Sunday, May 19, 2013
The new Ellicott City restaurant opened in April.
In April, Tigi's Ethiopian Restaurant and Market quietly opened in the small shopping center behind the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 40. Since then, it has already gained some traction with positive reviews of its traditional Ethiopian cuisine. "We aren't experts in Ethiopian cuisine, but we loved our dinner," wrote local food blogger HowChow, who ate at the restaurant earlier this month. On Yelp, the new restaurant has 4.5 stars after five reviews. "The food is spectacular," wrote one reviewer, "I eat out a lot, and I haven't had a better or more interesting meal locally in a very long time." The owner of restaurant, Bellete Tessema, said he and his wife, who are of Ethiopian descent, love to cook food and turned that passion into a catering …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Small Business Patch readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
A state board is scheduled to vote on the proposed contract this month.
BWI is seeking approval from a state board to proceed with a multi-million dollar project to improve its runways. The State Board of Public Works is scheduled to vote on the proposed contract modification Wednesday May 15. The proposed $92.5 million contract is part of a larger, $350 million effort to bring runways up to new Federal Aviation Standards on safety, reported the Baltimore Business Journal. According to the proposed contract, some of the runway changes would be geared to managing erosion and safety; others would be to improve certain runways to “allow for more aircraft approaches during inclement weather conditions.” Money generated through airline ticket purchases and potential federal sources would pay for the most recently …
Have you changed your opinion toward your nearby J.C. Penney?
J.C. Penney has begun airing a video apologizing to customers for its recent changes in the way it does business -- changes that it concedes alienated many of its most loyal customers. The company's ill-advised shift away from discounts and loyal brands could be compared to the New Coke debacle of 1985, a series of security slip-ups by Facebook and the BP Gulf oil spill, according to Bloomberg news. The article details the changes instituted by former CEO Ron Johnson who is blamed for losing the retail titan nearly $1 billion ($985 million) in his one-year tenure. Similar to BP’s CEO Tony Hayward’s plain-speak “I’m deeply sorry” video following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2012, the J.C. Penney spot says: “It’s no secret, recently J.C …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
An existing Elkridge business is expanding.
A local defense company is more than doubling the size of its facility, opening a new building in Elkridge with an official ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Wednesday. Flir, which makes thermal imaging and infrared cameras for police and military uses as well as the private sector, announced its expansion in March, when Gov. Martin O’Malley visited its current facility to warn of the negative effects the looming sequester may have on local business such as Flir. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the company, which is moving from its 35,000 square foot facility on 6610 Amberton Drive, into a new 80,000 square foot engineering and manufacturing facility, is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 1 (Wednesday) at 7055 Troy Hill Road. “I am pleased that …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Do you know how your high school ranked nationwide? Wondering what stores are coming to your area? Learn some of the answers and check up on your neighbors in our state news roundup.
Sunday, April 28
By Patch Staff Some big crime cases come to a head, development projects come to fruition and the governor travels to Israel. Read more Maryland news from Patches statewide by clicking on the headlines below: Radio Host Ed Norris Airlifted After Darlington Accident Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Eleanor Roosevelt Ranked in U.S. News' "2013 Best High Schools" The top schools were in Montgomery County. 11 Howard County High Schools on 2013 U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List Eleven Howard County high schools were ranked among the 2013 “Best High Schools in the Nation,” according to new …
Friday, April 26, 2013
In the market for a new house? Just curious? Check out these recently listed homes for sale in Howard County.
These videos of Howard County homes for sale were recently uploaded to YouTube. Each listing links to the YouTube video (also attached to this article). Each home is also shown on the map attached to this article: For sale this week: Elkridge 7265 Elkridge Crossing Way 6154 Rockburn Hill Road Ellicott City 4237 Buckskin Lake Drive 4945 Decker Way #22 2982 Brookwood Road Columbia 9243 Moonfire Place 9250 Pigeonwing Place 10974 Trotting Ridge Way #14 Check back next week for more virtual tours.