Events, Politics

Governor Hogan proclaims 2022 ‘Year of Harriet Tubman’ in Maryland [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has officially proclaimed 2022 as “The Year of Harriet Tubman” in Maryland as the state celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the nation’s most renowned freedom fighter. The governor announced the designation at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center in Church Creek as the kick-off to a full weekend of …


Business, Entertainment, Politics

Baltimore County Council passes NOTE Act, Olszewski issues statement

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening passed the New Opportunities for Tourism and Entertainment (NOTE) Act. Introduced by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, the NOTE Act will enable more restaurants and bars to offer live music and entertainment across Baltimore County. The legislation will also support the recovery of musicians and performers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’d …


Governor Hogan announces new Maryland financial relief programs for restaurants, artists, entertainment venues

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As part of Governor Larry Hogan’s $250 million economic recovery package for Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, new financial assistance programs are now available to restaurants, independent artists, arts organizations, entertainment venues, and Main Street businesses across the state, officials announced on Thursday. “This economic recovery initiative will be critical to the struggling restaurants, small businesses, and Main …

Governor Hogan announces $250 million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday afternoon announced the $250 million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative,’ which will provide funding from the Rainy Day Fund to directly assist restaurants, small businesses, local entertainment venues, arts organizations, and Main Streets across the state. The initiative doubles the state’s total commitment to COVID-19 emergency economic relief for Marylanders to $500 million. “This …

Harford County awards $1.55 million in grants to 26 nonprofits promoting county tourism

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County plans to award $1.55 million to 26 local nonprofits for developing and implementing tourism-related activities in the fiscal year 2021. The county’s competitive award program is funded by the local hotel/lodging fee initiated in 2015 by County Executive Barry Glassman. Over the past six years, the Glassman administration has awarded a total of $9 million to …

Glassman administration awards $1.5 million to non-profits promoting Harford County tourism

HARFORD COUNTY, MD – Harford County Executive Barry Glassman announced on Monday that 25 local non-profits would receive $1.5 million in fiscal year 2020 to plan and implement tourism-related activities. Now in its fifth consecutive year, Harford County’s competitive award program is funded by the local hotel/lodging fee initiated by the Glassman administration in March 2015. The program supports historical, …