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Ned Tillman will tell BBI members ‘There are some wonderful opportunities’ in Central Maryland

Sustainable Growth’s Ned Tillman was invited by Base Business Initiative to lecture on Sustainability Management Plans to members of the greater Fort Meade business community at aBBI Brown Bag to be held on Thurs., Dec. 13.

“Several key decisions are being made by local legislatures at the moment,” said Tillman, president of Sustainable Growth, a consulting firm that

Sustainable Growth supports Howard County’s Economic Development Authority

November 20, 2012

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND  Howard County’s Economic Development Authority today published a webpage titled Going Green that included a link to Sustainable Growth’s blog, Green Business Matters, and a downloadable sustainability checklist  developed by Sustainable Growth as a free resource to business leaders.

FASCON launches new website in support of its global initiative

FORT MEADE, MARYLAND “Our restructured website is designed to better serve our current
and future customers,” said Gene Welch, CEO of Facility Site Contractors, Inc. (FASCON), a
construction and facilities management company based in Maryland.

The website, launched this week, includes new information and features, among them a jobs
board where FASCON can advertise its open positions, according to Ed Spirko, a business
developer for FASCON who headed up the project.

“Our old website was okay, but this is better. It’s more representative of what we do and where
we’re headed as an organization,” said Welch.

New website features information and utilities for overseas job seekers

“Our new website is at the core of our business strategy; it will help us build a community of expats and foreign nationals pursuing overseas jobs,” said Maurice Hasting, president of Life Changing Job Services.

Hasting, speaking from his office in the Middle East, said that he launched LCJS to meet the needs of an underserved market – Americans and foreign nationals seeking insider information on overseas employment opportunities.

“These are tough times. People are hurting. Work in foreign countries makes a lot of sense to more and more people,” said Hasting. “The vast majority of people employed overseas report excellent experiences.”

The information contained on the site, including employer profiles, recently awarded government contracts, and advice for job seekers, does not exist on any other single website, according to Hasting.

Executive director of homeless shelter for women emphasizes wellness, education and entrepreneurism

A recent wellness day at INNterim in Pikesville was organized by the facility’s benevolent yet demanding executive director and intended to relieve stress and broaden the thinking of homeless mothers as they transition to independent living.

Family-owned printer bucks industry trend, expands operations

DC area printer finds growth in spite of the economy

By Frank Hazzard

Quick Print Magazine

When Bobby Firestein announced this spring that his family-owned company, SVECONWAY Printing, was expanding its operations by 25 percent and taking over the vacant warehouse space next to his Silver Spring, MD, shop, the DC-area printing community took notice. Suffice it to say he’s bucking a trend.

“Over the past decade, only the most resilient small printers have been able to navigate the extremely challenging business environment that has pushed approximately 30 percent of their colleagues out of business,” says Dr. Ronnie Davis, vice president and chief economist of Printing Industries of America.

County looks for balance in new general plan

By Kevin Rector

The Baltimore Sun

In the next month, Howard County officials are hoping local residents will help vet a recently released draft of the county's new "Plan Howard 2030" general plan in a series of open houses and through an online comment portal.

The document, an update of the county's 2000 general plan, outlines development and growth priorities for the county that will shape a wide range of economic and community revitalization initiatives during the next decade.

Sveconway’s Bobby Firestein must find new revenue streams to keep his printing business alive

Washington Business Journal

by Emily Mekinc, Multimedia Intern

The small Silver Spring printing company was founded in 1982 by sales representatives Richard Svec and Frank Conway when a small printing company where they previously worked was being unionized.

Horizon Foundation Elects Five Trustees

Five new members have been elected to The Horizon Foundation’s board of trustees. They are Duane Alexander; Paul Gleichauf; Henry Posko, Jr.; Ned Tillman; and Dou Alvin Zhang.

Sustainability saves money

Being environmentally resourceful isn't a frill these days, its essential for business and governments to function

By Ned Tillman

Recently, when one of the candidates running for office in my county was asked what she would cut from the budget, she said, "I would not have created an office of environmental sustainability." I find this comment amusing and disheartening. Doesn't she want to lower the cost of government? Doesn't she want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil? Doesn't she want to reduce our waste-management costs? I have to conclude that the concept of sustainability is not clear to this politician, and probably many other people — and therefore runs the risk, like so many good ideas, of being condemned and politicized.

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Ned Tillman will tell BBI members ‘There are some wonderful opportunities’ in Central Maryland

Sustainable Growth’s Ned Tillman was invited by Base Business Initiative to lecture on Sustainability Management Plans to members of the greater Fort Meade business community at aBBI Brown Bag to be held on Thurs., Dec. 13. “Several key decisions are being made by loca... Continue Reading
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