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Citybizlist and Center Club Join Forces to Launch ‘City Genius’

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The Baltimore Center club. Photo via centerclub.org
The Center Club. Photo via centerclub.org

The Center Club is partnering with Edwin Warfield and Citybizlist to launch a new quarterly speaker program, City Genius. The series will feature innovative minds in business and government, across a variety of industries and sectors. The first installment of the series will be held on April 28, 5-7 p.m. at The Center Club on Light Street in Baltimore and will feature guest speaker Alec Ross, author of the New York Times bestseller, “The Industries of the Future.”

Bipartisanship Sneaks Into State Senate

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Citybizlist – There has been much talk of bipartisanship at the State House this legislative session, but not a lot of evidence of it, until Thursday morning in the Senate.

“I want to thank the governor,” said Senate President Pro-tem Nathaniel McFadden, the chair of the all-Democrat Baltimore City delegation.

Marylanders Like Hogan, Feel State Headed in Right Direction Goucher Poll Shows

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Larry Hogan at State of the State

The fourth statewide poll in five months shows Gov. Larry Hogan with high approval ratings — 63% of Marylanders approve of the job he is doing.

Maryland Senate Overrides Hogan’s Veto of Felony Voting Rights

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Convicted felon and Communities United member Marcus Toles, left, clutches a voter registration form after the Maryland Senate passed an override of a veto that would provide voting rights to felons on probation or parole, on February 9, 2016. Capital New - See more at: http://baltimore.citybizlist.com/article/333374/maryland-senate-overrides-hogans-veto-of-felon-voting-rights#sthash.TCvzJXc8.dpuf
Convicted felon and Communities United member Marcus Toles, left, clutches a voter registration form after the Maryland Senate passed an override of a veto that would provide voting rights to felons on probation or parole, on February 9, 2016. Photo via citybizlist.com

Moments after the Maryland Senate voted Tuesday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a felon voting rights bill, which enables those on probation and parole to vote, Marcus Toles was holding his future: A voter registration form.

“It feels fantastic to have our rights restored after we’ve done our time and have a voice,” said Marcus Toles, an ex-felon and member of Communities United, an advocacy group for low-income individuals. “I’m gonna fill this out right now.”

Tone of Hogan Speech Was Bipartisan, But Dems Aren’t Singing Along With Tune

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The tone of Gov. Larry Hogan’s State of the State address to the legislature Wednesday was far more conciliatory than last year. But for many Democrats the tune was all too familiar, and they weren’t singing along.

Addressing the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, he used the word “together” 26 times and the word “bipartisan” six times in his half-hour speech. He talked about the legislators working with him and helping him, he challenged them “to put aside partisanship.”

Local CharmedBar Owners Market Snack Bars to Women

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From citybizlist –

Working “like a charm”

Sometimes, entrepreneurship for its own sake isn’t the goal. Instead, it’s the result of a quest to solve a problem.

Debbi Ascher had been on a 20-year journey of trial and error managing her ulcerative colitis and its considerable challenges. She discovered that eliminating gluten, grains, dairy, hormone-disrupting soy and refined sugars from her diet enabled her also to eliminate all prescription medicine, including steroids. Still missing, though, were ready-made, portable options that met her needs among the myriad “health and energy bars” on the market.

WaPo Selects Politico Co-Founder as New Publisher

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From CitybizlistWashington Post owner Jeff Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization that competes with The Post on political coverage, The Washington Post reported citing a company announcement Tuesday.

Forbes Ranks Ravens 19th Most Valuable Sports Team in the World

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From Citybizlist – America can’t lay claim to possessing the world’s most valuable sports team. In the most recent Forbes ranking, the United States’ most valuable sports team, New York Yankees, worth $2.5 billion, is ranked fourth in the world.

According to Forbes, the top three are all European soccer clubs: Spain’s Real Madrid, worth $3.44 billion; Spain’s Barcelona, worth $3.2 billion; and Manchester United, worth $2.81 billion.

Black Olive Co-Owner Woody Harrelson to Host Charity Dinner at His Newly Purchased Inn

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Remember when we told you a few months ago that Woody Harrelson is now a co-owner of the Inn at the Black Olive?  At the time, we fantasized about hanging out with the guy, and now’s our — and your — chance! He and his co-owner are having a dinner on July 27  to benefit Great Kids’ Farm. See the details, below! – The Eds.

From Citybizlist – At The Inn at the Black Olive, corporate social responsibility comes in a “benefit corporation model” — where putting people before profits feels good, is earth friendly — and tastes great. On July 27 at 6:00pm, the eco-friendly, all-suite, Inner-Harbor view property with ultra-organic menus will be the site of a charity event dinner to benefit Great Kids Farm. It’s a chance to enjoy inventive and healthful fresh food and wine, and support entrepreneurship with a social mission.

A Conversation with Rick Dempsey, Orioles Hall of Famer and 1983 World Series MVP

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RickDempsey and Interviewer Geoffrey Washington.

From Citybizlist – Rick Dempsey became a fan favorite as a catcher with the Orioles. He still has a tremendous following in Baltimore, as the “O’s Xtra” host (and occasional analyst), and as popular motivational speaker, entertainer and entrepreneur. We recently had lunch with Rick at his namesake establishment, Dempsey’s Brew Pub & Restaurant at Camden Yards (www.dempseysbaltimore.com). Over burgers and salad, Rick shared fond memories of his Major League days and discussed life after baseball. 

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