BCCC Part of New National Biotechnology Center Funded by $7.5 Million NSF Grant

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) was awarded $200,000 to establish its biotechnology program in Baltimore City’s Edmondson-Westside and Western high schools, as a partner in a new national biotechnology center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is part of a $7.5 million grant from the NSF...

2020 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize applications are now open

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that the application for the 15th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is now available. The prestigious competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. New for this year is the Sondheim Creative Residency, a six-week-long fully funded residency at … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Butler leaves BGE with Exelon promotion; Khouzami named new CEO

By Daily Record Staff December 4, 2019 Exelon Corporation announced Dec. 4 it has appointed Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, as senior executive vice president of Exelon and CEO of Exelon Utilities, a role he has held on an interim basis since Oct. 15. Carim Khouzami, currently senior vice president and chief operating officer of Exelon Utilities, will replace Butler as CEO of BGE. … Continue reading

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts Accepting Applications for the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) continues to accept applications for the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on Monday, January 20, 2020 at noon. The parade celebrates the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with community-based civic organizations, high stepping bands, colorful cheer and dance squads, military units, equestrian groups and decorative floats. The parade steps off at the intersection … Continue reading

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Declares Additional $20 Million Corporate Dividend

The Board of Directors of the Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company is pleased to declare $20 million in corporate dividends for 2020 and 2021 to qualifying policyholders based on their safety performance. This is in addition to the $20 million dividend the company declared in October 2017. In all, the company will issue $40 million in dividends by 2022. The dividends are possible due to Chesapeake Employers’ financial performance. The latest … Continue reading

The Baltimore Sun: Behind the scenes as Morgan State’s Magnificent Marching Machine prepares for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

By Elizabeth Nonemaker The Baltimore Sun It’s a Tuesday evening in November. The sun set over an hour ago. Despite the wind’s bite and the dropping temperature, members of the Morgan State University marching band dash to the sidelines at Hughes Memorial Stadium to shed jackets and sweatshirts. Assistant band director Karl Stewart barks at them through a loudspeaker to hurry up: They’re running through a new formation for an … Continue reading

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Sets Goal to Raise $7,500 for #GivingTuesday

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland has set a goal to raise $7,500 for its #GivingTuesday fundraiser. The goal amount is enough to cover the cost of membership for 300 girls. “[Donations] provide a place for every Girl Scout to explore her potential, where she can fail and try again, where she’ll learn to change the world. When you invest in Girl Scouts, she’ll lead her own adventure and gain important … Continue reading

The Baltimore Sun: Port Covington developer will move offices to waterfront project

By Lorraine Mirabella November 20, 2019 The developer of Port Covington is moving its headquarters to the massive mixed-use project it is building in South Baltimore. Weller Development Co., lead developer of the $5.5 billion, 235-acre waterfront redevelopment, will open an office at City Garage, also in Port Covington, in January. The company is leading the project for owners Sagamore Development and New York investment bank Goldman Sachs. Its office … Continue reading

Howard Community College wins 2019 Baldrige National Quality Award

The United States Department of Commerce has announced that Howard Community College is a winner of the 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in the category of education. The award is the nation’s only presidential-level honor for performance excellence in organizations. “With an emphasis on efficiency and best practices, the Baldrige public-private partnership generates $1 billion per year in economic impact for the U.S. economy,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur … Continue reading

McDaniel College Announces Eight New Undergraduate Majors

McDaniel College is adding eight new undergraduate majors beginning Fall 2020. The new bachelor’s degrees include actuarial science, applied mathematics, biochemistry, biomedical science, criminal justice, health sciences, marketing and writing and publishing. “These new majors reflect innovative curricular changes that will further enhance the quality of our academic program,” said McDaniel Provost and Executive Vice President Julia Jasken. “All eight of these new undergraduate degree programs are a direct result … Continue reading