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There's still time to nominate to your company for The Baltimore Sun Media Group's next Top Workplaces. The deadline has been extended to Aug. 11 to see if your company has what it takes to make The Sun's seventh annual list of the region's top workplaces or even top it. For the past six years,...

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  • Osiris Therapeutics names new CEO

    Osiris Therapeutics names new CEO

    Osiris Therapeutics, a troubled biotechnology firm based in Columbia, will get another new CEO in July. The company announced Monday that its board of directors has appointed Linda Palczuk, 55, as president and CEO, effective July 10. After 30 years at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Palczuk most...

  • Five minutes with Dana Stein, executive director of Civic Works

    Five minutes with Dana Stein, executive director of Civic Works

    As a youth, Dana Stein spent summers working a variety of jobs — cashier, busboy and typist, just to name a few. "What it taught me was the importance of showing up on time and working with others," he said, adding that those skills are needed for any job. Today as executive director and founder...

  • Acting MTA chief: BaltimoreLink bus system launch went 'pretty smoothly'

    Acting MTA chief: BaltimoreLink bus system launch went 'pretty smoothly'

    Until the Maryland Transit Administration began planning its $135 million BaltimoreLink bus route overhaul that launched this week, state transit officials had neither ridden bus routes to create accurate schedules nor updated the routes after the installation of the light rail or metro subway...

  • Michael Phelps joins board of Australian mental health company, Medibio

    Michael Phelps joins board of Australian mental health company, Medibio

    Michael Phelps, the swimmer raised in Rodgers Forge and winner of  more gold medals than any Olympian, always wanted to make a difference outside of the pool. His efforts have included increasing awareness about swimming in general, pool safety and doping in the sport, but more recently he has...

  • The Arc Baltimore selects new leader

    The Arc Baltimore selects new leader

    The Arc Baltimore, an organization serving more than 6,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has appointed a new executive director. Kathleen McNally Durkin, who has been with the organization since 2001 and has served as its deputy executive director since 2010,...

  • Five minutes with Mary Steinebrunner of Dunlop Protective Footwear

    Five minutes with Mary Steinebrunner of Dunlop Protective Footwear

    From a factory in Havre de Grace, Mary Steinebrunner oversees the production of 1.5 million pairs of boots a year. The boots made by Dunlop Protective Footwear USA are designed for function, not fashion. The footwear protects workers on farms, oil rigs, fishing boats, food processing plants, construction...

  • Harry K. Wells, McCormick executive and World War II veteran

    Harry K. Wells, McCormick executive and World War II veteran

    Harry K. Wells, former chairman of the board and CEO of McCormick & Co. and a World War II veteran, died Saturday of respiratory failure at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. He was 94. The son of Clifton Kennady Wells, a homebuilder, and Ruth Jones, Harry Kennady Wells was born in...

  • Five Minutes with Hope Birsh, owner of Maryland Saddlery

    Five Minutes with Hope Birsh, owner of Maryland Saddlery

    Horse shows are about training and precise movements, but they are also about the rider's look. Coats, shirts, helmets and boots — they all figure into the performance. That's where Hope Birsh tries to help. Her business, Maryland Saddlery, sells and customizes riding attire and helps with such...

  • Sinai Hospital taps one of its own as president

    Sinai Hospital taps one of its own as president

    If not for the accent, it would be easy to mistake Dr. Jonathan Ringo for a hometown boy. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore's recently named president and chief operating officer has extensive local ties. His wife, mother-in-law and five of his six children were born at Sinai and he did his medical training...

  • Under Armour co-founder takes on strategic advisor role

    Under Armour co-founder takes on strategic advisor role

    Kip Fulks, who co-founded Under Armour with CEO and Chairman Kevin Plank, is taking on the role of strategic advisor to the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker. Under Armour announced Fulks’ new job late Monday in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing and said it took effect immediately....

  • Blair P. Browne, port executive and longtime Lutherville resident, dies

    Blair P. Browne, port executive and longtime Lutherville resident, dies

    Blair P. Browne, former owner and president of ship ceiling firm Waterfront Co. who later became vice president of the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore, died April 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from a fall. He was 93. The son of Robert Benson Browne, founder of...

  • Sinai Hospital names Ringo as president, COO

    Sinai Hospital names Ringo as president, COO

    Dr. Jonathan Ringo was named president and chief operating officer of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, LifeBridge Health announced Tuesday. Ringo has held the position on an interim basis for four months, since Amy Perry stepped down to become CEO of the hospital division and senior vice president...

  • Wes Moore tapped as CEO for New York-based foundation

    Wes Moore tapped as CEO for New York-based foundation

    Wes Moore, a best-selling Baltimore author, educator and Army combat veteran who briefly considered a run for mayor last year, has been named CEO of a New York foundation that fights poverty by funding schools, food pantries, job training centers and other programs. Moore, 38, who founded BridgeEdU,...

  • City Paper names new editor

    City Paper names new editor

    The City Paper has promoted Brandon Soderberg to editor of the free alternative publication, part of the Baltimore Sun Media Group. Soderberg, who had been deputy editor and arts editor, will oversee the print and online editions, the company said Monday. He has been writing for City Paper since...

  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Mid-Atlantic, names new president

    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Mid-Atlantic, names new president

    NRT, a national residential real estate brokerage, has named a new president for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Mid-Atlantic. Duff Rubin most recently worked as the senior regional vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Southeast Florida. As president of the Mid-Atlantic...

  • Sinclair Broadcast CEO earned $5.2 million last year

    Sinclair Broadcast CEO earned $5.2 million last year

    David D. Smith earned $5.2 million last year as CEO and president of Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., a 13 percent increase from 2015. Smith, who stepped down as CEO and became Sinclair's executive chairman Jan. 1, earned $4 million in stock options on top of a $1 million base salary,...

  • Bagby Restaurant Group sues its former CEO

    Bagby Restaurant Group sues its former CEO

    The Bagby Restaurant Group is suing its former CEO over claims he stole from the restaurant group, committed fraud, misappropriated company trade secrets, solicited escorts using a work email account and more. The group, which owns restaurants and wine shops including Bagby Pizza Co., Cunningham’s...

  • After 30 years, custom suit maker Victor Pascal to retire in May

    After 30 years, custom suit maker Victor Pascal to retire in May

    "I never wanted to be a master tailor," said Victor Pascal, dressed impeccably in one of his own creations: a light blue striped dress shirt and steel blue pinstripe suit. "But God decides what he wants us to do." Pascal's custom suit showroom was quiet that morning as the longtime tailor reminisced,...

  • Millennial Media co-founder and wife donate $1 million to Mount St. Mary's University

    Millennial Media co-founder and wife donate $1 million to Mount St. Mary's University

    Millennial Media co-founder Paul Palmieri and his wife, Diane Loiello Palmieri, are donating $1 million to establish an entrepreneurship center at Mount St. Mary's University, their alma mater. The Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship will offer workshops, networking and mentorship opportunities...

  • Five Minutes with Mary Harlee of Baltimore Equitable Insurance

    Five Minutes with Mary Harlee of Baltimore Equitable Insurance

    Baltimore Equitable Insurance had surely proven itself, despite its unusual niche, Mary B. Harlee believed. Harlee, Baltimore Equitable's president since 2014, wondered why a firm that had been writing homeowners insurance policies in the city since 1794 didn't have more customers lining up for...

  • Five minutes with Lou Rao of Vulcan Materials Co.

    Five minutes with Lou Rao of Vulcan Materials Co.

    Lou Rao sees all the new development in Baltimore and swells with pride. The 52-year-old, who lives in Perry Hall, is the district operations manager for Vulcan Materials Co., which supplies concrete and cement for buildings, bridges and other infrastructure projects. The firm, based in Birmingham,...

  • Baltimore Community Foundation president announces retirement

    Baltimore Community Foundation president announces retirement

    Thomas E. Wilcox announced his retirement Tuesday as longtime president of the Baltimore Community Foundation, sparking a nationwide search for a replacement. During Wilcox's 17-year tenure, the foundation's grant-making grew from an average of $5 million a year to more than $25 million and its...

  • New Perdue Farms CEO takes over amid industry shifts

    New Perdue Farms CEO takes over amid industry shifts

    When Perdue Farms named its new CEO earlier this month, a chicken company with a taste for innovation and taking risks embraced something different: stability. When it comes to branding its own products, shifting away from using antibiotics, recycling residual manure and producing organically raised...

  • Five Minutes with Betsy Brooks Wendell, owner of Octavia Boutique

    Five Minutes with Betsy Brooks Wendell, owner of Octavia Boutique

    Betsy Brooks Wendell began modeling as a teenager, walking runways and posing for print campaigns. But she often felt like she wanted to be on the other side of the camera. "I always wanted to see what the photographer was seeing through his lens, and how can we make the shot better," said Wendell,...

  • 9 Maryland billionaires on Forbes' list

    9 Maryland billionaires on Forbes' list

    The Marylanders in this photo gallery made the 2017 Forbes billionaires list.

  • Tradepoint Atlantic CEO announces retirement

    Tradepoint Atlantic CEO announces retirement

    The CEO of Tradepoint Atlantic, which is redeveloping the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County, is stepping down for family reasons. Michael Moore came out of retirement to join Tradepoint in 2015, bringing with him experience at port operators. He said he is proud of the team's...

  • Five Minutes with ... Frank Remesch, general manager of Royal Farms Arena

    Five Minutes with ... Frank Remesch, general manager of Royal Farms Arena

    Frank Remesch has brought big acts to Baltimore — Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, the Rolling Stones — and he's got the baseball bats to prove it. Yes, baseball bats. Remesch, 49, general manager of Royal Farms Arena — and a baseball lover — inadvertently started a tradition 10 years ago. "Ozzy Osbourne...

  • Heavy Seas Beer names founder of St. Louis brewery as new CEO

    Heavy Seas Beer names founder of St. Louis brewery as new CEO

    Dan Kopman, the co-founder of Schlafly Beer in St. Louis, has been named the new chief executive officer of Baltimore's Heavy Seas Beer, effective May 1. Heavy Seas' founder and current CEO, Hugh Sisson, will remain a full-time managing partner. Kopman, along with Tom Schlafly, founded Schlafly...

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