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By Paul C. Judge and Paul C. Judge,New York Times News Service | February 13, 1992
BOSTON -- Three Cabinet members urged more than 500 business executives from New England companies yesterday to hunt for new product ideas in federal laboratories.The government has been trying to market its research capabilities to the private sector now that the primary Cold War mission of the labs has all but disappeared.Energy Secretary James D. Watkins told executives at a conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that his department hoped that federal efforts would spawn a new generation of environmental technology.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
About eight years ago, a local business executive asked Colt Bracken, a Baltimore County police detective, if he'd be interested in working a second job as a personal driver. Bracken jumped at the opportunity and since then has turned the venture - mainly through word of mouth - into a growing business, he said. His company, Security Dawgs, now employs more than a dozen off-duty and retired law enforcement officers from around the region as part-time drivers and to provide security.
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BUSINESS
By Deirdre Fanning and Deirdre Fanning,New York Times News Service | September 23, 1990
"UNNNNNNNN," hums John Colomius, a senior account executive at a New York computer graphics company, loudly. "Maa-maaaa," he adds. Then, louder still, "WHOOOOOOSH!"Standing next to a grand piano in the living room of an apartment in Manhattan's Upper West Side, Mr. Colomius has been making babylike talk for the last 45 minutes. And he's actually paying someone to listen.It's not quite as strange as it might seem. The listener is Jeffrey Jacobi, a Juilliard-trained voice coach who specializes in teaching business executives how to improve the quality of their voices.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
Federal officials announced plans Tuesday to auction the rights to build industrial wind turbines off Maryland's Atlantic coast - a move hailed by many environmentalists and some businesses as the first step toward a new green industry but criticized as a drain on household budgets by the state's lone Republican congressman. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined Gov. Martin O'Malley at Baltimore's harbor to declare that her department intends to offer leases for wind energy development on nearly 80,000 acres of the Outer Continental Shelf at least 10 nautical miles off Ocean City . "It's a big step forward," said Jewell of the Obama administration's goal of having 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy permitted by the end of the decade.
BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1998
If a tree falls in the forest, and there's no one to hear itOr rather, if a technology company in Maryland can't find workers, will it actually grow?This question is much more than a brain teaser for state business leaders, academics and government officials.The shortage of qualified technology professionals has proved to be a serious impediment. In fact, it is perhaps the most often mentioned concern of business executives who are bemoaning the estimated 10,000 jobs requiring high-technology skills that are going unfilled in Maryland.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2002
Twelve hours a day or more, Richard M. Lombardo is executive vice president of Harkins Builders, giving out orders and making the decisions that help to run a multimillion-dollar construction company in Marriottsville. But when he wakes in the hours before dawn and makes his way to Quest Fitness Center in Ellicott City for boot camp, he joins other executives in getting pushed around. "Are we fired up?" the "sergeant" barks to his troops. "Sir, yes, sir!" they yell, while jogging in place.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley will travel to Israel in April for an economic development mission that was canceled during last fall's violence in the Gaza Strip. The itinerary has not been finalized, an aide said, but the trip is meant to replace the eight-day visit planned for November but canceled as Israel and Hamas forces exchanged rocket fire. O'Malley's original journey was meant to include an entourage of business executives that with him would visit Israel, Jordan and Ramallah.  The April trip will be O'Malley's second to Israel since taking office.
BUSINESS
By John M. McClintock and John M. McClintock,Mexico City Bureau | March 20, 1992
MEXICO CITY -- With cries of "Kill the auditor" and "Down with fiscal terrorism," Mexico is in the midst of a major tax revolt embroiling thousands of businesses, from huge U.S. corporations to mom-and-pop grocery stores.Next month, the National Confederation of Chambers of Commerce is holding a taxpayers convention in Guadalajara to rail against some of the government fiscal policies that went into effect on the first of the year.U.S.-border business executives now are having second thoughts about Mexico as a place to invest.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Staff Writer | November 4, 1993
Unwilling to snip Baltimore-Washington International Airport's financial lifeline to the state, a gubernatorial advisory committee has recommended that BWI not be operated by an independent authority like most other airports.Instead, the nine-man committee said yesterday that a private-sector commission, like the one that oversees the port of Baltimore, should be set up to help the Maryland Aviation Administration run BWI."The financial risks associated with creating an independent BWI are significant," the committee said in a report to Gov. William Donald Schaefer.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 23, 1997
WASHINGTON -- James C. Wood Jr., who heads the organization that represents the United States in Taiwan and is at the center of a Justice Department inquiry into whether he solicited donations for the Clinton campaign, has resigned his post, the State Department said yesterday.Wood had served as the chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan since December 1995. The institute was created in 1979 to carry on unofficial United States relations with Taiwan after the diplomatic recognition of China.
NEWS
July 15, 2013
Renee M. Winsky of Davidsonville has been named president and CEO of Leadership Maryland, a statewide leadership development program. She replaces Nancy Minieri, who founded the organization in 1992. Minieri announced in March that she will retire at the end of this year. Winsky is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Maryland. In the yearlong program, participants learn about problems and opportunities facing the state. More than 900 people have taken the course, including elected officials, business executives, educators and nonprofit directors.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley will travel to Israel in April for an economic development mission that was canceled during last fall's violence in the Gaza Strip. The itinerary has not been finalized, an aide said, but the trip is meant to replace the eight-day visit planned for November but canceled as Israel and Hamas forces exchanged rocket fire. O'Malley's original journey was meant to include an entourage of business executives that with him would visit Israel, Jordan and Ramallah.  The April trip will be O'Malley's second to Israel since taking office.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
Stedman Graham is one self-help author who practices what he preaches almost every day of his life. If he didn't, he would likely be lost in one of the largest and most overwhelming shadows in American life. Graham, known to millions as "Oprah Winfrey's boyfriend," was in town last week promoting his 11th book, "Identity: Your Passport to Success," a guide to creating your own identity rather than letting others define and limit who and what you can imagine yourself being. One of his stops was Richard Sher's "Square Off" show, which airs at 11 a.m. Sunday on WMAR (Channel 2)
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
Comptroller Peter Franchot came out swinging Tuesday against Gov.Martin O'Malley's proposal to apply the state's 6 percent sales tax to gasoline, denouncing it as a "shot to the gut" of middle-class consumers and small businesses. As expected, the comptroller used a roundtable he staged in Annapolis to showcase the petroleum industry's objections to any gas tax increase in general and to the sales tax  on fuel in particular. The event put even more distance than already existed between Franchot and O'Malley, a fellow Democrat.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2012
One day in the fall of 2010, Scott Marder, a partner at the law firm of Duane Morris in Baltimore, received a cold call from a young lawyer in Maryland seeking advice. The lawyer had found Marder's name in a directory maintained by the National LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Bar Association. "He had all these questions to ask and nobody to answer them," Marder recalled. "Should you be out at work? Do your clients care? What about co-workers? Does it affect your career progression?
NEWS
By Kelly Brewington, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2011
Joshua LaVeck was a painfully shy kid who cowered when he found himself in big groups. So it was no surprise that after his first day of Cub Scouts he vowed to quit. His parents pushed him to give it another try and secretly hoped that he would stick with it, gain confidence and become a role model for his two younger brothers. Maybe, just maybe, they'd all become Scouts and actually enjoy it. Within 15 years, not only would Joshua achieve the Boy Scouts' highest honor by becoming an Eagle Scout, but his brothers would follow suit, a rarity in the world of scouting where just 5 percent achieve the accolade shared by heads of state, business executives and other notables.
NEWS
July 15, 2013
Renee M. Winsky of Davidsonville has been named president and CEO of Leadership Maryland, a statewide leadership development program. She replaces Nancy Minieri, who founded the organization in 1992. Minieri announced in March that she will retire at the end of this year. Winsky is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Maryland. In the yearlong program, participants learn about problems and opportunities facing the state. More than 900 people have taken the course, including elected officials, business executives, educators and nonprofit directors.
BUSINESS
By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,New York Bureau | December 4, 1992
NEW YORK -- Two years after the end of the Cold War, the United States has still not begun to tackle the thorny problem of adapting its economy for peacetime.This was the consensus that emerged yesterday at a conference of public policy experts and business leaders who met to discuss military conversion.Sponsored by Business Executives for National Security, agreed that though a few small businesses were successfully converting, the government had by and large done little to recalibrate the economy or plan for the future.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2010
The owner of a Western Maryland camp says strict new storm water rules are crippling his business. A winemaker complains that state loan guarantee programs aren't helping him secure credit to fund renovations to his vineyard. Another businessman can't understand why he has to pay such high costs for unemployment insurance. "I hear this every day," Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. told the employers who gathered for the small-business round table he hosted recently in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2010
Alfred Sichau, a retired stone products executive whose career with Flintkote Co. and its successors spanned nearly 40 years, died Sunday of lung cancer at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. The former longtime Lutherville resident was 82. Born in Teaneck, N.J., the son of a mason and a homemaker, Mr. Sichau spent his early life in Maywood, N.J., and was a 1946 graduate of Bogota High School in Bogota, N.J. He served as a correspondent in the Navy from 1946 to 1948, when he enrolled at Pace University in New York City.
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