Japan Reeling In The Wake of Massive Earthquake

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan Friday afternoon, subsequently churning up a 23-foot-high tsunami that slammed into the northeast coast. Hundreds have been confirmed dead and tsunami warnings are in effect for more than 50 countries, including Hawaii and western United States. The earthquake occurred off the east coast of Japan near Honshu, an island about […]

$36B Military Economic Impact on Maryland in 2008

The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development released a 56-page report on Thursday conducted by the Jacob France Institute of the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore. Embedded within the detailed report was data from the 2008 fiscal year regarding the economic impact of the military on Maryland. Seventeen military bases […]

$13.6M National Cancer Institute Grant Gives Birth to
Johns Hopkins Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

Faculty within the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology has received a five-year $13.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to form the Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence. This new sector within the prestigious Johns Hopkins medical research system is a comprised of engineers, biologists, and physicians who are all focused on the development of […]

Northern Virginia Beer Distributor Being Sold to Wholesaler

It’s beer Friday where I work, so I just had to report about the purchase of Fredericksburg Distributing Co. by Premium Distributors of Virginia. Founded in 1988, Fredericksburg Distributing Co. is currently expected to finalize the sale on October 8th according to their current General Manager Rocky Sizemore. Standard due diligence will occur next month […]

15 Maryland Tech Startups Receive $1+ Million from TEDCO

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) has distributed $1,121,900 amongst the following technology startups in Maryland: Amidus, LLC | Cognapse, LLC | CYNCZ, LLC | Differential Dynamics Corporation | Hememics Biotechnologies, Inc. | Nour Immune, Inc. | NutriGrown, LLC | Omic Biosystems, Inc. | Pearl LifeScience Partners, LLC | Plasmonix, Inc. | Quantum Medical Metrics, […]

Maryland Economic Outlook: Strong to Quite Strong

Marylanders have a lot to look forward to economically considering the financial stresses plaguing the majority of our country these days. The Columbia/Ellicott City area was ranked #2 (up from #8 in 2008) in this year’s CNNMoney.com ‘Best Places to Live’ report. Gaithersburg was ranked #25 and Rockville landed at #31. On top of that, […]

Kitchen Design: What to Consider

Time for kitchen design already? We haven’t even reached mid-month, however the end of August marks the start of the transition from Summer to Fall.  As a result, we’ll all be doing a lot less grilling outdoors and spending more of our time in the kitchen.  While most of us have a few improvements in […]

Types of Virtualization: Which Suits Your Business?

This article discusses server virtualization, desktop virtualization, and application virtualization with the intentions of helping an employer determine which type is best for them. Automation Business Technologies, a local firm in Virginia, provides outstanding virtualization management services. The Maryland, DC, and Virginia corridor is one of the strongest technology and business hearths on the east coast. Our region houses […]

Baltimore, MD: $215M State Center Renovation Approved

The Board of Public Works on Wednesday unanimously green-lighted work to begin on the $215 million first phase of a massive public-private partnership designed to revitalize central Baltimore, improve government office space, and create jobs. The revitalization of State Center project will give a boost to the ailing construction industry at a time when commercial […]

How Do You Order Your Office Supplies?

This one goes out to you office managers out there… How do you order your office supplies? How do you organize to know what you need and when you need it? The More Vendors = The Bigger Headache Do you have a go to vendor that you use for your pens, and another vendor for […]

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