United Way of Central Maryland spreads cheer at first holiday pop-up market

More than 100 area volunteers brought joy and spread cheer to 65 local families in need at United Way of Central Maryland’s first-ever Holiday Pop-Up Market on December 8, 2018. Hosted at Baltimore’s Leadenhall Baptist Church, the market’s mission was to make the holidays brighter for struggling families. Decorated like a winter wonderland, the market was a one-stop shop where families could choose from an assortment of donated gifts for … Continue reading

Baltimore Ravens announce donation to Baltimore City Public Schools

The Baltimore Ravens and their players are contributing nearly $200,000 to Baltimore City Public Schools towards the cost of upgrading heating and air conditioning (HVAC) units at Lakewood Elementary School, the Baltimore Ravens announced December 3, 2018. The units are expected to be operable in January 2019. As part of their Social Justice Program, the Ravens have pledged to match player donations in efforts to support social justice initiatives and … Continue reading

CCBC celebrates newly renovated Veterinary Technology Center

The Community College of Baltimore County celebrated its newly renovated Veterinary Technology Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony November 7, 2018 at CCBC Essex. Construction for this project was aggressive with the design phase of the Center beginning in 2017, interior demolition immediately following and project completion in the fall 2018 semester. The renovated space comprises 4,100 square feet and includes a combined student lab and classroom, a surgical and recovery … Continue reading

Gordon Feinblatt forms EMERGE team

The law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC has formed an EMERGE Team. EMERGE is a group of attorneys focused on the needs of start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses interested in maximizing their growth potential. The team offers legal advice to these innovators through every step of their business life cycle to guide them through the myriad of legal challenges which they face. This collaborative approach includes lawyers in a diverse … Continue reading

Accenture seeks 700 volunteers for Hour of Code movement December 3-7

Accenture is coordinating an Hour of Code across 50 Baltimore City Public Schools during Computer Science Education Week, December 3-7, 2018 and seeks close to 700 volunteers to support this work. No computer science experience is required. If you are interested in volunteering, click here and sign up by November 16, 2018. Frequently Asked Questions What is “The Hour of Code”?  It is a global movement reaching tens of millions of … Continue reading

Michael Bloomberg gives record $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for financial aid

Philanthropist, business leader, and three-term New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will commit a record-breaking $1.8 billion to support undergraduate financial aid at Johns Hopkins, the university announced November 18, the largest-ever single contribution to a U.S. college or university. “This historic gift reflects Mike Bloomberg’s deep belief in the transformative power of higher education and his insistence that it be accessible to all qualified students, regardless of financial … Continue reading

BBJ: Celeebrate Us owner overcomes brain tumor to find success

Editor’s note: The following article appeared on www.bizjournals.com on November 15, 2018. Lisa Phillips has overcome a lot in her life. After a childhood spent in foster care, she was on her way to becoming a successful small business owner and MBA graduate, when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Phillips overcome that too, and today, her workforce training company, Celeebrate Us, has partnerships with Coca-Cola and pending partnerships with … Continue reading

Calvin Butler, Rachel Monroe appointed to lead Baltimore County transition team

Editor’s note: The following article appeared on www.bizjournals.com on November 13, 2018. By Melody Simmons The transition of power in Baltimore County is officially underway. County Executive-elect John Olszewski Jr. — or “Johnny “O” — appointed a transition team Tuesday co-chaired by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr. and Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation President Rachel Garbow Monroe. “Building a better Baltimore County means bringing together the best and brightest to identify … Continue reading

McDaniel College announces new scholarship for military veterans, active-duty military personnel and their children

McDaniel College announces a new Military Legacy Scholarship for all military veterans, active-duty military personnel and their children. This guaranteed scholarship, valued at up to $100,000 over four years, is available to all eligible first-year and transfer students applying to McDaniel for Fall 2019 admission. There is no limit to the number of scholarships awarded by McDaniel. “Army ROTC has been a tradition at the College since 1919 and we … Continue reading