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February 14, 2012
Diamond Event Services will presents The Pink Event, a women-focused expo, Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Laurel West, 15101 Sweitzer Lane. The Pink Event is committed to the advancement of women-owned, small businesses and the expo provides a venue for these business owners to display their creativity and expand their brands in the products and services they provide. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the event. Tickets include shopping demos, free continental breakfast and refreshments, door prizes, mini inspirational sessions, speakers, music and event expo bag. A Pink Swag Bag goes to the first 75 people.
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By Morgan Eichensehr and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Reality TV makes strange bedfellows - especially on a tattoo competition show. Don Peddicord, 30, co-owner of Tattoo Dynasty in Joppa, met New York-based tattoo artist Erik Suida during a casting call for Season 2 of the Spike tat competition show, "Ink Master. " "We actually waited in line together for about six hours and he just kind of rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning," Peddicord said. "I just never really cared for his attitude about things. " But after several years of social media "bashing," Suida called on Peddicord to be his rival for the show's fifth season, "Ink Master Rivals," now airing at 10 p.m. Tuesdays.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | May 1, 2014
B.G. Purcell, owner of caramel maker Mouth Party, would like to stay where she is, in the Clipper Mill center of business and art studios. "It's a great space," she said. It didn't look so great on Thursday, however. Mouth Party, which recently celebrated its first anniversary on Clipper Mill Road in Woodberry, was a flooded disaster zone of wet boxes and ruined equipment. "Unfortunately, I think it's totaled," said Purcell, as she hugged well-wishers and commiserated with fellow Clipper Mill business owners, including Julie Sawyer, who works in media sales at Press Box, a sports publication.
TRAVEL
By Julie Scharper and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Dumser's soft ice cream cones were still twirled perilously high, Thrashers' french fries were still doused in vinegar, and the surf was clear and cold as ever, but there were signs of change in Ocean City this summer. In some cases, literally: Town officials posted signs along the boardwalk asking visitors to refrain from using profanity. It was an unusual move in an interesting season at Maryland's most popular resort town. The planning board discussed curtailing weekly rentals in some neighborhoods but ultimately rejected the idea.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2011
With flavors like Raspberry Truffle, Cotton Candy and Burgundy Cherry, Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory has never had a problem luring walk-in customers to its perch near City Dock in downtown Annapolis. The 35-year-old shop's location in one of Maryland's most heavily visited tourist areas has mostly been a blessing, says owner Svienn C. Storm — a line of eager patrons often snakes along the sidewalk outside the shop on a sunny afternoon. But lately, he said, the downtown spot has had a significant downside.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2014
At one end of the minimum wage battle, you'll find Marissa Greene in Randallstown, for whom an increase would mean not having to eat nearly every meal at the fast-food place where she works, because groceries are a luxury. And at the other end, you'll find Bob Garner, co-owner of a regional chain of full-service restaurants, who says an increase could cost him as much as $187,000 a year at just one of his 20 locations. Whether Maryland should raise its minimum wage above the current federal floor of $7.25 an hour is an issue that promises to dominate the legislative session that began last week in Annapolis - and have major implications for employers and employees alike.
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April 17, 2012
Main Street business and property owners can share their safety needs or concerns with Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin at a Coffee with the Chief, Friday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at Partnership Hall, 811 Fifth St. All Laurel businesses and residents are invited to attend, and coffee and light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested by Wednesday, April 25. Contact the Laurel Board of Trade at 301-483-0838.
EXPLORE
September 6, 2012
This letter is in response to Mr. Carnahan's Sept. 6 letter, about the sign in Laurel reading "built this company with no help from the government," where Mr. Carnahan says the sign is a "misguided act of boasting. " First, I would be curious whether Mr. Carnahan owns his own business? Second, it is true that the government, in some important ways, assists businesses, but they also get in the way with too much "assistance. " And who pays for this assistance? Us! Third: I have watched my husband for the last 20 years build his business, six days a week, 10-12 hours a day, literally with blood, sweat and tears!
NEWS
October 28, 2007
Business owners were evenly divided about whether the inaugural Annapolis Triathlon had a positive effect on the city, a new survey has found. Requested by the city council's Economic Matters Committee, the survey was one of two conducted about the triathlon. The second, by the triathlon's organizers, polled participants in the Sept. 9 competition. "We felt it was important to have a third party look at the big picture of these type of events," said Mike Miron, Annapolis' director of economic development.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | February 28, 1996
Money is out there to be made, if you know whom to talk to.Small- and large-business owners will be able press flesh and swap business cards with purchasing agents from government agencies and private industry from 8 a.m. to noon March 28 at the "Meet the Buyers Fair." The fair, sponsored by the Northern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, will be at the Sheraton International at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.The purchasing agents control the purse strings to $60 million, said Kirk J. Falk, who is handling the fair for the chamber.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
Harry E. Klages, a World War II pilot who owned Cathell Bros. & Co. Inc. and was a longtime volunteer with the Friends of Jerusalem Mill, died Monday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center of complications from a fall. He was 93. The son of Harry E. Klages, a Chesapeake Bay pilot, and Lillian Seth Klages, a homemaker, Harry Ernest Klages was born in Baltimore. When he was 8 months old, his mother died, and his father turned him over to an uncle and aunt who raised him in the city's Mayfield neighborhood and also at another home on the Magothy River.
HEALTH
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a setback to the Obama administration Monday by ruling that the owners of private companies may refuse on religious grounds to offer employees insurance coverage for birth control. In a 5-4 ruling, the court's conservatives found that the requirement for contraceptive coverage tied to Obama's signature health care law ran afoul of a 1993 law expanding religious freedom. The decision, written by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., could have implications not only for secular companies but also religious organizations that are seeking a more complete exemption from the same requirement, including the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catonsville-based Catholic charity.
BUSINESS
By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Baltimore's Latino Economic Development Center will open a satellite office along Eastern Avenue in Highlandtown, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday. The office, to be located in space donated by the Southeast Community Development Corporation, is being set up to provide support "to existing and potential immigrant business owners," according to a release from the mayor's office. The office will help those business owners and potential owners with loans, technical assistance and training, the release said.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | May 1, 2014
B.G. Purcell, owner of caramel maker Mouth Party, would like to stay where she is, in the Clipper Mill center of business and art studios. "It's a great space," she said. It didn't look so great on Thursday, however. Mouth Party, which recently celebrated its first anniversary on Clipper Mill Road in Woodberry, was a flooded disaster zone of wet boxes and ruined equipment. "Unfortunately, I think it's totaled," said Purcell, as she hugged well-wishers and commiserated with fellow Clipper Mill business owners, including Julie Sawyer, who works in media sales at Press Box, a sports publication.
NEWS
Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
Hookah lounge owners in Baltimore County told the County Council on Tuesday that proposed legislation to make them close earlier would put them out of business. Council members are weighing a proposal by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would require the lounges to close at 8 p.m. on weeknights and 9 p.m. on weekends, restrictions Kamenetz says would prevent neighborhood disruptions and curb illegal activity. At a Tuesday work session, the council heard from business owners who said they are being unfairly targeted and from residents who say lounge patrons wreak havoc in their neighborhoods.
NEWS
Quinn Kelley, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
A candidate for Baltimore City sheriff is accusing an opponent and another man of taking his campaign signs from the windows of local businesses. In a complaint filed in Baltimore District Court, candidate Donoven Brooks said members of his campaign noticed that signs were missing from businesses along Washington Boulevard April 14. Brooks says store owners told him that opponent Richard Parker had removed the materials and handed out his own literature. Brooks also says he has security camera footage showing Rob LaPin, a Parker supporter and candidate for the House of Delegates, taking a campaign sign from a restaurant, tearing it apart and throwing it away.
NEWS
By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1995
Sixteen months after its creation, the Mason Dixon Business Association is going strong."The association has really taken off. It has filled a need that was here and we keep gaining membership," said Robert A. Schwalenberg, a founder of the group and regional manager for Forest Hill Bank's northern territory.The business association, which first met in June 1994, is trying to unite the businesses scattered along the Maryland-Pennsylvania line in northern Harford and southern York County, Pa.It also is trying to increase the political clout of businesses in the two counties that frequently have felt ignored by politicians.
BUSINESS
By Michelle Singletary and Michelle Singletary,Evening Sun Staff | May 9, 1991
Did you know that:* Innovations such as the aerosol can, artificial heart valve, optical scanner, soft contact lenses, pacemaker and zipper were developed by small businesses?* More than 20 million Americans own small businesses and create two out of every three new jobs in the United States?* About half of the nation's private-sector work force is employed by small businesses?The U.S. Small Business Administration doesn't want the country to overlook the contributions of entrepreneurs and has been touting their accomplishments this week, which is officially designated Small Business Week.
NEWS
April 28, 2014
It's a heart-sinking feeling to return to your parking space and find your car gone. Maybe you noticed the sign warning that the lot was only for patrons of a particular business, but you figured, hey, there are plenty of open spaces, and I'll only be gone for a little while. Maybe the business was even closed. No harm, right? Next thing you know, you're shelling out for a cab to an impound lot somewhere - and then shelling out a whole lot more in fees to get your car back. The efficiency of the trespass towing business in Baltimore can seem awfully heartless when you're on the wrong end of it. But think about it from the other perspective for a moment.
NEWS
February 21, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown wants to be governor and to be responsible for the state's budget, but he displayed his lack of fiscal responsibility in his handling of the Maryland health care exchange and in his statements about raising the minimum wage ( "Brown leads Democrats in governor's race, but many undecided," Feb. 15). He fails to have performance clauses placed in contracts to protect taxpayers from incompetent vendors. And he fails to understand how business works when he says that an increase of the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will put $5,000 in the pockets of minimum-wage workers.
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