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Perdue Salisbury 50th anniversary
AgricultureEventsProfiles

It was 50 years ago that Perdue purchased its Salisbury, Md. plant, kicking off a product that we now know as the number one fresh chicken brand in the nation. After renovating its newly-acquired Route 50 facility in 1967, the company processed its first PERDUE® branded chicken right here in

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Hill Killer Maryland Jersey
Maryland EconomyMaryland LivingProfiles

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, don’t forget to pick up a little something special from one of our local retailers. Maryland businesses offer plenty of options for your loved ones no matter what region you live in. Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas for the

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Pigtown Main Street
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Baltimore City’s long history has crafted neighborhoods with colorful stories and unique traditions. The community of Pigtown, located along Washington Boulevard, has a past that you can probably guess centers around all things swine. The neighborhood was home to railroad workers constructing the B&O line in the 1840’s. Once completed,

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EFynch Handyman
Innovation & TechProfiles

A couple of years ago, EFynch CEO Teris Pantazes realized he needed help. But not much help, and not for long. “I was hanging a TV in my own house,” said Pantazes, who used to run his own construction company. “I needed help for, like, 10 minutes.” Pantazes considered something

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Mama Biscuit's
ManufacturingManufacturing & ProductionProfiles

As part of our #BuyLocalMD series this holiday season, the Maryland Department of Commerce hopes to inspire you to explore the small businesses in your own community. With only 10 employees, one of Frederick County’s smallest manufacturers is landing some of the biggest names in retail. Mama Biscuit’s, the first

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Company Milestones in Maryland
Maryland EconomyProfiles

It’s been a great year for Maryland Commerce, and an even better year for the Maryland business community. I want to thank you all for everything you’ve done to help make Maryland open for business – our small businesses, large corporations, economic development partners, state agencies, and beyond. As 2017

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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Energy & SustainabilityEnvironmentalProfiles

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
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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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ICmed devices
Information & TechnologyInnovation & TechLife SciencesProfiles

Like many companies in the health care technology sector, ICmed wants to empower its users to improve their health. But the team behind the Baltimore tech startup is focusing its efforts on something it feels other systems have largely forgotten: family. ICmed’s platform, which the company describes as “a mobile

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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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