Maryland Hosts 5th Annual Business Opportunities Summit

The Maryland Department of General Services - in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation, and the University System of Maryland - recently hosted their Fifth Annual Business Opportunities & Entrepreneurial Training Summit for Small, Minority, Women, & Veteran-Owned Businesses. The summit is the premier event for small, local, and minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses in Maryland, attracting over 500 businesses from across the state. From Maryland's Department of General Services website: “Our administration is…

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State, Local Officials Mourn the Loss of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings

Representative Elijah Cummings, longstanding champion for the city of Baltimore and the State of Maryland, passed away early this morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 68 years old. Cummings represented Maryland's 7th Congressional District for 23 years. A former trial attorney, he became a national figure in January of this year when he was appointed as chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has ordered flags at…

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Commissioner Wilson Tapped to Serve on Education Commission

Queen Anne's County Commissioner Jack Wilson has been appointed to serve as MACo's representative on the State's Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. His appointment would replace former member Bill Valentine, who no longer serves as an Allegany County Commissioner. Commissioner Wilson is vice-chair of MACo’s Education Subcommittee, and chairs MACo’s Rural Counties Coalition. He has served as a productive member of MACo’s Legislative Committee, and Board of Directors. We are confident that Commissioner…

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The World Comes to Garrett County

Garrett County, Maryland is hosting the International Canoe Federation Slalom World Championships in McHenry Maryland September 17-21, 2014, the Cumberland Times-News reports. The Adventure Sports Center International is the prestigious venue for the event and is the Only Mountaintop re-circulating whitewater course in the World. As described on the ICF website, Olympic-level athletes from over 35 countries compete for the gold in this historic event.  The widely publicized competition is also expected to bring an economic boost to…

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