series this holiday season, the Maryland Department of Commerce hopes to inspire you to explore the small businesses in your own community. Guest feature: Julie Oberg is the Communications Director for the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Follow along with MDA @MdAgDept and Maryland’s Best @MdsBest.

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Dunlop Boots
ManufacturingManufacturing & Production

Dunlop Protective Footwear, a leading global manufacturer of protective footwear located in Harford County, is planning to expand its United States-based production to meet market demands. With assistance from a $100,000 training grant provided by the Maryland Department of Commerce, the company expects to nearly double the number of PVC

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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
EnvironmentalProfiles

Few Marylanders know that just 25 miles from the nation’s capital is a 2,650-acre campus of protected shoreline and ecological research in their backyards. On the shores of Edgewater, Md., the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) provides educational programs for everyone from kindergartners to seniors in high school, with the

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Electric Motor Repair
Industry NewsProfilesWorkforce

When Caroline Kauffman-Kirschnick began working for the family business as a high schooler, her biggest concern was not getting a dial tone when answering the phones. She never imagined that decades later she would step into her father’s shoes as the new president of Electric Motor Repair Co. (EMR). “I

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STEM coding
Information & TechnologyIT and Cybersecurity

Last week, Governor Larry Hogan announced a new plan called the ACCESS Initiative – or Achieving Computer Science Collaborations for Employing Students Statewide – to boost education and workforce development in the field throughout Maryland. The ACCESS Initiative fulfills the governor’s commitment to strengthening computer science education throughout Maryland, which

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Pumpkins Agri-tourism Maryland
AgricultureEventsTourism

Guest feature: Julie Oberg is the Communications Director for the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Follow along with MDA @MdAgDept and Maryland’s Best @MdsBest. Crisp, autumn days are here and Maryland’s fall agri-tourism season has started. Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder encourages all Marylanders to get out on a farm to experience

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Maryland Farms Tractor
Agriculture

Are you looking to get a new agricultural business or technology up-and-running? Do you think you have what it takes to change the agriculture industry? The MidAtlantic Farm Credit is looking for innovative idea-makers and entrepreneurs for its upcoming #AgPitch17 contest. #AgPitch17 is a Shark Tank inspired competition featuring a

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ICmed devices
Information & TechnologyInnovation & TechLife SciencesProfiles

Like many companies in the health care technology sector, ICmed wants to empower its users to improve their health. But the team behind the Baltimore tech startup is focusing its efforts on something it feels other systems have largely forgotten: family. ICmed’s platform, which the company describes as “a mobile

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Maryland Crabs
AgricultureTourism

Governor Larry Hogan has announced a new initiative focused on promoting Maryland’s outstanding seafood to domestic and international travelers. The Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail, which kicks off this month in celebration of National Seafood Month, features a virtual tour highlighting more than 100 of the state’s seafood restaurants, as

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AFCEA Central Maryland intern tech competition
Education & Research

Engineering Solutions, Inc. (ESI) saw something special in the pool of interns working at a variety of companies in Central Maryland this summer, and decided it was a great opportunity to showcase and reward some of the state’s best and brightest young minds. The Hanover-based company brought the idea to

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