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Five minutes with Haris Koentjoro, partner at inPLACE Design

Haris Koentjoro has seen roughly 10 percent of the world — that’s 26 countries and 115 cities — and he’s not stopping there. Koentjoro’s work as an architect and partner at Baltimore-based inPLACE Design has taken him to Turkey, Japan and across southeast Asia. It was Koentjoro’s love for adventure...

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  • Greater Baltimore Committee selects new chairman

    Greater Baltimore Committee selects new chairman

    Paul A. Tiburzi grew up in Baltimore’s Highlandtown, the son of a city police sergeant and a seamstress. From that blue-collar beginning, Tiburzi became a leading lawyer for one of the nation’s most powerful law firms. And on Friday, the DLA Piper attorney was elected chairman of the city’s leading...

  • Maryland cannabis commission hires new executive director

    Maryland cannabis commission hires new executive director

    An Eastern Shore hospital executive has joined the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission as its new executive director. Joy A. Strand takes her new job just as companies have begun to dispense medical marijuana to patients. She replaces Patrick Jameson who resigned last month. The former state trooper...

  • Sinclair Broadcast appoints executive to new chief revenue officer role

    Sinclair Broadcast appoints executive to new chief revenue officer role

    Sinclair Broadcast Group has appointed an executive in its digital group to the new role of chief revenue officer, the Hunt Valley-based company said Tuesday. Rob Weisbord, who has led Sinclair Digital Group since January 2014 and worked in Sinclair management jobs since 1997, will start the job...

  • Baltimore People on the Move: November 2017

    Baltimore People on the Move: November 2017

    Readers submit photos and information on employees who have recently been promoted, hired or honored at area businesses. Select photos will be published in the Business portion of the A section in Wednesday editions of The Baltimore Sun. This feature accepts photos only. (Caption size is limited.)...

  • W.R. Grace CEO Fred Festa to retire next year

    W.R. Grace CEO Fred Festa to retire next year

    W.R. Grace & Co. announced Friday that CEO Fred Festa will retire toward the end of next year from the Columbia-based chemicals and materials company. Festa, who became CEO is 2005, guided the company through a long criminal case related to its asbestos mine in Libby, Mont., and out of its nearly...

  • Two senior executives will leave Under Armour

    Two senior executives will leave Under Armour

    A day after Under Armour reported its first quarterly sales decline since it went public in 2005, the sports apparel maker said two of its top executives will leave the company. Andy Donkin, chief marketing officer, and Pam Catlett, senior vice president and general manager of the women’s and youth...

  • New CEO appointed at Bay Capital Mortgage

    New CEO appointed at Bay Capital Mortgage

    Bay Capital Mortgage Corp. announced Tuesday that Timothy J. Gough has joined the Annapolis-based firm as its new CEO. Gough joins Capital Bay after nine years at 1st Mariner Mortgage where he last was senior vice president/area manager. Before that the 1983 graduate of the University of Maryland,...

  • Ex-mayor Rawlings-Blake takes paid job as adviser to Airbnb

    Ex-mayor Rawlings-Blake takes paid job as adviser to Airbnb

    Former Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has joined an Airbnb advisory board as the accommodation rental company continues to battle with the hotel industry over how it ought to be regulated. Rawlings-Blake, who departed City Hall last year, joins former mayors of Rome and Houston who serve...

  • Baltimore developer War Horse Cities buys marinas, helipad, waterfront businesses

    Baltimore developer War Horse Cities buys marinas, helipad, waterfront businesses

    A Baltimore developer involved in the new Anthem House in Locust Point and the Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Fells Point has acquired a portfolio of properties from Baltimore Marine Centers, including three marinas, a helipad and several waterfront businesses around the Inner Harbor and Canton. War...

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness gets new CEO

    Foundation Fighting Blindness gets new CEO

    The Foundation Fighting Blindness announced Wednesday that it has named Benjamin Yerxa as its new CEO, effective immediately. The Columbia-based foundation funds research for treatments and cures for inherited retinal diseases. It currently funds more than 150 researchers across the globe. Officials...

  • Chamber president talks college, building business and bettering Towson

    Chamber president talks college, building business and bettering Towson

    Eight years ago, Tim Bojanowski, a Towson High School graduate, was pushing a mop, cleaning the floor at a local restaurant where he worked as a bartender. Feeling sorry for himself, he called an uncle one day to voice his frustrations over working a job he said he believed was beneath him. The...

  • Baltimore People on the Move: October 2017

    Baltimore People on the Move: October 2017

    Readers submit photos and information on employees who have recently been promoted, hired or honored at area businesses. Select photos will be published in the Business portion of the A section in Wednesday editions of The Baltimore Sun. This feature accepts photos only. (Caption size is limited.)...

  • A$AP Rocky signs with Under Armour, visits East Baltimore center

    A$AP Rocky signs with Under Armour, visits East Baltimore center

    On the heels of signing with Under Armour, rapper and record producer A$AP Rocky dropped in on an East Baltimore community center music lab last week to offers tips to students. Under Armour partnered with the recording artist last month as the brand seeks to tap into pop culture and better connect...

  • Report: Baltimore a top city for women entrepreneurs

    Report: Baltimore a top city for women entrepreneurs

    If you’re a woman in business, Baltimore is the place for you, according to new research by ShareFile, a cloud-based file sharing service. Baltimore ranked first in ShareFile’s Businesswomen Power City Index, which evaluated cities based on number of women-owned businesses, number of executives...

  • CEO of CareFirst to retire next year

    CEO of CareFirst to retire next year

    Chet Burrell will retire next year as president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield after more than a decade heading the region’s largest insurer. “A decade of service to the mission of CareFirst has, for me, passed quickly,” the 70-year-old Burrell said in a statement. “No matter the demands,...

  • Five Minutes with Angie Barnett, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland

    Five Minutes with Angie Barnett, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland

    Angie Barnett brings the training and perspective of a social worker to her job as head of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland. It’s a relevant background in the business world, she has found. “BBB is social work for business,” said Barnett, the organization’s CEO and president. “We’re...

  • President of Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore to step down

    President of Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore to step down

    Shannon Landwehr, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, will step down at the end of the year, the organization announced. Landwehr, who has led the regional economic development association since April 2016, plans to pursue “other professional opportunities,” the group...

  • Alan I. Elkin, co-founder of Advance Business Systems whose TV spots made him a local celebrity, has died

    Alan I. Elkin, co-founder of Advance Business Systems whose TV spots made him a local celebrity, has died

    Alan I. Elkin, co-founder with his wife of Advance Business Systems, who spoke the memorable line “We live and breathe this stuff” in TV ads that made him a local celebrity, died Sept. 9 of complications from an infection at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The longtime Pikesville resident was 85. “Alan...

  • Baltimore-based freight logistics firm John S. Connor celebrates 100th anniversary

    Baltimore-based freight logistics firm John S. Connor celebrates 100th anniversary

    When John S. Connor founded his customs brokerage during World War I, he headquartered it at 33 S. Gay St. — close enough to Baltimore’s old Customs House for messengers to ferry documents back and forth by hand. One hundred years later, the family-owned company uses an international network of...

  • Laureate Education's founder and CEO to step down at end of year

    Laureate Education's founder and CEO to step down at end of year

    Laureate Education Inc. founder Douglas Becker is stepping down as president and CEO of the Baltimore for-profit university system at the end of the year. Two of Laureate’s most-senior and longest-serving executives have been named his successors, effective Jan. 1. Eilif Serck-Hanssen, 51, the company’s...

  • Investors pump $4.8 million into Snag-A-Slip

    Investors pump $4.8 million into Snag-A-Slip

    Several venture capital organizations have invested $4.8 million in Snag-A-Slip, the Baltimore-based online boat slip rental firm announced Wednesday. Like the Airbnb of the sea, Snag-A-Slip connects traveling boaters with marinas with spare slips available for short-term rent. Founded in 2015,...

  • Five Minutes with Ed Hiller, CEO of Ride Entertainment

    Five Minutes with Ed Hiller, CEO of Ride Entertainment

    Ed Hiller’s business caters to kids and to kids at heart, many seeking the next big thrill. Hiller is CEO of Ride Entertainment, a Stevensville-based firm that sells, installs, and even owns and operates rides in amusement parks, zoos, water parks, city parks and other venues in the United States...

  • MedStar Health names new president of Harbor Hospital

    MedStar Health names new president of Harbor Hospital

    Dr. Stuart M. Levine became president and chief medical officer at MedStar Harbor Hospital on Thursday, according to a statement from MedStar Health. Levine will also serve as senior vice president of MedStar Health, a 10-hospital system in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He succeeds Dennis Pullin,...

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