TU’s Dyan Brasington named to MEDA Hall of Fame

Dyan Brasington, TU vice president for economic and community outreach, was named to the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Hall of Fame at a June 1 ceremony during the 2009 MEDA Annual Conference. Brasington was the first woman to serve as president of MEDA, a nonprofit organization of economic development professionals established in 1961. MEDA promotes Maryland’s economic well-being by working to improve the state’s business climate and the professionalism … Continue reading

CoStar recognizes five brokers at MacKenzie Commercial with Power Broker Award

The CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) individually recognized five MacKenzie associates this week as 2008 CoStar Power Brokers; Tom Fidler, John Harrington, Debbie Haney, and John Schultz for retail leasing activity, and Scott Wimbrow, SIOR, for office leasing activity. The annual award distinguishes the “best of the best” in commercial real estate by spotlighting brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases for the year. “CoStar Group … Continue reading

MEDA conducting Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course; hosting Annual Crab Feast

The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) is conducting the Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course for those who are interested in learning the fundamentals of economic development as well as those working toward certification in the field. The five-day course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Classes will be instructed in: Real Estate Development and Reuse; Business Retention, Attraction, and Expansion; Economic Development Strategic Planning; Economic Development Marketing; … Continue reading

MacKenzie Capital welcomes former Provident Bank V.P.

MacKenzie Capital, LLC is proud to welcome George D. Decker to their Debt and Equity placement practice. As a senior vice president with MacKenzie, Decker will specialize in advisory services and the arrangement and placement of all types of capital, including debt, joint venture equity, and mezzanine financing. Decker brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate finance experience in commercial banking to MacKenzie’s Capital Team. Previously a division … Continue reading

School 33 Art Center’s Studio Artists Exhibition in conjunction with Artscape’s city-wide exhibits

School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts present the semi-annual Studio Artists Exhibition, featuring the work of all nine current School 33 artists-in-residence, and an exhibition essay written by Doreen Bolger, executive director of The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). The exhibition opens July 9 and runs through August 1. An opening reception takes place July 10 from 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with the … Continue reading

Hord Caplan Macht expands presence in Pennsylvania with strategic hire

Hord Coplan Macht, Inc. (HCM), an architecture and landscape architecture firm, is pleased to announce Chris Elnicki, AIA has joined the firm as principal. Over the past several years, HCM has made several strategic hires to grow its multi-discipline design business. With Elnicki on board, HCM is expanding their presence in Pennsylvania and plans to open an office there in the near future. “Chris’ effective leadership and project management skills … Continue reading

Student commencement speaker finds success in BCCC’s “Quest” Program for African American men

Charles Clark is a testament to the notion, “anything is possible.” Coming of age on the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y. where poverty and crime were the norm, Clark “could sell drugs while reading an economics textbook.” His choices were a product of his despair. Had fate not graced him with a strong grandmother, they might have kept him there. But such would not be the lot of this affable dreamer … Continue reading

Dionne Warwick to headline entertainment lineup for Artscape

Mayor Sheila Dixon and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announced the return of Artscape, America’s largest free festival of the arts, on July 17-18 from 12-10 p.m. and July 19 from 12-8 p.m. centered on the 1200 block of Mount Royal Avenue and the 1400 block of North Charles Street. Artscape features visual art exhibits both on- and off-site; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a … Continue reading

WTP’s Nussbaum and Hroblak Highly Ranked by Legal 500

Paul Nussbaum and Kevin Hroblak, partners in WTP’s Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy group, have been singled out in an international lawyer rating as among the leading bankruptcy lawyers in the Northeast region of the United States. Based on interviews with clients and other lawyers, Legal 500 said Nussbaum, the practice chair, is ‘a consummate strategist and negotiator with an excellent grasp of the law,’ and Hroblak, who has considerable expertise … Continue reading