From the Harford County Department of Economic Development:
BBJ Awards McCormick Second Place as 2011 Large Green Business of the Year
The BBJ’s Green Business Awards honor those who have found ways to become more environmentally conscious and put more Marylanders back to work. Spice-maker McCormick & Company completed installation of its rooftop solar panels at its Belcamp distibution center last year, which is expected to generate an energy equivalent used by about 110 homes per year. This green initiative is expected to reduce per unit consumption of electricity, solid waste and water consumption by 10% by 2015. McCormick wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 5% in four years.
Wyle Opens New Office at APG
Wyle, a privately held company and leading provider of high-tech aerospace engineering and information technology services to the federal government, opened an office at Aberdeen Proving Ground in April. Wyle has provided highly specialized engineering, information operations and weapon system support to the U.S. Army for more than 30 years with more than 50 locations nationwide.
Clark’s Rigbie Farm Exports First Horses from Maryland to China
Clark’s Rigbie Farm in Darlington provides boarding facilities, including year-round boarding of the Arabian breeding and racing stock of the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. Rigbie Farm has exported twenty-nine American Quarter Horses and Shetland Ponies to China for Western exhibition. The horses will be used in a western style riding exhibition at the Heilan facility near Shanghai. All stallions, mares and young horses over 732 days old are required to be quarantined upon entry into the United States and Rigbie Farm handles more stallions in CEM Quarantine than any other facility in the country. With 340 acres of rolling pastures and beautifully appointed barns, Rigbie Farm also specializes in sports medicine injuries with the goal of returning horses to competition.
WAMD 970 AM Aberdeen Back on the Air
After a year of silence, WAMD resumed live broadcasting with a new owner, radio veteran Bill Parris, on May 2, 2011. WAMD will have a mix of up-tempo music and local talk from live DJs and local news provided by The Dagger.
Harford County Golf Courses Named Most Difficult by Baltimore Business Journal
In the April 29th issue of the Baltimore Business Journal, List Facts claimed the Most Difficult Golf Courses in the Baltimore area. Bulle Rock Golf Course, formerly host to the LPGA, is #1, Maryland Golf and Country Club is #2, Mountain Branch Golf Club is #8, and Wetlands Golf Club is #20 on the list of 25 area courses. The list was ranked by course difficulty, based on the Maryland State Golf Association (MSGA) course rating.
Save the Dates
June 9-15, 2011
Restaurant Week 2011
Coordinated by Harford County Tourism, 410-638-3327
June 14th, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
How Harford County Can Become a Technopolis
Economic Outlook Conference
Pike Powers, Director-Business Consulting
Duff & Phelps, Austin, TX
Hosted by Harford County Office of Economic Development and Harford County Chamber of Commerce
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs
Reservations open May 16, via www.harfordchamber.org
June 22 & 23, 2011
APG Showcase – Transforming the Army Together
Harford Community College Amoss Center