Emily Witty
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Emily Witty

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
EnvironmentalProfiles

Few Marylanders know that just 25 miles from the nation’s capital is a 2,650-acre campus of protected shoreline and ecological research in their backyards. On the shores of Edgewater, Md., the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) provides educational programs for everyone from kindergartners to seniors in high school, with the

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Electric Motor Repair
Industry NewsProfilesWorkforce

When Caroline Kauffman-Kirschnick began working for the family business as a high schooler, her biggest concern was not getting a dial tone when answering the phones. She never imagined that decades later she would step into her father’s shoes as the new president of Electric Motor Repair Co. (EMR). “I

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Frey For Men
Entrepreneurs

In today’s on-demand society, there’s a subscription service to meet your every need. From razors and electric toothbrush heads to pre-packaged meals, there’s a company out there that promises to take the hassle out of your shopping experience. Frey, born in the basement of an Annapolis home, saw an opportunity

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AFCEA Central Maryland intern tech competition
Education & Research

Engineering Solutions, Inc. (ESI) saw something special in the pool of interns working at a variety of companies in Central Maryland this summer, and decided it was a great opportunity to showcase and reward some of the state’s best and brightest young minds. The Hanover-based company brought the idea to

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SunX Wet Lab in Dorchester County
Innovation & TechLife Sciences

When Marylanders think of the state’s Eastern Shore, a few things come to mind: fun-filled beach vacations, sprawling farm land, and precious blue crabs. That’s why the announcement of a new wet lab in the Eastern Shore Innovation Center at the Dorchester Regional Technology Park may come as a surprise

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Paragon Bioservices BioPark Baltimore
Life SciencesProfiles

In just three years, Paragon Bioservices has more than doubled its employee count as it explores the latest in biopharmaceutical development at its Baltimore City location. The company – founded nearly 30 years ago – received institutional funding in 2014 and started a growth spurt as it restructured its executive

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Stanley Black & Decker Makerspace
EntrepreneursInnovation & TechManufacturing & Production

Stanley Black & Decker has established itself as one of Maryland’s economic heavyweights, investing approximately $60 million in facility upgrades and employing thousands of residents in the area. Now, the company is raising the bar on its commitment to the state by announcing the grand opening of its new makerspace

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Washington Inn Tavern Princess Anne
ProfilesTourism

For more than 270 years, the Washington Inn and Tavern has served as a headquarters for the Princess Anne community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It was only fitting that when a prospective owner decided to revitalize the vacant historic structure to its former glory, he took on the immense task

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East Coast Dyes Lacrosse
Profiles

While navigating their way toward accounting careers at Towson University, Mike and Greg Kenneally thought of lacrosse as nothing more than a passion and a hobby. Six years later, the brothers have expanded their high-performance lacrosse equipment company, East Coast Dyes (ECD), exponentially due to its innovative technology and Maryland

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Court Grabbers Maryland FUNDERDOME
EntrepreneursInnovation & Tech

It’s not every day that a Maryland-made product gets its claim to fame on national television. Back in 2010, Steve McLaughlin was attending his son’s basketball practice, watching with a mixture of laughter and concern as the team slid across the court in their brand new basketball shoes. The slippery

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