Two former Md. governors talked partisan politics. It didn't turn into a fight

Baltimore Business Journal - 3 hours 52 min ago
Democrats and Republicans seem to disagree on everything these days. It's hard for them to have a discussion about any topic without demonizing each other. So a discussion about politics and the impact on Maryland's business climate between two governors from each party doesn't sound like it would be very productive idea. But that's exactly what happened on Thursday when former governors Parris Glendening, a Democrat, and Robert Ehrlich, a Republican, took their "traveling road show of governors"…
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Viewpoint: Lack of regulations give Airbnb hosts unfair advantage

Baltimore Business Journal - 4 hours 10 min ago
The commercial owners who flaunt the anonymity of Airbnb to run unregulated hospitality businesses hurt our communities and undermine our legally-compliant businesses.
Categories: Baltimore News

Baltimore has lots of catching up to do as rivals expand, modernize convention centers (Photos)

Baltimore Business Journal - 4 hours 13 min ago
Whether it's an extra ballroom, a pedestrian park, cosmetic improvements or an entire new building, convention centers across the country are seeing upgrades as cities jostle to land meetings and boost tourism.
Categories: Baltimore News

BBJ celebrates 2018 Best in Finance: CFO Award honorees (PHOTOS)

Baltimore Business Journal - 4 hours 26 min ago
While chief financial officers may most often be associated with spreadsheets and balancing the books, a key attribute of all successful CFOs are strong leadership skills. Kenneth V. Moreland, T. Rowe Price Group Inc.'s recently-retired CFO, shared that advice with those gathered at the Lord Baltimore Hotel Thursday morning for the Baltimore Business Journal's Best in Finance: 2018 CFO Awards. The annual awards recognize CFOs or top financial managers who have a proven track record of achievement…
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Inside Johns Hopkins' new $95M Research and Education Building in St. Petersburg, Florida

Baltimore Business Journal - 4 hours 59 min ago
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital gave the Tampa Bay Business Journal an inside look inside its new building that will be a game changer as it becomes the cornerstone for an innovation district in St. Petersburg. The 230,000-square-foot Education and Research Building is just southeast of All Children’s Hospital at 5th Street S. and 6th Ave. S., with University of South Florida Health to the east and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg to the west. "It brings all the clinicians, investigators…
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These Free Marketing Hacks Will Help You Grow When Cash is Tight

Giving away your time or even a free version of your product can lead to eager new customers.
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Strouse opens new Westminster manufacturing facility

Maryland Business News - 6 hours 39 min ago

Strouse, a Carroll County manufacturer that serves the military, medical, and automotive industries, officially opened its new facility in Westminster this month. Located in the Westminster Technology Park, the new facility will help streamline manufacturing processes and provide additional room for the company to grow in future yers. 

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Maryland heads to Africa Aerospace & Defense 2018

Maryland Business News - 7 hours 35 min ago

The Maryland Department of Commerce is leading a delegation of six companies this week to Africa Aerospace & Defense 2018 in Tshwane, South Africa, the largest exhibition of its kind on the African continent. This is the second time Maryland has led a delegation to this biennial tradeshow.

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How Your Office Space Is Stunting Your Company's Creativity

You must give team members the space they need.
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Multiple people killed in shooting at Rite Aid warehouse in Harford County

Baltimore Business Journal - 8 hours 8 min ago
Updated: 12:02 p.m. The Associated Press is reporting that three people were killed in a shooting Thursday morning at a warehouse in Aberdeen. The shooting took place at a Rite Aid distribution center in the 1500 block of Perryman Road. The Harford County Sheriff's Office said earlier that there were multiple victims injured as well. FBI officials are urging people to stay away from the area. WBAL's Jayne Miller, citing law enforcement officials, reports the suspect, a female, was injured and…
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New York City Startups Have Already Raised More Than $9 Billion This Year

So far in 2018, Silicon Alley companies have closed around 850 deals.
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Why This Fitness Influencer Describes Work-Life Balance as a Mix Not a Separation

Gerard Adams talks with Ainsley Rodriguez in the latest installment of his interview series.
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Farmhouse no more: Inside Howard County's 2018 Designer Show House

Baltimore Business Journal - 8 hours 23 min ago
Tracey Davidson owns a small furniture and design shop along Sykesville's historic Main Street. So, when flood waters ravaged Ellicott City's Main Street again this summer, she understood perhaps better than most what business owners will need to get back on their feet. It's a big part of the reason why Davidson chose to participate in this year's Designer Show House, an annual fundraiser organized by the nonprofit Historic Ellicott City. This year, the money raised will be donated to benefit flood…
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Don't Let Neediness Lead to Bad Paying Customers

Which can in turn lead to a serious financial crisis.
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Looking Back, Michael Phelps Wouldn't Change a Thing (But He Does Want You To Make 1 Small Change)

My interview with Michael Phelps about water conservation, sacrificing in pursuit of a huge goal, and how for the first time, he likes who he is as a person.
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With Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso Is Using Past Failures to Fuel Her Latest Success

And she's launching a brand new social network to help other women thrive.
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Under Armour to lay off 400 employees in latest update to restructuring plan

Baltimore Business Journal - 9 hours 45 min ago
Under Armour Inc. said Thursday that it will reduce its global workforce by 3 percent by the end of March as the Baltimore sportswear maker continues to cut costs through a restructuring plan. About 400 of the company's some 14,000 employees will be laid off. A spokesman declined to say how many people will be laid off across Greater Baltimore, where the company has 3,700 employees, according to Business Journal research. Last year the company reduced its workforce by roughly 280 people, including…
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Romano’s Macaroni Grill to buy Sullivan's Steakhouse brand in $32M deal

Baltimore Business Journal - 9 hours 51 min ago
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (Nasdaq: DFRG) announced Tuesday that it will sell its Sullivan’s Steakhouse brand to Romano’s Macaroni Grill in a $32 million deal. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay down debt, Del Frisco’s said in a news release. The purchase is expected to close on or before Sept. 30. Sullivan's has a location at 1 E. Pratt St. across from the Inner Harbor. Scott Smith, who was named president of Sullivan’s in January 2017, will take the same role with Del Frisco’s…
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How to Recruit People Who Want to Be a Part of Your Startup Dream

Today's Small Business News from Inc - 10 hours 12 min ago
Authority. Responsibility. Opportunities to learn and grow. Startup employees get those things, and a whole lot more. Here's how to find people eager to embrace what your startup has to offer.
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