Maryland Tech & Science
RBR-Technologies Conducts Cyber Safety School Takeovers throughout Maryland
12 12 2017
RBR-Technologies Donates Garfield Cyber Safety Materials from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to Help Maryland Children Protect Themselves Online
Thanks to RBR-Technologies and Bryan, the students at Lake Shore Elementary now have access to engaging tools that will help them learn how to be safe and secure online.”
— Patrick Craven, Center for Cyber Safety and Education Director
CLEARWATER, FL, USA, December 12, 2017 -- The Center for Cyber Safety and Education and RBR-Technologies announce they are partnering in a series of school takeovers to provide cyber safety education near RBR’s office in Odenton, Maryland. To reach children as early in school as possible, RBR is donating the Center’s Garfield Cyber Safety Education materials to local elementary schools.In its first “cyber safety school takeover,” RBR will provide teachers at Lake Shore Elementary in Pasadena, Maryland all the materials they need to conduct cyber safety lessons for the school’s 330 students....
ROSS Companies Acquires Versailles Apartments in Towson, Md.
12 12 2017
TOWSON, Md., Dec. 12, 2017 -- ROSS Companies, a leader in multifamily acquisition, property management and renovation in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced it has acquired Versailles Apartments, a 210-unit community in Towson, Md. ROSS Management Services will manage the community, and ROSS Renovation & Construction will oversee a renovation program to include common-area improvements as well as interior renovations in select apartments.
Located in the residential part of West Towson, this pet-friendly community is near numerous dining and shopping options, private and public schools and universities, and renowned medical facilities. With the property's proximity to Interstates 695 and 83, residents of Versailles Apartments have easy access to the entire Baltimore metro area, including many sports and entertainment venues in and around downtown Baltimore.
"We are excited about acquiring Versailles Apartments," said Scott Ross, president of ROSS Development...
Community Brands Adds Mobile Event Fundraising Technology to Power More Than 100,000 Association, Nonprofit and K-12 School Events
11 12 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 11, 2017 -- Community Brands, a technology-driven company that delivers purpose-built solutions for the world's leading associations and nonprofits, today announced the addition of 501 Auctions and Gesture to the company, and an agreement in principle to acquire GiveSmart. The acquisition of these mobile auction technology leaders extends the Community Brands product portfolio to provide mobile auction and fundraising event services to help organizations improve the donor experience and increase fundraising revenue.
"These mobile auction industry leaders are a great addition to Community Brands, and they strengthen our team and expand our expertise in the nonprofit market," said Jean-Paul (JP) Guilbault, president and CEO of Community Brands. "Their mobile technology supports the growing expectations of donors who conduct their everyday lives on their mobile devices, and fits our overall strategy to be the most innovative technology company worldwide,...
Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite
08 12 2017
DENVER, Dec. 8, 2017 -- Timely and accurate weather forecasts can directly affect public safety and protection of property; and the next satellite in the NOAA GOES-R Series will continue to provide more data for sharper, more detailed views of weather systems.
Lockheed Martin delivered NOAA’s GOES-S weather satellite to its Florida launch site on December 4. The spacecraft was shipped aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy cargo plane from Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. From there, the satellite will undergo final processing at Astrotech Space Operations in preparation for a launch in March 2018.
Photo Credit: Michael Starobin, NOAA/NASA. Lockheed Martin delivered NOAA’s GOES-S weather satellite to its Florida launch site on December 4. The satellite will undergo final processing at Astrotech Space Operations in preparation for a launch in March 2018.
NOAA's next weather satellite in the Geostationary...
American Botanical Council Welcomes Three New Board of Trustees Members
08 12 2017
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 7, 2017 -- The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Bethany Davis; Richard Kingston, PharmD; and Holly Shimizu. The new trustees bring decades of combined experience and are recognized leaders in various fields, including dietary supplement industry regulation and environmental sustainability practices; clinical toxicology, botanical safety, and pharmacy; and public horticulture and herbal education.
"ABC is delighted to welcome Bethany, Holly, and Rick to our Board of Trustees," said ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal. "Each of these new board members has numerous skills and strengths that will help ABC achieve new successes in the fields of medicinal plant education and research."
The addition of these three experts brings the total number of ABC Board of Trustees members to 11. In April 2017, long-time ABC trustee Fredi Kronenberg, PhD, a champion of integrative medicine for women's...
FirstEnergy Transmission Project in Northeast Ohio Nearing Completion
07 12 2017
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 7, 2017 -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and its subsidiaries are rebuilding and modernizing an existing transmission line to enhance service reliability for Ohio Edison customers in Portage and Trumbull counties. When completed later this month, the upgraded line will reinforce the local electric system and use smart technologies to help reduce the frequency and duration of power outages.
The $26 million project involves replacing the existing 69-kilovolt (kV) line with a new set of poles and wires that will connect existing electric substations in Garrettsville and Newton Falls, Ohio. New switching devices that can be remotely monitored and controlled are being added to the line to allow grid operators to respond to operational conditions more quickly, which can prevent or reduce the duration of power outages.
New equipment will also be added to the two substations to handle the line's increased capacity and support growing electric demand. Construction is now...
Benchworks Named to Chief Marketer’s 2018 List of Top 200 Marketing Agencies Serving the U.S.
07 12 2017
Chief Marketer Top 200 Agency Award
We are honored to be part of this prestigious list of agencies,” says Thad Bench, Sr., CEO of Benchworks. “Our reputation as a strategic, nimble, and effective marketing partner that helps build our clients’ businesses led to this achievement.
CHESTERTOWN, Md. December 07, 2017
Benchworks has been named to Chief Marketer’s first ever list of top engagement and activation agencies in the United States. Benchworks was chosen for its full-service offerings in marketing, branding, and commercialization services as well as its broad client list. Earlier this year, Benchworks was named to the 2017 Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States as compiled by Inc. magazine. Nationally, Benchworks was ranked #933 and was ranked #8 in the Top Baltimore Companies category.
Benchworks is headquartered in Chestertown, Maryland, with major satellite offices in Philadelphia and Boston. In addition to their primary full-service...
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