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By Sloane Brown | November 11, 2001
At other events, when folks mingle before dinner sipping drinks and nibbling hors d'oeuvres, they call it the cocktail hour. But this pre-dinner conglomeration of 1,030 people at the Baltimore Convention Center was no mere cocktail hour. This was the opportunity to network, big-time. After all, this was the Greater Baltimore Technology Council's "TechNite 2001," the 12th annual humongous get-together of Baltimore's technology community. Folks from Internet companies chatted with each other, and those from firms who use their services.
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BUSINESS
January 7, 2009
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BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,Staff Writer | November 12, 1992
The Greater Baltimore Committee has strengthened its efforts to focus attention on the region's high-technology industry by reorganizing its leadership and hiring a full-time employee.The GBC is forming the Technology council to address issues that affect high-technology companies.The business group has already formed a committee to look at the tax and regulatory climate in the state and for ways the General Assemblycould improve that atmosphere to attract companies and nurture start-up concerns.
NEWS
April 13, 2008
XPERTECHS, a convergent technology company, will be host for the Microsoft Across America Truck at its 20th Anniversary Celebration and Customer Appreciation Day, to be held from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Linden Hall, 4765 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City. The 42-foot truck is equipped with innovations from Microsoft, HP, Intel and others. Live demonstrations of Windows 2008 and Vista are also available. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Information: 410-884-0225.
BUSINESS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | March 12, 2005
Penny Lewandowski, a tireless technology advocate before and after the dot-com bubble burst, will step down as executive director of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council in May to take a position with a Michigan foundation that helps entrepreneurs develop new businesses. "It is disappointing to lose a friend and co-worker who's done such a good job, but you know, she's left us in pretty good shape," said Mark Wesker, chairman of the council, which has the singular goal of helping the area's tech community grow.
BUSINESS
September 26, 1998
About 3,500 Maryland companies -- more than half the technology companies in the state -- specialize in information technology and telecommunications, the state Department of Business and Economic Development said in a report released yesterday.The report was the result of a study on the status of technology in Maryland. Its findings will be used as a benchmark in future measures of technology growth.The $83,000 study, begun last year, was done in conjunction with the Greater Baltimore Committee Technology Council and the High Technology Council of Maryland.
BUSINESS
By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | October 21, 2002
Just who the believers are is being kept secret - for now. But at TechNite tomorrow, the event's organizers will explain their "believers" theme by unveiling a few examples of people in the region who inspire the technology community to forge ahead despite economic challenges. "This is all about the people who continue to believe in this, who continue to believe in the power of technology and how it's going to change how we do business ... and be an extraordinary driver of the economy," said Penny Lewandowski, who is executive director of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council.
BUSINESS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | April 19, 2005
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced yesterday the appointment of nine new members to a state technology commission he created in 2003, bolstering by six the group's size and filling three vacant positions. Dubbed the "Pappas Commission" - after its chairman George F. Pappas, a patent attorney at Baltimore law firm Venable LLP - the organization has been given the task of assessing and improving Maryland's technology business climate. In its first report last year, the group took a broad look at the sector and made recommendations such as increasing pension fund investments in private equities and hiring a chief technology officer - goals toward which the state is making slow progress.
NEWS
May 4, 2003
Robert G. Templin Jr., president of Northern Virginia Community College, will be the speaker at Harford Community College's 45th commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. May 17 in a tent on the campus library lawn. Templin's collegiate experience began at Harford Community College, where he received an associate's degree in 1967, followed by a bachelor's degree in political science from Towson University in 1969. He received a master's degree in international relations from Georgetown University, followed by a doctorate in adult and community college education from North Carolina State University.
BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1997
In a small laboratory in downtown Baltimore, you'll find a handful of scientists hot on the trail of developing what could one day emerge as the first vaccine for genital herpes. A prevention for the viral affliction has stumped medical and biotechnology researchers for years.The scientists are employed by entrepreneur Gary Calton and his start-up biotechnology firm AuRx Inc., which licensed the vaccine from the University of Maryland Medical Center and its inventor, Laure Aurelian, a professor of pharmacology.
NEWS
April 9, 2008
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Croom Jr., director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, will speak at the BWI Business Partnership's Signature Breakfast, to be held at 7:30 a.m. April 16 at the Marriott BWI Airport, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum. He will discuss his agency's planned move to new headquarters at Fort Meade, and participate in a ground-breaking for the 1.2 million-square-foot facility after the presentation. DISA is expected to bring more than 4,000 workers to Fort Meade by 2010.
NEWS
January 16, 2008
Larry O. Collins has been hired as technology manager by the Howard County Economic Development Authority and will be executive director of the new Howard Technology Council. Collins was U.S. sales manager at L-Soft International Inc., responsible for sales of e-mail management software in commercial, federal, state and local business markets. He was manager for Microsoft E-Business Engineering, where he developed and implemented standards and best practices for Microsoft Net Products.
NEWS
By LAURA MCCANDLISH and LAURA MCCANDLISH,SUN REPORTER | April 23, 2006
Laura Chaney and her 15-year-old granddaughter gazed intently at the computer screen, mesmerized by the way the Microsoft Excel program could add and average numbers. "See, you just click on that funny looking `E' (Sigma)," Lynn Karr, who directs the Carroll Technology Council, instructed them. "Now, hit enter. You just added those three rows together. Isn't that cool?" "Oh, my goodness!" Chaney said. "Now I know how to do math on here," said Megan Jones, Chaney's granddaughter. Megan, who suffers from bipolar and attention-deficit disorders, has recently realized her math abilities but never had a computer to help solve complex equations.
NEWS
November 20, 2005
County closings for Thanksgiving Carroll County government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Public libraries will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and be closed Thursday. Public schools will be closed tomorrow through Friday for parent conferences, professional time for teachers and the holiday. Senior centers will be closed Thursday and Friday. Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center will be closed Thursday. Rape crisis service selling poinsettias Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County is holding its annual poinsettia sale fundraiser through tomorrow.
BUSINESS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | April 19, 2005
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced yesterday the appointment of nine new members to a state technology commission he created in 2003, bolstering by six the group's size and filling three vacant positions. Dubbed the "Pappas Commission" - after its chairman George F. Pappas, a patent attorney at Baltimore law firm Venable LLP - the organization has been given the task of assessing and improving Maryland's technology business climate. In its first report last year, the group took a broad look at the sector and made recommendations such as increasing pension fund investments in private equities and hiring a chief technology officer - goals toward which the state is making slow progress.
BUSINESS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | March 12, 2005
Penny Lewandowski, a tireless technology advocate before and after the dot-com bubble burst, will step down as executive director of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council in May to take a position with a Michigan foundation that helps entrepreneurs develop new businesses. "It is disappointing to lose a friend and co-worker who's done such a good job, but you know, she's left us in pretty good shape," said Mark Wesker, chairman of the council, which has the singular goal of helping the area's tech community grow.
NEWS
November 20, 2005
County closings for Thanksgiving Carroll County government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Public libraries will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and be closed Thursday. Public schools will be closed tomorrow through Friday for parent conferences, professional time for teachers and the holiday. Senior centers will be closed Thursday and Friday. Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center will be closed Thursday. Rape crisis service selling poinsettias Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County is holding its annual poinsettia sale fundraiser through tomorrow.
BUSINESS
September 17, 1994
Japan voices hope for trade accordJapan expressed hope yesterday that a trade agreement would be reached with Washington before a U.S.-imposed deadline at the end of the month. An agreement is designed to open Japanese markets to American products in order to narrow the two countries' $60 billion trade gap. Washington has threatened Tokyo with sanctions unless an agreement is reached on government procurement by Sept. 30.IBM holds off on PowerPCIBM's personal computer division decided yesterday to delay selling machines based on the advanced PowerPC chip until next year because there is no software for them.
NEWS
May 16, 2004
Technology Council to hold celebration in Westminster The Carroll Technology Council will launch the new Carroll Tech Council with an awareness celebration from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Carroll Arts Center in downtown Westminster. Entertainment will include the introduction of "Computers and Music" in a demonstration as jazz musician Eric Byrd jams with a computer. Bear, the mold-sniffing dog, will demonstrate the use of animals in the detection of mold. Carroll County schools will display the "Rookie Driver," the robot designed and built to compete in a complex ability contest.
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