Keeping Clients Safe and Secure
Security used to mean guarding physical items or locations – a deadbolt for your door, an armored truck to move money from the supermarket to the bank. But now threats come from cyberspace, and criminals steal not just money but valuable information, while terrorists seek to disrupt infrastructure and activists hack into corporate files. […]
Making Business Connections
Twenty five years after its founding, the Hunt Valley Business Forum’ s leaders are giving the group new focus and vibrancy – with the goal of retaining local business members and attracting new ones. The business group that had its beginnings in the advent of the Light Rail train to Hunt Valley has evolved and […]
A Sound School
International recording artist Ultra Naté found herself seated at a mixing board several years ago at the Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts in Phoenix. Naté, who was born in Havre de Grace, had returned to school after more than 20 years in the business. She enrolled in Audio Works, one of three recording industry […]
Creativity Meets High-Tech
You would expect that a video game development company would be a fun place to work. But it’s surprising to see some of the 150 employees playing board games as well as video games – and ping-pong, Foosball, basketball and volleyball.
Growing Through Constant Changes
Alan and Lois Elkin, the founders of Advance Business Systems, built their business on customer service – customer service before all else, 24/7, 365 days year – “366 if it’s a leap year.” Today, the business has evolved from its roots as an office equipment and supplies company to include electronic content management, managed print services and a managed IT offering, but their commitment to customer service has not wavered.
Employee Owned, Environmentally Focused
You could say the career of one of Baltimore’s prominent CEOs started with a somewhat unpleasant odor. Terry F. Neimeyer, CEO and Chairman of the Board of KCI Technologies Inc., a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with 31 offices in 13 states and Washington, D.C., says, “I grew up in Southwest Baltimore, and you could smell the old Back River sewage treatment plant. I thought, ‘I’d like to work on that.’”