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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN STAFF | March 5, 1997
Don't think of Baltimore with Philadelphia, Cleveland and the rest of the Rust Belt, says metro Baltimore's new, highly touted economic saleswoman. Think Baltimore, Charlotte, N.C., Seattle, San Diego."
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BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | October 15, 2003
American Healthways Inc., a Nashville, Tenn.-based provider of disease and care management, said yesterday that it will open a health care call center in Howard County that is expected to bring more than 200 jobs to the region over the next two years. The publicly traded company, which reported revenue of more than $165 million in fiscal 2003, provides services to more than 800,000 people and the 50,000 physicians who care for them, in all 50 states. "This is a big deal for us," said Nick Balog, vice president of central operations.
BUSINESS
By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS and JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS,SUN REPORTER | November 5, 2005
Local economic development chiefs normally keep their cards close to their chests as they compete to bring new employers to their home turf. Now, the prospect of huge growth from the national military realignment has convinced them that sharing is the way to go. Baltimore-area economic development officials are planning to compile prospects in a joint database and market collaboratively, an idea that grew out of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore's...
NEWS
March 23, 2002
Mikulski was right to vote to preserve manufacturing jobs The Sun's editorial "Air pollution gets a `yes' vote" (March 18) did a disservice to Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, General Motors, the city of Baltimore and the U.S. manufacturing sector. The editorial suggests that the 1,500 jobs at General Motors' Broening Highway plant are not worth Ms. Mikulski's vote against higher CAFE standards. But manufacturing jobs are vital to our nation's economy. And this sector has been in transition for several decades.
NEWS
October 14, 2002
Merger of GBA, GBC can better business climate Donald P. Hutchinson will be stepping down as president of the Greater Baltimore Committee in order to lead the Maryland division of SunTrust Bank. We all owe Mr. Hutchinson our thanks for his service to our community and our best wishes for success in his new challenge ("Hutchinson's leaving fuels talk of merging GBC, 2 other groups," Oct. 8). But the corporate and economic development world of Baltimore has changed tremendously since the founding of the GBC and since the start of Mr. Hutchinson's tenure.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2000
During the early 1980s, in an effort to jump-start her fledgling business, trend forecaster Faith Popcorn persuaded the management of the private New York Lotos Club to lease her a few rooms. She installed desks, typewriters, drawing tables and dummy telephones. She called in a few friends to pose as employees, and she had herself an instant office to parade prospective clients through. Classic Popcorn. Above all, the 50-something New Yorker is a marketer - at home in the world of spin and gloss, talented at turning a phrase.
NEWS
By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | July 14, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening picked up the endorsement yesterday of a politically active group of Baltimore-area ministers, who praised his opposition to casino-style gambling and his positions on education and welfare issues.While he has lost the support of Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, a former ally who has endorsed Harford County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann in the Democratic primary, Glendening has won the backing of a group of influential ministers -- as well as nearly all of the city's state legislators.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2011
Jeannie Howe, former president of Everyman Theatre 's board of directors, has been appointed executive director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, effective Jan. 3. She succeeds J. Buck Jabaily, who is stepping down from the GBCA post after two years to work with Philip Arnoult on creating Baltimore Open Theatre, which is scheduled to debut next fall with all-free performances. The alliance, founded in 2001 by the late Nancy Haragan, is a support and advocacy organization for regional arts groups and individual artists.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | December 19, 2003
The newly renamed Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore announced yesterday that it has promoted its No. 2 executive, Christian S. Johansson, to managing director and head of the organization. Under a new leadership arrangement, David M. Gillece, president of the commercial real estate firm Colliers Pinkard and chairman of the Economic Alliance, will take on the added role of the business group's chief executive. "The reason it makes sense is the peculiarity of me coming in as chairman with 20 years of experience in economic development," Gillece said.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2011
Nancy Marie Haragan, founding executive director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, died Sunday of metastatic melanoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Canton resident was 60. "Reflecting on all she's done for the arts community made me realize how transformative Nancy was. She was able to bring the arts community together in a collaborative effort and get them to sit around the same table," said Doreen Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art and a longtime friend.
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