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Little more than a year after they walked through the front door of 1st Mariner Bank, Jack Steil and Robert Kunisch are ahead of schedule. The bank turned a profit in the first quarter of 2015 and is well on its way toward growing into the prominent local institution its

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Maryland added 12,000 private sector jobs in July, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) reported Friday morning. Overall, employment increased by 9,200 positions as government jobs dropped 2,800. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.2 percent. Labor officials also softened June’s initial jobs report, revising the loss to

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In the late ’90s, Jason Goldsmith was studying psychology at Towson University. But the soon-to-be serial entrepreneur was getting an entirely different education running SouthParktshirts.com. The site, which sold apparel featuring characters from the hit Comedy Central show, received orders for hundreds of dollars of shirts every day. Just 17

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The Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) allocated on Wednesday $11.1 million to seven fund managers across the State to make small business loans. The move was approved by the Board of Public Works Wednesday morning. The Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Loan Fund receives 1.5 percent of the

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Profiles

In 2010, Joy Quinn-Whalen put aside a 15-year career as an IT and management consultant to pursue a lifelong dream — starting a businesses and being her own boss. She opened her first outlet of The Spice & Tea Exchange that year. Now Quinn-Whalen is up to four stores, the

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It’s only Wednesday but the Port of Baltimore is having itself quite a week. On Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan announced the Port set a pair of new monthly records in March. The Port handled 913,139 tons of cargo — that’s the equivalent of more than 121,000 African elephants — topping

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Maryland added 16,400 jobs in April, the job market’s strongest monthly showing in five years, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation announced Wednesday morning. The gains were driven by robust hiring in the private sector, which added 15,000 jobs, more than 91 percent of the total. Governments added 1,400

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And the grand prize winners are… Congratulations to all the winners in the third InvestMaryland Challenge. All four will receive a $100,000 top prize from the Department of Business and Economic Development. Check out the rest of the prize winners in the list below, and an explanation of all the

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The third InvestMaryland Challenge closes tomorrow when the winners of all $700,000 in prizes are announced by the Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED). They will include four grand prize winners of $100,000 each, and two dozen other companies that will take home smaller awards from DBED partners. The Challenge attracted 214 companies from eight states, Washington D.C.

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Health & Life Sciences

On April 28, the InvestMaryland Challenge will award more than $750,000 in prizes and crown four new winners. Those top companies will be chosen from a dozen finalists and awarded $100,000 top prizes, one each in IT, Life Sciences, Sustainability & Exploration, and Defense & Security. More than $350,000 in

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