The making of Baltimore's first map

Baltimore Business Journal - 3 hours 15 min ago
Like many American cities, the decades after the Revolutionary War were a time of rapid growth for Baltimore. But with that growth came confusion about the city’s boundaries, its street grids and where buildings could be placed. Below are a few of the maps that shaped Baltimore’s early development.
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Viewpoint: 10 things Baltimore City must do to change direction

Baltimore Business Journal - 3 hours 15 min ago
The importance of the health of the city, regardless of your yardstick (economic or social) cannot be understated and there are many that care and believe as I do, that the city can change direction.
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Pittman says Laurel Park may spur boom in county

Baltimore Business Journal - 3 hours 15 min ago
'I don’t think you need the Preakness Stakes to make it work,' the newly elected county executive said.
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Help Desk: Tips for starting a side hustle

Baltimore Business Journal - 3 hours 16 min ago
It's a good idea for individuals to have some type of side gig in the event they are furloughed or just need extra money for retirement, a vacation or college savings.
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Downtown Baltimore's new R&R Taqueria gets ready for its debut

Baltimore Business Journal - 3 hours 25 min ago
Chef Rodrigo Albarran wants the newest location of his R&R Taqueria to be a cultural as well as a culinary experience. Albarran is planning to open the new eatery at the corner of Charles and Lombard streets on Tuesday. Inside the 3,600-square-foot space, "We're importing Mexico to Baltimore," he said. With restaurants already open in Elkridge and White Marsh, this will be the third location for R&R Taqueria, which has been featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." The past…
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Mainstream mentoring: From Bain & Co. to National Geographic, companies create connections

Baltimore Business Journal - 5 hours 52 min ago
“Mentoring is not just for long-term career progress, it is also about building networks, acquiring specific point-in-time skills, and filling in gaps in expertise or knowledge as you progress from role to role."
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Why the right pair of socks can make or break your outfit

Baltimore Business Journal - 6 hours 55 min ago
Socks are a small but essential detail to your outfit. If you show attention to detail in your wardrobe, people will notice.
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Southwest LUVs livery: Inside the carrier's special paint jobs

Baltimore Business Journal - 6 hours 58 min ago
Southwest Airlines is known for its blue, red and yellow planes flying across the country, but some aircraft sport paint jobs that are unique. A dozen Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) aircraft feature state flag designs that wrap the entire aircraft. States such as Maryland, Texas, Florida and California each have their own design. To see the state flag liveries, see the attached slideshow. There is no exact science to determine which states get their own paint job, but they usually are unveiled…
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University of Baltimore to launch degree program to boost local insurance workforce

Baltimore Business Journal - 6 hours 58 min ago
The University of Baltimore will start offering degree courses to train future insurance industry employees to meet a local workforce demand. Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer approached the university a few years ago about the possibility of adding an educational track to train students for careers in the insurance and risk management industry. Redmer realized the need for such a program after hearing several of the insurers he works with throughout the state complain there were no Maryland…
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Thanks to Trump's tax cuts, Maryland banks post 55% profit increase in 2018

Baltimore Business Journal - 7 hours 1 min ago
Banks across the U.S. reported higher profits because of lower income expenses and higher net operating revenue, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
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These are the largest accounting firms in Greater Baltimore

Baltimore Business Journal - 7 hours 2 min ago
PricewaterhouseCoopers is the largest accounting firm in Greater Baltimore with 195 CPAs. Last year, the firm expanded into the top three floors of 100 E. Pratt St, including an outdoor terrace overlooking the Inner Harbor. PwC has about 300 total local employees, with plans to reach 400 this year. Below, you can see the five largest accounting firms in Greater Baltimore, ranked by number of local CPAs. Subscribers can view the full List here. 5. Hertzbach Address: 800 Red Brook Blvd. #300,…
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8 things you need to know this morning

Baltimore Business Journal - 7 hours 5 min ago
Good morning Baltimore and TGIF! Today will be on the warmer side — although not as nice as yesterday — with temperatures hovering just below 50 degrees. We will likely see some sunshine, too! This weekend will unfortunately be rainy, however temperatures may get as high as the mid-60s on Sunday. Now, let's get to the news. Travelers flying Southwest early this morning were faced with delayed flights as the airline worked to solve a computer outage or glitch. Several publications have…
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Homegrown juice bar picks Locust Point's A2 for third location

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Those craving a kale and cucumber smoothie or matcha mango bowl at Federal Hill's Pure Raw Juice won't have to go far to satisfy their desire. The popular neighborhood juice bar is planning to open its third location at the A2 by Anthem House just a half mile away. The five-year-old juice bar's existing locations are at 1401 Riverside Ave. in Federal Hill and 6809 York Road in Towson. Pure Raw Juice will occupy 1,304 square feet at the A2 apartment complex developed by Scott Plank's War Horse Cities,…
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Second Papi's Tacos eyes early March opening in Hampden

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Feb 21, 2019
After more than a year of work and planning, a second location of Papi's Tacos is nearing an opening date. Owner Charlie Gjerde said he's aiming for an early March opening for the new Papi's restaurant in Hampden, at 3820 Falls Road. The eatery came one step closer to that goal Thursday with the approval of a liquor license for the space. "We're coming down the home stretch for sure," Gjerde told the Baltimore Business Journal last week. The Mexican street food-inspired concept will take over…
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City selects New York developer to revamp 5 west side properties

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Feb 21, 2019
The city-owned properties at Fayette and Liberty streets are nearly 100 years old.
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American Craft Show highlights 'all things handmade' as it returns to Baltimore (Photos)

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Expect thousands of art lovers to flock to downtown Baltimore for the 45th annual American Craft Show. The three-day show, which runs Feb. 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center, features handmade works from artists across the nation. Organizers say artists of note at this year’s Baltimore show include award-winning custom jewelry designer and goldsmith Stacey Krantz, craftsman and sculptor William Peirce and local metalsmith David Paul Bacharach. Local artists include Hilary Hachey, Theresa…
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McCormick partners with BuzzFeed in effort to attract young consumers

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Feb 21, 2019
McCormick & Co. Inc. is partnering with Buzzfeed on a new line of seasoning blends and launching a new "Flavor Maker" app as the company looks to drive growth by focusing on younger generations of consumers. CEO Lawrence Kurzius outlined a plan for building the "McCormick of the future" Wednesday at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York investor conference in Boca Raton, Florida. Hunt Valley-based McCormick is already in a great spot coming off a year in which it reported record sales, he said.…
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Ravens freeze ticket prices for another year in 2019

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Feb 21, 2019
The Baltimore Ravens are freezing ticket prices for the second straight season in 2019. The move comes despite the franchise making its first playoff appearance in four seasons last year. Renewals for the 2019 season have been sent to season ticket holders, team spokesman Kevin Bryne said Thursday. The Ravens' last hike in prices came in 2017, and marked its first since 2013 when the team came off a Super Bowl championship. Tickets increased by 4.7 percent to 10.3 percent. Team executives cited…
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WSJ report: Under Armour board questioned Plank relationship to MSNBC anchor

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Kevin Plank's close ties with a MSNBC anchor prompted Under Armour Inc.'s board to question its CEO about the relationship and whether company assets were used, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The WSJ story, "Meet Under Armour CEO’s Unusual Adviser: an MSNBC Anchor," cites sources saying that Plank took advice from journalist Stephanie Ruhle and flew her on his private jet. Ruhle's involvement with Baltimore-based Under Armour's (NYSE: UAA) business was troublesome to some employees…
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Investors fear bill to restrict TEDCO funding might hurt Md. startups

Baltimore Business Journal - Thu, Feb 21, 2019
"If startups they can’t find the resources they need in Maryland, they’ll leave," said longtime venture investor Bob Ackerman.
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