Barbara Mikulski, Duff Goldman among co-chairs for second Baltimore Homecoming

Baltimore Business Journal - 5 hours 26 min ago
Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Food Network baker Duff Goldman and actor Lance Reddick — best known as Cedric Daniels on "The Wire" — will be among the co-chairs for this year's Baltimore Homecoming. Plans for a second iteration of the event, which brings distinguished Charm City natives back for a weekend of networking, panels and tours, are already in the works after last year's inaugural homecoming drew about 100 participants to the city from Oct. 3-5. This year's homecoming is scheduled…
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Hogan tells New Hampshire crowd he's giving 'serious consideration' to presidential run

Baltimore Business Journal - 5 hours 29 min ago
Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he is seriously considering running in the Republican primary to challenge President Donald Trump. Hogan, answering a question about a possible run during a political event in New Hampshire, said people have been approaching him since the inauguration for his second term in January. He was in Manchester attending the "Politics and Eggs" event known as a must-stop event for presidential candidates. New Hampshire is the home of the first presidential primary election. "People…
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City to open up bidding for new Convention Center concessions contract

Baltimore Business Journal - 5 hours 49 min ago
The Baltimore Convention Center's food and beverage contract with Centerplate expires at the end of the year.
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T. Rowe Price closure in Tampa to leave 169 without employment

Baltimore Business Journal - 6 hours 4 min ago
T. Rowe Price, a global investment management firm, said it anticipates that 169 employees will lose their jobs by the end of June as it prepares to fully shut down operations in Tampa, Florida. The firm announced in May 2018 that it planned to close its operations center as consumers shift away from using the telephone to going online for customer service. About 400 employees worked in the office at Tampa’s Corporate Center II at International Plaza at the time of the announcement. Baltimore-based…
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City Garage's EFynch raises $100K, plans growth into 15 new cities

Baltimore Business Journal - 6 hours 21 min ago
A Baltimore app-based startup headquartered at City Garage in Port Covington has raised $100,000 in funding and is mapping out an aggressive expansion plan. EFynch, founded by veteran contractor Teris Pantazes, connects homeowners who need simple jobs or house work done with contractors who can complete the work for the best price. The web app platform went live in late 2016 with about 150 registered users, including 70 contractors, and facilitated 12 jobs within the first month. Two years later,…
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Medifast rewards CEO with 37% pay increase for growing company

Baltimore Business Journal - 8 hours 7 min ago
Medifast Inc. CEO Daniel Chard received $2.2 million in 2018 as the company's stock price, sales and profit soared.
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Wine glasses, tables, chairs and more from Marconi's and Boccaccio up for auction

Baltimore Business Journal - 8 hours 32 min ago
Dozens of endearing remnants of two shuttered city Italian restaurants are being sold piece by piece in an online auction. What's left of the long-closed Marconi's downtown and Boccaccio in Little Italy went up for sale April 11 — each with the bargain-basement opening bid of 10 cents. The items are listed on the Rasmus Auctions online site and so far have attracted some bidding. Items for sale include kitchen and restaurant-related necessities: Wine glasses, wine racks, artwork, lighting, marble-top…
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Cocktail bar, pizza and vegan stalls announced for Cross Street Market

Baltimore Business Journal - 9 hours 21 min ago
A pizza place, a cocktail bar and a vegan stall will join the vendors at the redeveloped Cross Street Market, which is slated to debut in early May. Gangster Vegan Organics, Pizza di Joey and Old Line Cocktail and Wine Bar will open at the Federal Hill market in early summer, developer Caves Valley Partners and CANAdev, which is handling leasing, announced Tuesday. The three concepts are among the roughly two dozen vendors set to reopen at the market in the coming weeks. Last week, Caves Valley…
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Long & Foster launching its own moving company

Baltimore Business Journal - 10 hours 42 min ago
Real estate brokerage Long & Foster is launching its own residential moving company. Tailored Move will launch in parts of Greater Washington in May and then will start expanding its services across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The company aims to “deliver personalized and high-quality service through every step of a homeowner’s move,” according to a news release. It will offer services for everything from local, cross-country to international moves — all at flat rates. Tailored…
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How a successful meeting can reinvigorate your team

Baltimore Business Journal - 11 hours 21 min ago
Using meetings to solve problems and create meaningful headway in large projects is a great way to make use of the time.
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Gilbane strikes deal with UMd. to build new graduate student housing, townhomes

Baltimore Business Journal - 11 hours 21 min ago
Gilbane Development is on its way to adding another College Park project to its portfolio, winning a key bit of support as it looks to build new graduate student housing and townhomes on the south side of the University of Maryland’s campus. The University System of Maryland Board of Regents unanimously signed off on a deal with the Rhode Island-based developer at its meeting April 19. Gilbane is pitching a project dubbed “Western Gateway,” which would include 300 units of affordable housing…
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Liberty Harbor East signs 34 deals as apartment leasing starts

Baltimore Business Journal - 11 hours 21 min ago
One bedroom units start at $1,874 and penthouse-level three-bedroom apartments start at $5,200 a month.
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8 things you need to know this morning

Baltimore Business Journal - 11 hours 23 min ago
Good morning Baltimore! 'Tis the season to be sneezy. Tree pollen is very high out there today, as is grass pollen, so if you have allergies you might want to avoid being outside if you can help it. Or, if you're like me you just choose to deal with itchy eyes and a runny nose in exchange for spending time outside in the gorgeous spring weather. Now, let's get to the news. You might recall awhile back I included a bullet in '8 things' about how Baltimore County was reviewing the way police and…
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Under Armour grants $250,000 for projects at 12 Baltimore City schools

Baltimore Business Journal - Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Under Armour Inc. will provide $250,000 in grants to 12 Baltimore City school this year for facility upgrades including new playground, locker rooms and gymnasium renovations. The funding is part of a two-year, $500,000 commitment started by the Baltimore sportswear maker in 2018. The funding includes grants of up to $25,000 for 24 schools. Under Armour (NYSE: UAA) said its funding will help improve the quality, safety and accessibility of school facilities with a particular focus on improving…
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Former MedImmune president Greenleaf tapped to lead Canadian biotech

Baltimore Business Journal - Mon, Apr 22, 2019
A former MedImmune president and seasoned local biotech CEO, Peter Greenleaf, has been tapped to head a Canadian pharmaceutical firm. Greenleaf is the new CEO of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AUPH), a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapies commercializing therapies to treat patient populations that are impacted by serious diseases with a high unmet medical need. The public traded British Columbia company reported revenue of $463,000…
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Mayor Pugh's 2 Chic Boutique in Pigtown shuts down permanently

Baltimore Business Journal - Mon, Apr 22, 2019
The 2 Chic Boutique in Pigtown co-owned by Mayor Catherine Pugh and city Comptroller Joan Pratt has shut down for good. Pratt said Monday the six-year-old designer women's consignment shop at 761 Washington Blvd. officially closed on New Year's Eve. The windows and front door were covered with several brown shopping bags this weekend. Neighbors said the store was open only a few hours each week. 2 Chic's front window says it was in operation Tuesday through Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and for "champagne…
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Della Rose's Local Tavern closes in Bel Air

Baltimore Business Journal - Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Della Rose's Local Tavern has closed in Bel Air after a little more than two years in business. The bar and restaurant's last day was Saturday, according to its Facebook page. The post attributed the closure to "a bad deal." "We took a bad deal out of emotions, and just couldn't out run it," the post says. "This is the only reason we are closing the doors. We will be focusing on our family and the health of our family." Tony Della Rose and his wife, Linda, opened Della Rose's Local Tavern at…
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Johns Hopkins says it will make largest solar energy pledge in Maryland

Baltimore Business Journal - Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Johns Hopkins University plans to power its campuses with more than 250,000 megawatt hours of solar energy annually, a move the school says is one of the largest pledges to reduce greenhouse gas reductions in higher education. Under the 15-year deal, Baltimore-based Constellation will buy energy and renewable energy certificates from a 175 megawatt solar plant being developed in Virginia and then sell them to Hopkins. The deal begins in 2021. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.…
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Mobtown Brewing Co. opens Friday in Brewers Hill

Baltimore Business Journal - Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Brewers Hill — long known as the place where National Bohemian beer was produced — will gain a new, homegrown brewery this week. Mobtown Brewing Co. will hold its grand opening Friday, head brewer Dave Carpenter said. The craft brewery is taking over the former Westinghouse Electric Corp. factory building at 4015 Foster Ave. The 6,000-square-foot space will house a production facility and taproom that seats about 125 people. Carpenter, who completed a master brewer's program at the University…
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St. Michael's Marina, home to three restaurants, changes hands as summer season nears

Baltimore Business Journal - Mon, Apr 22, 2019
The Talbot County waterfront hub has 55 slips and three restaurants.
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