TEDCO and the Howard County Government Collaborate on Open Institute for Black Women Entrepreneur Excellence

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today the launch of the Open Institute for Black Women Entrepreneur Excellence in collaboration with the Howard County Government. In an alliance with Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), TEDCO and Howard County are creating a community of entrepreneurs to support...


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower will reopen to the public on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Moving forward, the Bromo Tower will be open Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., during which time guests can learn more about the historical building from longtime museum curator Ernie Dimler. Admission to the galleries, artist studios, and museum is free. For $8, guests can … Continue reading

TEDCO’s Pre-Seed Builder Fund Invests in Dogwood Gaming

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today its Builder Fund invested in Dogwood Gaming, a technology start-up based in Maryland. TEDCO’s Builder Fund invests in and provides executive support to Maryland-based technology companies run by entrepreneurs who demonstrate economic disadvantage. Dogwood Gaming, LLC, based in Silver Spring, Md., is an indie game development studio that has released four games in the last five years. Dogwood also houses an … Continue reading

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Names Mark C. Hanson as New President and CEO

Following a rigorous national search, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today announced the appointment of industry veteran Mark C. Hanson as the orchestra’s new president and chief executive officer effective April 21. Hanson brings more than 20 years of demonstrated success as a collaborative, imaginative, and focused leader who has driven organizational change in the orchestral world. As a CEO, he successfully led the San Francisco, Houston, and Milwaukee symphony orchestras … Continue reading

Valerie Sheares Ashby named next president of UMBC, arriving from Duke in August 2022

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Valerie Sheares Ashby as the next president of UMBC. She will become UMBC’s sixth chief executive on August 1, 2022, following current UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski’s retirement from UMBC. She will be the first woman to serve in this role. Read more here: https://news.umbc.edu/valerie-sheares-ashby-named-next-president-of-umbc/?utm_source=homepage

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Performs Benefit Concert for Ukraine

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) teams up with the Creative Alliance in a benefit to support the citizens and sovereign nation of Ukraine on April 21 at 7 pm. Tickets are pay-what-you-wish, starting at $10, with proceeds donated to the International Rescue Committee. When: Thursday, April 21, 2022 7 pm (Doors Open 5:45 pm) Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall 1212 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Tickets can be purchased here.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate School rankings recognize Loyola’s business and psychology programs

Loyola’s graduate programs in business and psychology were ranked among the U.S. News & World Report’s “2023 Best Graduate Schools.” Again this year, the Sellinger School of Business and Management was recognized among more than 130 full-time business schools across the United States and one of only three schools in Maryland. The Sellinger School received additional rankings in several MBA Specialties, including: No. 35 for Accounting  No. 30 for Management No. 27 for Business Analytics More information … Continue reading


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) reports recent changes to BOPA’s Board of Directors with the election of Board President Brian Lyles. Brian has been an active member of the Board for many years. Heidi Daniel, President and CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, was also elected Vice Chair of the BOPA Board of Directors. Heidi joined the BOPA Board in 2020. For more information on … Continue reading

TEDCO’s New Women Leadership Programs Empowering Maryland’s Entrepreneurs

TEDCO announced today the launch of its new Women Entrepreneur Leadership Programs. The new programs are designed to build an alliance of diverse founders and CEOs to strategically navigate Maryland’s entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. In collaboration with Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), TEDCO’s new programs will focus on creating a diversified community of women entrepreneurs and help them grow their companies. Click here and see attachment for more … Continue reading

Mary Ann Scully, MBA ’79, named as next dean of Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management

Mary Ann Scully, MBA ’79, has been named the next dean of the Rev. Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland. A distinguished leader and entrepreneur in the Greater Baltimore business community, Scully will begin in the role on July 1, 2022. Scully co-founded Howard Bank and served as its chairman and CEO until the bank was recently sold. During her 18 years of … Continue reading