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Author Archives: Ellie Heffernan

Ellie Heffernan is a rising junior at UNC-Chapel Hill's Hussman School of Journalism and Media. She covers a variety of industries at The Daily Record.

Maryland startup addresses small businesses’ inventory challenges

A College Park-based startup says its product may help small businesses compete with Amazon. Ovalz, a digital inventory service co-founded by CEO Marvin Harris, addresses challenges small businesses face auditing manually.  Harris’ experiences as a social entrepreneur and the alumnus ...

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Pandemic has Md. businesses singing the wedding bell blues

Maryland’s wedding industry faces unique challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. Statewide social distancing guidelines still prohibit large gatherings, and, unlike restaurateurs and retailers, wedding vendors and venues must schedule everything around a specific date. Venues say they have ...

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Pandemic’s impact on traffic, transit, may outlast outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic has slashed Maryland traffic and transit ridership, but it also has led to some unexpected consequences and may be reshaping commuting patterns for years to come, local experts say. Since Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of ...

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Maryland nonprofit releases wealth of COVID-19 data

A local nonprofit organization announced Thursday it has launched an online website to help policymakers understand and track the impacts of COVID-19 in the state. The Baltimore Regional Recovery Dashboard, which was created by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, features data and ...

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TEDCO announces new CEO, new seed fund investments

One of Maryland’s top sources of funding for early-stage, technology-based businesses announced new leadership Wednesday. Troy LeMaile-Stovall will lead the Maryland Technology Development Corporation as chief executive officer/executive director, effective. Sept. 7. LeMaile-Stovall has over 25 years of experience in ...

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Baltimore faces twin crises: Heat waves and COVID-19

For many Baltimore residents, this week’s heat wave would pose challenges even without a global pandemic. But the COVID-19 outbreak and the imperative of avoiding large gatherings of people in close proximity to each other has complicated city officials’ usual ...

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For Md. young adults, summer jobs, internships a casualty of coronavirus

Historically high unemployment rates triggered by the coronavirus pandemic are taking a toll on summer jobs for teens and young Marylanders. Maryland’s local governments and their partner organizations are adjusting internship and summer youth employment programs to hire as many ...

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Maryland company, 2 partners, get $34.6M to fight COVID-19

  A Gaithersburg-based global life sciences company announced Wednesday it will partner with two other organizations to work on a preventative COVID-19 product after receiving $34.6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense. Emergent BioSolutions will collaborate with the Mount ...

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