Mid-Atlantic residents had the most credit card complaints per capita, with Maryland ranked overall in the U.S. as the state with the third highest number of complaints, according to a study released Wednesday.
The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile" individuals, a two-month investigation by The Baltimore Sun has found.
Shopping holidays have their place, but the business textbook basics – quality product, effective promotion, prominent placement and reasonable price – will always carry the day when it comes to attracting and keeping customers, long after the hype has faded.
Scores of independent merchants in the Baltimore area did their part Saturday to get the "Shop Small" message out for the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. American Express launched the initiative four years ago to help small shops compete with national chains and online sellers during the traditional kickoff weekend to the holiday retail season.
Harford County holiday shoppers may have flooded local retailers Thanksgiving evening and Friday morning for traditional Black Friday sales, but there will be plenty of great pre-Christmas deals to choose from in the shops along the main downtown streets of Bel Air, Aberdeen and Havre de Grace during Small Business Saturday.
Ramos – who is of Puerto Rican descent – was recently named as the winner of the conference's American Dream Award, which recognizes an entrepreneur who has achieved business success while overcoming obstacles.
Authorities believe Ida Mae Snipe worked with several others, and for years targeted woman in public restrooms along the Interstate 95 corridor in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, according to an application for a search warrant of the car used in the scheme.
The National Aquarium was to open in three weeks. The mayor was in the seal pool to pay off a bet. Debbie Walker, then 23, was his hired "mermaid," and images from the bizarre spectacle gave her a brief and unexpected moment of international fame she says she'll always remember.
Gift cards continue to top lists of most popular purchases this season, spurring billions in sales for merchants. And the category is growing fast, moving toward a day when some believe the plastic cards could be replaced by electronic ones
Small Business Saturday is just the event, say area small businesses, retailers and boutique clothing stores to bring in customers the day after Black Friday. Among them are Corradetti glass-blowing studio in the Woodberry area, which will hold a Christmas ornament making workshop for families.
"A Girl Named Destiny," premiering at the Venus Theatre Play Shack on C Street in the Laurel Arts District, is a story about love—more specifically about falling in love at first sight. In the two-character play, enacted by Ann Fraistat and Grand Cloyd, Rand Higbee's script does more than summon the warm fuzzies and lots of chuckles: Higbee challenges the audience to stretch their imaginations.
In a celebration of staying power, Mayor Craig Moe and City Council members honored a select circle of Laurel businesses who have operated in Laurel for more than 20 years, including some that have been in Laurel for 75 years, and longer.