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Streets Market Baltimore
Profiles

Last fall, DC-based grocery chain Streets Market & Café opened on Charles Street in downtown Baltimore. The addition of the market offers residents both convenience and high quality products and comes as part of the ongoing residential conversions that are underway in the area. Locally-owned and operated, Streets Market is

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Point3 Security
IT and Cybersecurity

Baltimore’s Point3 Security is carving out a niche in a crowded cybersecurity market by helping small and middle-market companies find hackers quickly. The cybertech startup recently released its patent-pending application, entitled Odile. The system operates by hunting threats in technology, such as laptops, and detects attackers in route to critical information.

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Sandtown Millworks Baltimore
Profiles

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure is a saying that the owners of Sandtown Millworks have taken to heart in their hand-made furniture business. The local shop takes salvageable wood from around the city and builds one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. The collections feature all types of items, from coffee tables

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Washington College
Education

Washington College and Kent County have teamed up to create “Innovation Internships” for college students. The program offers interns the opportunity to expand their professional experience while giving businesses owners the chance to engage and develop the future workforce. With 1,500 undergraduates each year, there is an entire group of

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Cutts & Case Shipyard
Profiles

Located on the Eastern Shore is the small quaint town of Oxford, where local family business Cutts & Case Shipyard recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The family-owned business specializes in yacht building, repair, restoration and brokerage services. They are known for constructing custom wooden boats and their unique “Cutts” method,

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Francis Scott Key Family Resort
Tourism

Francis Scott Key Family Resort is a sprawling family-friendly resort with 232 rooms, a mini-golf course, water park, diner and other exciting attractions. Family-owned and operated, the resort is currently run by Jim and Annemarie Dickerson—Annemarie’s father originally purchased the property in 1972. Back then, the expansive resort had only

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Weinberg Medical Physics microscope
Industry News

Three Maryland companies are among a select group of small businesses that will receive nearly $3.3 million in grants from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The grants aim to foster innovation and competitiveness in small businesses through federal research funds. The funding comes from

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Novavax life sciences
Life Sciences

Researchers at several Maryland universities as well as the National Cancer Institute have been awarded $3,844,000 in grants by the American Cancer Society. The grants, which started July 1, went to researchers with Johns Hopkins University; University of Maryland, College Park; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and National

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Orchid Cellar Winery
Maryland Living

Since 2010, Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery has offered a delicious selection of beverages in and around Frederick County. The company is celebrating the next phase in its business development with a grand opening event in July, highlighting its new log cabin tasting room. After seeing an astonishing 50 percent

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Northrop Grumman Scholars Program
Education

Northrop Grumman honored 24 Maryland high school seniors earlier this month in an awards reception at the Marriott Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Hotel. This is the 14th year that Northrop Grumman provided more than $240,000 through the annual Engineering Scholars Program. The scholarships are awarded exclusively to students from Maryland who

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