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By L'Oreal Thompson | November 28, 2011
After spending seven years as director of the Harford County Public Library Foundation, Vanessa Milio recently took over the reigns of the county's chamber of commerce earlier this year and became the organization's first female CEO. “As a leader, it is important to remember who you are and what you stand for, both personally and professionally,” Vanessa says. “As a woman in leadership, the level of scrutiny can be challenging, making it even more important to stay true to yourself and your values.” As CEO, Vanessa oversees the largest chamber of commerce in Maryland.
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By Barbara Pash | July 31, 2014
In the next few months, it will be a snap to find entertainment news and venues in Towson thanks to the Towson Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is designing an online application, a one-stop shop of everything you want to know about what's happening, who's doing it and how to get there in downtown Towson. The application, downloadable for smart phones and android devices, will be free to users and to the businesses, chamber members or not, that will be in it. Brooke Bianchetti, assistant to the chamber executive director, is designing the app. "We expect to launch it in the next two to three months," she said of the approximately $10,000 to $12,000 project.
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January 14, 2012
A noon rally on Jan. 13, held by the Towson Chamber of Commerce, drew about 60 people to Patriot Plaza to support the Baltimore Ravens in advance of Sunday's Divisional Round playoff game with the Houston Texans. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Nancy Hafford had urged residents to "wear your favorite purple garb ... and show that Towson has more spirit than any other town in Maryland. " About 60 people heeded that call, and took part in an celebration and "home team" photo near the large Ravens logo, painted at the plaza earlier this week.
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By John Jiloty and Inside Lacrosse | July 18, 2014
The U.S. team pretty quickly threw out any concerns about a letdown game in the semifinals of the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships on Thursday night in Commerce City, Colo. Team USA, coming off a dominant 18-5 win over the Iroquois Nation on Tuesday night, easily could have looked past an Australia team it beat, 16-7, in pool play. Instead, the United States jumped out to a 7-0, first-quarter lead on the Aussies and never slowed, winning, 22-3, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park to advance to Saturday night's gold-medal game against Canada for the fifth straight time.
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FROM THE AEGIS | February 21, 2013
Vanessa Milio announced Thursday she will resign as president and CEO of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce to accept another leadership position in Maryland's nonprofit community. Milio's departure comes after two years of service in which she advanced many of the organization's goals and helped strengthen Harford's greater business community, according to a news release from the organization. "Vanessa has been an invaluable, motivated leader for our organization and Harford's greater business community.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | February 14, 1995
WASHINGTON -- As a big-time Washington insider, Commerce Secretary Ron Brown has fashioned a lucrative career in and around politics. But his deals and handshakes have also generated persistent suspicions that now threaten to overshadow his remarkable success.In the new GOP-dominated political landscape, Republicans have turned a spotlight on Mr. Brown's finances. At their urging, the Justice Department is reviewing his business dealings, the first step in an investigative process that could lead to the naming of a special prosecutor.
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By New York Times News Service | October 3, 2007
OTTAWA -- Commerce Bancorp agreed to accept an $8.5 billion offer from Toronto-Dominion Bank yesterday, three months after the removal of its maverick founder, Vernon W. Hill II, made the sale of the company inevitable. Hill, a real estate developer, had dominated the New Jersey bank since its founding 34 years ago. But the mingling of bank business with his political interests and the businesses of its directors, officers and family led to his downfall. While Hill no longer has an executive role at Commerce, he remains a major shareholder.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2010
Bill Seccurro, president of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, the largest such organization in the state with more than 1,200 members, will retire at the end of the year. He joined the chamber in 2000, after serving for nearly 35 years with the Harford County Public Schools, the last 18 years as supervisor of career and technology education. Members credit him with bringing financial and staff stability to the organization. Five years into his tenure, he retired the chamber's mortgage on its office building in Bel Air. The chamber's board has formed a search committee to find a successor to fill this top leadership position.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 3, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Commerce Secretary William M. Daley has asked the department's inspector general to expand his investigation into whether officials systematically concealed and destroyed documents sought in a lawsuit, after a federal judge made those charges in a stinging rebuke of the department, officials said last week.Judge Royce C. Lamberth compared the behavior of former Commerce officials to that of "con artists" and "scofflaws." In harshly criticizing the department in a ruling last month, Lamberth demonstrated that he had lost patience in trying to supervise a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch, a conservative group, against the department.
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By New York Times | December 27, 1991
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's choice for commerce secretary, Barbara H. Franklin, will inherit an agency diminished by its loss of primacy over international trade and somewhat weakened by the management style of its current leader, Robert A. Mosbacher.Mosbacher, who will leave next month to head the president's re-election campaign, has played a limited role in interagency debates on issues like tax and health policy and international trade.Unlike his combative predecessor, Malcolm Baldrige, he has spent much time jetting around the world on trade missions with the nation's corporate elite, seeking to open new markets for American exports.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | July 13, 2014
Most people have never heard of it. Fewer still understand how it operates. But it is the focal point of a (mostly) intramural Republican fight playing out in the halls of Congress. Its ultimate resolution will have dramatic impact on a number of high profile American manufacturers - and the thousands of high profile jobs they represent. I refer to the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States. Its charter is to act as a lender/guarantor of last resort (where private sector investment is not available)
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
The Maryland Port Administration received a federal award Wednesday for its success increasing exports out of the port of Baltimore's public terminals in recent years. The President's "E Star" Award, given at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Commerce, honors "exporting excellence" by businesses or other agencies. In the past four years, exports have increased nearly 23 percent at the port of Baltimore's public terminals, which the port administration oversees. "This has helped the Port maintain its position as one of Maryland's leading economic engines for thousands of good-paying, family-supporting jobs for more Maryland workers," said Gov. Martin O'Malley in a statement on the award.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that it has picked the head of a chamber in Western Maryland to succeed its retiring CEO. Brien Poffenberger, CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce for the past decade, will step into the top spot at the state chamber June 16. Kathleen T. Snyder will retire that month after leading the organization for nearly 15 years. Poffenberger intends to focus on the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition, an effort by business groups across the state to get more business friendly tax and regulatory policies in place as well as to increase job growth, spur entrepreneurial activities and improve workforce education.
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By Wallace D. Loh | February 3, 2014
Maryland's economic success relies on its staggering concentration of scientific talent, superb education, highly competitive businesses and enlightened government. When they all mesh, the state's economy outpaces the competition. This has earned Maryland a designation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as the No. 1 entrepreneurial state and a No. 2 ranking by the National Science Foundation for the economic impact of its concentrated research activities. But to remain competitive, we must build continually on these assets.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
The head of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce will retire this summer after nearly 15 years at the helm, the business group said Monday. Kathleen T. Snyder, president and CEO of the chamber since October 1999, plans to step down June 30. She came to the group after heading the chamber in Alexandria, Va. for seven years and serving for five years as executive vice president of the Prince George's County chamber. The chamber's board chairman, Thomas H. Graham, said in a statement that the Annapolis resident turned the state chamber into a "powerhouse organization that truly helps employers.
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Editorial from The Aegis | October 10, 2013
This year marked the 21st time the Harford County Chamber of Commerce bestowed recognition by honoring five operations as recipients of the Harford Award. Established to recognize mostly businesses, but also other organizations, for their contributions to economic and civic life in Harford County, the Harford Awards end up serving as a kind of communal thanks. It's true that in business, the principal goal is to turn a profit, but how that goal is achieved is often as important as whether it is. Moreover, businesses and organizations that are successful over the long haul aren't continually successful because they focus solely on the bottom line.
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By a Sun staff reporter | April 28, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley today announced the appointment of Robert M. Summers as the state's Secretary of the Environment — a move praised by both the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Summers, who has worked at the department since its creation in 1987, has been acting secretary since December; before that, he was deputy secretary for about three years. "With his highly-regarded expertise, straightforward approach to finding workable solutions, and passion for clean water, clean air and a healthy environment, we are confident that his continued leadership will serve the people of our State well as we work to protect our environmental priorities.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | April 14, 1996
Stephen C. Kaminski, a Baltimore native who was among those killed in the plane crash with Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown, was remembered yesterday as a man who worked tirelessly at a job he loved, who brought strawberries to staff meetings and who once celebrated Easter in Tokyo by putting on a hat and doing the bunny hop for a group of delighted children.Mr. Kaminski, a counselor for commercial affairs assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria, was buried in Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore, about 4,700 miles from war-damaged Croatia, where he died in the April 3 crash.
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September 11, 2013
The winners at the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce's Arts 40th annual Arts and Crafts Festival are as follows: Woodworking/Metal/Other Crafting Materials 1st: Harry Chavez and Terry Chavez, Bow Wow Creations 2nd: Anna Goodman, Goody's Folkart 3rd: Joyce Huhra, Huhra Woodworks * Decorative Arts 1st: John Panella Jr., Lantern Delights 2nd: Devra Rivera, Two of a Kind 3rd: Jeff Salava, Hot Boltz * ...
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
Liz Derubertis browsed stores at Arundel Mills mall Wednesday in search of a dress to wear to a wedding. The 26-year-old bartender and University of Maryland, Baltimore County student never shops for clothes online. "I'm too particular about the fit, and I don't want to take the time to send it back," said Derubertis of Ellicott City. "I like being out, being in the crowds and perusing and seeing what's being offered - and people-watching. " Just as video did not kill the radio star, the Internet won't kill the shopping mall any time soon.
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