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December 2011

DBEDEventsUncategorized

by Sandy Popp and Rhonda Ray, DBED Marketing & Communications While many are looking forward to what the New Year will bring, legislators, policy watchers and the like are busy gearing up for what promises to be a busier than usual legislative session. The 431st Maryland General Assembly convenes in

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AboutDBEDEntrepreneursFinance & ServicesJob CreationMaryland EconomySmall BusinessUncategorizedWorkforce

by Nancy McCrea, DBED Marketing & Communications With all of the focus today on creating jobs there is unprecedented interest in employment data. Who is gaining jobs and who is losing? How many jobs are being created by small businesses or by start-up businesses? Research by the Kauffman Foundation and

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Job CreationMaryland EconomyMaryland LivingSmall BusinessUncategorizedWorkforce

by Kathy Snyder, CCE, President/CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce Black Friday and Cyber Monday beat last year’s sales records by a considerable amount and this year’s Christmas holiday season appears to be on track to surpass 2010.  If you are a smart shopper, waiting for the last minute to gain

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Innovation & TechMaryland Living

The Baltimore Ravens Leverage Social Media Platforms to Reach Fans by Ari Munk, Bernadette Owen, Andrew Petcoff, Elizabeth Wilkinson & Mark Toran II, Loyola College Walking into the stunning facility at 1 Winning Drive would be a slightly surreal experience for any Baltimore Ravens fanatic. The putting green out front;

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DBEDFinance & ServicesInvestMarylandMaryland Venture FundUncategorized

Auction will raise a minimum of $70M to invest in State’s start-up and early stage companies. by Wanda Persons Wickham, DBED Marketing & Communications Gearing up for the implementation in 2012 of the State’s InvestMaryland initiative, Grant Street Group, tax auction consultants, has been selected to oversee and administer the

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Maryland Living

by Dean Storm, DBED Marketing & Communications If Old Saint Nick were thinking about expanding his operations South, Valley View Farms in Baltimore County would certainly be a strong contender.  The garden center, nearing its 50th year, has become a mecca for all things Christmas and every fall transforms into

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Maryland LivingProfilesUncategorized

by Elizabeth Affleck Carven, DBED Marketing & Communications For Albert Kirchmayr, being a chocolatier is a dream that has lasted 25 years.  His passion for chocolate making is clear as you enter his namesake retail location, Kirchmayr Chocolatier, in Timonium. The heavenly scent of fine chocolate wafts through the air. 

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Aerospace & DefenseDBEDIndustry NewsUncategorized

by Maureen Kilcullen, DBED Marketing & Communications If the sound of the Joint Strike Fighter flying overhead didn’t tip off visitors, certainly the street signs did. Cautionary signs like “Aircraft Taking Off” and “Yield to Landing Aircraft” lined the roads on Naval Air Station Patuxent River on Maryland’s southern peninsula.

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ArtsEntertainmentHistoryMaryland LivingTourism

by Jenny Lazarus, DBED Marketing & Communications With a full head of steam, Western Maryland’s rich rail history converges each December in the storybook, mountaintop community of Frostburg, Maryland. The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s North Pole Express chugs into the station of the nearly 200-year old university town arriving from

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Maryland Economy

by Wanda Persons Wickham, DBED Marketing & Communications Governor O’Malley, joined by more than 300 business leaders, entrepreneurs, educators,  legislators and industry stakeholders, gathered Friday for the Maryland Made Easy 2012 Symposium on Job Creation at the Miller Senate Building in Annapolis to discuss how to spur job creation in

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