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KCI Technologies Announces Promotions
October 2017
KCI Technologies has promoted R. Eric Burgess, PE, and James D. Fitz Morris, PE, to vice president. Burgess oversees the Transportation Structures Practice in Rock Hill, S.C., while Fitz Morris leads the Contractor Services Practice out of Charlotte. Both joined KCI when the firm acquired South Carolina-based transportation engineering company Triplett-King & Associates in 2012. […]


Darlene Holmes joins Saval Foods
October 2017
Darlene Holmes has joined Saval Foods Corporation, owner of Saval Foodservice and Deli Brands of America, as its Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications. Saval Foods Corporation is a growing family-owned business that has been serving the Baltimore/Washington, DC Metropolitan area for over 85 years. Darlene will enhance corporate marketing efforts by increasing brand awareness […]


St. John Properties Signs Pharma Company Eisai to 40,000-SF Lease
October 2017
St. John Properties, Inc. has signed Eisai Inc., the United States pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co, Ltd., to a 40,000-square-foot full-building lease within 11675 Crossroads Circle. The flex/R&D building was built on a speculative basis, and is located within Greenleigh at Crossroads, a 550-acre mixed-use community in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County. […]


WTCI Appoints New Board Officers
October 2017
The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) recently appointed new Board officers Peter Bowe, President, Ellicott; Todd Ruppert, President/CEO, Ruppert International; and new Board members Ed Callahan, Co-Founder, Planit; Joe Cumello, VP Global Marketing, Ciena; Lindsay Meyer, Partner, Venable; and Pamela Paulk, President, Johns Hopkins Medicine International.


Towne Park Elects Andrew Kerin as CEO
October 2017
Towne Park, a leading hospitality and health care services company, announced that its Board of Managers has elected Andrew Kerin as its Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board. The Board also thanked interim-CEO Dave Nichols for his outstanding leadership during the transition. Andrew Kerin is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years […]


Jeneanne Collins Joins JA as Manager of Entrepreneurial Experiences
October 2017
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Inc. (JA), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people to succeed in a rapidly changing economy, announced that Jeneanne Collins will be the Manager of Entrepreneurial Experiences for its partnership with Living Classrooms Foundation at the UA House at Fayette. Collins will be stepping into this position with over […]


Offit Kurman Represented Refirm Labs in $1.5M Venture Capital Raise
October 2017
Offit Kurman business law and transactions attorneys Michael N. Mercurio and Dan Casto represented Refirm Labs, Inc. in a venture capital fundraising round in which Refirm Labs issued $1.5 million in Series Seed Preferred Securities. Refirm Labs provides big data cybersecurity services with a focus on emerging technology. Refirm Labs was launched, in part, by […]


Michael Lynch Makes Top Five Finalists for Innovation
October 2017
SC&H Group, a nationally recognized management consulting, audit, and tax firm, announced that its Principal, Michael Lynch, has been selected as one of the top five finalists nationally for Digital CPA’s 2017 Innovative Practitioner of the Year Award. “It’s a privilege to be considered a finalist alongside thought leaders who are making a positive impact […]


BCPS Wins School Library Program of the Year
October 2017
The American Association of School Librarians named the Baltimore County Public Schools the 2017 National School Library Program of the Year. The award was presented to BCPS as a school system that exemplifies the effective use and promotion of their library resources to staff and students. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz congratulated library professionals for […]


David Brown Joins Questar Properties to Manage 414 Light Street
October 2017
With a commitment to delivering a five-star, hotel-inspired living experience, Mid Atlantic developer Questar Properties has appointed David Brown as General Manager of 414 Light Street. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in hospitality and residential operations to 414 Light Street, Brown will be responsible for managing the high-rise tower’s promise of an effortless […]


City of Havre de Grace Complete All-Access Playground At Tydings Park
October 2017
Since taking office in 2015, Mayor William T. Martin (see our feature on the Mayor here) placed a priority on his administration to begin developing a concept to build a modern and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant playground to be installed at Tydings Park. In 2016, the Tydings Park Commission created a concept plan […]


Barcoding Named Technology Company of the Year
October 2017
The Maryland Tech Council (MTC), Maryland’s largest technology trade association, named Barcoding the Technology Company of the Year at the 29th Annual Industry Awards. Barcoding is a supply chain automation and innovation company that enables organizations to be more efficient, accurate, and connected by increasing revenue, reducing operational costs, and improving customer experiences. Headquartered in […]


Kelly Frager joins Bluewater Advisory
October 2017
Bluewater Advisory announced that Kelly Frager joined the firm as Principal, merging her business of nearly 10 years, Etiquette for Everyday, an etiquette consulting and coaching business, with Bluewater. As Principal at Bluewater, Kelly will partner directly with clients to understand their training and development needs, identify human capital challenges and create opportunities to foster […]


Katie Weber Joins Benfield Electric
October 2017
Katie Weber has joined Benfield Electric, a Maryland-based, family-owned and operated electrical contractor, as new business development specialist. In her new role, Weber will raise awareness for Benfield Electric’s commercial, residential and home electrical services through planning, developing and managing business development and marketing efforts. Her prior job was communications manager for the American Cancer […]


CAMI Elects New Board Members and Executive Committee
October 2017
The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) board of directors has elected two new members, one member for a second term and an Executive Committee who will help CAMI position Maryland to capitalize on the tremendous growth expected in the cybersecurity sector, mobilize the state’s unmatched cybersecurity talent for exponential growth and stake its claim […]


The Arc NCR Announces New Board Members and President
October 2017
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) announces the appointment of a new President of the Governance Board, Bradley Stover (pictured), Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC and a new Chair of the Foundation Board, Kathy Proctor. Four new members were added to its Board. Joining the Governance Board is Stephanie Dinsmore, University of Maryland […]


PSA’s Steven Pomponi Receives Distinguished NSC Award
October 2017
The National Safety Council (NSC) President/CEO Deborah Hersman presented PSA Insurance & Financial Services (PSA) Senior Safety Consultant Steve Pomponi with the Distinguished Service to Safety Award at the Sept. 25 Opening Session of the NSC Congress & Expo in Indianapolis. First presented in 1942 to recognize individuals and companies who helped reduce occupational injuries […]


Towson University Ranks 10th in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
October 2017
U.S. News & World Report 2018 America’s Best Colleges ranks Towson University (TU) 10th in its ‘Top Public Schools – Regional Universities (North)’ category, up from 14th last year. There are 46 rankings in the category, including ties. TU is first among six regionally ranked University of Maryland System (USM) institutions, a list that includes […]


Harford Land Trust Adds to Board
October 2017
The Harford Land Trust, a local land preservation nonprofit founded in 1991, recently elected Diane V. Jones as Vice President of the Board of Directors. Jones is a senior programmer and analyst with the Social Security Administration and is also a volunteer at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, an avid equestrian and birdwatcher. Lee Depkin […]


Women’s Giving Circle Harford Co. Awards $53K in Grants
October 2017
The Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County has awarded 15 grants in 2017, totaling $53,500. Over the past seven years, the Women’s Giving Circle has donated more than $250,000 to nonprofits serving women and children in Harford County. The 2017 grant recipients are: Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County, for the Smart Girls Program […]


Harford County Public Library Appoints Dombeck Foundation Director
October 2017
Harford County Public Library has appointed Jennifer J. Dombeck as foundation director. Dombeck is responsible for development of the Foundation’s activities, including direct mail, campaigns, grants and special events to support HCPL programs and initiatives. “Jenny’s background in event planning and development and her work in the Harford County community are great assets as we […]


Senator Bob Hooper House Hospice Regatta Raises $125,000
October 2017
The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation’s 18th annual Senator Bob Hooper House Hospice Regatta raised more than $125,000 in June. The Senator Bob Hooper House is an eight-bed assisted living facility in a home-like setting specializing in hospice care, and the first of its kind in Harford County, located in Forrest Hill. “Our mission at the […]


Harford Community College Foundation Board Elects Board Members
October 2017
Six new members, each for a three-year term, were elected to Harford Community College Foundation’s board of directors. New members are Andy Guckert, vice president, M&T Bank; Catherine Hryncewich, recently retired from Ashley Addiction Treatment, where she served as vice president of development; Sharon B. Jacobs, CEO, Strategic Alliances Group, Inc ; David H. Milton, director […]


David Wise Tapped as Director of USM’s Early-Stage Investment Fund
October 2017
The University System of Maryland named David Wise director of its early stage investment fund, Maryland Momentum Fund, which was created to provide more funding for USM-affiliated startups. The fund seeks to provide early-stage capital that can help develop startups that launch out of research and inventions that originate at state universities. Startups working at […]


Howard Bancorp to Acquire 1st Mariner Bank
October 2017
Howard Bancorp and 1st Mariner Bank jointly announced in August an agreement to merge organizations and operate under the Howard Bank name and be headquartered in 1st Mariner’s existing Baltimore City location in Canton. Howard Bank operates a general commercial banking business through its 13 branches located throughout Baltimore. As of June 30, it had […]


The Arc Baltimore Elects New Board President
October 2017
Joseph P. Ward, Esq., a Principal at Baltimore law firm Miles & Stockbridge, was elected President of the Board of Directors at The Arc Baltimore, which currently supports more than 6,000 Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. Other officers elected to The Arc Baltimore Board of Directors […]


Paul Elliott Joins SHIFT
October 2017
SHIFT, a Baltimore-based management consulting and recruiting company, has named Paul Elliott Principal and Partner. SHIFT (formerly entreQuest) recently acquired Elliott’s Annapolis-based company, Exemplary Performance. The company worked with clients that include Microsoft, FedEx, Ford, Boeing and HSBC Group to improve revenue and bottom-line performance. As Principal and Partner of SHIFT, Elliott will continue to […]


Lockheed Martin Promotes Stephanie Hill to Lead Corporate Strategy
October 2017
Lockheed Martin has promoted Stephanie C. Hill, who heads its Middle River plant, as vice president of Cyber, Ships & Advanced Technologies line of business for Rotary and Mission Systems, to lead the Bethesda defense giant’s global corporate strategy and business development. Hill, 52, is well known locally as chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee, […]


The Arc Baltimore Elects New Board President
October 2017
Joseph P. Ward, Esq., a Principal at Baltimore law firm Miles & Stockbridge, was elected President of the Board of Directors at The Arc Baltimore, which currently supports more than 6,000 Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. Other officers elected to The Arc Baltimore Board of Directors […]


Paul Elliott Joins SHIFT
October 2017
SHIFT, a Baltimore-based management consulting and recruiting company, has named Paul Elliott Principal and Partner. SHIFT (formerly entreQuest) recently acquired Elliott’s Annapolis-based company, Exemplary Performance. The company worked with clients that include Microsoft, FedEx, Ford, Boeing and HSBC Group to improve revenue and bottom-line performance. As Principal and Partner of SHIFT, Elliott will continue to […]


Lockheed Martin Promotes Stephanie Hill to Lead Corporate Strategy
October 2017
Lockheed Martin has promoted Stephanie C. Hill, who heads its Middle River plant, as vice president of Cyber, Ships & Advanced Technologies line of business for Rotary and Mission Systems, to lead the Bethesda defense giant’s global corporate strategy and business development. Hill, 52, is well known locally as chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee, […]


Absolute Investigative, Fingerprinting and Security Services Expands to Westminster
October 2017
With much enthusiasm, Absolute Investigative, Fingerprinting and Security Services (AIS) is pleased to announce an expansion with a fourth office which will be located in Westminster, Maryland. This new location opened October 2, 2017, and will offer Carroll County businesses and residents the superior services for which AIS is known. Owners, Barbara and Reginald Przybylski, […]


I95 BUSINESS A New Partner of the Insight ConneX Community
September 2017
      TOWSON, September 6th — INSIGHT ConneX & I95 BUSINESS are proud to announce I95 BUSINESS as a new Partner of the Insight ConneX community. About I95 BUSINESS I95 BUSINESS is published by Stone House Media Group, a woman-owned, independent, local publishing company. Now in its 7th year of publishing, I95 BUSINESS is […]


Japanese Manufacturer Opens in Harford County
August 2017
Governor Larry Hogan’s trip to Japan last summer has netted a tangible result with the opening of Japanese manufacturer United Foods International plant in Harford County. United Foods products include a variety of custom Asian sauces, soups, packets of soy sauce, tempura batter and Korean barbeque sauce. Maryland’s Department of Commerce worked with the company […]


Baltimore County Ranks Fourth in the Nation for Use of Technology
August 2017
Baltimore County is ranked among the top five most tech-savvy mid-sized county governments in the nation, according to the Center for Digital Government’s 15th annual 2017 Digital Counties Survey in conjunction with the National Association of Counties (NACo). Among the counties that participated, Baltimore County earned the fourth place ranking in the category for counties […]


GEEF Reveals New Name
August 2017
A local nonprofit organization is changing its name and look after 13 years of service in Harford County. The Greater Excellence in Education Foundation, known as GEEF, has been renamed “Harford County Education Foundation.” The organization announced its new name at a special event to a packed room of donors, community, board members, parents and […]


JoAnn Dawson’s New Book Wins New York Book Festival Award
August 2017
JoAnn Dawson, Cecil County resident and author of the award-winning Lucky Foot Stable series for ages 8-12, has just released her new book, Bed, Breakfast & Beyond: Twenty years of kooky guests, gentle ghosts and horses in between. The humorous memoir chronicling two decades operating Fairwinds Farm horse stable and B&B with her husband Ted […]


Kathleen Spaeth Joins Prometric as Marketing Communications Manager
August 2017
Prometric, a provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, has named Kathleen Spaeth as its new Global Marketing Communications Manager. Spaeth will be managing key marketing programs to support growth strategies at Prometric. Before joining Prometric, Spaeth managed global communications and partner marketing programs for Gemalto, a software application solutions company in the data […]


Maryland Chapter of HIMSS Elects New President
August 2017
HIMSS Maryland has elected Karen Marie Wilding as the chapter president. Wilding is the Senior Director of Quality Compliance and Value Based Care at The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Quality Care Network (UM-QCN). Wilding also holds an Adjunct Faculty position with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Health IT […]


Bill Bernard and Jack Schammel Join TEDCO initiative
August 2017
The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) announced that Bill Bernard and Jack Schammel have joined the Rural Business Innovation Initiative (RBI2) team. Bernard is the RBI2 mentor for the Lower Eastern Shore Counties of Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester. Schammel is the RBI2 mentor for the Upper Shore Counties of Cecil, Harford, Kent […]


Board of Education Names Joseph Voskuhl New President
August 2017
The Harford County Board of Education Board members named Joseph L. Voskuhl as its new president. Nancy Reynolds, who was appointed to the Board in 2011 and elected as president in 2015, reached her term limit as president and will now serve as a general member of the Board. Board members may not serve more […]


Incite Creative Moves “Home”
August 2017
Incite Creative celebrated its 17th year in business and relocated its headquarters from Baltimore County to Harford County. Dina Wasmer, Incite Creative’s president and CMO, was born and raised in Fallston, Md., and has brought her successful firm “home.” Incite Creative offers clients the duality of strategic marketing consultation and creative implementation. Typically engaged as […]


Pets on Wheels Adds to Board
August 2017
Pets on Wheels, a non-profit organization that brings therapy animals to facilities across Maryland for friendly visits, announces three new additions to their board of directors: Suzanne Amos of Phoenix volunteers with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Lucy, She is a past trustee of the Maryland Zoo and serves on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Hampton Mansion […]


KCI Moves into Autonomous Vehicle Sector Led by New Practice Leader Martha Eddy
August 2017
KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices throughout the United States, welcomes Martha Morecock Eddy as corporate practice leader for transportation technologies. She will be responsible for leading KCI’s entry into the connected and autonomous vehicle market, a firm-wide strategic planning initiative that will integrate a variety of technical disciplines, including transportation, construction […]


Mt. Washington Pediatric Foundation Adds Board Members
August 2017
The Mt. Washington Pediatric Foundation, Inc., an advisory board of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH), brought on two new board members. Kevin Conklin has more than 15 years of experience in operations management. He is currently serving as Vice President, Operations for PANDORA Americas and joined the company in 2011. Conklin is a patient parent […]


Rob Kunisch Assumes CEO Role at 1st Mariner Bank
August 2017
1st Mariner Bank promoted Rob Kunisch to CEO as part of the company’s rebuilding strategy. Kunisch, a Baltimore native who earned his MBA at Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University, has more than three decades of banking experience in the city. Formerly the bank’s chief operating officer, Kunisch succeeds Jack Steil as […]


EY Entrepreneur Award Winners
August 2017
The prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program recognizes the top entrepreneurs in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Seven regional winners were selected by a panel of independent judges, prior winners, CEOs, investors and business leaders. Regional winners are now eligible for consideration for the […]


Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Appoints Board Members
August 2017
Darlene B. Smith, Ph.D., Provost for the University of Baltimore, Dr. Maria Thompson, President, Coppin State University, and Girl Scouts Katherine C. Lay and Sidney Strong were elected to the 2017-2018 Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Board of Directors. The 28-member board represents a cross section of racial, ethnic and religious diversity. The board’s expertise […]


Howard Bancorp named to Russell 2000 Stock Index
August 2017
Howard Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Howard Bank, a locally owned community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area, has been named to the Russell 2000 stock index. The listing on the closely watched Russell 2000, which measures the performance of 2,000 small-cap companies in the United States, recognizes the […]


Peter Maller Named Lincoln Financial Advisors’ Planner of the Year
August 2017
Peter Maller, founder and president of Maller Wealth Advisors and registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors (LFA), was recently named LFA Planner of the Year for 2016, which is awarded annually to the leading financial planners from among thousands affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. This year marks the eighth time Maller has been named […]


Dr. Jacqueline Jackson Joins Harford Community College
August 2017
Harford Community College announces the appointment of Dr. Jacqueline Jackson to the position of Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness. Her background includes work on a wide variety of such strategic management issues as the onboarding experience for new students, academic advising models and faculty engagement, retention and completion planning, Title IX policy […]


Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate Ranked First in the Nation
August 2017
The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate was ranked first in the nation for the third time based on sales volume, according to REAL Trends, a provider of statistical analysis for the residential real estate industry, in partnership with “The Wall Street Journal.” This is the first time any real estate team […]


Governor Hogan Announces “Excel Maryland” Initiative to Grow Life Sciences and Cyber Startups
August 2017
Governor Larry Hogan opened Maryland’s inaugural Governor’s Business Summit before a crowd of more than 700 business, education and community leaders at the Hilton Baltimore. The day-long economic development conference hosted by the Maryland Marketing Partnership highlights the issues and industries driving Maryland’s economy, including developing workforce through innovation training, protecting businesses from cyber threats, […]


Annie Milli, Executive Director of Live Baltimore
August 2017
Annie Milli was promoted from marketing director to executive director of Live Baltimore, a nonprofit promoting living in Baltimore with the slogan, “I (heart) City Life.” Since joining Live Baltimore in 2013, Milli has been instrumental in the organization’s family retention campaign and communication initiatives that highlight city neighborhoods people may not know about. Milli […]


Candace Zang, Catherine Davis, Melton Rembert join Howard Bank
August 2017
Howard Bank has named Candace Zang as the Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Relationship Manager on the Commercial Real Estate Team. Zang will work closely with the Commercial Relationship Manager to meet various client needs by providing credit administration and client service support. She will also assist with loan closings and portfolio management. Catherine Davis has […]


Matricciani, Lifetime Achievement Award
August 2017
Whiteford Taylor Preston’s the Honorable Albert J. Matricciani, Jr. (Ret.) received the James J. Hanks, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland State Bar Association Section of Business Law. Judge Matricciani continues his practice in the arbitration and mediation of complex civil cases for the law firm.


Boys & Girls Clubs Merge
August 2017
With support from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Boys & Girls Club of Cecil County will officially become a subsidiary of the Boys & Girls Club of Harford County. The combination of the two organizations will increase the quality of programs and services offered and enable the organization to better provide positive outcomes […]


UM Upper Chesapeake Health Appoints Board Members
August 2017
Andrew Heath, M.D., a board certified anesthesiologist, has been appointed to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) board of directors. Dr. Heath serves as the medical staff representative to the board for the University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital campus. In addition, he also serves on the board of The Upper Chesapeake […]


Kelly Fader Named Director of Graduate Cohort Programs
August 2017
University of Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business named Kelly Fader director of graduate cohort programs. Fader will lead and manage operations for Sellinger’s graduate cohort programs including Executive MBA, Master of Accounting and Emerging Leaders MBA. She previously served as assistant director of recruitment for graduate business programs. She cultivated opportunities for program growth via […]


Rebecca Jessop Joins Havre de Grace Arts Collective
August 2017
The Havre de Grace Arts Collective (“Arts Collective”) appointed Rebecca R. Jessop as Executive Director, responsible for overseeing the management of The Cultural Center of the Opera House and the Arts Collective. The Arts Collective is a newly formed 501(c)(3) organization created to address the cultural and economic needs of Havre de Grace and the […]


Food Fight Chef of the Year
August 2017
Chef Travis Szerensits of Uncle’s Hawaiian Grindz was chosen winner of AAUW’s 8th Annual Food Fight. Held at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace, the 36 judges had a difficult time selecting the winner from the other three participants – Chef Bryan Boessel of One Eleven Main, Chef Stephen Seth of Silks Restaurant at […]


Maryland Tech Council 29th Annual Industry Awards
August 2017
The Maryland Tech Council (MTC), Maryland’s largest technology trade association, announced the winners of its 29th Annual Industry Awards during a celebration and ceremony at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center attended by more than 550 business leaders from around the state. Awards go to those who develop the treatments, design the systems […]


Strategic Factory No. 6 in Printing News Magazine’s Top 100
August 2017
“Printing News” magazine announced Strategic Factory as No. 6 in the annual Top 100 Quick and Small Commercial Printers rankings for 2017. The year 2016 was, overall, a good year for quick and small commercial printers, as this year’s Top 100 companies indicate. Total sales figures were up more than 11% compared to 2015. In […]


Independent Can Captures Print Excellence Award
August 2017
Independent Can Company was recognized for excellence in print quality by the International Metal Decorator’s Association (IMDA) at their annual conference. The IMDA is a global event and receives entries from metal lithographers from all over the world for evaluation of printing techniques, innovation and overall print quality. Independent Can Company has been honored repeatedly […]


EY Announces Winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Maryland Award
June 2017
EY is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Maryland region. This group of leading entrepreneurs were selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were unveiled at a special gala on June 28 […]


Chuck Wienckowski Tapped as Principal of The Kelly Group
June 2017
Chuck Wienckowski, CPA/PFS, CDFA®, AEP®, is a Principal of The Kelly Group, a Bel Air-based firm providing comprehensive financial services. In 2017, The Kelly Group is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Connect: www.kellygrouponline.com The Kelly Group is proud of its deep, talented and dedicated team with its valuable and diverse skill set. No member of our […]


EY Entrepreneur of the Year
June 2017
A gala honoring the Baltimore Region finalists and announcing award winners will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel on June 28. Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges, including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance […]


SARC’s SIAB Heroes
June 2017
The Society of Italian American Businessmen (SIAB), a local non-profit civic group in Harford County, presented SARC with a donation of $25,000 during SIAB’s 4th Annual Spring Gala. SIAB’s donation will go directly to supporting SARC’s services that are offered free of charge to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking. SIAB […]


Bob DeAlmeida, President/CEO of Hamilton Bank, Appointed to CDIAC by Federal Reserve
June 2017
The Federal Reserve System’s board of governors has invited Hamilton Bank President and CEO Robert DeAlmeida to serve on the national Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC), a 12-member, hand-selected group of banking experts. Members are selected from representatives of banks, thrift institutions and credit unions serving on local advisory councils at the 12 Federal […]


Harford Celebration of Cultures Marks Eighth Year
June 2017
Harford County’s eighth annual Celebration of Cultures was held on May 6 in Downtown Bel Air. The event is held each spring to honor the diverse cultures to be found in Harford Co. Activities included cultural performances, local artisans, crafts, family entertainment, ethnic foods, demonstrations, music and dancing. 2017’s Celebration of Cultures’ Committee included representatives […]


Amy Mangold Named 2017 Harford County Teacher of the Year
June 2017
Amy Mangold, an early intervention teacher at John Archer School and 14-year veteran of Harford County Public Schools (HCPS), was named the 2017 HCPS Teacher of the Year during the 23rd Annual Harford County Teacher of the Year Banquet on March 29 at the Bayou Restaurant. Mangold extracts the core elements from the Maryland State […]


inMD to Launch Online Internship Platform
June 2017
In June, The Maryland Department of Commerce plans to begin beta testing the Internship Network of Maryland (inMD), a collaboration with Maryland Tech Council, Breezio and Fearless. inMD will provide an online platform that connects Maryland interns with industry professionals and allow them to collaborate with other students throughout the state. “The program will bridge […]


Environmental Scholarships and Green Awards Given Out
June 2017
Harford Glen Environmental Center (Harford Glen) hosted its 9th Annual Environmental Scholarship and Green Awards event in May to honor educators and volunteers for their commitment to Harford Glen and green education in HCPS. Jim Pritchard of Southampton Middle School was named Secondary Green Teacher of the Year, and Jessica Keller of Norrisville Elementary School […]


After D’Arc Gala Raises over $118,000 for The ARC NCR
June 2017
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) hosted its 13th Annual After d’Arc Gala bringing together more than 320 supporters for a Fairytale Ball, which raised money for The Arc NCR’s services for people with differing abilities in Harford and Cecil counties. The gala is The Arc NCR’s most successful to-date, raising net proceeds […]


Governor’s Office Hosts Nation’s First Deaf/HoH Business Summit
June 2017
On May 3, the Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing hosted its Deaf Business Summit: “Deaf Ecosystem: Maryland’s Open for Business.” This was the first ever event in the nation held exclusively for deaf and hard of hearing business owners, supporting and encouraging entrepreneurs in the deaf community. “Today’s Deaf Business Summit […]


House of Ruth Acquires Second Location
June 2017
House of Ruth Maryland (HRM), one of the nation’s most comprehensive domestic violence centers, has purchased a second location at 2521 N. Charles St., in Baltimore. HRM will use the new facility as a community center and the location of their Training Institute, which educates service professionals, businesses, community groups and others on domestic violence. […]


Howard Bank Welcomes New Remington Branch Manager
June 2017
Howard Bank announced the hiring of Christine Nicaj on May 16. Nicaj will serve as the assistant vice president and branch manager of their new Remington location. Nicaj brings more than 12 years of experience to the role, and will be responsible for leading and managing daily sales, day-to-day operations and customer service. “Christine will […]


Bay Bank Announces Major Growth
June 2017
Bay Bancorp, Inc., the savings and loan holding company for Bay Bank, FSB, announced their highest ever quarterly net income on April 27. The figure was a net income of $0.96 million, compared to last quarter’s net income of $0.19 million. Bay Bank now has total assets of over $633 million between its 11 branches, […]


De Novo Hires New Senior Client Representative
June 2017
De Novo Attorney Services announced its recent hire of Samantha A. Mason, J.D. on April 24. As a senior client representative, Mason is responsible for business development throughout the Baltimore/Washington corridor. “Samantha’s strong people skills and legal background ensures that she will be successful in her new position at De Novo,” says Susan V. Boone, […]


GEEF Programs Find Success in HCPS
June 2017
Representatives from Greater Excellence in Education Foundation (GEEF) visited fourth grade classrooms at Havre de Grace Elementary School in early April to ascertain the success of a reading program funded through GEEF’s Classroom Innovation Grant program. “Teachers are spending on average $500-$1,000 dollars a year of their own funds to enrich and extend learning in […]


entreQuest Announces SHIFT in Brand
June 2017
This April, Baltimore-based entreQuest (eQ) announced a rebrand: they will now be known as SHIFT. entreQuest has serviced more than 600 companies in management consulting and talent acquisition. Now, SHIFT will include SHIFT Consulting, SHIFT Recruiting, SHIFT Society and SHIFT Ventures. “eQ has earned a powerful reputation in both the management consulting and recruiting space, […]


Howard Bank Analyst Serves the YMCA
June 2017
Howard Bank proudly announces that Marketing Analyst Christian Roop has joined the YMCA’s board of directors in Ellicott City. Roop joined Howard Bank in 2015, bringing over 15 years of experience to his position. Roop is responsible for gathering business analytics and intelligence through various analytic tools, spearheading marketing and advertising campaigns, and working directly […]


MacKenzie Real Estate Welcomes New Senior Consultant
June 2017
MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC has hired Mike Ruocco as a Senior Real Estate Consultant. In addition to leasing and sales experience from his work at Colliers International and JLL, Ruocco brings comprehensive knowledge of the note sale, distressed asset sale and development arena to MacKenzie’s brokerage division. He maintains long-lasting notable relationships with […]


New Vice President Joins SC&H
June 2017
Investment bank and advisory firm SC&H Capital has hired a new vice president within the practice. Michael Alessi, a former vice president at Stifel Nicolaus & Company, brings more than 20 years of financial experience to SC&H. Alessi will focus on leading teams in the strategic execution of client engagements, specifically in government contracting and […]


MAEOE Honors Green Schools in Harford County
June 2017
The Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) recognized five Harford County Public Schools for completing incentives of their Green Schools program. Deerfield Elementary School and Edgewood High School were named new Green Schools, Havre de Grace High School and Norrisville Elementary School attained Green School recertification, and Forest Hill Elementary School achieved Sustainable […]


Baltimore County Appoints New Communications Director
June 2017
On April 14, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced Stacie Burgess as the county’s new Communications Director. Burgess previously worked with Howard University, and most recently served as director of communications and external affairs with the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. Burgess will be responsible for coordinating internal and […]


Stars of Business Shine at Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Awards
June 2017
With a red carpet, great music and a vibrant energy, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce inducted three stellar leaders into its Business Hall of Fame on May 17. The walk-of-fame theme transformed the banquet room at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel into a setting that felt more like a Hollywood award night – even […]


Jodi Davis Named Principal of The Kelly Group
April 2017
On behalf of The Kelly Group, I would like to congratulate Jodi Davis on her recent promotion to Principal of our firm. This well-earned honor is yet another stepping stone in Jodi’s impressive financial services career that spans more than three decades. As Principal, Jodi joins The Kelly Group’s executive committee, which provides insight and […]


Harford County Public Library Appoints New Administrator
April 2017
Harford County Public Library has appointed Leslie Greenly Smith administrator of marketing and communications. Smith brings more than 25 years of marketing and brand communications experience to her new role, in which she will be responsible for marketing, public relations and communications for the Library. She most recently served as strategic marketing specialist for Harford […]


WTCI to Host International Women’s Conference
April 2017
The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) and Jhpiego will host their 11th annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference on June 6. The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore will host over 300 women for a day of learning, inspiration and professional networking. Susan Aplin, CEO of Bambeco Sustainable Home Goods, will serve as the […]


Louis S. Diggs Award Honors African-American Leaders in Baltimore County
April 2017
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced the 2017 recipients of The Louis S. Diggs Award on Feb. 27. The award is presented annually to individuals whose life work represents a commitment to the celebration of the African-American experience in Baltimore County. This year’s recipients were Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland Baltimore County […]


Roland Park Place Adds Directors to Board
April 2017
Roland Park Place, the only Life-Plan community in Baltimore City, has added three new board members to the Roland Park Place Board of Directors. New members include Lucy Holman, Dean of Langsdale Library at the University of Baltimore; Kaylin Kopcho, Senior Associate Director of Development Funds at Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Jennifer S. Peeples, Gerontologist […]


Visionary Award Honors Maryland STEM Professionals
April 2017
The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC), Maryland’s technology council, selected 14 Marylanders for the prestigious Visionary Award on Feb. 23 for contributions to STEM education and technology. NMTC’s sixth award ceremony was attended by 200 leaders in industry, government and education. The awards were given in five categories: Visionary, Leader, Innovator, Mentor and Rising Star. […]


Merritt Construction Takes Three from ABC
April 2017
The Baltimore Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), a non-profit trade association, has named Merritt Construction Services the winner of three Excellence Awards in their annual ABC Awards of Excellence Program. Merritt’s Living Legacy Foundation project expanded their office from 33,000 square feet to 47,633 square feet while allowing the organization to continue […]


Stevenson University Concludes Search for New President
April 2017
Stevenson University has appointed Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D as its sixth president. A former provost and vice president at UMBC, Hirshman’s new position brings him back to Baltimore from San Diego State University, where he implemented an integrated budget and financial strategy; raised more than $755 million in private philanthropy for scholarships and new initiatives and […]


Two New Promotions at The Kelly Group
April 2017
The Kelly Group has recently promoted Kathi Morlock (left) and Nicole Bengel (right) to Operations Manager and Director of Client Services, respectively. Kathi will oversee the fulfillment of operational requirements such as proficiency and adaptability which she has impressively addressed since joining The Kelly Group in 2010, and Nicole will work to maintain hospitality, efficiency […]


New BSO President Begins His Term
April 2017
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO)’s Peter T. Kjome, who was appointed President and CEO in December 2016 by an international committee, assumed his new duties on Feb. 1. “Peter is exactly the candidate we sought: a proven business leader who, as a classically trained musician, shares our commitment to artistic excellence,” says Hilary Miller, vice […]


Federal Data Systems Inc. Nominated for Deal of the Year
April 2017
Federal Data Systems, Inc., a national defense and intelligence company, has been announced as one of five finalists for The Maryland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)’s 12th annual Deal of the Year award, which honors business transactions. The transaction nominated was the purchase of two Maryland-based counterintelligence and intelligence business units from […]


Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter Elects New President
April 2017
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter has elected Jeffrey H. Scherr, Esq. of Kramon & Graham P.A. president of its board of directors. “We are thrilled that Jeff is expanding his leadership with the Alzheimer’s Association,” says Cass Naugle, executive director of the Greater Maryland Chapter. Scherr has been recognized by Best Lawyers as one […]


Baltimore County Honors Highest-Ranking Woman in BCoFD
April 2017
On February 16, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz honored Assistant Fire Chief Jennifer Aubert-Utz for her recent promotion to the highest ranking woman in the history of the Baltimore County Fire Department. The BCoFD is nationally progressive in terms of female membership, with women making up 21% of its sworn members, compared to the national […]


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