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Governor O'Malley To Continue “Maryland Forward” Series

This story comes to us from Takirra Winfield:

ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 28, 2011) – TOMORROW, Governor Martin O’Malley will join the Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding, business leaders, elected officials and stakeholders in transportation for an important roundtable discussion on Maryland’s Transportation Trust Fund. The Governor will facilitate a discussion with attendees on the future of transportation funding in Maryland.


Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Brown Appointed Director of Prince George's County Housing and Community Development

This story comes to us from Scott L. Peterson:

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, named Eric C. Brown as Acting Director of the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).    

“The Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development is a critical department to thousands of Prince George’s County families and residents,” said Baker. “It was a priority of my administration to find the right leader to improve the service, reputation, and management of this department.  We have found an incredible and experienced housing expert in Eric Brown.”

Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards to Host Prince George’s County District Office Open House Today

This story comes to us from Dan Weber:

Tonight, Tuesday, February 22, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) will host an open house at her Prince George’s County District Office, located at 5001 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland.


Bridging the Generation Gap in Egypt and the American Workplace

The historical transfer of power in Egypt has seen the departure of an entrenched 82-year-old dictator and a movement toward a democratically elected government where young Egyptians will have a major voice in politics and policies of the future.  A major key to a successful transition that will allow Egypt to move forward as a stable, innovative nation lies in respect and understanding between generations.

The same is true with American businesses.

Innovation is the intersection of the past and present that leads to the future.  That’s why it is so important that business leaders publicly acknowledge the contribution of each generation, applaud the unique strengths brought to the table by workers of different ages, and encourage everyone to share their viewpoints as a way to make a strong team even stronger. 

Prince Georges County Announces External Audit of County's Housing

This story comes to us from Scott L. Peterson from the Office of the Prince George's County Executive:

This past Monday, December 27, Prince George’s County Executive, Rushern L. Baker, III announced that Prince George’s County has signed a contract with Virginia Tech University to conduct an independent audit of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).