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The Baltimore Sun

Lorraine Mirabella

Writer

Lorraine Mirabella writes about retail, consumer affairs and workplace issues at the Baltimore Sun. She’s a contributor to the Consuming Interests blog. Since joining the Sun’s business staff in 1992, she also has covered residential and commercial real estate, energy, manufacturing and business trends. Lorraine grew up outside Washington in Silver Spring but came to the Baltimore area for college and, besides a brief reporting stint in Frederick, never left.

Recent Articles

  • Kevin Plank invests in Towson luxury watch maker

    Kevin Plank invests in Towson luxury watch maker

    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank is investing in a tiny luxury watchmaker in Towson through his Sagamore Ventures. Sagamore announced Wednesday that it has taken a 25 percent stake in Towson Watch Co., run for 16 years by two prominent watchmakers who craft custom handmade timepieces that range...

  • Guardian Building Products opens Belcamp warehouse

    Guardian Building Products opens Belcamp warehouse

    Guardian Building Products has opened a distribution center in Belcamp in a push to expand its footprint along the Atlantic coast, the Greenville, S.C., company said Tuesday. The 50,000-square-foot warehouse on Richly Drive, with another 60,000-square feet of outdoor storage, will serve the Baltimore...

  • Troubled teen turned savvy business owner expands her Mount Vernon salon

    Troubled teen turned savvy business owner expands her Mount Vernon salon

    Her family torn apart by drugs, Rosalind Holsey learned to fend for herself early on, separated from her mother as a child in West Baltimore, living in a foster home, bouncing from place to place as a teenage runaway. Shut out of cosmetology at a high school vocational center, she found herself...

  • Sparo online app lets shoppers 'Purchase with a Purpose'

    Sparo online app lets shoppers 'Purchase with a Purpose'

    After he lost a U.S. Senate race in Maryland as an independent in 2012, Montgomery County businessman Rob Sobhani looked outside the realm of public service for a way to bring about change. Sparo, Sobhani's latest business venture, was born. An online application, Sparo is designed to "transform...

  • Liberty Tax founder says company will investigate Maryland's concerns about franchisees

    Liberty Tax founder says company will investigate Maryland's concerns about franchisees

    The founder and CEO of Liberty Tax said Friday the company's compliance group will investigate concerns that prompted Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot to suspend accepting tax filings from 23 Liberty Tax Service franchises in the state. "There is no place in the Liberty Tax system for franchisees...

  • Osiris Therapeutics CEO Debrabandere resigns

    Osiris Therapeutics CEO Debrabandere resigns

    Shares of Columbia-based Osiris Therapeutics were down more than 12 percent Thursday afternoon after the regenerative medicine company announced the resignation of CEO Lode Debrabandere for personal reasons. Dwayne Montgomery, chief business officer, has stepped in as interim CEO. Montgomery had...

  • BWI set a record for passengers in 2015

    BWI set a record for passengers in 2015

    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport set a record for passenger traffic in 2015, the airport announced Thursday. The number of commercial passengers flying through BWI grew nearly 7 percent year-over-year to 23.8 million people. The airport set passenger records for six...

  • Home Depot will hire 750 in Baltimore area for spring

    Home Depot will hire 750 in Baltimore area for spring

    The Home Depot has begun its spring hiring push and expects to bring on 750 workers in the Baltimore area. The home improvement retailer is hiring more than 80,000 people nationwide at its nearly 2,000 stores, the chain said today. Spring is the busiest season for the retailer. "There's no better...

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