Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Last year Ulman focused on seizing the moment.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is scheduled to deliver his State of the County address to the local business community at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City on Thursday. This will be Ulman's 7th time delivering the address that looks ahead at the priorities in the county. This year's address will focus on Howard County's emergence from the economic downturn in a position for growth and how the county has become a "model for Maryland," according to David Nitkin, director of communications for Howard County. In his 2012 address, Ulman discussed making Howard County a model for 21st century economic innovation. He spoke about founding the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and working on the Inter-County Broadband Network, according …
Friday, March 16, 2012
The lucky ones are starting to hear back.
Wegmans, set to open in Columbia June 17, has received applications from more than seven times the number of job seekers it can hire, but those chosen are starting to get the good news, according to local sources. Wendy Webster will be general manager of the Columbia location when it opens, and she spoke to members of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce in Savage Mill on Wednesday about the economic impact the popular grocery stores have had across the Northeast. Webster said the company received more than 7,000 applications for the 700 jobs needed for Columbia. In a sluggish economy, Wegmans is opening two locations in Maryland within the next eight months, and competition for these jobs is increasing, says Webster. "Our recruitment …
Friday, December 9, 2011
More than 200 business owners and local business representatives attended a holiday networking event at the Mill on Thursday evening.
Savage Mill is a hub for local business year-round, but Thursday night it was host to the annual Jingle Mingle event put on by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. More than 200 people came to network, discuss local business strategy and graze on some holiday catering.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Midnight opening at The Mall in Columbia is a trend that will continue, according to a mall official.
Despite some national outcry from both consumers and store employees, earlier Black Friday shopping hours are here to stay, if the crowds at The Mall in Columbia are any indication. "The crowds we had this year are a good indicator that the trend will continue," mall General Manager Katie Essing said. "The stores did well." For the second year, mall officials gave retailers the opportunity to open at midnight, and 20 stores — up from about a dozen last year — took advantage of that chance, according to Essing. Macy's joined the midnight brigade this year, which no doubt helped bring customers to the retail center, Essing said. "We heard from all 20 stores that it was successful and worthwhile," Essing said of the mall's midnight opening. …