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April 19, 2004
Earl F. Myers, a retired Chamber of Commerce official, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The Edgewood resident was 97. Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, where he lived for many years, he attended public schools and earned a diploma from Strayer's Business School. In 1924, he joined the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce at Commerce and Water streets. He retired in 1974 as secretary and treasurer of its grain exchange. Mr. Myers enjoyed listening to Orioles games on radio and television.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | April 21, 2009
OCEAN CITY - For the first time in its 50-year history, the Castle in the Sand Hotel in Ocean City is rolling back its rates. This summer, rooms will cost the same as in 2006, saving guests about $20 a night. "We just recognize that it's a tough time for everybody," general manager Carol Dickel said in an interview at the hotel with its trademark crenelated tower. Dickel says she has never been more "apprehensive" in her 14 years on the staff. Bookings for the summer have been decent but are softer than last year, and 2008 was hardly a banner season for the hotel - or for the town's vital hospitality sector.
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NEWS
April 20, 1992
Is a separate chamber of commerce needed in Baltimore City?This question is being debated around the region, with some politicians and entrepreneurs saying the Greater Baltimore Committee has failed as a cheerleader for the city and as an advocate for its smaller businesses. We suspect much of this debate centers on complaints that have little to do with the GBC's real or perceived failures but are connected with confusion over the roles of certain established institutions.The city's -- and region's -- leadership is in crisis.
BUSINESS
By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,SUN REPORTER | April 22, 2008
Baltimore will be the first U.S. city to pilot a new social-networking technology to help small businesses expand their global reach, the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday. Mayor Sheila Dixon endorsed the Internet-linked networking system, Toronto-based MarketTiger Inc. ( www.markettiger.com), at a launch event at the chamber's headquarters. "It puts all the resources of the Chamber of Commerce immediately out there so people can find businesses faster," said Sterling Clifford, the mayor's spokesman.
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | March 24, 1992
Almost 15 years after the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce merged into the Greater Baltimore Committee to provide a unified voice for the city's business community, some are saying that another voice is needed.City Councilman Anthony J. Ambridge introduced a resolution to the City Council yesterday calling for the reactivation of the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ambridge said, by working on the City Council and the Regional Council of Governments, he has seen the need for an organization to specifically represent the Baltimore business community.
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | April 22, 1992
Saying small businesses in Baltimore need an advocate, about 20 business people agreed yesterday to form a committee to explore the creation of a city Chamber of Commerce."
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1996
Baltimore businesses get asked to support the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Baltimore Alliance, Maryland Business for Responsive Government and niche industry groups.Does anybody really need a Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce?Three hundred and twenty business operators apparently think so. Three years into its new life, that's how many members the city chamber has. It continues to add more.The group has survived a risky infancy and is stepping into toddlerhood, supported mainly by small and smaller businesses, pushing the issues of crime, grime and localized growth that many felt were neglected by other organizations.
SPORTS
By From staff reports | August 15, 1991
Top karate experts from across the United States, plus teams from 15 countries, will compete in the 1991 World Karate Association Championships, tomorrow and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, at the Ocean City Convention Center.All net proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes, and sponsors include The Beachcomber Times Press, the Maryland Office of Sports Promotion, the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Pepsi, United Cable and WQHQ. For more information, call 301-749-7545 or 1-800-654-5440.* Universal Independent Wrestling returns to the Steeltown Entertainment Complex at 2401 North Point Blvd.
BUSINESS
By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,SUN REPORTER | April 22, 2008
Baltimore will be the first U.S. city to pilot a new social-networking technology to help small businesses expand their global reach, the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday. Mayor Sheila Dixon endorsed the Internet-linked networking system, Toronto-based MarketTiger Inc. ( www.markettiger.com), at a launch event at the chamber's headquarters. "It puts all the resources of the Chamber of Commerce immediately out there so people can find businesses faster," said Sterling Clifford, the mayor's spokesman.
NEWS
August 9, 1995
Baltimore's Sept. 12 primary marks the first time candidates' views are available on-line.Mayoral candidate Mary Pat Clarke can be accessed through URL:http://www.mpc.org. And hers is not the only on-line service. Three area civic groups have interviewed candidates and put their responses on the computer network."We believe this is a first in Maryland and an idea with much potential," said Dan Loden, president of the Baltimore City Homeowners' Coalition for Fair Property Taxes, which coordinated the effort and sent out the questionnaires in cooperation with the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce and Maryland Business for Responsive Government.
NEWS
July 15, 2006
DR. HALCOLM S. BAILEY, age 89, Doctor of Pharmacy, died Friday, July 14, 2006 at his home in Ocean City. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Harry and Mabel South Bailey. He is survived by his wife Joan Truitt Bailey and daughters Suzanne Stein and her husband Phillip of Washington, DC and St. Michael's, MD, Bonnie Hornung and her husband Stephen of Salisbury, Alison Rodriguez and her husband Zachary of Salisbury, and son John R. Trader of Ocean City. There are nine grandchildren.
NEWS
April 19, 2004
Earl F. Myers, a retired Chamber of Commerce official, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The Edgewood resident was 97. Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, where he lived for many years, he attended public schools and earned a diploma from Strayer's Business School. In 1924, he joined the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce at Commerce and Water streets. He retired in 1974 as secretary and treasurer of its grain exchange. Mr. Myers enjoyed listening to Orioles games on radio and television.
NEWS
By Tom Pelton, M. Dion Thompson and Laura Vozzella and Tom Pelton, M. Dion Thompson and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | October 23, 2002
Darrell Brooks was once a fixture in City Hall. An affable young City Council clerk in a tie and jacket, he passed out agendas before the meetings, played practical jokes on the council members and boasted that he, too, would someday become a big-shot politician. Now, his former employers on the City Council -- some who even served as his mentors -- are horrified to find that the young man who until January 2001 fixed their microphones and filled their water glasses is accused of one of the most heinous crimes in city history, the arson deaths of Angela Dawson and her five children in East Baltimore last week.
NEWS
December 21, 1998
AS IN THE metropolitan area at large, business leaders in Anne Arundel County are recognizing that city and county are truly economic colleagues, not competitors.By uniting, the Anne Arundel Trade Council and the Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce are acknowledging their shared economic interests.The artificial animosities of the past are irrelevant.Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, one political jurisdiction inside another, are inextricably linked.To the outside world, they constitute one market.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1997
Four prominent community and political figures will be honored tonight at the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual meeting, titled "Legends and Leaders: Images of Baltimore Business."The chamber will recognize former Gov. William Donald Schaefer, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, community leader Walter Sondheim Jr. and Baltimore real estate developer William L. "Little Willie" Adams."We think the four people we are recognizing are legends in their own time in that they have provided or exemplified those things we think are so important to this city's survival and growth," said Ben F. Mason, executive vice president of the chamber.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1996
Baltimore businesses get asked to support the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Baltimore Alliance, Maryland Business for Responsive Government and niche industry groups.Does anybody really need a Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce?Three hundred and twenty business operators apparently think so. Three years into its new life, that's how many members the city chamber has. It continues to add more.The group has survived a risky infancy and is stepping into toddlerhood, supported mainly by small and smaller businesses, pushing the issues of crime, grime and localized growth that many felt were neglected by other organizations.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1997
Four prominent community and political figures will be honored tonight at the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual meeting, titled "Legends and Leaders: Images of Baltimore Business."The chamber will recognize former Gov. William Donald Schaefer, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, community leader Walter Sondheim Jr. and Baltimore real estate developer William L. "Little Willie" Adams."We think the four people we are recognizing are legends in their own time in that they have provided or exemplified those things we think are so important to this city's survival and growth," said Ben F. Mason, executive vice president of the chamber.
NEWS
July 15, 2006
DR. HALCOLM S. BAILEY, age 89, Doctor of Pharmacy, died Friday, July 14, 2006 at his home in Ocean City. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Harry and Mabel South Bailey. He is survived by his wife Joan Truitt Bailey and daughters Suzanne Stein and her husband Phillip of Washington, DC and St. Michael's, MD, Bonnie Hornung and her husband Stephen of Salisbury, Alison Rodriguez and her husband Zachary of Salisbury, and son John R. Trader of Ocean City. There are nine grandchildren.
NEWS
August 9, 1995
Baltimore's Sept. 12 primary marks the first time candidates' views are available on-line.Mayoral candidate Mary Pat Clarke can be accessed through URL:http://www.mpc.org. And hers is not the only on-line service. Three area civic groups have interviewed candidates and put their responses on the computer network."We believe this is a first in Maryland and an idea with much potential," said Dan Loden, president of the Baltimore City Homeowners' Coalition for Fair Property Taxes, which coordinated the effort and sent out the questionnaires in cooperation with the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce and Maryland Business for Responsive Government.
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | April 22, 1992
Saying small businesses in Baltimore need an advocate, about 20 business people agreed yesterday to form a committee to explore the creation of a city Chamber of Commerce."
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