Help save a life: April is Donate Life Month

Maryland Business News - 8 hours 23 min ago

April is National Donate Life Month, a month-long dedication to encourage organ donation registrations, and a celebration of those that have saved lives through donating. Last year, more than 36,000 organ transplants were performed throughout the country, with more than 800 happening right here in Maryland.

Unfortunately, while the vast majority of Americans support being a donor, only 58% are registered. In Maryland, the number of registered donors drops to almost 50%. This means, on average, 22 people die every day waiting for a lifesaving transplant. 

To commemorate this month of awareness, we sat down with Donate Life Maryland's executive director, Jim Ford, to learn more about the importance of organ donors in Maryland and across the nation. 

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Visit Maryland’s 18 National Park sites this week

Maryland Business News - Mon, Apr 22, 2019

National Park Week, taking place from April 20 – 28, is a celebration of America’s 419 treasured sites throughout the country.

Here in Maryland, there are 18 sites managed by the National Park Service—including historical parks, scenic trails, national battlefields, and a national seashore—providing a unique experience for every type of traveler.

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Crofton coffee company wants to clean the bay, one cup at a time

Maryland Business News - Mon, Apr 22, 2019

If there’s one thing Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company (CBRC) is more passionate about than coffee, it’s the environment. 

We all know how important clean water is for our health and for the earth—but imagine producing a product, like coffee, that is made up of 98 percent water. That’s just one reason why CBRC is doing their part to help clean the bay, one cup (of joe) at a time.
 

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Maryland launches new tourism ad campaign

Maryland Business News - Wed, Apr 17, 2019

The Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism has unveiled a new ad campaign built around the tagline ‘Maryland – Open For It.’ The campaign encourages prospective visitors to stay overnight and enjoy a range of the state’s water and culinary-based experiences, including sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, fishing in Western Maryland, eating the state’s famed steamed crabs, and visiting the beaches of Ocean City. 

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Maryland sports tourism generated nearly $200 million in FY18

Maryland Business News - Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Youth and amateur sports generated more than $194.6 million in economic impact in Maryland last fiscal year, according to a new report from Maryland’s Sports Commission.

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Meet the Marylanders: Kerrie Loves Baltimore’s Openness

Maryland Business News - Wed, Apr 10, 2019

When you talk to Maryland executives about why they chose Maryland for business, they almost always mention the state’s incredible talent pool. So in order to keep attracting great talent, we set out to find what attracts the best minds to Maryland. Over the past few months, the Commerce team has been hearing the stories of people who intentionally moved to Maryland, and how it has shaped their careers and their lives. In a new video series, we’re introducing some of these Marylanders. 

We first sat down with Kerrie Carden, Director at Student Ventures at Johns Hopkins University’s FastForward U. Kerrie has lived in Boston and San Francisco, but recently relocated to Baltimore—a move she does not regret.

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Spring cleaning: Donate to the local workforce

Maryland Business News - Wed, Apr 3, 2019

With the spring season in full swing, it’s time to put spring cleaning on your to do list. Here in Maryland, there are a number of non-profits that accept professional clothing for members of the community who are entering or re-entering the workforce. 

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Smithfield Foods to create more than 200 jobs in Maryland

Maryland Business News - Mon, Apr 1, 2019

Smithfield Foods, Inc., a U.S.-based global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, is opening a new distribution center in Cecil County.

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From apprentice to employee: How Maryland is redefining job training

Maryland Business News - Mon, Apr 1, 2019

A business is always more successful when it has good employees to rely on, which is why Maryland residents and employers are taking additional steps to improve the local workforce. With help from the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP) and Apprenticeship Maryland, adults and highschool juniors and seniors are gaining experience and learning skilled trades in the automotive, electrical, manufacturing, cybersecurity, and biotechnology industries, among others. 

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Maryland and Japan renew economic partnership

Maryland Business News - Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Governor Larry Hogan and Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama have signed and renewed a Memorandum of Cooperation that reinforces the relationship between Maryland and Japan. The renewal highlights the regions’ continued commitment to working together to promote trade, investment, life sciences collaboration, academic exchanges, and information sharing. 

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Maryland receives nearly $2 million in grants for cancer research

Maryland Business News - Mon, Mar 25, 2019

The American Cancer Society has awarded three new grants to support and further cancer research in Maryland.

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Digital health company makes tracking diabetes easier

Maryland Business News - Thu, Mar 21, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million U.S. adults live with diabetes or prediabetes. Tuesday, March 26, is  American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and we are highlighting Welldoc, a leading digital health company that is producing the latest cutting-edge technology to help those trying to manage diabetes.

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Daily Record recognizes Secretary Kelly Schulz among 100 honorees

Maryland Business News - Tue, Mar 19, 2019

March is Women’s History Month, and as the national celebration approaches its 40th anniversary, we’re proud to see the Maryland Daily Record recognize 100 influential women for their achievements and leadership in the state. One name we are particularly proud to see on this year’s list is Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz.

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Maryland was made for these 5 types of young professionals

Maryland Business News - Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Thinking about where to live after graduation? Already settled somewhere and looking to make a move? Maryland has a lot to offer young professionals, especially for these five types of people. 

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Take a ride on the Whitehaven Ferry

Maryland Business News - Mon, Mar 18, 2019

In the tiny riverfront community of Whivehaven, the historic ferry that takes vehicles across the Wicomico River is a popular topic of conversation. The ferry, which recently celebrated 330 years, is thought to be the oldest continuously operating ferry in the country.

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Celebrate Agriculture Week in Maryland

Maryland Business News - Wed, Mar 13, 2019

Did you know that most of life’s necessities – food, fiber, clothing and shelter – start with agriculture? March 14 is National Agriculture Day, which recognizes the contributions of agriculture to American society. To coincide with this national celebration, Governor Larry Hogan has declared March 10-16 as “Maryland Agriculture Week.”

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March is for Maryland wine lovers

Maryland Business News - Thu, Mar 7, 2019

Marylander’s wine enthusiasts are encouraged to swirl, sniff, and sip their way through the month of March as we celebrate our local vineyards during the 3rd annual Maryland Wine Month. From self-guided tours to neighborhood festivals celebrating the latest red and white blends, there is sure to be something on the calendar for every discerning palette.

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Northrop Grumman to add 175 new jobs in Cecil County

Maryland Business News - Tue, Mar 5, 2019

Northrop Grumman, a global security company that designs, builds, and delivers space, defense, and aviation-related systems, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Cecil County and plans to add 175 new jobs over the next five years.

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Maryland leads life sciences delegation to the United Kingdom

Maryland Business News - Tue, Mar 5, 2019

Maryland Commerce is across the pond this week leading a delegation of biohealth and life sciences companies to the Midlands region in the United Kingdom. From March 5-7, Maryland Commerce will help the delegation begin or expand exporting in the UK market, and promote the state’s location and assets to an international audience.

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Moms make the best entrepreneurs

Maryland Business News - Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Last weekend, I was happy to join nearly two dozen amazing women and their families at the Moms As Entrepreneurs Spring Mega Expo at Morgan State University. Since Moms As Entrepreneurs' founding in 2016, participants have launched more than 100 mom-owned businesses, helping increase families income by more than 50 percent.

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