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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: A Ranking of State Economies

If the 2016 presidential election is all about Donald Trump, the gubernatorial landscape remains, to a large degree, about a more commonplace issue: the economy. For the first time since 2013, we’ve ranked the overall economic performance of the 50 states. The results show a connection between a state’s economic performance and its governor’s approval […]

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Opinion: New Prince George’s Hospital Needed, but Must Struggle for Patients

Referring to healthcare giant Aetna, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently said, “The health of the American people should not be used as bargaining chips to force the government to bend to one giant company’s will.” She could just as easily be talking about Prince George’s Hospital Center (PGHC). PGHC plans to replace its aging facility […]

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Maryland Business Roundtable for Education Seeks Volunteers to Inform, Inspire and Motivate Students to Achieve

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT), a nonprofit coalition of leading employers working to support education reform and improve student achievement, announced that it is seeking and recruiting workplace volunteers to participate in its volunteer programs for the 2016-17 school year. Maryland Scholars Speakers Bureau continues to expand its cadre of […]

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Montgomery County EDC lands its first CEO

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. has its first president and CEO. David Petr, most recently the president of the Central Florida Development Council Inc., will lead Montgomery County’s new EDC, the group announced Thursday. Petr will step into the role on Sept. 6. The nonprofit EDC, led by an 11-member board of private sector […]

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Baltimore City Council votes to send $15 minimum wage bill back to committee

The Baltimore City Council is sending a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 back to committee following a vote Monday evening. Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, the bill’s sponsor, called for the vote. The amendment to be added will clarify wage stipulations for persons with disabilities. Monday’s 8-6-1 vote means the controversial bill “lives on […]

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WSSC Understanding the SLMBE Appendix A for MBE/SLBE/SLMBE Participation & Good Faith Efforts Guide

WSSC will offer Appendix A training for vendors/suppliers/subcontractors on August 18th and September 15th.  See flyer for registration information and additional details. Appendix A Training Flyer FY17

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WSSC Web-Based Compliance Training: August – December Schedule

WSSC will be offering web-based Compliance Training for contractors at WSSC Headquarters on the following dates.  See the training flyer for registration information and additional details. WSSC Headquarters, RGH Building – Room 6106 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, Maryland 20707 August 16, 2016 September 20, 2016 October 18, 2016 November 15, 2016 December 20, 2016 Compliance […]

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Kirwan to lead Maryland education panel studying funding

The former chancellor of the University System of Maryland will head a state education commission that will examine whether the state formulas in education are equitable and if they are adequate enough to provide students with the tools they need to be ready for college and the workforce. William E. Kirwan, who served as chancellor […]

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Centra Care Adventist Healthcare Laurel Location Grand Opening

Centra Care Adventist Healthcare is celebrating the grand opening of their Urgent Care location in Laurel on August 17th.  Join them for the ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 pm followed by a community celebration. Enjoy food, games, moon bounce, face painting, prizes, and much more!

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LaJoice Rejoins BWCC Staff

August 11, 2016 – The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) is pleased to announce that Nancy LaJoice is rejoining the BWCC as Membership Director. LaJoice worked at the BWCC for 12 years (2000-2012) in the same position.  During this time, LaJoice welcomed more than 1,700 new members and helped start many programs including TIPS – […]

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