Baltimore County News
Companies Show Quality of County Business Community
Potomac Photonics in the bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park and Dunbar Security Solutions in Hunt Valley have been recognized with the 2015 Baltimore County New Directions Award.
The annual award is made to companies that exemplify the quality and future direction of the County’s business community. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will present the awards November 19, at the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame ceremony.
"We are proud to recognize Potomac Photonics and Dunbar Security Solutions as leaders in Baltimore County’s technology community,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Both companies demonstrate the importance of seizing growth opportunities.”
Potomac Photonics is a manufacturer of micro machined parts used in medical, biotech and electronic devices. Located at the bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park, the entrepreneurial firm is growing its export business and adding new equipment with the assistance of a $150,000 High Technology loan from Baltimore County.
Dunbar Security Solutions, a subsidiary of Dunbar Armored that includes the parent company’s cyber, alarm system and central station monitoring services, is expected to expand its Hunt Valley workforce from 40 to 100 over the next four years. Dunbar Security Solutions is adding office space on Schilling Road to accommodate this anticipated growth.
Potomac Photonics and Dunbar Security Solutions join previous New Directions Award winners that include Social Solutions, Firaxis Games, Nations Photo Lab and Pharmaceutics International, Inc.
County Chamber Business Hall of Fame Inductees
In addition to the New Directions award, the Community College of Baltimore County and Kenneally & Company, certified public accountants, will be inducted into the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame at the November 19 ceremony at Hayfields Country Club.
Summer Restaurant Week Now Through August 15
Spice up your life with Baltimore County Summer Restaurant Week! The Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotion and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce have once again joined forces to promote over two weeks of delicious and affordable dining throughout the County.
Suffering from the malaise of a long, hot Baltimore summer? Don’t fret, your restaurant rescue is here!
Through next Saturday, August 15, more than 50 participating restaurants across the County will feature special menus at a discounted, fixed price, offering one to three course lunch and dinner specials ranging from $15.15 to $35.15. This year we’re very excited to have lots of first-time participating restaurants with plenty of great offerings.
Amazing Food at Great Prices
Restaurant Week is a chance to try all that Baltimore County has to offer and to support some of our hardest-working local businessmen and women, all while eating amazing food at great prices.
Please visit www.baltimorecountyrestaurantweek.com to view a list of participating restaurants, peruse menus and make reservations. Or, find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.comBaltimoreCountyRestaurantWeek
Try that fancy place you’ve heard such great things about, or pop into your favorite local hotspot. Either way it’s a delicious time to dine in Baltimore County! Baltimore County Summer Restaurant Week 2015 is sponsored by Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotion and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with SYSCO and Downtown Diane.
Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotion
Manpreet Kaur, Intern, Baltimore County Office of Communications
In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” If that’s true, Baltimore County is the place to be for foodies this August.
The Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotion and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce are once again joining forces to promote more than two weeks of delicious and affordable dining throughout the County. Baltimore County Summer Restaurant Week kicks-off on August 8 and runs until August 24. From fine dining and fusion to family dining and pubs, you can enjoy 17 days of diverse “meals and deals.”
With special menus offered by participating restaurants, it's a great time to try something new or return to your longtime favorite establishment. There’s a wide variety of special prix fixe menus being offered, with one to three course lunch and dinner specials ranging from $15.14 to $35.14.
More than 60 restaurants throughout Baltimore County are featured in this year’s event, making this the largest Restaurant Week to date. Make your reservation today!