June 4, 2012
Catonsville home care business named to top 100 in region Linda Cromwell, president and CEO of Catonsville-based Being There Senior Care, was among those selected for the 2012 Top Minority Business Enterprise Award. Cromwell was among the 100 women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia honored during a May 4 ceremony at the University of Maryland University College. She was also among the top 100 women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia for 2009.
July 3, 2011
Wading through swamps and running up mountains taught Patrick McCormack more than how to survive punishing conditions without much food or sleep. His grueling Army Ranger training, along with several deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan , taught the Ellicott City native important business lessons as well. "It takes a lot of discipline to run your own company," said McCormack, 29, who owns custom drum maker MapleWorks Drum Co. in Millersville. "You don't make it through [Ranger] school unless you have the drive and motivation to do what you have to when someone is not watching over you. " McCormack, a member of the elite Ranger corps from 2000 to 2007, recently began promoting his veteran-owner status in online business directories and on the company's website.
November 30, 2008
WASHINGTON - A Cabinet that looks like America. That's been the goal for recently elected presidents as they put together their administrations. Barack Obama's team is coming into focus in a slightly different light: It looks, to a remarkable degree, like him. The president-elect says he wants to recruit "Americans of great intellect, broad experience and good character." He's fleshing out his White House and administration with men and women who reflect his racial heritage, cultural background and intelligence.
July 27, 2007
Rep. Danny K. Davis leads a House subcommittee that has long arms -- control over federal employee issues, the Postal Service and the District of Columbia. The subcommittee's legislative agenda has not been set, but Davis announced one benchmark this week: Increase the number of women and minorities in the Senior Executive Service, the most elite segment of the federal bureaucracy. "When I leave as chairman of this committee, I don't intend for the numbers to be the same as they currently are," Davis said in an interview.
October 27, 2005
Mayor Martin O'Malley attacked yesterday a state initiative to direct government contracts to minority-owned businesses as "falling way short" and angrily dismissed a state-funded sewer project as not adequately engaging companies owned by blacks. After a heated debate with his staff, O'Malley and the Board of Estimates deferred a $33 million sewer upgrade contract because only about 9 percent would have been awarded to minority-owned subcontractors, far below the city's targets. Governments set minority- and women-owned business goals on major contracts to direct a portion of tax money to companies that have experienced past discrimination on public works projects.
June 15, 2005
Q: If an employee received an annual performance evaluation and does not agree with the rating, is it required that the worker sign the form and then address their concerns in it? Or should an employee refuse to sign the evaluation until the supervisor and the employee come to some agreement of a fair evaluation? S.D.H., Baltimore A: You need to review your company policy to determine the appropriate steps to address a grievance. For the most part, a signature, unless stipulated on the form or in the policy, typically indicates that you acknowledge receipt of the evaluation, not necessarily your agreement with the ratings.