Maryland's real estate community parties in Vegas with Chewbacca and other 80s icons

Baltimore Business Journal - 2 hours 20 min ago
The annual party at the Wynn Encore pool had an 1980s and Star Wars theme.
Categories: Baltimore News

'I gave up': City Hall ransomware attack continues to hamper real estate deals

Baltimore Business Journal - 2 hours 23 min ago
Jerry Toadvine walked away from City Hall in frustration on Monday as the ongoing effort to manually jumpstart real estate transactions moved at a snail's pace. "I gave up," he said, after waiting all day with a stack of pending real estate settlements in need of lien certificates. Under normal circumstances, the certificates could take an hour or so with the use of computer-based data portals for property taxes, water bills and other municipal fees. But after the May 7 ransomware hack that forced…
Categories: Baltimore News

Crane Watch update: A week of food market news, plus a new tower along MLK

Baltimore Business Journal - 2 hours 53 min ago
Last week yielded a plethora of news related to Baltimore's public markets, as well as a proposal for a 10-story office tower that would connect the campuses of the University of Maryland BioPark and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Here's an overview of those projects, which are also included on the Baltimore Business Journal's Greater Baltimore Crane Watch map. Don't know what Crane Watch is? Read about it here. Or, access it by clicking here, scrolling to the bottom of this article or…
Categories: Baltimore News

Royal Farms will open a fried chicken stall at Cross Street Market

Baltimore Business Journal - 3 hours 17 min ago
Royal Farms is taking its famous fried chicken box beyond the gas station. The Baltimore-based chain plans to join Federal Hill's Cross Street Market with a stall selling fried chicken, sandwiches, Western fries and an array of other sides, Arsh Mirmiran, a principal for the the market's developer, Caves Valley Partners, said Tuesday. The stall will introduce a new Royal Farms concept focused exclusively on food service, and will not be accompanied by convenience store items. "It's an iconic…
Categories: Baltimore News

Shareholder proposal calls for Sinclair to increase diversity of its woman-less board

Baltimore Business Journal - 4 hours 32 min ago
A policy proposed by the Philadelphia retirement system would require Sinclair to include women and minorities on an initial list of candidates for future board seat nominations.
Categories: Baltimore News

Dressbarn to shutter all stores, including seven in Baltimore area

Baltimore Business Journal - 6 hours 39 min ago
Women's clothing chain Dressbarn said late Monday that it would wind down its retail operations, closing all of its approximately 650 stores. The chain has seven Baltimore-area locations, according to its website. They are located in Timonium, White Marsh, Bel Air, Hanover, Severna Park, Laural and Gambrills. Officials said all Dressbarn stores currently remain open, as does the chain's e-commerce site, and that there are no current changes to Dressbarn's return, refund or gift card policies. Information…
Categories: Baltimore News

Help Desk: How podcasting can help your business

Baltimore Business Journal - 6 hours 47 min ago
Podcasting is becoming a tool for small businesses, similar to using social media to attract attention to your brand.
Categories: Baltimore News

How Bay Bank's former CEO plans to double the size of a Virginia bank

Baltimore Business Journal - 6 hours 48 min ago
Can a new board, a new team and new tech reinvigorate the Northern Virginia community bank?
Categories: Baltimore News

Maryland labor department looks to grow IT, cyber workforce through apprenticeships

Baltimore Business Journal - 6 hours 49 min ago
Franklin Apprenticeships will be launching its first apprenticeship cohort in July to train workers for IT help desk positions.
Categories: Baltimore News

8 things you need to know this morning

Baltimore Business Journal - 6 hours 50 min ago
Good morning Baltimore! Today should be a little cooler than yesterday, but still warm with temperatures in the mid-70s and a mix of clouds and sun. Here's what you need to know to get your day started. A man who was recently nominated to be Baltimore's police commissioner was fired from his job as police chief in Fort Worth, Texas. Joel Fitzgerald was nominated by former Mayor Catherine Pugh in November for the position, but withdrew his name upon learning that his son was ill and required…
Categories: Baltimore News

Maryland Food Bank celebrates 40 years

Maryland Business News - 9 hours 2 min ago

It takes more than food to end hunger—which is why the Maryland Food Bank is working harder than ever to make sure its Maryland residents don’t go to bed hungry.

Categories: Maryland News

Nelson Peltz back for a second stint on Legg Mason's board

Baltimore Business Journal - Mon, May 20, 2019
Nelson Peltz is back on the board of Legg Mason Inc. and it did not take a proxy battle to make it happen. The activist investor known for pushing executives to make changes that improve a company's share prices has reached a deal with Baltimore-based Legg Mason Inc. that will net his fund three seats on the money manager's board of directors. Peltz's New York hedge fund, Trian Fund Management L.P., and Legg Mason announced an agreement late Monday after about a week of rumors. Trian has a 4.5…
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5 Things to Think About Before Making Your First Hire (in Any Business)

Hiring can make or break your business. Here's how to choose the right candidates.
Categories: Small Business News

United's Latest Disaster Proves That the Airline Is Unable to Change Its Ways

United Airlines keeps trashing its reputation and seems unable to learn from its mistakes and change its culture. Here's how to avoid its fate.
Categories: Small Business News

Would You Take a Cut in Pay To Have Less Noise?

Uber's new "quiet mode" suggests companies would save money if they'd stop this open plan office nonsense.
Categories: Small Business News

Is Your Business Ignoring the Generation That Can Make You Rich?

Want your business to thrive? Then go where the money is. Baby Boomers spend more each year than the GDP of a small country, and--surprise!--they lead spending on technology.
Categories: Small Business News

3 Questions That Will Help You Build Stronger Relationships at Networking Events

Many people have trouble working the room at large networking meetings. These 3 questions will help you nail your next event.
Categories: Small Business News

Live on a Shoestring or Open the Purse Strings? 

You're a small business owner, and the temptation to DIY is strong. Here's how to know when that tendency is A-OK and when it will leave you DOA.
Categories: Small Business News

This Invisible Problem Is Costing Employers $500 Billion Per Year

Employees that 'quit without quitting' are destroying growth in virtually every business.
Categories: Small Business News