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

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

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



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


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

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:
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

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



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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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



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


Woody Harrelson

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

RickDempsey and writer Geoffrey Washington.
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 ( Over burgers and salad, Rick shared fond memories of his Major League days and discussed life after baseball. 

Did Doug Gansler Lose it or Did Anthony Brown Win It?


Gansler dismisses Brown's military service

From Citybizlist via Maryland Reporter – Did Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown run such a flawless Rose Garden campaign that his victory in Maryland’s June 24 Democratic gubernatorial primary was inevitable?

Or did his chief rival, Attorney General Doug Gansler, lose the election with an ineffective campaign that badly missed the mark?

Johns Hopkins Engineering School Ranked 17th By U.S. News


From Citybizlist  – Cambridge, Mass.-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the best engineering school in America, according to the U.S. News & World Report on best engineering schools. Stanford University and University of California-Berkeley rounded out the top three, Business Insider reported, but Hopkins makes the list of the top 20!

Network for Good Acquires Baltimore’s GiveCorps




From Citybizlist – Network for Good, the Washington-based online donation platform, is acquiring Baltimore’s GiveCorps.

House Aide, Brother Arrested After Fight in Maryland House of Delegates Building

Police detain unidentified house aide involved in fracas.
Police detain unidentified house aide involved in fracas.

An altercation on the fourth floor of the Maryland House of Delegates office building left an aide to a Harford County delegate in a bloodied suit being taken to the hospital Monday on the last day of session.

The altercation was apparently between the aide and his brother, according to a Maryland Capitol Police officer who was on the scene.

Greg Cangialosi Joins MissionTix as New CEO


Greg Cangialosi

From citybizlist – MissionTix, a local growing online ticketing platform, today announced that Greg Cangialosi has been named CEO.