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Dec 4, 2013

Marriott opens luxury hotel in Hanoi

Marriott International Inc., of Bethesda, the largest publicly traded hotel company in the United States, announced the opening of a luxury JW Marriott Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Aug 22, 2012

Maryland opening trade office in Africa

Maryland’s economic development agency announced Wednesday that it will open a trade office in Africa in an attempt to lure companies and jobs to the Free State.

Jun 25, 2012

Go Daddy founder, UB alum, donating $1M

Robert Parsons, the flamboyant founder of website registrar Go, has given $1 million to his alma mater, the University of Baltimore, to set up a new professorship focused on digital communication. The professor will serve as director of the school’s Center for Digital Communication, Commerce and Culture. The digital communication field integrates computer science, […]

Jun 7, 2012

Who uses chopsticks?

The sixth annual Asian American Business Conference was held on May 22 in Rockville. It attracted over 350 participants and is one of Maryland’s largest Asian business events. While there were many businesspeople whose ancestry traces back to China, Korea, Vietnam and India and a few from Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Thailand, the […]

May 8, 2012

Bicoastal woman power

While all of us here at The Daily Record celebrated the Top 100 Women across the state Monday, another woman on the other side of the country reached a milestone for women in the courts. Jacqueline H. Nguyen of Los Angeles was confirmed as a judge on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on […]

Nov 16, 2011

DBED delegation larger on Maryland trade mission to India

The Department of Business and Economic Development will foot the bill for at least a dozen state employees on the governor’s upcoming trade mission to India. DBED covered expenses for five when Gov. Martin O’Malley made a trade mission to China, South Korea and Vietnam in June. The delegation for that trip was smaller, however […]

Sep 30, 2011

O’Malley planning November trade mission to India

Gov. Martin O’Malley will lead a six-day trade mission to India in late November, his second overseas economic development excursion this year. The delegation of state officials, educators and business executives from Maryland companies will travel to Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad. It will be the first trip to India for a Maryland governor. “India’s […]

Jun 21, 2011

Md. trade mission – hotel rooms and great dirt walls

The price of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s trip to Asia this month is slowly trickling out from the state agencies that participated, but the governor’s detractors aren’t yet satisfied. The Department of Business and Economic Development released a $144,086 tab for the trip Friday that included the governor and four other state employees. House Minority Leader […]

May 31, 2011

O’Malley to depart on trade mission with Md. businesses

Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to jet off to Asia this morning with 68 Maryland business leaders in tow to drum up some export and investment deals for the state. “We’re on our way to Asia for an economic development mission & I’m looking forward to representing MD!” the governor posted to his twitter feed […]

May 26, 2011

Maryland trolling for trade in Asia

Maryland’s overseas economic development efforts stretch beyond occasional gubernatorial visits with dozens of business leaders in tow. The Department of Business and Economic Development runs 11 foreign trade offices in 10 countries, including one each in China and South Korea, and two in Vietnam. The Maryland Center in Shanghai was founded in 1996, and is […]

May 26, 2011

O’Malley trade trip heads for China, South Korea, Vietnam

Mike Violette has visited China since 1999, nurturing relationships in the country that makes most of the electronics his Gaithersburg-based laboratory tests for compliance with U.S. regulations. The president of Washington Laboratories Ltd. will return Tuesday as part of a 10-day trade mission led by Gov. Martin O’Malley, who Violette hopes will lend his business […]

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