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March 18, 2006
Acquisitions Cartridge Technologies Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, acquired Professional Office Equipment, a Silver Spring-based firm that provides laser printer repair service and supplies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Certifications Capuco Consulting Services Inc. of Annapolis, which specializes in organizational development, team building and environmental education, has been certified as a women's business enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2012
Robert L. Wallace, CEO of Baltimore-based Bithgroup Technologies, has spent more than two decades building a minority-owned business into a multimillion-dollar success and writing and lecturing about entrepreneurship. The Cherry Hill-born mechanical engineer recently was tapped to head a new, 25-member advisory council created by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to help improve the city's minority- and women-owned business enterprise program. Wallace, who attended city public schools and earned an MBA from Dartmouth College, worked for DuPont and IBM in Baltimore in the 1980s before starting his company, which is now located in Mount Vernon.
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June 17, 2007
Business recertified as female-owned Patty's Gifts and Baskets LLC, a corporate gift consulting firm in Forest Hill, has been recertified as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents' Educational Organization of Washington. The Washington group is a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. The recertification includes a review of the business and site inspection designed to confirm that the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
NEWS
March 22, 2012
On Tuesday, Dan Rodricks cast Bobby Zirkin as a "secret Republican" for voting against a tax increase aimed at wealthy taxpayers. On the next day, the senator defended his position by noting "our citizens are suffering through a serious economic downturn" ("Zirkin: Why isn't Dan Rodricks disgusted?" March 21). Having represented his district for 20 years, I feel his pain. He's caught between finding money to run the state as a business enterprise and being a representative of the people back home.
NEWS
March 22, 2012
On Tuesday, Dan Rodricks cast Bobby Zirkin as a "secret Republican" for voting against a tax increase aimed at wealthy taxpayers. On the next day, the senator defended his position by noting "our citizens are suffering through a serious economic downturn" ("Zirkin: Why isn't Dan Rodricks disgusted?" March 21). Having represented his district for 20 years, I feel his pain. He's caught between finding money to run the state as a business enterprise and being a representative of the people back home.
NEWS
November 3, 2002
A campaign to identify minority- and woman-owned businesses in Annapolis that can participate in the procurement process has been launched by Mayor Ellen O. Moyer. One project, the Minority and Women's Business Networking Forum, will be held every other week from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Asbury United Methodist Church at 87 West St. The forums are sponsored by the Office of Economic Development/Minority and Women's Business Enterprise. They will help the city identify suppliers that are not on its vendor list and provide information about coming capital projects, permits, inspections and other information.
NEWS
March 26, 1995
When a forest fire is headed your way, that is not the time to be planting more trees. It's the time to protect what you have.A forest fire of public opposition is headed toward Maryland's -- ,, and everybody else's -- affirmative action programs. Yet Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Democrats in the General Assembly are not only working to save affirmative action in its present form, they are trying to expand it. This is bad politics.It is true that candidate Glendening campaigned on the promise to do more for minority businesses, and he owes his election to the fact that blacks responded and voted solidly for him. Would he be guilty of bad faith if he reneged?
NEWS
June 12, 2000
Minority business enterprises gain in airport program Minority and disadvantaged businesses continue to gain experience at Baltimore-Washington International Airport through the State's Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program. More than 70 MBE companies hold contracts with Maryland's two state-owned and operated airports, BWI and Martin State. Introduced in 1978, Maryland's MBE program helps companies owned by women and minorities to secure contacts with state agencies. About 42 percent of the Maryland Aviation Administration's (MAA)
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By Larry Perl, lperl@patuxent.com | February 24, 2012
When a group of Woodberry neighbors began selling fake, purple, Joe Flacco-style mustaches for $5 apiece during the Baltimore Ravens' all-too-brief playoff run, it was always their intention to donate a percentage of their profits to one of the quarterback's favorite charities, the Living Classrooms Foundation. On Friday, they made good on their promise, presenting foundation officials with a check for $10,742 at Living Classrooms' Fells Point campus, about 20 percent of their earnings.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Sun Staff Writer | March 5, 1995
Bucking a national tide that is threatening to sweep affirmative action programs off the books, Gov. Parris N. Glendening has asked Maryland's General Assembly to nearly double the amount of state business earmarked for minority-owned firms.He wants to increase from 10 percent to 18 percent the amount of goods and services the state must attempt to buy from businesses owned by blacks, women and other minorities. Though described in state law only as a "goal," contractors must demonstrate good faith efforts to meet the target and must obtain written waivers from the state if they fail to comply.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@patuxent.com | February 24, 2012
When a group of Woodberry neighbors began selling fake, purple, Joe Flacco-style mustaches for $5 apiece during the Baltimore Ravens' all-too-brief playoff run, it was always their intention to donate a percentage of their profits to one of the quarterback's favorite charities, the Living Classrooms Foundation. On Friday, they made good on their promise, presenting foundation officials with a check for $10,742 at Living Classrooms' Fells Point campus, about 20 percent of their earnings.
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September 15, 2011
Minority and Disadvantage Business Enterprise Certification - Learn about the State's Minority Business Enterprise program and the certification process from an MDOT specialist. Attendees will be introduced to the application process and obtain answers to questions about how to navigate through the certification process. Program requirements and qualification criteria will be explained. Mon., Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-noon, 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore. $35. 410-837-4928. LeTip of Howard County: Business Networking and Tips - LeTip of Howard County: Business Networking and Tips invites attendees to bring business cards for networking opportunities.
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Jacques Kelly | April 22, 2011
If you lived in Baltimore in the 1970s, it seemed that William Donald Schaefer paved every alley. An exaggeration? Yes. But then, as now, old Baltimore needed a lot of fixing and Schaefer was in his neighborhood mode. He did it well and had the support of some pretty amazing people. He listened to his aides and he also obsessed over letters his constituents mailed him. I recall one night after a City Council meeting when his housing and development chief, Bob Embry, was having dinner at the old Horn and Horn restaurant on Baltimore Street.
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By Richard J. Cross III | July 8, 2009
Maryland Republicans are at a crossroads. They face a Democratic governor and legislature and a lopsided electoral map. Friction between libertarians and social conservatives continues to cause intraparty strife. The good news: Maryland Republicans have the freedom that comes with low expectations. They may experiment without fear, lead by example and serve as a model for the nation. Here are seven strategies that may help the beleaguered state GOP jump-start its fortunes. 1. Bring disparate elements together.
NEWS
June 17, 2007
Business recertified as female-owned Patty's Gifts and Baskets LLC, a corporate gift consulting firm in Forest Hill, has been recertified as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents' Educational Organization of Washington. The Washington group is a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. The recertification includes a review of the business and site inspection designed to confirm that the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2006
Acquisitions Cartridge Technologies Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, acquired Professional Office Equipment, a Silver Spring-based firm that provides laser printer repair service and supplies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Certifications Capuco Consulting Services Inc. of Annapolis, which specializes in organizational development, team building and environmental education, has been certified as a women's business enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
NEWS
By Richard J. Cross III | July 8, 2009
Maryland Republicans are at a crossroads. They face a Democratic governor and legislature and a lopsided electoral map. Friction between libertarians and social conservatives continues to cause intraparty strife. The good news: Maryland Republicans have the freedom that comes with low expectations. They may experiment without fear, lead by example and serve as a model for the nation. Here are seven strategies that may help the beleaguered state GOP jump-start its fortunes. 1. Bring disparate elements together.
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By SUSAN REIMER | July 19, 2005
AN ECONOMIST and a preschool teacher might not have much to say to each other at a cocktail party, but they seem to have found uncommon common ground in the notion of toddlers as the target of economic development. Maryland's Ready At Five, a public-private partnership committed to ensuring that all children enter school prepared to succeed, has hitched its wagon to the idea that it makes more economic sense to invest in children before the ravages of disadvantage defeat them than it does to lure an auto plant or a software manufacturer to the state.
NEWS
November 3, 2002
A campaign to identify minority- and woman-owned businesses in Annapolis that can participate in the procurement process has been launched by Mayor Ellen O. Moyer. One project, the Minority and Women's Business Networking Forum, will be held every other week from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Asbury United Methodist Church at 87 West St. The forums are sponsored by the Office of Economic Development/Minority and Women's Business Enterprise. They will help the city identify suppliers that are not on its vendor list and provide information about coming capital projects, permits, inspections and other information.
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