Tag: business

Morgan Stanley Plans 800 New Jobs in Baltimore

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Morgan Stanley's Harbor Point office.
Morgan Stanley’s Harbor Point office

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.

Meadow Mill Businesses Clean Up After Weekend Flood

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Photo by Ed Gunts
Photo by Ed Gunts

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.

Teen Lingerie Entrepreneur Delivers Message of Empowerment to Local Girls

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Yellowberry Founder Megan Grassell and her sister Mary Margaret Grassell

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.”

A Look at Under Armour’s New Offices at Port Covington

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Image courtesy Jeff Totaro Photography.
Images courtesy Jeff Totaro Photography.

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.

Maryland College Offers Marijuana Class

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With recreational marijuana legal in a handful of states and probably coming in many more, pot is becoming big business.

Networking Gala and Luncheon for Women

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catch of the day fish (2)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!

Appeals Court to Decide Fate of Bengies Drive In Theater’s $750K Wall

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Bengies, circa 1998, obviously.

Remember back in summer 2012, when Bengies Drive In Theater sued the near-by Royal Farms for three-quarters of a million dollars to fund an 800-foot, light-blocking wall? The jury was all, “Sure, whatever.” But a couple months later a judge was like, “Yeah right,” and set the jury verdict aside.

Marylanders Can Now Get a Beer — and a Buzz — at the Farmers Market

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Baltimore’s celebrated farmers markets already offer quite a selection of goods, but soon you may be able to purchase a little hair of the dog that bit you along with your cream-top milk and artisan breads.

Jerry Seinfeld Rips on Jos. A. Bank, and It’s Hilarious

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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.

Three Growing Baltimore Companies to Watch

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Citelighter's Lee Jokl and Saad Alam. Photo by Amanda Nolan.
Citelighter’s Lee Jokl and Saad Alam. Photo by Amanda Nolan.

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.