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Dr. Joel Goodman (HAL) to present

Join us this Friday morning as Dr. Joel Goodman with the Howard Astronomical League (HAL) will tell us all about the new observatory at Alpha Ridge.

Howard Astronomical League is an amateur astronomy club located in Howard County, Maryland. They hold monthly meetings on the lower (mezzanine)…

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Added by Darren Easton on July 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FIRN Board President, Jill Bussey stops by…

FIRN is a nonprofit organization in Howard County, Maryland that empowers immigrants, refugees, asylees and other foreign-born individuals by helping them to access community resources and opportunities. FIRN provides immigration counseling and citizenship classes, interpreting &…

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Added by Darren Easton on June 25, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments

Police Chief Gary Gardner speaks

Chief Gary L. Gardner is a 30-year veteran of the Howard County Police Department. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Police, he held  the position of Deputy Chief for Operations, overseeing the patrol districts, the operational preparedness division and the youth services…

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Added by Darren Easton on June 4, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

Debbie Taylor and her furry friends visit!

Fidos for Freedom

Fidos for Freedom, Inc. was established in 1987 and was originally an obedience organization located on Main St in Laurel.  Everyone involved do so as volunteers at Fidos — except for the handyman, office manager…

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Added by Darren Easton on May 14, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments

Our Program: Eric Feldmann, Executive Director Mission 14

Mission 14 is embarking on a new model of fundraising to enact social change and the many steps toward eradicating human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.

Eric is a seasoned entrepreneur, outdoorsman and envisioner who has successfully launched businesses, government agencies and…

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Added by Darren Easton on April 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Howard County Executive, Allan Kittleman stops by!

Join us this week to hear from our County Executive, Allan Kittleman. 

Allan Kittleman was elected on November 4th, 2014 to serve as Howard County’s 9th County Executive. Executive Kittleman previously served in the Maryland General Assembly as the Senator…

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Added by Darren Easton on April 14, 2015 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Kasey Turner, Jailbreak Brewing Co. visits

Kasey Turner is the founder and COO of Jailbreak Brewing Company in Laurel, Maryland. His BS in computer engineering and a MS in computer science prepared him well for drinking beer, but it was his undiagnosed OCD and previous experience running a cybersecurity company that best prepared

him for…

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Added by Darren Easton on March 26, 2015 at 9:06am — No Comments

The Howard County Farm Bureau... Welcome Howie Feaga

The Howard County Farm Bureau is a private, non-profit membership organization. It is completely controlled by its members through the democratic process and is financed by voluntary membership dues. It is one of the 23 Maryland county organizations that make up the Maryland Farm Bureau.

Farm Bureau, the…

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Added by Darren Easton on March 19, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments

This week's Program: Fire Chief John Butler

Join us in welcoming Fire Chief John Butler to our meeting this week.

Fire Chief John Butler has been with the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services since 1993.  He was appointed Fire Chief on January 20, 2015, becoming the 10th person to lead the Department and the first Chief…

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Added by Darren Easton on March 12, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

This Week’s Program: Dr. Florin Selaru, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Florin Selaru, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Florin Selaru was born in Romania. He went to medical school in Bucharest and in 2000 came to the USA with his wife, also a physician, to complete their medical…

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Added by Darren Easton on March 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

This week's Program: Tabby Fique, Howard County Conservancy

Tabby Fique, Howard County Conservancy

Tabby stops by this Friday to tell us all about what’s happening at the Conservancy. Hear all about volunteer opportunities, group activities, special events and other…

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Added by Darren Easton on February 26, 2015 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Better Bedrest – Blanka McClammer visits this week

Blanka McClammer became involved with Better BedRest in 1993, being instrumental in inviting the organization to share the information on the maternity unit. She has been a board member for the last 5+ years assisting in carrying out the mission of the organization.

Better Bedrest…

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Added by Darren Easton on February 12, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

Jennifer Bodensiek, Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Visits

Join us this Friday as Jennifer Bodensiek stops by to tell us all about Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. Jennifer has been the president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland since 2009. Junior Achievement of Central Maryland serves Maryland’s young people, educators, and business…

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Added by Darren Easton on January 29, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments

Visit from Geoff Arnold of the Frederick Keys

This Friday we welcome Geoff Arnold, Broadcasting and  Public Relations Manager for the Frederick Keys. …

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Added by Darren Easton on January 22, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Cathy Smith Visits

This week we welcome Cathy Smith from Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center to tell us about her newest program, Don't Do Nothing. Cathy has been raising awareness and community support for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center for the last 7 years. She is the outreach coordinator for Change Matters,…

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Added by Darren Easton on January 8, 2015 at 10:49am — No Comments

Columbia Festival of the Arts – Bringing it Home

Join us this week as we welcome Todd Olson to tell us all about the great new things that are happening with this fantastic annual event.

The mission of the Columbia Festival of the Arts is to present a world class celebration of the arts and entertainment that…

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Added by Darren Easton on December 11, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

A letter of thanks...

A letter that Chaya Kaplan, our CSAS recipient sent on behalf of the A-OK Mentoring and Tutoring, Inc.…

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Added by Darren Easton on November 19, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Good Samaritan Orphanage

Welcome Rev. Dr. Robert M. Mbinda...

This week we are very excited to have Rev. Dr. Robert M. Mbinda as our guest speaker to tell us all about the Good Samaritan Orphanage in Mbeya, Tanzania

Rev. Dr. Robert M. Mbinda, Director of the Good Samaritan Orphanage, is a priest of the Anglican Church in Tanzania. He earned a Masters of Divinity in 1986 from Trinity School for Ministry in…

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Added by Darren Easton on November 19, 2014 at 9:08am — No Comments

The Sierra Leone Education Fund

Welcome Jennifer Pilholski...

This week we are very excited to have Jennifer Carr Pilholski as our guest speaker to tell us all about the Ebola epidemic and Education in Sierra Leone.

Jennifer is the president and founder of the Sierra Leone Education fund. Jennifer's connections to Moyamba, Sierra Leone date back to the 1940's when her great aunt, the late June Hartranft, served…

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Added by Darren Easton on November 11, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

BONSTINGL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Meet our speaker this week is from BONSTINGL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, Jay Jay Bonstingl.

Bonstingl is a full-service international consulting firm specializing in Baldrige-based Quality solutions for world-class leaders and their organizations.

Their clients are recognized leaders in business, healthcare, education, government, and associations who celebrate their strengths as they work…

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Added by Darren Easton on October 23, 2014 at 1:10pm — No Comments

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