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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | October 7, 2001
By age 7, Marjorie Shapiro had begun working for her family's freight-forwarding business, filing papers alongside her older brother and sister in a dusty warehouse in South Baltimore. Unknown to Shapiro, her career path was already being molded. But when she became old enough to make her own decisions, she resisted working for Samuel Shapiro & Co., the business her grandfather started 86 years ago in a one-room office with a $5 roll-top desk. "I didn't want to be under my father's thumb," she recently recalled.
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By Sloane Brown | September 21, 2003
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra It's official. Baltimore's Fall party season is under way. As usual, the kickoff came with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's annual affair. Almost 1,000 gowned and tuxedoed guests converged on Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for "All That Jazz -- 21st Anniversary Gala." First on the evening's agenda was a BSO concert inside the hall of American jazz that featured tap dancer Karen Callaway Williams, the saxophone Capitol Quartet, drummer Steve Hanna and cabaret singer Ann Hampton Callaway.
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BUSINESS
July 4, 1997
For the first time, shippers have a weekly consolidation service that moves cargo directly between the Britain and Baltimore without stopping in other ports.The service was launched recently by Samuel Shapiro & Co., a Baltimore-based freight forwarder and customs broker that acts as a travel agent for cargo. Sailing from Liverpool every Saturday and arriving in Baltimore 13 days later, the service cuts transit times by two to three days.Consolidated service is used by shippers who need to move goods between two points but don't have enough to fill an entire 20- or 40-foot steel box, known as a shipping container.
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October 26, 2002
Thaddeus "Ted" M. Rychlak, a former exporting company official and host of two Polish radio shows, died of a heart attack Sunday at a hospital in Houston. He was 72. Mr. Rychlak, a Forest Hill resident, was vacationing in Houston at the time of his death. Born and raised in East Baltimore, the son of Polish immigrant parents, he was a 1948 graduate of Loyola High School at Blakefield. He worked in the domestic traffic department of a Baltimore industrial firm while attending Loyola College at night, earning his bachelor's degree in economics and marketing in 1957.
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By Sloane Brown | May 23, 1999
Providing almost $100,000 in scholarships to hundreds of Baltimore-area African-American students is something worth trumpeting about. That's why the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust featured famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis at its BEST Fest '99.About 300 of the 700 concert-goers attended a reception before the show at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. They got a jazzy warm-up there -- tunes provided by BEST scholar Dontae Winslow, a horn player attending the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Winslow had more than just the financial support of BEST that night.
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By Sloane Brown | December 3, 2000
For some 150 major Enoch Pratt Free Library donors, it was a chance to get up close and personal with a literary legend as the Enoch Pratt Society presented its Lifetime Literary Achievement Award to author John Updike. At a reception before the awards dinner, guests had a chance to chat with the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner and, perhaps, get a book personally inscribed by him. The normally hushed library lobby was filled with the rumble of conversation, as Updike warmly greeted many of those who came to honor him. Included in the group: Bob Hillman, event chair; Ginny Adams, and Peggy Heller, event committee members; Cecil E. Flamer, library board president / chair; Myron Oppenheimer, Ed Brody, Dana Reed, Tyson Tildon, Mary Jo Wagandt, Anne Winter West and Mary Baily Weiler, board members; Dr. Carla Hayden, library executive director; Ron Owens, Friends of the Library president; David M. Schwaber, Monarch Rubber Co. president; Sig Shapiro, Samuel Shapiro & Co. CEO; Eddie Brown, Brown Capital Management president; Joan Marshall, Maryland Prepaid College Trust executive director; Julius Westheimer, Ferris Baker Watts managing director; Gilbert Sandler, Abell Foundation consultant; Dee O'Horan, Radisson Hotel Cross Keys corporate sales manager; and Dr. Emile Bendit, Baltimore psychiatrist.
NEWS
October 26, 2002
Thaddeus "Ted" M. Rychlak, a former exporting company official and host of two Polish radio shows, died of a heart attack Sunday at a hospital in Houston. He was 72. Mr. Rychlak, a Forest Hill resident, was vacationing in Houston at the time of his death. Born and raised in East Baltimore, the son of Polish immigrant parents, he was a 1948 graduate of Loyola High School at Blakefield. He worked in the domestic traffic department of a Baltimore industrial firm while attending Loyola College at night, earning his bachelor's degree in economics and marketing in 1957.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Sun Staff Writer | May 30, 1995
William S. Ansley Jr. has moved cadavers from India to a Georgia medical school, sent radar installations over the Trans-Siberian Railroad into Mongolia and delivered aluminum moldings for houses into war-torn Beirut, Lebanon.On the high seas, Mr. Ansley is a travel agent for cargo, a customs broker and freight forwarder. It is his job to see that cargo reaches its ultimate destination by connecting through a complex labyrinth of ships, trains, trucks or planes.It is a career that has spanned more than two dozen years for Mr. Ansley, who was recently named president of Samuel Shapiro & Co. Inc., Baltimore's oldest customs broker and freight forwarding firm.
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By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Sun Staff Writer | October 4, 1994
As part of a sweeping reorganization of the U.S. Customs Service, new management centers will be established in Baltimore and 19 other cities nationwide.The agency plans to reduce its Washington headquarters staff by a third and reassign workers to the 301 ports of entry so there are more customs inspectors and import specialists where cargo is actually being handled.Eventually, 30 new customs officers will be assigned to Baltimore, where 132 customs employees currently work.The new center -- which will replace Customs' existing district office here -- is the federal government's latest acknowledgment of Baltimore's importance as a port city.
NEWS
April 4, 2000
Jesse York, 90, broker for city customs company Jesse York, a retired Baltimore customs broker, died Sunday of a heart attack at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was 90 and lived in Pikesville. Mr. York retired in 1989 as executive vice president of Samuel Shapiro & Co. Inc. His entire career was at the Baltimore customs broker and international freight forwarding company. He was the third employee hired in 1927 by Samuel Shapiro, the company's founder. The former longtime Mount Washington resident was raised on North Avenue.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | October 7, 2001
By age 7, Marjorie Shapiro had begun working for her family's freight-forwarding business, filing papers alongside her older brother and sister in a dusty warehouse in South Baltimore. Unknown to Shapiro, her career path was already being molded. But when she became old enough to make her own decisions, she resisted working for Samuel Shapiro & Co., the business her grandfather started 86 years ago in a one-room office with a $5 roll-top desk. "I didn't want to be under my father's thumb," she recently recalled.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | December 3, 2000
For some 150 major Enoch Pratt Free Library donors, it was a chance to get up close and personal with a literary legend as the Enoch Pratt Society presented its Lifetime Literary Achievement Award to author John Updike. At a reception before the awards dinner, guests had a chance to chat with the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner and, perhaps, get a book personally inscribed by him. The normally hushed library lobby was filled with the rumble of conversation, as Updike warmly greeted many of those who came to honor him. Included in the group: Bob Hillman, event chair; Ginny Adams, and Peggy Heller, event committee members; Cecil E. Flamer, library board president / chair; Myron Oppenheimer, Ed Brody, Dana Reed, Tyson Tildon, Mary Jo Wagandt, Anne Winter West and Mary Baily Weiler, board members; Dr. Carla Hayden, library executive director; Ron Owens, Friends of the Library president; David M. Schwaber, Monarch Rubber Co. president; Sig Shapiro, Samuel Shapiro & Co. CEO; Eddie Brown, Brown Capital Management president; Joan Marshall, Maryland Prepaid College Trust executive director; Julius Westheimer, Ferris Baker Watts managing director; Gilbert Sandler, Abell Foundation consultant; Dee O'Horan, Radisson Hotel Cross Keys corporate sales manager; and Dr. Emile Bendit, Baltimore psychiatrist.
NEWS
April 4, 2000
Jesse York, 90, broker for city customs company Jesse York, a retired Baltimore customs broker, died Sunday of a heart attack at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was 90 and lived in Pikesville. Mr. York retired in 1989 as executive vice president of Samuel Shapiro & Co. Inc. His entire career was at the Baltimore customs broker and international freight forwarding company. He was the third employee hired in 1927 by Samuel Shapiro, the company's founder. The former longtime Mount Washington resident was raised on North Avenue.
NEWS
July 27, 1999
Dredging the port is crucial to economy, won't hurt the bayWhen it comes to dredging the shipping channels leading to Baltimore, Rep. Wayne Gilchrest seems to be a reincarnation of the late Rep. Clarence Long of Baltimore County Mr. Gilchrest has used the same rhetoric, the same overblown fears of contamination to gain the limelight ("Putting spoil in the bay opposed" July 21).But this time Mr. Gilchrest has been able to pass language in the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives that would delay, if not stop, the use of Site 104 in the upper bay to dispose of the dredged material.
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By Sloane Brown | May 23, 1999
Providing almost $100,000 in scholarships to hundreds of Baltimore-area African-American students is something worth trumpeting about. That's why the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust featured famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis at its BEST Fest '99.About 300 of the 700 concert-goers attended a reception before the show at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. They got a jazzy warm-up there -- tunes provided by BEST scholar Dontae Winslow, a horn player attending the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Winslow had more than just the financial support of BEST that night.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,SUN STAFF | March 10, 1998
Two vehicle terminal operators at the port of Baltimore are fighting the Maryland Port Administration's plan to develop a new automobile terminal, saying the $18.6 million proposal underscores a growing concern that the state is competing with private business.The MPA, which owns five public marine terminals, is asking the Maryland legislature to endorse a plan to construct the terminal on a site known as Masonville on the south side of the Patapsco River across from Fort McHenry.The proposed terminal is part of the port's strategic plan to attract more diverse cargo, such as automobiles, even as it has lost container business.
BUSINESS
By John H. Gormley Jr | May 4, 1991
The special role granted the port of Baltimore in the rebuilding of Kuwait could turn out to be a bonanza for the port, maritime officials said yesterday."
BUSINESS
November 9, 1992
New positions* Key Leasing & Rental Inc., a Towson-based automobile leasing and rental company, has named Seema Reznick assistant general counsel.* Tongue, Brooks & Co. Inc., a regional independent insurance agency and brokerage in Baltimore, appointed Ronni Molloy, CPCU, CIC, CPIW, to the risk management services division.* Samuel Shapiro & Co., a Baltimore-based customs brokers and international freight forwarders, appointed Kathy Marshall manager of the BWI Airport office.* Target Training Technologies, a Rockville-based provider of safety and health video training programs and materials, appointed Robert L. Thau regional account executive and Steven V. Culver regional account executive for safety and health training products.
BUSINESS
July 4, 1997
For the first time, shippers have a weekly consolidation service that moves cargo directly between the Britain and Baltimore without stopping in other ports.The service was launched recently by Samuel Shapiro & Co., a Baltimore-based freight forwarder and customs broker that acts as a travel agent for cargo. Sailing from Liverpool every Saturday and arriving in Baltimore 13 days later, the service cuts transit times by two to three days.Consolidated service is used by shippers who need to move goods between two points but don't have enough to fill an entire 20- or 40-foot steel box, known as a shipping container.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,SUN STAFF | March 16, 1997
Finally, Norfolk Southern may be coming to Baltimore.But will the highly aggressive railroad that helped transform the port of Hampton Roads in Virginia into an East Coast powerhouse, often at Baltimore's expense, become the salvation many in the maritime community believe it can be?Will it boost business at the port of Baltimore without robbing its favorite son of cargo? Or will it seek to lure or divert cargo to its own terminal in Hampton Roads?"Down here they're saying, 'Oh my God, you're going to foresake your buddies in Hampton Roads and send all your business through Baltimore and Philadelphia,' " said Bill Schafer, director of strategic planning for the Virginia-based Norfolk Southern Corp.
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