Member News: Loyola accepts nine entrepreneurs for Baltipreneurs Accelerator

Loyola University Maryland’s Simon Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship accepted nine new participants for the center’s 2022-23 Baltipreneurs Accelerator, a four-month part-time program supporting startup businesses and social ventures with training, technical assistance, mentorship, networking, and access to capital. This year’s Baltipreneurs founded startups to help build more efficient, sustainable...

Executive Alliance opens applications for recognition of women’s representation in leadership of organizations in Maryland

Executive Alliance, which promotes women leaders in Maryland, offers Maryland-based organizations the opportunity to self-nominate for inclusion in the Honor Roll.  This award recognizes organizations leading the way in placing women in board seats and in executive leadership positions. To qualify as an Honor Roll organization, women must occupy at least 30% of board seats AND C-Suite executive roles. Executive Alliance has tracked the number of women serving as directors … Continue reading

Pratt Library Expands Connectivity Solutions with the Help of Crown Castle

Baltimore, MD (October 31, 2022)— Today, Enoch Pratt Free Library announced more Baltimore City residents will have the ability to connect to free Wi-Fi with three new locations with outdoor access through support from Crown Castle’s Connected by Good program. The expanded outdoor Wi-Fi service is now available at the Library’s Canton, Reisterstown Road, and Light Street branches. Learn more here.

U.S. News Awards Top-Tier Rankings to 45 Whiteford Practices, Including 20 Nationally

Whiteford, Taylor and Preston is pleased to announce that U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” has awarded the firm exemplary rankings for 2023.  Twenty of the firm’s practices are ranked at the national level, and the firm’s Bankruptcy, Construction Litigation and Labor & Employment Litigation practices have been recognized with national Tier 1 rankings.  At the state level, new recognitions include Environmental Law and … Continue reading

Chrissy Thornton Named CEO of Associated Black Charities

After a national search for a visionary and dynamic leader, Associated Black Charities (ABC) announced it has selected Chrissy M. Thornton as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ms. Thornton will be officially installed in her new role in late January 2023 after she steps down from her current position as Executive Director of The Myositis Association, a 30-year-old international patient advocacy organization. Learn more.

Member News: Vehicles for Change Delmarva Celebrates Grand Opening November 3, 2022

Salisbury, MD, October 2022 – Vehicles for Change (VFC), a non-profit organization designed to empower community members to achieve personal financial independence through car ownership and technical training in the automotive field, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Salisbury, Maryland. The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new office and Full Circle Training Center at 31440 Winterplace Parkway is scheduled for 10am on November … Continue reading

Member News: Announcing Artscape 2023

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the details of Artscape 2023. BOPA CEO Donna Drew Sawyer unveils plans for Artscape 2023 including new details about the returning festival. “We are so excited to show the City of Baltimore our plans,” says Sawyer. “BOPA aims to continue the Artscape tradition of using the wealth of creative talent to showcase our diversity, boldness, and innovation, and to have … Continue reading


Free Fall Baltimore continues this week with more free arts and cultural events across Baltimore City. This year, The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) provided grants to 50 individual artists and arts organizations to produce arts and cultural events from October 1–31 to coincide with National Arts & Humanities Month. All month long, galleries, venues, and performance spaces across Baltimore City will host performances, workshops, lectures, concerts, … Continue reading

Member News: Loyola celebrates the inauguration of President Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D.

Loyola University Maryland celebrated the inauguration of Loyola’s 25th president, Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., with a series of festivities that culminated in an Inaugural Convocation on Oct. 12, 2022, in Loyola’s Reitz Arena. The earlier events included an Inaugural Symposium and Student Celebration with fireworks on Monday and a Mass of Thanksgiving on Tuesday. Learn more about Sawyer on his bio page and more about the festivities on the inauguration … Continue reading

Member News: Loyola University Maryland named to Forbes’ list of top colleges

Loyola University Maryland was named to the 2022 list of “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes. Loyola ranked at No. 298 on the list of 500 colleges, which “spotlights schools that offer an excellent education at a great price, graduate high-earners and propel students to become successful entrepreneurs and influential leaders in their fields,” according to the publication. In addition, Loyola ranked at No. 157 on the Forbes list of private … Continue reading