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  • October 28, 2016 10:42 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    The Circle of Excellence Awards program recognizes the region’s most accomplished CEOs for business excellence in distinct categories. Companies are nominated from all size and industry categories, public or private. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects the winners based on their industry impact and market leadership. 

    Congratulations to Tier One Technology Partners on becoming a SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Finalist. Read about the event and attend here.

  • September 21, 2016 1:49 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Loyola University Maryland's Sellinger School of Business is launching the new Executive Education program for Fall 2016.

    The Sellinger School is offering open enrollment seminars for individuals beginning in mid-October at their Graduate Center in Timonium, MD.  These seminars are designed to advance the leadership acumen of qualified professionals and emphasize peer learning and networking activities to build valuable relationships among attendees.

    The seminar offerings for Fall 2016 are:

    Individual Leadership - for professionals who are in or aspire to positions of leadership, responsibility, and accountability. Participants will assess their leadership competencies against benchmarks of true leadership. (October 12-20)

    Strategic Planning - provides contemporary strategic and leadership skills in an interactive format that encourages critical thinking and the open exchange of ideas among a diverse group of experienced professionals. (October 25 – November 3)

    Leading Innovation - targeted at management executives who seek to create and maintain competitive advantage through innovation and continuous improvement. (November 9 – 17)

    To learn more about or Loyola's Executive Seminars, Click here.


  • September 20, 2016 2:25 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Susan G Komen Maryland is excited to be celebrating their 10th year anniversary of the Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley.  They will be hosting a reception on October 6th at the Hunt Valley Inn! It would be great to have the Hunt Valley Business Forum there to support them. Register online here.


  • August 26, 2016 3:06 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies: the Inc. 5000

    Strategic Factory Ranks No. 3322 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 99%


    Owings Mills, August 22, 2016 – Inc. magazine recently ranked Strategic Factory No. 3322 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

    “It is an honor to be ranked as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The only thing that is constant is change and we pride ourselves on being innovative and creative while providing a quality product at a reasonable price.” – CEO Keith Miller

    The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue ofInc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

     "The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.” 

    The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 18 through 20, in San Antonio, TX. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as best-selling author and strategist Tony Robbins, SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, Cornerstone OnDemand founder, president and CEO Adam Miller, Marvell Technology Group director and co-founder Weili Dai, and New Belgium Brewing co-founder and executive chair Kim Jordan.

     

    Strategic Factory encourages collaboration between strategy and creativity to deliver powerful, cohesive and innovative campaigns. Services include marketing, graphic design, printing, mailing, indoor and outdoor signage, promotional products, and customized packaging and 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.


  • August 11, 2016 10:04 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Hunt Valley, MD – Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union (AFFCU) is proud to announce Tracey Jackson has been named as Vice President of Finance.

    Tracey brings vast credit union experience with her after spending the last 11 years in
    various finance positions with MECU of Baltimore, Inc. Tracey will lead AFFCU’s finance and accounting team and is tasked with maintaining the credit union’s strong financial stability as it pursues dynamic growth strategies.   

    Matthew Piazza, AFFCU President and CEO, stated, “I am excited to add Tracey to our experienced management team. She brings a wealth of industry knowledge with her and a dedicated work ethic. She has a strong passion for the credit union movement and a desire to help drive the credit union’s growth in the Baltimore County marketplace. Her character, commitment and knowledge will serve as great assets to AFFCU.”

    Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union (AFFCU), headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, is a full-service financial institution serving the employees and their families of over 170 companies and organizations. Offering a full range of electronic services and phone activated transactions, members also have access to over 35,000 free ATMs and over 6,800 shared branches nationwide through the CO-OP Network. Visit www.affcu.org to learn more.

  • June 22, 2016 2:18 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    "We are proud to announce our CEO Keith Miller was named one of the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Maryland region.This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous recipients of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were unveiled at a special gala on June 9, 2016 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.


    For those unfamiliar with Miller’s story, he is a visionary pioneer with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit and strong business acumen. After relocating from South Africa to Maryland, he opened his first Minuteman Press store in 1999. Though the printing industry has gone through dramatic changes, Miller’s company defied the odds and thrived in a highly competitive field.

    Miller has grown his business from a single franchise store to five store locations, including Strategic Factory, the company’s Masterbrand and state-of-the-art headquarters and production facility in Owings Mills. Strategic Factory is on the cutting-edge of cross-media marketing." 

    Read the rest of the story on Strategic Factory's blog here.

  • June 22, 2016 11:20 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    UPDATES - Current Water Main Break and Water Outage in Baltimore County

    12:20 pm - Baltimore County Government continues to monitor the status of the repairs to the water main break on York Road in Hunt Valley. The repairs are being made by the Baltimore City Water Department who has responsibility for the water main. Any questions about those repairs should be made to the Baltimore City Water Department at 410-396-5352.

    Residents affected by the water main break that are in need of potable water, can bring their own containers to the Baltimore County Fire Station #17 – Texas located at 9835 York Road in Cockeysville.  There will be an unattended hose located on the parking lot side of the station that can be used.

    Further updates will be released as they become available.​

    12:30 pm - From The City of Baltimore, Department of Public Works

    The pumping station at the Mays Chapel reservoir shut down because the reservoir drained too low. We’ve since been able to pump water up from Towson and are working to get the pumping station there restarted.

    There are a lot of moving pieces to this water main break!

    CLICK THIS LINK FOR CONTINUING UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE

  • June 16, 2016 2:14 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Point Breeze Credit Union Wins National Association’s Top Honors for Community Commitment Following Baltimore Unrest
    Credit Union National Association named Point Breeze as winner of its Social Responsibility Award for sponsoring art projects in Baltimore City schools
     


    HUNT VALLEY, Md. – June 16, 2016 – Point Breeze Credit Union was recently honored with the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). The Hunt Valley-based Credit Union won the award for bringing art instruction to two elementary and middle schools following unrest in the city. 

    In May 2015, Point Breeze sponsored large-scale, legacy art installations at Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School and Cecil Elementary School through a partnership with nonprofit organization, Arts Every Day. Almost 400 elementary and middle school-age children participated in the art enrichment program and constructed lasting art pieces that reflect their collaboration and creativity. 

    “At Point Breeze Credit Union, we are committed to supporting initiatives that enrich the learning environment for the children in the communities we serve. We felt that these arts initiatives provide students with an outlet for positive and constructive engagement during a very difficult time in our city following the Baltimore unrest,” said Bernie McLaughlin, president and CEO of Point Breeze Credit Union. “Credit unions have long been great champions for the communities they serve, and we are very happy to carry on the tradition of people helping people. We’re honored to have our efforts in this area recognized by this special award from CUNA.” 

    The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award is given to a credit union or credit union group for its external social responsibility projects within the community. Point Breeze was awarded the distinction for the state of Maryland and will go on to compete against other state winners for the National award. 

    McLaughlin and Genie Briggs, senior vice president, director of marketing at Point Breeze, accepted the award on June 6, 2016 at the Maryland Ι DC Credit Union Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Ocean City, Md. 

    About Point Breeze Credit Union
    Point Breeze Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving more than 51,000 members and over 500 employer groups. The growing credit union, with total assets exceeding $750 million, currently has offices in Hunt Valley, Rosedale and Bel Air and plans for expansion into Westminster in 2016. Members also have access to over 5,000 shared branch locations across the United States. Individuals who work, worship or volunteer within 20 miles of a Point Breeze location are eligible to join. Point Breeze offers consumer and business checking, savings and loan services. Federally Insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender. For more information, please visit www.pbcu.com

  • May 26, 2016 1:08 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Did you know the HVBF HR Symposium uses The Arc's workforce to help run our events? 

    Let The Arc Baltimore’s workforce strengthen the diversity of yours! The Arc Baltimore is the nation’s largest – and most successful – community-based employment program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their workers have earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence and hard work with area businesses. They are skilled, reliable and motivated. They don’t just need a job; they want a job! 


    Download their Career Catalyst Brochure here.
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