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  • April 24, 2017 4:24 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Ladew Gardens is gearing up for their Garden Festival event on May 5th and 6th. Don't miss out on this wonderful event! Download the Invitation>>

  • April 12, 2017 10:23 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Steve Wheeler is the location coordinator for an organization called Wreaths Across America. Steve seeks support to accomplish WAA​'s to provide a Christmas ​wreath at the grave of each of the 3,500 veterans at rest in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium. You can help make this possible by donating $15 per wreath. Please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org and follow the directions in the flyer below!

    Download the flyer here>>

  • April 07, 2017 3:48 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Join Sappari Solutions on May 11th at 6:30 to learn how to organize and de-clutter your space.

    Location: Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors

    Topic: How to Clear Your Clutter for Spring (and Moving!)

    Description: Spring is a great time to clear out the old and make way for the new, whether you are preparing for an upcoming move or just want to be more comfortable in your current space.  Learn a proven system for letting go of clutter and organizing your space to move you forward whatever your next step might be!

    Register online here!

  • April 04, 2017 3:02 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    From NottinghamMD.com:

    It’s official.  The new Kona Ice shaved ice stand in Carney will hold a Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting event on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

    The event will be held at 10 a.m. at the corner of Joppa Road and Magledt Road in Carney. The site was once the location of My-T-Fine Snowballs, but Joni and Claude Elmore have renovated the shop in recent months, and they say that the new Kona Ice will be bringing back many of the old My-T-Fine flavors. Patrons will even be able to get a scoop of ice cream at the bottom of their cups.

    Last year, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks introduced legislation that would provide some certainty for snowball stand operators like the Elmores, allowing stands by right in certain zones and with some restrictions.

    “This property has been eyed by developers for many years, and I applaud the Elmores for investing to improve this iconic structure,” Councilman Marks commented.

    There has been a snowball stand at this location for more than six decades.

  • March 31, 2017 11:29 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

     Owings Mills, MD, March 28, 2017: Strategic Factory, a cross-media marketing company, announces a strategic acquisition of Chesapeake Sign Company, an agency specializing in indoor and outdoor signage since opening in Cockeysville, MD in February of 2002.   

    “This is a mutually beneficial merger between two local companies,” said Keith Miller, President and CEO of Strategic Factory. “The acquisition of Chesapeake Sign Company increases our capacity and strengthens our existing signage capabilities by adding a team of skilled professionals with extensive product knowledge, vast production and installation experience and superb customer service.” 

    Chesapeake Sign Company has been a staple in the Baltimore area for more than 15 years. They are well-known as experts in the field, and bring decades of combined experience with them to Strategic Factory.   

    “We’re extremely excited about the move,” said Sam Nitzberg, owner of Chesapeake Sign Company. “This merger allows us to further expand our client base, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our existing and future clients an even greater amount of options and high-quality products and services by leveraging Strategic Factory’s state-of-the-art equipment and knowledge.” 

    Chesapeake Sign Company will finalize the move to Strategic Factory’s 40,000-square-foot facility by March 31. 

    “We want our loyal clients to know that we haven’t left; we’ve simply moved--come visit us for a tour and view our impressive facility for yourself.”  

    Chesapeake Signage Company is now located at 11195 Dolfield Blvd. in Owings Mills, MD. The 40,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility houses multiple agencies including Spokes Marketing, Graphic Tango, BRANDED4U, and Master Signs.  

    About Strategic Factory

    Strategic Factory encourages collaboration between strategy and creativity to deliver powerful, cohesive and innovative campaigns. Services include marketing, graphic design, commercial printing, mailing, signage, promotional products, and customized apparel. We oversee all projects from concept through completion and our capabilities offer clients a single and professional source for all their communication needs. For more company information, visit www.strategicfactory.com.


  • March 23, 2017 3:10 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Read the press release on Strategic Factory's website>>

    Strategic Factory Recognized by AMA Baltimore 

    Company Honored for Best Public Relations Campaign by American Marketing Association


    Owings Mills, MD, March 22, 2017: Strategic Factory, a cross-media marketing company, has been recognized as a champion of marketing excellence by the AMA for the Best Public Relations Campaign of 2016. Strategic Factory held an Open House in September 2016 to demonstrate its capabilities to existing clients and prospects. The event drew hundreds of people, trended on social media channels, led to additional work and helped make the venue a sought-after location for tours and networking events. 


    “This event took many months of strategic planning,” said Keith Miller, President and CEO of Strategic Factory. “We used all our resources to make our long-anticipated Open House an evening to remember for our valued clients and guests, as well as our team members.” 


    The Baltimore Chapter of the American Marketing Association’s Marketing Excellence Awards are given each year to companies and organizations that plan and implement the best local marketing campaigns and can demonstrate their campaigns’ successes with measurable results.


    “We’re all extremely proud to be honored at the 32nd Annual Marketing Excellence Awards and look forward to engaging with the area's top marketing, advertising, and design professionals,” said Miller.


    The American Marketing Association’s Baltimore Chapter is Maryland’s leading provider of networking, educational programming, and resources for marketing professionals. AMA Baltimore provides extensive opportunities for marketers to expand their networks, grow professionally, and learn about current industry trends.


    Applying companies or agencies were based in the AMA Baltimore chapter region, which includes all of Maryland and portions of south-central Pennsylvania. The Marketing Excellence Awards banquet will be held on April 6, 2017 at Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor. 



    About Strategic Factory

    Strategic Factory encourages collaboration between strategy and creativity to deliver powerful, cohesive and innovative campaigns. Services include marketing, graphic design, printing, mailing, signage, promotional products, and customized apparel. We oversee all projects from concept through completion and our capabilities offer clients a single and professional source for all their communication needs. For more company information, visit www.strategicfactory.com.



  • March 23, 2017 2:52 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Best Friends Fur Ever provides full service dog care with daycare, overnight care, training, and home care as a part of our services to our canine best friends.

    POSITION: The General Manager manages all facets of the BFFE Facility, including facility management, personnel scheduling, human resources and payroll management, client relations, dog care management, and public relations. Manages BFFE Joppa and Cockeysville Facilities by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. 

    Read full job description here>>

  • March 23, 2017 11:27 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    HUNT VALLEY, MD – February 21, 2017 – Newberry Group, an employee-owned cyber security firm headquartered in St. Peters, MO is pleased to announce the acquisition of Next Level Technology, LLC a Hunt Valley, MD-based company specializing in end-to-end managed IT services both on premise and hosted for small and mid-sized businesses in the Baltimore/ Washington area. This transaction supports the ongoing strategic expansion of Newberry Group’s full life-cycle portfolio of unparalleled cyber security technologies and IT services.

    Next Level Technology brings bring deep subject matter expertise in managed IT service delivery, a dynamic and growing client base, and an excellent cultural fit with Newberry Group that includes a deep commitment to serving their clients. “This acquisition will expand our client base, increase our capacity, and improve our overall ability to provide our commercial clients with exceptional managed IT, and leading edge managed Cyber Security solutions” says Chris Steinbach, President and CEO for Newberry Group.

    About Newberry Group
    Newberry Group, Inc. is an employee-owned Cyber Security firm specializing in digital forensics, incident response, threat management, and full spectrum information assurance and IT security support services, solutions. Based in St. Peters, MO, with offices in Columbia, MD, and Minneapolis MN, Newberry Group has served the federal government and commercial clients nationally since 1996. Learn more about Newberry group at: http://www.thenewberrygroup.com.

    About Next Level Technology – A Division of Newberry Group
    Next Level Technology, is a multi-disciplined managed IT service provider focused on delivering responsive solutions for small and mid-sized businesses in the Baltimore/Washington area. Next Level Technology partners closely with their clients to ensure that each client gets maximum benefit from their IT spend by managing all aspects of their operational IT Infrastructure, Security, Backup/Disaster Recovery, and/or cloud computing environment. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD, Next Level Technology has an outstanding reputation for superior service and capabilities. Learn more about Next Level Technology at: http://www.nl-tech.com/

  • March 20, 2017 9:15 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Lester Miller received the Promise of One Award at the Komen Maryland “Power of a Promise: Annual Appreciation & Awards Event” on March 8, 2017 at the Hunt Valley Inn. The Promise of One Award is given in recognition of an individual’s exceptional service to Komen Maryland.

    In presenting the award, Executive Director Mark Roeder said:

    “Miller’s Minuteman Press has donated all of Komen Maryland’s printing for the past six years. Everything from business cards, posters, brochures, banners—even the magnetic name tags that the staff and board are wearing tonight—were all printed at no charge for Komen Maryland. Since 2011, Miller’s Minuteman Press has donated more than $250,000 in printing services. Lester Miller has been our champion all these years and is dedicated to our mission. We are so grateful for his continued support.”

    Read the story on Strategic Factory's Website.


    Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Maryland is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure®, Komen Maryland has invested $28 million in community breast health programs in Maryland and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 410-783-9191 or visit www.komenmd.org.

  • March 09, 2017 1:51 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Help support the Araminta Freedom Initiative, a group that works to combat human trafficking locally,  by joining us at Fazzini's on March 21st 6:30-9pm dinner and wine are included.  The cost will be $25/person.

    Read more and purchase tickets here.

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