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Maryland’s First Lady Helps Intro Korean
Meal Delivery Program
BGE, with a $35,000 donation, and Meals on Wheels of
Central Maryland recently kicked off a program offering
Korean meals to elderly Korean-Americans. Maryland’s
First Lady Yumi Hogan, Howard County Executive Allan
Kittleman and Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland’s
Executive Director Stephanie Archer-Smith delivered
the first meals that were distributed in Howard County.
Respect From the BBB
Former Negro Leaguers Luther “Luke” Atkinson,
left, and former Washington Senator (as well as
former Baltimore Oriole) Fred Valentine visited
the Baltimore Better Business Bureau (BBB) office and President/CEO Angie Barnett last month.
The occasion was the Black History Museum @
the Fed event.
Lost Arc Distillery Cuts Ribbon
From left, Kartik Shah, PNC Bank; Leonardo McClarty, Howard County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC); Brad Blackwell
and Andy Debenham, Lost Ark Distillery; Allen Kittleman,
Howard County Executive; Steve Williams, representing Del.
Frank Turner; and Allen Fournier, HCCC; cut the ribbon at the
grand opening of Columbia’s Lost Ark Distillery.
LHC Holds Iron Chef Cookoff
Leadership Howard County (LHC) held its annual
Iron Chef cookoff in February, with
classes enjoying friendly competition
while raising funds for Leadership U
and the Howard County Food Bank.
Pictured are, from left, Stacie Hunt,
Alisa Cummins, Karen Pitsley, Al
Scolnik; Jeryl Baker and Louann Magi
represented the winning Class of 2014.
Moore Addresses the Partnership
Michael Moore of Tradepoint Atlantic was the guest
speaker at the February meeting of the BWI Business
Partnership. The event was held at the BWI Airport
State of Howard: ‘Strong,’
Howard County Executive Allan
Kittleman called the local economy “strong” during his recent
State of the County address
sponsored by the Howard County
Chamber of Commerce. The
event was held at Turf Valley.
The Affordable Housing
Agreement: Done Deal
From left, Paul Casey, Columbia
Downtown Housing Corp., John
DeWolf, The Howard Hughes Corp.; Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and Carole
MacPhee, Howard County Housing Commission; met on Feb. 3 to sign the affordable housing
agreement, which will bring 900 units of full-spectrum housing to Downtown Columbia.
Film Day in Annapolis
A group from the Maryland Film
(MFIC) posted in
Annapolis on March
2 and spent Film
Day sharing information with legislators and promoting
the state’s film industry. The group
posed on the State
Capitol steps after
a visit with Senate President Mike
Acu Works Open With Ribbon Cutting
AcuWorks opened its doors in Columbia with a ribbon cutting on February
27. Sam Kadrmas, the owner, was surrounded by her husband and children,
friends and colleagues.