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May 2012

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Gov. Martin O’Malley recognized four entrepreneurs on Thursday as part of the state’s first business pitch competition on Pinterest, the social networking site. The businesses range from a middle school student who makes duct tape wallets to BeerGivr, a website that allows users to

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Energy & SustainabilityIndustry NewsProfiles

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews While climbing through attics and auditing homeowners’ insulation, plumbing, light bulbs and windows, the entrepreneurs behind Columbia’s greeNEWit saw an opportunity — the inefficiency in the energy efficiency business. Contractors like themselves filled out reports with pen and paper in the field and later

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Labor StatisticsMaryland Economy

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The number of Marylanders working fell in April for the first time in nine months, but there was still some good news to be found in the labor market figures released last week. Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development researchers have pulled together

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EntrepreneursHealth & Life SciencesIndustry NewsInnovation & TechProfiles

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews At the helm of a small Maryland startup, Arti Patel Varanasi hopes to boost the chances of surviving breast cancer not with new medicine or treatment, but with information, communication and laptop computers. Varanasi’s company, Advancing Synergy, is testing its technology platform in collaboration

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DBEDProgramsUncategorized

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law on Tuesday a program to support the commercialization of discoveries made in university labs in Maryland and two other bills that will strengthen a pair of the state’s business tax credits. The legislation was approved by the General

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Job CreationMaryland EconomyUncategorized

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Maryland’s unemployment rate inched up again last month as employers in the state shed some 6,000 jobs, according to figures released Friday morning by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The April jobs report ended what turned out to be a six-month run

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Health & Life SciencesIndustry NewsUncategorized

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Maryland approved state funding for 40 researchers studying human stem cells and their applications in treating a wide range of diseases and other medical conditions. The awards, approved Thursday by the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, will be paid from the Maryland Stem Cell Research

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Industry NewsManufacturing & ProductionProfiles

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Eleven horses have won the Triple Crown. Only one man has trained two winners, and only two owners can lay claim to more than one. Victory Racing Plate Co., however, boasts connections of aluminum and steel to all but a handful of the winners.

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ProfilesUncategorized

By Kathy Snyder, CCE, President/CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce A favorite activity of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce is highlighting the successes of entrepreneurs and business leaders who not only are successful in their firms but are inspirational community leaders. Just last week, the Maryland Chamber inducted three such Marylanders

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EntrepreneursInnovation & TechProfiles

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The online social networking sphere is a crowded one. Silicon Valley titans make billion-dollar acquisitions to spar with one another and tighten their holds on users’ attention spans. But Devin Partlow, has something up his sleeve — a social networking app that forces, or

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