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  • 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 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...

  • McCormick CEO to succeed Alan Wilson as chairman

    McCormick CEO to succeed Alan Wilson as chairman

    Alan D. Wilson, McCormick & Co.'s executive chairman of the board, will step down on Jan. 31, the Sparks-based spice and flavorings company announced Wednesday. He'll be succeeded as chairman by McCormick President and CEO Lawrence E. Kurzius, who assumed the CEO post from Wilson earlier this year....

  • With mortgage rates up, Trump already makes a mark on housing market

    With mortgage rates up, Trump already makes a mark on housing market

    The day before Thanksgiving isn't typically a busy time in the home mortgage business. Then again, it isn't a typical year. First, there was real estate developer Donald J. Trump's surprising victory in the presidential election. Then interest rates for mortgages spiked to more than 4 percent —...

  • Five minutes with Shannon Landwehr, CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

    Five minutes with Shannon Landwehr, CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

    Shannon Landwehr never planned on calling Baltimore home, but now she can't picture herself anywhere else. "I like the smallness," the 38-year-old Canton resident said. "You can get to know the city like the back of your hand in no time. There's just something really welcoming about that." Landwehr,...

  • Lyric names new head: Vickie Hubbard, 25-year veteran of live entertainment business

    Lyric names new head: Vickie Hubbard, 25-year veteran of live entertainment business

    The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric has named as its new executive director Vickie Hubbard, 58, a native of Pennsylvania's Dauphin County with 25 years of experience in the live entertainment business. The executive director slot has been vacant since February 2015. Hubbard, who assumes...

  • Five minutes with Cross Street's Larry Rosenberg

    Five minutes with Cross Street's Larry Rosenberg

    When developer Larry Rosenberg started building houses in Howard County in the 1980s, homeownership was slumping, amid a depressing stew of rising land values, high interest rates and economic recession. To bring down costs, Rosenberg designed a house that was narrow and deep, and didn't need as...

  • Chase Brexton CEO leaves position after summer of discord

    Chase Brexton CEO leaves position after summer of discord

    Richard Larison will step down as CEO of Chase Brexton Health Care at the end of the year. He said Tuesday that he would not renew his contract. His departure follows the recent acrimony between the community health care provider and its employees, which culminated in the unionization of its workforce....

  • Five Minutes with Morgan Stanley's Drew Hawkins

    Five Minutes with Morgan Stanley's Drew Hawkins

    Financial concerns might seem like the last thing movie stars and professional athletes have to worry about with their multimillion-dollar paychecks. But Drew Hawkins, managing director and head of global sports and entertainment for Morgan Stanley, said the finances of NFL quarterbacks and A-list...

  • Sinclair Broadcast shuffles top management in second round of changes

    Sinclair Broadcast shuffles top management in second round of changes

    Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. announced a series of executive promotions Friday, the second round of management changes since longtime CEO David D. Smith said earlier this month he plans to shift from day-to-day operations to focus on ushering in a new broadcast platform. Smith,...

  • United Way of Central Maryland names new CEO

    United Way of Central Maryland names new CEO

    The United Way of Central Maryland named a Greenpeace executive as its new president and CEO on Thursday. Franklyn Baker will take over as the nonprofit's top executive on Nov. 28, the United Way announced. Baker has been Greenpeace USA's principal deputy and chief operating officer and has a long...

  • University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center's new president knows the hospital intimately

    University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center's new president knows the hospital intimately

    It wasn't just Dr. Thomas Smyth's impressive résumé that made Francis X. Kelly, chairman of the board of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, covet Thomas Smyth to become the president and CEO of the Towson hospital. It was Smyth's intimate knowledge — from patient to practitioner...

  • Five Minutes with George McManus III, owner of J.J. McDonnell & Co. seafood distributing

    Five Minutes with George McManus III, owner of J.J. McDonnell & Co. seafood distributing

    Before George McManus III purchased J.J. McDonnell & Co. from his family friend William Owens in 1984, he drove a truck for the then-Baltimore-based seafood distribution company. McManus grew up in Guilford, graduated from McDonogh School and worked for J.J. McDonnell as a teenager and as a Loyola...

  • Five Minutes with Harriet Berlin, owner of Artistic Costumes & Dance Fashions

    Five Minutes with Harriet Berlin, owner of Artistic Costumes & Dance Fashions

    Harriet Berlin's role as owner of Artistic Costumes & Dance Fashions seems to shift from minute to minute, and each October, the pace intensifies. On Wednesday, she doled out advice on makeup to a customer renting a Civil War-era ball gown, encouraging her to wear a hoop under the skirt and throwing...

  • Women's business group changes name to Executive Alliance

    Women's business group changes name to Executive Alliance

    The women's business networking group Network 2000 has changed its name to Executive Alliance and added the tagline "A Catalyst for Women Leaders in Maryland." Network 2000 was established in 1993 to raise awareness for the need for more women executives and board members. The new name is meant...

  • Five Minutes with Alan Rifkin, sports franchise and business lawyer

    Five Minutes with Alan Rifkin, sports franchise and business lawyer

    He's not a professional athlete, but Alan Rifkin is a player of sorts in Baltimore sports history. The sports franchise and business lawyer — and primary outside counsel to the Orioles since 1994 — was instrumental in the approval and funding of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the 24-year-old, red-brick...

  • Former WTMD GM Stephen Yasko named executive director of Bromo Tower arts district

    Former WTMD GM Stephen Yasko named executive director of Bromo Tower arts district

    The Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District has named Stephen Yasko, former general manager of Towson University radio station WTMD-FM, as its new executive director. Yasko, a Locust Point resident, succeeds Priya Bhayana, the arts district's first director who stepped down in June after nearly...

  • Cioffi appointed to dual role with Bambeco furnishings retailer

    Cioffi appointed to dual role with Bambeco furnishings retailer

    Bambeco Inc., a Baltimore-based online home furnishings retailer, has appointed fabric house executive Charles Cioffi to the dual role of CFO and COO. Bambeco was launched in 2009 and sells sustainable goods and furnishings. Susan Aplin, CEO and co-founder of Bambeco, said Cioffi will help direct...

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