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McCormick
Profiles

Lots of businesses have basement beginnings. But few go on to claim industry dominance and a journey in business that spans more than a century… like McCormick and Company. Best known today for its iconic red-cap spices that line grocery store shelves and home pantries, McCormick had humble beginnings. Founder

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Information & Technology

Cybersecurity Ventures has released its first annual Cybersecurity 500 list, including 14 of Maryland’s hottest and most innovative companies. The rankings, which were announced at the Cyber Investing Summit earlier this month, feature sectors ranging from social risk management, to data encryption, to cyber defense and digital forensics. The companies

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Company Milestones in Maryland
Profiles

It’s hard to believe we’re nearly halfway through 2018 – and there’s no signs of slowing down any time soon. From San Francisco and Mexico City to Dubai and Singapore, the Commerce team has been traveling the world to promote our Open for Business climate and show off our assets

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Ireland UK
Maryland Living

Maryland’s music scene will shine on the world stage this summer, as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra travels abroad for a tour through the United Kingdom and Ireland. From August 21-30, the BSO will make stops in London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, making itself known as a strong cultural ambassador for the

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Choptank Transport
Profiles

Last month, Choptank Transport announced its expansion to Baltimore City’s Federal Hill neighborhood where it will establish its latest sales office. For more than 20 years, Choptank Transport has specialized in shipping a variety of freight via road, rail, air, and sea. Headquartered in the town of Preston in Caroline

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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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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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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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Dunlop Boots
ManufacturingManufacturing & Production

Dunlop Protective Footwear, a leading global manufacturer of protective footwear located in Harford County, is planning to expand its United States-based production to meet market demands. With assistance from a $100,000 training grant provided by the Maryland Department of Commerce, the company expects to nearly double the number of PVC

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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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