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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2011
Five Howard County businesses, including Zapata's True Mexican Food in Columbia, were cited by Howard County police for selling alcohol to minors, police said Monday. The businesses are: the 7-Eleven on Frederick Road in Ellicott City; Absolutely Wine & Spirits in Columbia; All Saints Liquors in Laurel; Owen Brown Wine & Spirits in Columbia; and Zapata's True Mexican Food in Columbia. Each of the businesses have been cited with one count of selling alcohol to minors. Zapata's was charged with two counts of "selling [alcohol ]
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Winner Distributing Co., the Anheuser-Busch distributor for Baltimore and parts of Baltimore County, will lay off 125 workers at the end of the month, the company said in a notice to Maryland's labor department. The layoffs are the result of a plant closure at the business on Canton Center Drive in eastern Baltimore County, according to the Jan. 29 notice to the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Marc M. Winner, Winner's president, did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday.
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November 27, 2005
Police say stores sold tobacco to minors Two Harford County businesses were recently found in violation of the state law against selling tobacco to minors. Harford County Health Department's tobacco enforcement manager, a Harford county officer, and a 16-year-old volunteer conducted unannounced tobacco compliance checks at 13 county businesses to determine whether merchants are complying with the Maryland Youth Access Law. At Meller Food Marts, 2403 Rocks Road, the 16-year-old was asked for identification and still was sold cigarettes.
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By Pat Farmer | November 8, 2013
The second annual Prince George's County Business Conference and Expo is set for Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Maryland College Park's Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, 8082 Baltimore Ave., in College Park. Hosted by the Prince George's County Supplier Development Division, the event is for corporate, local, small, minority, disadvantaged and veteran-owned businesses. "Opportunities Knocking at Your Door" is the theme of the expo, which is being held to help company owners learn to access capital, grow their businesses, build prime contractor/subcontractor relationships and learn about future business opportunities.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | September 6, 1992
The state has given Anne Arundel County another 24 days to open an environmentally safe disposal area at the Millersville Landfill.The county asked for the extension because this summer's heavy rains made it impossible to meet the state's original Sept. 12 deadline. Friday's decision extends that deadline to Oct. 6.The Maryland Department of the Environment cracked down on the 567-acre landfill in April after county officials fell nearly three years behind in complying with environmental rules.
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By From Staff Reports | February 14, 1995
The United Way Community Partnership of Howard County raised more than $2.25 million from local companies, employees and individual contributors last year, United Way officials announced last week, $38,000 less than in the 1993 campaign."
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By Howard County Bureau of The Sun | March 15, 1991
The Howard County executive wants to give county businesses a break in bidding on government contracts.County Executive Charles I. Ecker said yesterday that his administration is considering changing the county's procurement policy to give preference to local businesses."
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | June 24, 1993
Small Anne Arundel County businesses that have been considered poor risks by banks may have a new chance to get low-interest loans thanks to a partnership forged yesterday between the county's newly privatized economic arm and area banks.The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp., a private corporation that replaces the county Office of Economic Development July 1, will run the program, offering loans of up to $150,000.County officials and business people touted the creation of the small-business loan fund as a step toward making the county more competitive in attracting and keeping business.
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By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Howard County Bureau of The Sun | September 18, 1991
A long-range economic development plan for Howard County released yesterday calls for a more visible, aggressive effort that will try to attract specialized manufacturing firms, international business, health-medical industries and corporate or regional business headquarters, while encouraging local business expansion.The plan was drawn up during the past four months by a 19-member committee that includes eight members of a subcommittee of the county's Economic Development Advisory Council, Council Chairman C. Vernon Gray and various civic and public officials.
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October 31, 1990
The Maryland International Trade Division agreed Tuesday to give the county a matching grant to help businesses interested in exporting products abroad.County companies with exporting potential now can come to the county Department of Economic and Community Development for assistance in developing programs, Director James C. Threatte said.The state will give the county up to $10,000, which the county must match, said Harold R. Zassenhaus, assistant director of the International Trade Division, part of the Department of Economic and Employment Development.
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By Lane Page | July 23, 2013
If you listen carefully as you browse the shelves at Daedalus Books in Columbia, you might hear the clicking of seven or eight sets of paws from the offices above. Those paws belong to the French bulldog, Cairn terrier, border collie and other canines that enjoy the dog-friendly culture that Daedalus owners Helaine Harris and Robin Moody pioneered from day one back in the '80s. Even if they're out of sight, says store manager Denise Hagvall, know that “if their owners are here, the dogs are here.” But it's Hagvall's dog -- company spokesdog Bernie -- a half cocker spaniel, half shih tzu rescue from Tennessee, that most often parades about the store, where he has a following of fans, especially kids.
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By Pete Pichaske | July 23, 2013
Some of the most valuable lessons don't come from textbooks. They come from experience. And as is the case in many family businesses, gems of wisdom are passed down from one generation to the next. Whether it's the secret ingredient to the spaghetti sauce, how to win over hesitant clients or where best to plant the crop, time-tested knowledge helps a family business thrive. Howard magazine asked five local family enterprises to share their stories -- along with both life lessons and tips of the trade.
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May 1, 2013
Howard County and Economic Development officials will visit more than 100 area businesses during the week of May 6 as part of Howard County's Business Appreciation Week. Business visits are expected to take approximately one hour and will begin at 8 a.m., each day, with the last business visited at 4 p.m. Space is now limited, but businesses interested in participating in Business Appreciation Week should contact the Howard County Economic Development Authority at 410-313-6500.
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May 11, 2012
Business Women's Network of Howard County - Holds monthly luncheon meetings to promote and support a network of professional women in their careers as executives, business owners and leaders. Third Wednesdays of the month, Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. $45 per guest. 410-780-1801. Girl's Night Out - Presented by the Pinnacle Empowerment Center, Girls Night Out is a series of workshops aimed at helping women achieve their goals in life and business.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
Lillian Blanche Stevens, a retired Baltimore County business teacher and administrator, died Oct. 6 at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 96 and had lived in Rodgers Forge. Anita Sue Tews, a niece who lives in Federal Way, Wash., said the cause of death had not been determined. Ms. Stevens was born on a farming homestead north of Edison, Neb. After graduating from a special program at Edison High School, she began teaching at 17 in a one-room, eight-grade rural schoolhouse in Webster County, Neb. She told family members she started a fire of corncobs and coal in a stove each morning to warm the classroom.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2011
Five Howard County businesses, including Zapata's True Mexican Food in Columbia, were cited by Howard County police for selling alcohol to minors, police said Monday. The businesses are: the 7-Eleven on Frederick Road in Ellicott City; Absolutely Wine & Spirits in Columbia; All Saints Liquors in Laurel; Owen Brown Wine & Spirits in Columbia; and Zapata's True Mexican Food in Columbia. Each of the businesses have been cited with one count of selling alcohol to minors. Zapata's was charged with two counts of "selling [alcohol ]
NEWS
October 24, 2007
Legislative breakfast to be held Nov. 8 The Howard County Chamber of Commerce will announce its annual white paper, "Issues for Legislative Action 2008," at a legislative breakfast Nov. 8 at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City. The paper presents the chamber's position on legislative issues affecting Howard County businesses: government policies on the environment, taxation and budget, work force housing, economic development, education, transportation and health care. A panel of local and state officials will answer questions.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | September 23, 2002
The past year has been tough for businesses nationally, and Howard County businesses have struggled, too, yet they have managed to make some gains, according to reports from the major business pulse-keepers in the county. The county's Economic Development Authority and Tourism Council delivered annual reports to stockholders and board members last week, painting a picture for county businesses of brighter skies ahead. Tourism officials said that by focusing on visitors who live nearby to support hometown tourism, their office has laid the groundwork for a better year that is already beginning.
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