Maryland Business

Maryland Communications Firm Van Eperen Renews MBE-DBE certification

21 02 2018

What sets Van Eperen apart from competitors is our solid understanding of social media and digital marketing strategy, combined with traditional advertising and PR, and led by senior staff with decades of experience working for government agencies and national associations. BALTIMORE, Md. February 21, 2018 Van Eperen, http://www.VanEperen.com, a strategic communications firm specializing in public relations, social media, marketing, and advertising is renewing its minority business enterprise (MBE) – disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) certification in the State of Maryland. With offices in Baltimore and N. Bethesda, Maryland, Van Eperen continues to be a strategic marketing services partner in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and other cities in the Eastern U.S. The high-quality firm, founded in 2004, provides professional marketing and public relations services to state agencies, prime contractor teaming partners who serve government agencies...

Lightbridge Academy Celebrates 20 Years of Caring With Sweepstakes Winner Receiving Child Care for a Year

21 02 2018

ISELIN, N.J. February 21, 2018 Lightbridge Academy, a leading early education child care franchise with 30 open centers serving more than 3,500 children, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in business by giving away one year of child care. The sweepstakes, which ran throughout January, was open to both families already enrolled and to potential new families in the areas where the centers are currently operating across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Randall and Cathy Thomas of Baldwin, New York, won the sweepstakes at random and are now receiving care for one of their children for the next year without having to make a single payment. The couple has two children enrolled at Lightbridge Academy, their son Axel is two and a half and their daughter Sloane is one year old. Cathy is an attorney at Progressive with her office on Long Island, sometimes having to go to court across the boroughs of New York City. Randall is a loan consultant at Associated Mortgage Bankers, working...

AIAS and Vectorworks, Inc. Partner to Support Next Generation of Designers

21 02 2018

Vectorworks' products and technology can help propel AIAS members to the forefront of the design and architecture professions. COLUMBIA, Md. February 21, 2018 The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce a new partnership with Vectorworks, Inc., a global design and BIM software developer. An initial partnership began this fall, with the launch of the AIAS InStudio Render/Sketch competition. "With the success of such a relevant competition to our membership, we discussed broadening our relationship with Vectorworks, a company who is at the forefront of this technology," said Kimberly Tuttle, director of Leadership & Career Services at the AIAS. Vectorworks has signed on for a Gold Partnership and will be sponsoring the AIAS InStudio Render/Sketch competition, which will launch in the fall of 2018. AIAS members will be asked to share their sketches and renderings to highlight their studio work and to provide inspiration for those looking to...

Octo’s Agile Web Presence Program Recipient of Prestigious DoD Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence

21 02 2018

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Octo Consulting Group (Octo), a premier next-generation IT Federal services provider, announced that its $38.9M Prime Development Program, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Agile Web Presence (AWP) and the PMO supporting that program, is the recipient of the annual David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)). This prestigious award recognizes Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and military organizations, groups, or teams who have demonstrated exemplary innovation and best practices in their approach to program management, demonstrated innovation and technical excellence in the acquisition of products and services to achieve more cost-effective acquisition outcomes for the Warfighter and the taxpayer. AWP is the first Agile contract where NGA pays a fixed price for development capacity (e.g. Scrum Teams) rather than pre-determined deliverables...

Northeast US States See Gains in This Week’s Walgreens Flu Index

21 02 2018

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. The Flu Index provides valuable insight by showing which cities or metropolitan areas are experiencing the most incidences of influenza each week based on Index methodology. The data does not measure actual levels or severity of flu activity. With the ability to generate hyper-local data across most U.S. markets, the Flu Index is an online, interactive resource allowing anyone to search and find information regarding the most current state of influenza in their community. To view this week’s Walgreens Flu Index, maps and other online features, including the ability to search by market name or state, click here. Top 10 DMAs* with Flu ActivityWeek Ending 2/17/18 Oklahoma City, Okla. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas Little Rock-Pine...

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

21 02 2018

FREDERICK, Md., Feb. 21, 2018 -- U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) today announced net income of $72.0 million or $0.89 per basic share and $0.88 per diluted share for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2017, compared with a net loss of $6.9 million or $(0.09) per basic and diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2016. The fourth quarter results included a deferred income tax benefit of $35.8 million or $0.44 per basic share as a result of U.S. tax reform legislation passed in December 2017. The fourth quarter results were also negatively impacted by $9.9 million or $0.07 per basic share of business development-related expense, resulting in adjusted EPS for the quarter of $0.52 per basic share. "We sold a record 3.2 million tons in Oil & Gas during the quarter, with relatively flat total contribution margin dollars sequentially, as we experienced some cost increases and lower Sandbox crew utilization due to a transitory slowdown in customer activity around the holidays and...

Ray Zuckerman, CEO of ServerLIFT Corporation, Will Speak About Exportation at the National Small Business Exporter Summit in Baltimore, Maryland

21 02 2018

A customer found us - and now, ServerLIFT Corporation serves over 60 countries worldwide. We’re continuing to expand our operations, largely by working with international distributors and resellers.” BALTIMORE February 21, 2018 Ray Zuckerman, the CEO of ServerLIFT Corporation, will speak about exportation on March 21, 2018 at the National Small Business Exporter Summit in Baltimore, Maryland. Experienced with manufacturing company growth and foreign market penetration, Zuckerman will join leading American small and medium-sized exporters in celebration of the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators' (NASBITE) 31st Annual Conference & National Small Business Exporter Summit. Summit participants will share best practices and lessons based upon their own export success. According to NASBITE, educators, exporters, specialists, and students from all across North America participate in the event’s forum, which focuses on export growth. The...

Rod Mullen Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

21 02 2018

    TUCSON, AZ, February 21, 2018 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Rod Mullen with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Mullen celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Mr. Mullen is the co-founder (with his wife, Naya Arbiter), president and chief executive officer of the Amity Foundation, where he has served for more than 20 years. There, he provides families with help in dealing with problems related to drug abuse, trauma, racism,...

Global Hospitals and Outpatient: Significant CAGR of 4 to Be Observed During 2018-2025 with Top Key Players

21 02 2018

Pune, India -- 02/20/2018 -- The Global Hospitals And Outpatient Care Centers Market accounted to USD 3,100.0 billion in 2017 growing at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period of 2018 to 2025. The upcoming market report contains data for historic years 2015, the base year of calculation is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2025.Get a Free Sample Report [email protected] http://databridgemarketresearch.com/request-a-sample/?dbmr=global-hospitals-outpatient-care-centers-marketMarket Definition of Global Hospitals and Outpatient Care Centers MarketHospitals and outpatient centers are medical facilities are the centers which offer the diagnostic and medical treatment to patients with a wide range of medical conditions. Outpatient care centers offer medical care or treatment that does not require any overnight stay in a hospital or medical facility.This Report Consists of –No of pages: 350No of Figures: 60No of Tables: 220Frequently Asked Questions?What will the market size be in 2024?What are...

Multifamily Property in Newport News, Virginia Receives $34.4 Million in HUD Financing via Walker & Dunlop

20 02 2018

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 20, 2018 -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) announced today that it closed a $34,425,000 United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loan for Meridian Parkside, a Class A multifamily property in Newport News, Virginia.  Meridian Parkside Dwight D. Dunton III of Bonaventure Realty Group and Phillip R. Roper III (the "Borrowers") purchased the property in 2016. Walker & Dunlop worked in partnership with HUD's Baltimore office to refinance the property with a 35-year, low-interest loan through HUD's 223(f) program. The financing paid off the existing bridge loan and a portion of the partnership debt from the original purchase, enabling the Borrowers to make immediate, short-term, owner-elected repairs. Walker & Dunlop's Hal Reinauer, Tom Toland, and Chris Rumul spearheaded the financing assignment. Built in 2008, Meridian Parkside is a garden-style apartment community consisting of 13...

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