| Oct 13, 2013
"Robotic parking" might conjure up images of a far-off future. Wes Guckert is trying to make it a lot more common now.
Also known as automated parking garages, such facilities are the vehicle version of a high-tech warehouse: Hydraulic lifters "park" the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:22 PM
The creation of a food hub in Howard County that will connect local growers with distributors was among a trio of farm-to-table initiatives announced by County Executive Ken Ulman Monday.
Also included in the initiatives is the development of a 24-...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:27 PM
With momentum building for higher hourly pay in Maryland, Rep. John Delaney, a co-sponsor of a federal minimum wage bill and a former CEO, urged Baltimore-area business leaders Thursday to have a voice in a measure he said is long overdue.
| Oct 27, 2013
Brown Advisory in Fells Point turned 20 this year. The firm now manages about $42 billion in assets and recently expanded its business in the United Kingdom.
CEO Michael Hankin reflected on the firm's founding and its growth, as well as his efforts to...
| Dec 8, 2013
Few companies watch their bottom line with more anxiety than startup firms, but the ones who want to move into a new business accelerator in Columbia will need to think beyond revenue and expenses.
Howard County's Conscious Venture Lab is on the hunt...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Shares in Osiris Therapeutics Inc. fell 7.6 percent Tuesday after the company announced that C. Randal Mills will step down as its president and CEO for personal reasons.
Mills will remain as a strategic advisor to the Columbia-based firm that...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Gregory J. Smith, a sports consultant and former chief operating officer of the Maryland Stadium Authority, died of cancer Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Lake-Walker resident was 48.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Dennis...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:00 AM
As parents of picky eaters know, there's no getting around deeply ingrained eating habits.
So the parents of a 5-year-old Atlanta girl were dismayed to find her favorite spice — McCormick's Mediterranean Herb — suddenly missing from store...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Men's Wearhouse suddenly likes the way Jos. A. Bank Clothiers looks.
Under pressure from its shareholders after rejecting a takeover by Jos. A. Bank, Men's Wearhouse turned the tables Tuesday, proposing to buy its smaller rival for $1.2 billion.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Government shutdown. Hyper-partisanship. Ideological warfare. Gridlock in Congress.
While those are four things that too many associate with Washington, the reality is that along the banks of the Potomac, sensible minds from across the political and...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:27 AM
James H. Chambers founded the H. Chambers Co. in 1889 as a painting and wallpaper firm working in Baltimore's religious institutions and the homes of the city's upper crust.
Over the next century, the business grew into one of the country's elite...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:10 PM
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said Wednesday that it would offer more than 55,500 customers the chance to extend their healthcare plans for another year, even though the policies don't comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.