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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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Innovation & TechInternationalManufacturingMaryland Economy

by Christine Hansen [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spSQ99nn5vE] When Drew Greenblatt purchased Marlin Steel Wire in 1998, the company manufactured custom steel wire baskets, shelves and hooks for bagel companies.  But when the Atkins diet became popular and bagels were no longer a hot commodity, Greenblatt had to change his target market. “We first

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CommerceEducationMaryland Economy

by Heather Gramm, CEcD, Chair of MEDA Professional Development Committee In the last few years, the number of adults taking continuing education and professional development courses has grown significantly. Continuing education and professional development courses increase employability, increase workforce productivity, and increase competitiveness, not only for employees but also for

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Knott Mechanical: Strength of a Family Business by Christine Hansen Martin Knott, Jr. understands what it means to build a family business. President of Knott Mechanical, a second generation family-owned HVAC and plumbing business, Knott spent his boyhood and college years learning all aspects of his father’s business, turning an

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Authority Oversees Implementation of InvestMaryland by Christine Hansen The authority that will oversee the implementation of InvestMaryland, the largest venture capital investment initiative in Maryland’s history, was sworn-in today by Governor Martin O’Malley at the World Trade Center in Baltimore. “Our economy is an innovation economy, therefore it makes more

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by Wanda Persons Wickham, Department of Business & Economic Development Virginia Williams has been involved with various aspects of Digital Archiving Services for almost ten years. As a small business, archSCAN, LLC of Annapolis works with businesses to assist them in converting their paper documents to electronic format. The company

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