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While many of us dread filling out piles of paperwork, Steve Edwards was full of nervous excitement as he scribbled his signature on the dotted line. As he dated the official papers, June 6, 1997, Edwards Industries was born.

On Thursday, March 9, Chamber member Johns Hopkins University along with Johns Hopkins Health System released results from the first year of their HopkinsLocal initiative - and they are matching or exceediong their goals.

On Tuesday, March 7, The Daily Record released its Top 100 Women for 2017. And 22 are Maryland Chamber members.

Maryland Chamber of Commerce member, the Maryland Transit Administration, will partner with Maryland Stadium Authority on the $7.2 million renovation of the MARC train station outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced today that prominent Maryland health care attorney Sigrid C. Haines has joined the firm as a partner in its Columbia and Baltimore offices. 

Maryland Chamber member Old Line Bank is acquiring Damascus Community Bank for $40.7 million in stock.

A new Business and Technology Cultivation Center is set to open on North Market Street in downtown Frederick, bringing together public institutions and private companies to exchange ideas and collaborate on tech transfers.

The University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore will be partners in a new institute - the National Institute for Innovation of Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals - to advance U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing. The creation of the institute was announced by Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, in December.

Annapolis, Md. – The Rural Maryland Council and its membership convened Monday, November 28, 2016 for its Annual and Executive Board Meeting at Quiet Waters Park, Blue Heron Center. In addition to providing an overview of upcoming events and activities for 2017, the Rural Maryland Council also held its annual Rural Impact Awards Ceremony to honor advocates for rural Maryland communities.

Harbor Bank Community Development Corp., an arm of Baltimore-based Harbor Bank of Maryland, is helping area entrepreneurs nurture their businesses in an effort to improve the economic stability of Baltimore neighborhoods.

Morgan State University was awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the United Negro College Fund for a new program designed to improve employment outcomes for graduates.