BMW of Towson is poised to break ground for a new $4 million expansion that will include state-of-the-art Maserati and BMW showrooms in the luxury dealer's attempt to draw younger clientele. Staff equipped with iPads will be out on the floor, rather than in closed-off offices. When someone is ready to buy, "client advisers" will be on hand to sell the car.
Frank Anechiarico, a passionate car salesman and one-time owner of Baltimore County's Valley Chevrolet, died June 27 at Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge, an assisted living facility. He was 91 and had suffered a stroke.
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra recently announced doubly exciting news — the extension of music director Jose-Luis Novo's contract for another five years, as well as the orchestra's 2013-2014 lineup, with five classical concerts plus a holiday program and a family concert.
Bel Air resident Richard Bock has been named president of FranNet of Maryland, which assists individuals interested in exploring self-employment as a career option through franchised business ownership
Customers at dollar stores are scrimping, while luxury good retailers are reporting double-digit sales increases. It's one more sign of how the burden of a bad economy falls harder on those at the low end.