There’s big economic development news in Baltimore this afternoon, and it doesn’t have to do with Under Armour or Hopkins. Morgan Stanley is set for a big expansion in Baltimore that will bring lots of new jobs.
In Baltimore’s Meadow Mill business community, many tenants spent Monday cleaning up and drying out after Saturday’s flood, with some planning to reopen right away but at least one tenant saying it may be weeks before his business can reopen.
Imagine you are eleven years old and your mom is taking you to the mall to purchase your first bra. As you enter the lingerie section, you are confronted with rack after rack of lacy and racy undergarments befitting the runway of a Victoria Secret Fashion Show.
It is exactly the scenario that inspired Megan Grassell, the CEO and Founder of Yellowberry who speaks today to inspire local girls, to create a bra that “fits your body, not the one you are supposed to have.”
Southbmore.com – Under Armour’s newest office space, Building 37, converted the former Sam’s Club at the former Port Covington Shopping Center into a 170,000 sq. ft. work space for the company’s finance and IT department. Under Armour is calling the building Phase zero of its new approximately four million sq. ft. campus at the former waterfront shopping center. Under Armour plans four future phases at the 50-acre campus and unveiled its master plan yesterday at the Urban Design & Architecture Review Panel.
Ever since Lean In became a bestseller, the bar has been raised for women who fancy themselves business-minded go-getters. We’ve now got some good language and tools to help women make a go of it in the business world, and thankfully, we’ve also got fabulous events like the Women in Business Networking Gala and Luncheon to be held at Pimlico on Friday, May 16th. The actual lunch begins at 12:00 noon and tickets include the Networking Event, Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Clubhouse Parking, Concourse Seat, Live Thoroughbred Racing, Infield Festival & Concert and Cash Bar. If this is what business networking looks like, sign us up!
Back in October 2013, Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank made a play to acquire rival Men’s Wearhouse for $2.3 billion. Men’s Wearhouse turned it down. Jos. A. Bank offered to up the price. No go. In November they dropped the bid. Almost immediately, Men’s Wearhouse turned around and offered to acquire Jos. A. Bank for $1.5 billion. Jos. A. Bank rejected the offer. And it has gone on from there.
There’s something undeniably hilarious in the endless corporate back-and-forth, and yet on the surface it’s so tedious and boring. And that’s what makes it perfect fodder for a Jerry Seinfeld joke.
Courtesy Bmore Media – Last year was a banner one for Baltimore area startups and the trend should continue in 2014, entrepreneurs say.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce named Maryland the top state for entrepreneurship and innovation while Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank launched a boot camp for entrepreneurs last year. And gb.tc Executive Director Jason Hardebeck recently launched a Baltimore accelerator, DreamIT Ventures, for healthcare information technology companies.