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Featherstone Foundation Awards $90,000 in College Scholarships to 30 Exceptional Baltimore Area Students

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Friday, September 23, 2022

BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation , an award-winning nonprofit, touts its Featherstone College Scholarship Award recipients.

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  • BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation , an award-winning nonprofit, touts its Featherstone College Scholarship Award recipients.
  • This year, 30 exceptional Featherstone Scholars will receive $3,000 merit-based scholarships during a special awards ceremony on Friday Sept. 23 at noon.
  • "She reinforces our values that higher education is a gateway to economic opportunities for all," said Juliana Lopez, executive director, William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation.
  • Since 2017, the Featherstone Foundation has provided more than $236,000 through 98 scholarships to students from 20 countries who now attend 12 institutions.

Atlantic Biomass, LLC and Bionoid, Inc. Sign Letter of Intent to Produce Commercial Quantities of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) from Residual Hemp Biomass

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In a surprise announcement at the annual Advisory Board Meeting of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2), Phase I MEI2 grant recipient Atlantic Biomass, LLC signed a Letter of Intent with Bionoid, Inc. signaling their joint commitment to producing commercial quantities of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) from residual hemp biomass.

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  • This LOI will lead to the production of SAF and other bioproducts from up to 190,000 tons of annual residual hemp biomass harvests.
  • "This agreement with Bionoid launches us on the commercial pathway we need," said Atlantic Biomass President Bob Kozak.
  • Atlantic Biomass, LLC, a small business located in Frederick, Maryland is focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary enzymatic based biomass "deconstruction" processes.
  • These processes allow the use of low-cost, non-food biomass as feedstocks for renewable sustainable biofuels and bioproducts.

S.H.E. Week 2022 to celebrate the Strength, Heart and Equality of Women in Frederick County

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

FREDERICK, Md. , Aug. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the launch of this year's S.H.E. Week, a week of in-person events celebrating the Strength, Heart and Equality of women in Frederick County.

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  • Week , a week of in-person events celebrating the Strength, Heart and Equality of women in Frederick County.
  • Week is a concept developed by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce's Women in Business committee whose mission is to empower and develop women through education, networking, mentoring and partnerships and to promote opportunities for all women throughout the county.
  • Week 2022 will unpack the power and potential of women by igniting minds, careers and lives.
  • The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce's Women in Business Committee's mission is to empower and develop women through education, networking, mentoring and partnerships and to promote opportunities for all women throughout Frederick County.

Atlantic Biomass Conversion System Economically Produces High Volumes of Biofuels from Residual Hemp and Cannabis Biomass

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Monday, March 14, 2022

FREDERICK, Md., March 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Atlantic Biomass, LLC has announced results of their Phase I Maryland Energy Innovation Institute Scale-Up project to verify the use of residual hemp biomass for the production of biofuels including sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

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  • FREDERICK, Md., March 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Atlantic Biomass, LLC has announced results of their Phase I Maryland Energy Innovation Institute Scale-Up project to verify the use of residual hemp biomass for the production of biofuels including sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).
  • Robert Kozak, President of Atlantic Biomass, said the results clearly showed that the very low-value biomass left over from hemp flower and bud harvests could be economically converted into biofuels by using the Atlantic Biomass process.
  • The Phase I project was a joint venture of Atlantic Biomass, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (an 1890 Land Grant HBCU), Hood College, and The Ohio State University.
  • "We put together a team that knew all aspects of getting biomass to ethanol quickly and inexpensively.

Frederick Arts Council Announces The Hood College Ceramic Arts Mfa Faculty And Student Exhibition

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

FREDERICK, Md., Jan. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Frederick Arts Council announces the Hood College Ceramic Arts MFA Faculty and Student Exhibition, a show featuring ceramic works by eight artists, including faculty and graduate students of Frederick County's ceramics graduate program at Hood College.

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  • FREDERICK, Md., Jan. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Frederick Arts Council announces the Hood College Ceramic Arts MFA Faculty and Student Exhibition, a show featuring ceramic works by eight artists, including faculty and graduate students of Frederick County's ceramics graduate program at Hood College.
  • Chaz Martinsen, Faculty - Chaz Martinsen, MFA, is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics and the Interim Director of the Graduate Ceramic Arts program at Hood College, Frederick, MD.
  • Instagram: @jennagianni; Website: jennalynnstudios.com
    Jason Laney, Faculty - Jason Laney, MFA, is an Adjunct Instructor of Ceramics at Hood College, Frederick, MD.
  • Instagram: @amnah_abdulsalam
    Catalina Chiquillo, Graduate Student - Catalina is currently a student in the graduate Ceramic Arts Program at Hood College.

jCyte Announces Appointment of R. Heath Coats as Vice President of CMC, Regulatory Compliance and Quality Control

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

jCyte, Inc ., a private biotechnology company dedicated to improving the lives of patients with retinal degenerative diseases, announced the expansion of the companys leadership team with the appointment of R. Heath Coats as Vice President of CMC, Regulatory Compliance and Quality Control.

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  • jCyte, Inc ., a private biotechnology company dedicated to improving the lives of patients with retinal degenerative diseases, announced the expansion of the companys leadership team with the appointment of R. Heath Coats as Vice President of CMC, Regulatory Compliance and Quality Control.
  • Mr. Coats brings to jCyte over 30 years of regulatory compliance, quality, and CMC experience from a number of key roles in government, large contract manufacturing organizations, industry, consulting, and academia, with specific expertise with biologics, vaccines, and cell and gene therapies.
  • Of note, Mr. Coats participated in the inspections of multiple global manufacturing facilities for the first FDA licensed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy product Kymriah.
  • Mr. Coats holds a BS in Biology from Mount Saint Marys University (Maryland) and earned a MS in Biomedical Science from Hood College.

Golden Mile Alliance welcomes new Operations Coordinator

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Monday, October 4, 2021

FREDERICK, Md., Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Golden Mile Alliance, a local nonprofit, is proud to announce welcoming Ashley Bennett as their new Operations Coordinator.

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  • FREDERICK, Md., Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Golden Mile Alliance, a local nonprofit, is proud to announce welcoming Ashley Bennett as their new Operations Coordinator.
  • The Golden Mile Alliance's mission is to drive the Golden Mile area to be a welcoming, economically strong, and desirable commercial and residential community.
  • Their vision is that the Golden Mile is a vibrant, diverse, and accessible premier destination for shopping, dining, living, recreation, and commerce in Frederick.
  • For volunteer opportunities and more information on the Golden Mile Alliance, go to http://www.goldenmilealliance.org .

Tessa Joseph and Jake Wynn Join the Visit Frederick Staff

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Monday, September 27, 2021

FREDERICK, Md., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --In September 2021, Tessa Joseph and Jake Wynn became the newest members of the Visit Frederick staff.

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  • FREDERICK, Md., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --In September 2021, Tessa Joseph and Jake Wynn became the newest members of the Visit Frederick staff.
  • This move brings the Visit Frederick staff up to full strength under the leadership of Dave Ziedelis, who joined Visit Frederick as Executive Director in May 2021.
  • Visit Frederick is the recognized Destination Marketing Organization for Frederick City and Frederick County, Maryland.
  • It operates the Frederick Visitor Center and related Visit Frederick programs that include Destination Marketing and Group Tour Marketing.

Gordon Cooley appointed to Woodsboro Bank's Board of Directors

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Friday, August 20, 2021

FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Gordon Cooley has over 30 years' experience in the banking and financial services industry.

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  • FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Gordon Cooley has over 30 years' experience in the banking and financial services industry.
  • His career includes holding executive positions at Farmers & Mechanics National Bank, Mercantile Bankshares, PNC Bank and First United Bank & Trust.
  • Mr. Cooley graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the T.C.
  • "Woodsboro Bank strives to serve our community as the best banking partner for businesses and individuals.

Celebrate the Strength, Heart and Equality of Women During S.H.E. Week 2021

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Week, a week of both virtual and in-person events celebrating the Strength, Heart and Equality of women in Frederick County.

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  • Week, a week of both virtual and in-person events celebrating the Strength, Heart and Equality of women in Frederick County.
  • Week 2021 is our chance to not just celebrate the power and influence of women, it's also our best chance to acknowledge resilience, patience and creativity in all of its many forms and examples.
  • Week the region's most successful recognition of women, and our signature annual Chamber event."
  • Week 2021 was designed by women for women to not only give opportunities, but also to empower participants with both the community and insights they need to thrive into the future.