Sontiq Named Customer Service Department of the Year

Sontiq, an enterprise high-tech security and identity protection company, announced on Aug. 20, 2019, that its brands, EZShield and IdentityForce, have been recognized as a Gold Winner in the Globee Awards, a “Global Business Awards” program open to all organizations worldwide — large, medium, small, & startups, public and private,...
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AT&T Invests More than $250 Million Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Baltimore Area

AT&T invested more than $250 million Baltimore area wireless and wired networks during 2016-2018. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. We’ve also improved critical services that support Public Safety and first responders using the FirstNet communications platform. AT&T’s wireless network covers more...
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Don Fry Commentary: Must Haves for Baltimore Region in the Next Regional Transit Plan

It’s been nearly three years since I co-published a commentary that noted that the Baltimore region’s transportation system was failing to meet our economic needs. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been significant improvement since then. The cancellation of the Red Line in 2015 killed a project that promised to connect residents...
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Don Fry Commentary: Baltimore’s Crime Strategy on WBAL NewsRadio

Baltimore continues to see high rates of violent crime, especially shootings and homicides. But a crime reduction strategy issued by the city’s new Police Commissioner provides a road map to bring about change. There’s a lot to like in Police Commissioner Michael Harrison’s strategy. The strategy aims to address...
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CCBC offers information sessions on College Promise scholarships

More students now can attend Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) tuition-free as a result of expanded eligibility requirements for College Promise scholarships. High school graduates with a 2.3 GPA who completed high school between 2015-2019 may qualify. Household income requirements are $85,000 or less for the Baltimore County...
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Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond launches Investment Connection

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has launched Investment Connection. The online platform leverages the Richmond Fed’s convening power to provide community development organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia with an opportunity to present Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) proposals to financial institutions and other funders for potential...
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Don Fry Commentary: ‘Your real friends rally to your side and defend your good name’

It is often said that you find out who your real friends are when hard times hit or others try to put you down. Your real friends rally to your side and defend your good name. Recently the City of Baltimore has found that it has just these kind...
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Former Board Chair (1990-92) Mathias J. DeVito Passes Away

Mathias J. DeVito, a former Rouse Company president who restored financial stability to the developer of Columbia, died of kidney failure July 24 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Ruxton resident was 88. To view the obituary, visit the Baltimore Sun’s website. Source: Baltimore Sun  
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MacKenzie Management Adds Stonewood Business Center to Portfolio

MacKenzie Management Company, LLC, the full-service property management arm of MacKenzie Ventures, is pleased to announce they have been awarded the property management and maintenance services assignment for Stonewood Business Center in Columbia, Maryland.  Situated at 7165, 7175, 7185, and 7195 Oakland Mills Road just off Snowden River Parkway,...
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