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Five minutes with the Caitlyn Shipley, owner of Charm City Helicopters

Caitlyn Shipley found her calling at age 20 in the cockpit of a helicopter. While visiting a friend who worked at a tour company in Las Vegas, she met a pilot who offered to take her up. "I fell in love with it immediately," she said. "I had never experienced that kind of freedom before in my entire...

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  • Baltimore native Stephanie Hill named to S&P Global board

    Baltimore native Stephanie Hill named to S&P Global board

    Baltimore native Stephanie Hill, a vice president at Lockheed Martin and chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee, has been named to the board of the S&P Global financial information and analytics firm. Hill joined Lockheed in 1987 as a software engineer and now acts as general manager of its cyber,...

  • Greater Washington Partnership names first CEO

    Greater Washington Partnership names first CEO

    The Greater Washington Partnership, a group of chief executives and business leaders from the Baltimore-Washington area, has tapped a former White House staffer as its CEO. Jason Miller, who previously worked as deputy assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council,...

  • Kevin Plank, other business leaders meet with Trump

    Kevin Plank, other business leaders meet with Trump

    Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank joined a small group of business leaders at the White House Monday for the first of what is expected to be a series of periodic meetings with President Donald Trump on adding and retaining manufacturing jobs in the United States. In one of the first activites of what...

  • Five minutes with Patrick Mangin, director of one of Baltimore's coal terminals

    Five minutes with Patrick Mangin, director of one of Baltimore's coal terminals

    Patrick Mangin got his job, in part, thanks to his son's love of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The retired, 23-year Army infantry officer, who lived north of Philadelphia, wanted to get him great seats for a game, so he fished around on LinkedIn to see whether anyone he knew had a contact at CONSOL...

  • Reed Cordish to join Trump administration

    Reed Cordish to join Trump administration

    A prominent Baltimore-based real estate developer and longtime friend of the Trump family will serve as an assistant to the president, President-elect Donald Trump’s transition announced on Tuesday. Reed S. Cordish, a partner at the Cordish Companies, has been involved in some of the region's largest...

  • Under Armour hires vice president of investor relations

    Under Armour hires vice president of investor relations

    Under Armour hired Lance Allega, a former senior manager at Nike, Sony and VF Corp., as vice president of investor relations, the company said today. Allega will help the brand communicate its growth strategy, financial performance, operating model and plans for building long-term shareholder value...

  • Former Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake joins ABC News

    Former Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake joins ABC News

    Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday she is joining ABC News as a political contributor. Rawlings-Blake will begin on-air work on Friday, offering analysis of the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump. "Proud to be part of #history!" the former mayor wrote on Twitter....

  • Five Minutes With Bud Adams of 100-year-old Belair Road Supply

    Five Minutes With Bud Adams of 100-year-old Belair Road Supply

    The feed and pipe supply business George Edward Markley started on Belair Road in Baltimore in 1917 was so successful it's still around. Though demand for feed in the city went the way of horse-drawn transportation, the pipe side of Belair Road Supply flourished, said Bud Adams, Markley's 72-year...

  • Auto shop owner donates his $2.5 million business to nonprofit

    Auto shop owner donates his $2.5 million business to nonprofit

    Vehicles for Change, a pioneering Maryland nonprofit, has received foundation grants and corporate sponsorships, but no gift ever looked quite like this: a fully functioning auto repair business. Jerry Greeff's unusual donation of his One Stop Auto Repair garage came with a request to keep alive...

  • Hogan announces departure, addition to cabinet

    Hogan announces departure, addition to cabinet

    Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced an addition to and departure from his cabinet. Lourdes R. Padilla was hired to fill the vacant position of human resources secretary, according to a statement issued by the governor's office. Padilla comes to the state from Pennsylvania, where she was deputy...

  • Gary Brown, aide to Baltimore Mayor Pugh, charged with making illegal campaign contributions

    Gary Brown, aide to Baltimore Mayor Pugh, charged with making illegal campaign contributions

    A campaign aide to Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has been indicted on charges that he violated election laws during Pugh's campaign — and his swearing-in as a state delegate has been called off. Gary Brown Jr., who was selected last month to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates, was indicted...

  • Five Minutes With Roger Mody, managing partner of Baltimore arena football team

    Five Minutes With Roger Mody, managing partner of Baltimore arena football team

    Baltimore's new Arena Football League team received its inaugural schedule on Thursday, with 14 games, mostly at night, and a home opener at Royal Farms Arena on May 7. What remains is to name the team — that happens later this month — and do plenty of marketing so the city knows the club is open...

  • Two top officials gone from Baltimore State's Attorney's Office

    Two top officials gone from Baltimore State's Attorney's Office

    The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office lost both its chief of administration and chief spokesperson Wednesday. In an email to staff Thursday morning that was obtained by The Sun, State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said both positions, which are "vital to our organization's steadfast commitment to...

  • Under Armour launches Tom Brady-backed athlete sleepwear

    Under Armour launches Tom Brady-backed athlete sleepwear

    Under Armour built its reputation on making all athletes better. Now it says it can help them sleep better, too. With assistance from brand endorser Tom Brady, the Baltimore athletic apparel maker has launched "Athlete Recovery Sleepwear." The New England Patriots quarterback credits sleep as a...

  • T. Rowe Price Group CFO to retire

    T. Rowe Price Group CFO to retire

    T. Rowe Price Group's chief financial officer, Kenneth V. Moreland, will retire this year after more than a decade with the Baltimore money manager. Moreland, 60, of Howard County, has not yet set a date for his retirement. He will help with the transition to a new chief financial officer before...

  • Robert J. Belanger, 47, dies from prostate cancer

    Robert J. Belanger, 47, dies from prostate cancer

    Robert J. Belanger, a musician, softball coach, church volunteer, sales assistant in an investment management firm and co-founder of a charity that helps pediatric oncology patients, died Friday of prostate cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 47. "The morning of the day Rob died,...

  • Five minutes with Aaron Lubliner-Walters, general manager of Canton Crossing Wine & Spirits

    Five minutes with Aaron Lubliner-Walters, general manager of Canton Crossing Wine & Spirits

    Aaron Lubliner-Walters faced a difficult decision: let a surgeon slice open his arm to try to repair a nerve problem or abandon his dream of becoming a classical guitarist. The risky procedure wasn't guaranteed to fix the injury that hampered Lubliner-Walters' ability to play guitar and put his...

  • Marylander of the Year: Kevin Plank

    Marylander of the Year: Kevin Plank

    Kevin Plank has, to put it mildly, a demanding day job. He is the founder and CEO of Under Armour, and, just 20 years after he was selling shirts out of his grandmother's basement, his company ranks as the eighth-fastest-growing firm in America, with 12,000 employees and projected revenues of nearly...

  • Longtime head of Arc Baltimore to retire in June

    Longtime head of Arc Baltimore to retire in June

    The Arc Baltimore's longtime executive director, Stephen H. Morgan, will retire in June. Morgan, 66, of Cockeysville, has worked for the nonprofit for nearly 45 years and has served as its executive director since 1985. A transition committee appointed by the Arc's board, along with executive search...

  • Five Minutes with Dana Saulsbury, owner of Jarrettsville Nurseries

    Five Minutes with Dana Saulsbury, owner of Jarrettsville Nurseries

    When Dana Saulsbury started dating her future husband in 1991, she had to declare her loyalties early. They met on Halloween, but when Christmas came around a couple of months later, she didn't hesitate. She upended tradition, moving her family's annual tree-chopping expedition to Jarrettsville...

  • Kane Co. declares Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    Kane Co. declares Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    The Kane Co., a family-owned moving company based in Elkridge, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last week, shortly after its CEO said strained finances would force the firm to close, laying off about 900 workers in the region. In a Chapter 7 filing, a trustee winds down the business, selling assets...

  • Five Minutes with Carbiz CEO Evan Berney

    Five Minutes with Carbiz CEO Evan Berney

    Evan Berney wants his used-car dealership to be a taste of Silicon Valley on Reisterstown Road. The 34-year-old third-generation CEO of Carbiz said he spent $500,000 this year to redesign the company's website and renovate its Northwest Baltimore showroom. Customers can now play foosball, pingpong...

  • Fed Chair Janet L. Yellen to speak at University of Baltimore commencement

    Fed Chair Janet L. Yellen to speak at University of Baltimore commencement

    Janet L. Yellen, the chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, will deliver a keynote address Monday at the University of Baltimore's fall graduation ceremony. Yellen's remarks will come five days after the Federal Reserve announced it would raise its benchmark interest rate for only the second...

  • Tenable Network Security taps head of Dell Technologies cybersecurity unit as CEO

    Tenable Network Security taps head of Dell Technologies cybersecurity unit as CEO

    Tenable Network Security Inc. has tapped the head of a Dell Technologies cybersecurity unit to serve as its chairman and CEO. Amit Yoran will take the helm at the fast-growing Columbia cybersecurity company Jan. 3. He replaces Tenable co-founder and CEO Ron Gula, who announced in June he was stepping...

  • Greater Washington Partnership brings together CEOs from Baltimore to Richmond

    Greater Washington Partnership brings together CEOs from Baltimore to Richmond

    A group of 17 CEOs from enterprises stretching from Baltimore to Washington and Richmond are creating an organization to promote the region's strengths and work toward shared interests in infrastructure, jobs and economic development. Announced Wednesday, the Greater Washington Partnership aims...

  • Under Armour's Michael Phelps ad picked as year's best

    Under Armour's Michael Phelps ad picked as year's best

    One of the most shared ads of the summer Olympics in Rio -- starring Michael Phelps -- has won Adweek's top honor for best ads of 2016. The Under Armour video, created by the Droga5 agency, offered a 90-second glimpse of one of the world's most famous athletes working through "his solitude, his...

  • Five Minutes with Nichole Baccala of TBC

    Five Minutes with Nichole Baccala of TBC

    In the 14 years Nichole Baccala has worked in advertising, little has changed in the questions that arise with each new client or campaign. "It really is figuring out who you're talking to, who you need to talk to and where they are spending their time — and delivering your message in the medium...

  • Sinai hospital president stepping down

    Sinai hospital president stepping down

    The president of Sinai Hospital, Amy Perry, is stepping down after four years to take an executive position with a New Jersey health company. Perry, who is also executive vice president of LifeBridge Health, the parent company of Sinai, will leave Jan. 20 to become CEO of the hospital division and...

  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra names new CEO, from Grand Rapids Symphony

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra names new CEO, from Grand Rapids Symphony

    After a 10-month search, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has named Peter T. Kjome as president and CEO, effective Feb. 1. Kjome is currently president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan, the orchestra where he once served as principal oboist.Kjome (pronounced CHO-mee) succeeds Paul...

  • Five Minutes with Jay Ellenby, business travel agency president

    Five Minutes with Jay Ellenby, business travel agency president

    In 2010, clouds of ash floated over Europe following the eruption of a volcano in Iceland. The poor visibility left many airlines grounded and passengers wondering where to turn. It was a moment when travel agencies — which appear less relevant in the era of online bookings — could demonstrate their...

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