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By Donna W. Payne and Donna W. Payne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 18, 2001
Smiling children joined hands in a "unity circle" to sing their theme song: "Knowledge is Power." They had just finished after-school snacks and were ready to begin another session of learning in a Howard County program that is unique for its partnership with school, business and community. These elementary school children are able to attend the "Learning Center" in Columbia's Rideout Heath townhouses, because it is in their neighborhood. The Rideout Heath location is one of five community-based centers operated through the efforts of the Family and Community Outreach and Black Student Achievement programs of the Howard County school system, the Columbia Housing Corp.
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Tim Wheeler | June 7, 2012
Stopping sprawl needn't amount to a "war on rural Maryland," but pragmatic conservationists realize that rural residents need sustainable jobs if they hope to avoid endless battles over keeping farmland and forests from giving way to tract homes and strip malls. The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is tackling that challenge Friday with an all-day " rural jobs summit " in Easton.  State and local officials, planners, farmers, business and community leaders have been invited to come discuss ways of preserving rural economies as well as land.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2003
IT SEEMED like a perfect match of a desire and a willingness to accommodate it. Influential developers John Paterakis and C. William Struever wanted more security and street-sweeping for their properties at Inner Harbor East and at the old Allied Signal site and other parts of Fells Point. The Downtown Partnership, with more than a decade of experience providing such services to the central business district, was agreeable to extending its reach. And state legislators representing the city's waterfront shepherded through bills to expand the boundaries of the partnership's authority to impose a tax surcharge.
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February 9, 2004
Political leaders, business people to get together The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold a reception for state senators, delegates and county executives from Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's counties from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Anne Arundel County public schools' Green Street Center, 188 Green St., Annapolis. The event - sponsored by Baylights Compensation Consulting LLC, Citizens National Bank, Constellation Energy Group, FiveL Company, Marketing Outsource Associates, PBS&J, The Show Place Arena and Verizon - will provide an opportunity for business leaders to share their views on important issues that affect business.
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By Mark Bomster and Mark Bomster,Evening Sun Staff | October 19, 1990
Just what do business and community leaders expect from high school graduates?The Baltimore school board has received nine reports listing dozens of skills, traits and personal attitudes seen as vital for the workplace and higher education.The reports, which grew out of a series of panel meetings last spring, are the latest step in developing a new city school curriculum.That curriculum is due to be phased in over a three-year period, starting in the elementary schools next September.The "graduate profiles" presented last night set student goals for various careers, including business management, trades, health, human services, communications and technology.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | September 27, 1996
A united group of business and community leaders has persuaded state officials to install a traffic light at an intersection in Pasadena where motorists have barely avoided severe accidents several times.Traffic engineers from the State Highway Administration agreed that the heavy volume of tractor-trailer rigs at Fort Smallwood and Pittman roads necessitates a traffic light.A date to install the light has not been set."We've fought long enough for it," said Martha Sawyer, president of the Solley Civic Association.
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February 20, 1996
Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel is recruiting volunteers 16 and older to help staff the Visitor Contact Station.A training session and orientation for visitor aides will be given from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.The position involves greeting the public and explaining recreational and educational activities at the refuge. A schedule of two four-hour shifts a month is preferred.Information: 674-3304.Nature programs: Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, will offer these programs: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, "Owl Prowl," a guided walk; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, a search for signs of spring.
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By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Sun Staff Writer | June 7, 1995
At least three small new Baltimore-area firms will get a few thousand dollars each this year to help them get into business lines that serve the needs of minorities, women and local communities, AT&T Capital Corp. and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants are to announce tomorrow.The grants will be available under Partners for Growth, a program sponsored by the telephone company's lending arm and the national association of accountants, which is making Baltimore one of two U.S. cities where community-oriented start-ups will receive grants.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2001
A national business organization focused on increasing student achievement and improving the competitiveness of the work force has named Anne Arundel Community College tops in the nation for its efforts to mold its curriculum to fit business and community needs. The 5,000-member National Alliance of Business selected the school as winner of the prestigious Community College of the Year Distinguished Performance Award. The community college in Arnold is the first in Maryland and the fourth in the nation to receive the honor.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2001
A national business organization focused on increasing student achievement and improving the competitiveness of the work force has named Anne Arundel Community College tops in the nation for its efforts to mold its curriculum to fit business and community needs. The 5,000-member National Alliance of Business selected the school as winner of the prestigious Community College of the Year Distinguished Performance Award. Located in Arnold, the community college is the first in Maryland and the fourth in the nation to receive the honor.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2003
IT SEEMED like a perfect match of a desire and a willingness to accommodate it. Influential developers John Paterakis and C. William Struever wanted more security and street-sweeping for their properties at Inner Harbor East and at the old Allied Signal site and other parts of Fells Point. The Downtown Partnership, with more than a decade of experience providing such services to the central business district, was agreeable to extending its reach. And state legislators representing the city's waterfront shepherded through bills to expand the boundaries of the partnership's authority to impose a tax surcharge.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2001
A national business organization focused on increasing student achievement and improving the competitiveness of the work force has named Anne Arundel Community College tops in the nation for its efforts to mold its curriculum to fit business and community needs. The 5,000-member National Alliance of Business selected the school as winner of the prestigious Community College of the Year Distinguished Performance Award. The community college in Arnold is the first in Maryland and the fourth in the nation to receive the honor.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2001
A national business organization focused on increasing student achievement and improving the competitiveness of the work force has named Anne Arundel Community College tops in the nation for its efforts to mold its curriculum to fit business and community needs. The 5,000-member National Alliance of Business selected the school as winner of the prestigious Community College of the Year Distinguished Performance Award. Located in Arnold, the community college is the first in Maryland and the fourth in the nation to receive the honor.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2001
A national business organization focused on increasing student achievement and improving the competitiveness of the work force has named Anne Arundel Community College tops in the nation for its efforts to mold its curriculum to fit business and community needs. The 5,000-member National Alliance of Business selected the school as winner of the prestigious Community College of the Year Distinguished Performance Award. Located in Arnold, the community college is the first in Maryland and the fourth in the nation to receive the honor.
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By Donna W. Payne and Donna W. Payne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 18, 2001
Smiling children joined hands in a "unity circle" to sing their theme song: "Knowledge is Power." They had just finished after-school snacks and were ready to begin another session of learning in a Howard County program that is unique for its partnership with school, business and community. These elementary school children are able to attend the "Learning Center" in Columbia's Rideout Heath townhouses, because it is in their neighborhood. The Rideout Heath location is one of five community-based centers operated through the efforts of the Family and Community Outreach and Black Student Achievement programs of the Howard County school system, the Columbia Housing Corp.
NEWS
By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2001
For the past several months, business and community leaders have been meeting to discuss how to improve Howard County's U.S. 1 corridor. This week, the conversation will reach out to the public. On Saturday, the Route 1 Revitalization Committee is holding a five-hour "Quality Community Survey" at Savage Mill to solicit the views of residents and business owners on how best to revamp the beleaguered 10-mile corridor, from Elkridge to North Laurel. Anyone living or working in the corridor is welcome to attend the workshop, which will be led by New Jersey consultant Anton Nelessen.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | October 1, 1994
Control of Towson, Baltimore County's seat of government, is divided among several sometimes hostile factions. But a group of civic and government leaders wants to change that.Towson Partnership Inc., a combination of older business and residential groups bolstered by county government, ended a three-day conference yesterday as part of a plan to unify the factions and help improve the old Towson business district.Participants agreed that Towson could be friendlier place for pedestrians and parked vehicles and that it needs more entertainment and "infotainment" businesses such as the Borders bookstore in Towson Commons, less vehicular traffic and easier access to liquor licenses for upscale restaurants and cafes.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2001
A national business organization focused on increasing student achievement and improving the competitiveness of the work force has named Anne Arundel Community College tops in the nation for its efforts to mold its curriculum to fit business and community needs. The 5,000-member National Alliance of Business selected the school as winner of the prestigious Community College of the Year Distinguished Performance Award. Located in Arnold, the community college is the first in Maryland and the fourth in the nation to receive the honor.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1997
Six days a week, Steve Spund directs customers, rings up purchases, weighs candy, lifts heavy boxes and wraps merchandise in decorative paper.He even clears dirty dishes from cafe tables.As general manager of Greetings & Readings, one of the area's most unusual family-owned stores, Spund is like a friendly traffic cop as he oversees 170 employees and a shop bursting with everything from books to bagels, T-shirts to toiletries.But the store is much more than an economic phenomenon -- its aggressive expansion and strong community ties have made it an anchor in the Loch Raven area, a growing force in an older, struggling Baltimore County community.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | December 10, 1996
North Odenton merchants, Seven Oaks residents and police say they are working together to prevent crime and improve the image of the Route 175 business strip, which is dotted with vacant, neglected lots.Two months after business and community leaders asked police for increased patrols to help prevent break-ins, robberies and loitering, people who live and work in the area are starting to notice a change."The bottom line here is, the initial steps we've taken, we're very satisfied with," said Thomas C. Funk, co-owner of Cho-Son Oak restaurant in the 1500 block of Annapolis Road.
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