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February 2011

Finance & Professional ServicesProfilesUncategorized

by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia When Darius Davis began his banking career over 25 years ago, he learned early that making personal connections was important. “I started at the bottom as a collector, right out of college at Wachovia Bank & Trust,” he said.  “I had a bank car, I

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Industry NewsInformation & TechnologyProfilesUncategorized

by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia     To say that Jay Steinmetz is connected to the world is an understatement.  As he sits in his office at the headquarters of his successful inventory-tracking system company, Barcoding, Inc., he has two desktop computers, two laptops and an iPhone all being used

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Hospitality & RecreationProfilesUncategorized

by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia From Accounting to Police Work Serina Roy went to college to get an accounting degree and became a certified public accountant because that seemed to be the most sensible thing to do.  But it wasn’t her calling. “I was really good at numbers and balancing

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Education & ResearchHealth & Life SciencesInformation & TechnologyProfilesUncategorized

by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia When Kimberly Brown started working part-time at Cell Systems, Inc. while studying to get her doctorate in chemical engineering, she didn’t know that was the last place she would work before starting her own business. “I started part-time as the second employee. I finished my

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Health & Life SciencesInformation & TechnologyUncategorized

by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia As evidenced by the crowd that gathered for InvestMaryland day in Annapolis last week, the entrepreneurial spirit in Maryland is high. In their 2009 Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, the Kauffman Foundation found that in 2009, an average of 0.34 percent of the adult population,

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EventsUncategorized

by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia It was standing room only for the hundreds of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and small business owners that convened in Annapolis early today in support of Governor O’Malley’s InvestMaryland legislation, a premium tax credit program that will raise $100 million in venture capital funds to help

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Information & TechnologyProfilesUncategorized

by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia Ken Davis has tasked his marketing team to come up with a plan to help tell the story of his company, Mainstreet Technologies.  Seated in their conference room, he helps the team brainstorm using some of the words that describe Mainstreet’s philosophy and background: community,

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ArtsEventsUncategorized

by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia Legislators and advocates for the arts convened in Annapolis yesterday for the 13th Annual Maryland Arts Day.  The event, sponsored by Maryland Citizens for the Arts, provided an opportunity for Maryland’s arts community to express their support of state funding for the arts and the

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by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia   The U.S. Census Bureau today released data on black-owned businesses in the country from their 2007 Survey of Business Owners, part of the 2007 Economic Census. Maryland ranked second in the nation of States with the largest percentage of black-owned businesses, with a total

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Health & Life SciencesProfilesUncategorized

by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia When Joseph Amprey was a kid, he was always asking “Why?” “I was one of those kids that always asked ‘why,’ much to the chagrin of my parents.  And that never stopped, I just kept asking ‘why,’” he said.  His natural curiosity helped him to

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