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Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Industry NewsMaryland LivingProfilesWorkforce

Behind the beautiful scenery and rural workforce of the Chesapeake Bay region lays a hidden gem—an actively growing entrepreneurial community. When serial-entrepreneur Jamie Kizer decided to move to Annapolis last year, she never expected to find such a bustling business scene in her own backyard. And after meeting many of

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Sail Baltimore
HistoryHospitality & RecreationProfilesTourism

Video produced by Amanda Winters If you were around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor September 10-14th you may have noticed a bright blue vessel docked across from the Constellation.  This was the Kalmar Nyckel, a recreation of a Swedish merchant ship that carried settlers to the New World in 1638. The ship

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Sparrows Point Map
HistoryManufacturing & ProductionMaryland LivingProfiles

Say the name Sparrows Point to anyone in southeastern Baltimore County and they’re bound to reply with, “Oh, I know someone who worked at the mill.” The mill in question — Bethlehem Steel. Sparrows Point was farmland owned by local families until, in 1887, it was sold to the Maryland

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EmbroidMe of Bel Air

Dan Dubell, Chris Grohman and Jeff Mitchell recently combined their business experience into a new local venture, EmbroidMe of Bel Air. Dubell previously worked as Director of Operations for 56 Taco Bell and KFC locations over 10 years, while Mitchell worked for the same group for nine. The two teamed

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Nalley Fresh Greg Nalley cropped
EntrepreneursMaryland LivingProfiles

After 20 years in the culinary business, Greg Nalley has finally become what he calls an overnight success. Although his path has been anything but direct, Nalley currently oversees an expanding empire in the Baltimore area. His sixth Nalley Fresh restaurant just opened its doors on Pratt Street and strong

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Parallel Risk Advisors 1
EntrepreneursFinance & Professional ServicesProfiles

Depending on where you live, finding a woman-owned business might be hard to come by. But here in Maryland, we hold the number one ranking for women-owned businesses across the country. In fact, over 32% of all Maryland firms are women-owned, making Parallel Risk Advisors the perfect addition to the

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vomasmart bikes
Innovation & TechProfiles

When Jeani Burns, co-founder of VoMaSmart, got in touch with the Howard Tech Council she knew the company was on its way. “I wanted it so bad I could taste it,” she recalls. Soon after making the right connections, Jeani jumped in head first and moved into the Maryland Center for

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Innovation & TechProfilesSmall Business

Small business communities are being brought together with ease with help from a new Frederick, Maryland tech company. Founded in 2014, Loyal Tap is a mobile loyalty solution that taps into what it means to be a local business community. The company recently teamed up with the Downtown Frederick Partnership

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Since 1980, Medifast of Owings Mills has provided healthy living products and programs to its customers. This summer, the company is expanding its local outreach by teaming up with Baltimore’s Waterfront Partnership to provide free wellness programming for Baltimore City and community residents. Brian Kagen, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for

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Strongbox Baltimore
ArtsEntrepreneursMaryland LivingProfiles

Situated in historic Mt. Vernon is a newcomer to the Baltimore arts and retail community. Strongbox – a retailer specializing in curated Artisan wares and vintages goods for the body and home – opened this past January on St. Paul Street. Co-founded by Joseph Gouse and Analena Provost, the shop provides

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