December 16, 2007
The Maryland Bankers Association will host "First Friday," an economic outlook forum, featuring journalist and business forecaster Knight Kiplinger, who will address Maryland's business community. The forum will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Westin BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum. Registration is $99 and includes a special session and lunch. Information: 443-837-1608. Business women hold meeting The Maryland Capital Chapter of American Business Women's Association will hold its monthly membership meeting from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Sheraton Barcel?
April 5, 2006
It would be an understatement to say that Annapolis resident Phil Wrye's job with the minor-league Bowie Baysox involves doing a variety of tasks. Wrye is the director of marketing for the Baysox, the Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and he's done a laundry list of tasks since joining the team in 1999. The Massachusetts native's job involves getting people to Prince George's Stadium to see the Baysox play, and Wrye will stop at nothing to do that. The 31-year-old has often helped pull the tarp during rain delays or threats of bad weather, and he has served as the on-field voice for Bowie's in-game promotions.
April 1, 2006
Whoopee cushions, snow angels, carousels and canines. It sounds like a recipe for a carnival but all these things and more are waiting inside the walls of Maryland's five minor league ballparks, which strive to make baseball an experience rather than just a game. "The allure to our fans is that it's not just baseball anymore," says C.J. Johnson, senior director of marketing for the Hagerstown Suns, a New York Mets affiliate. "It's family entertainment that is fun, enjoyable and affordable."
November 8, 2005
Adair Sutton, former director of marketing for Harborplace and the Gallery, died of cancer Nov. 1 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Butler resident was 52. Born Anne Adair Fogarty in Baltimore and raised in Butler, she was a graduate of the old Hannah More Academy and in 1975 earned her bachelor's degree in communications from what is now Towson University. "She was masterful in her coordination of people and ideas," said Cathy Case, former director of retail marketing for the old Rouse Co. "She was a wonderful ambassador and so proud of Baltimore.
January 4, 2005
New Positions Merritt appoints Hood as marketing director Merritt Athletic Clubs appointed Donyel Hood as director of marketing for the Baltimore-based chain of physical fitness centers. She is responsible for developing corporate marketing efforts for the firm's 10 locations. The Towson University graduate lives in Baltimore and formerly was director of marketing and public relations for Community Health Charities. Manugistics Group names West a vice president Manugistics Group Inc. named Janie West vice president of mid-markets for the provider of supply chain management solutions.
December 10, 2004
He is, in the words of an expert, one of only 10 marketable players in the NBA. He was the cover boy for Sports Illustrated's year-in-review issue in 2003, his smiling face peering over the words "So Young, So Good..." He has signed big-dollar deals with Nike and EA Sports and Hallmark and Radio Shack and Got Milk, with the promise of more to come. But considering incidents that have cast him in a negative light since last summer, including his appearance on a homemade DVD in which alleged drug dealers speak of doing harm to people who cooperate with police, has Baltimore's Carmelo Anthony sullied his image?