Private dining clubs change to lure young professionals

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By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer Monday, Aug. 1, 2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com At a time when entry-level employees can connect with top executives online, private business and dining clubs are fighting to remain a relevant option for business networking opportunities. From new membership discounts to facility renovations and menu upgrades, these clubs …

Watermen say mislabeling harms local crab business

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By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com Imported crab meat labeled as a Chesapeake Bay product will not fool  local seafood connoisseurs who have grown up eating Maryland crab cakes and picking blue crab meat. But the average shopper might see two containers reading “crab meat” and …

Study says students prefer in-class work over online

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Professors from seven Maryland universities over the past 18 months explored the effectiveness of online courseware from Coursera and Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative. By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer Monday, July 28, 2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com For the past 20 years, Johnny Turtle has taught an ancient literature introductory course at various …

After 160 years, USS Constellation showing her age

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The Constellation, an 1854 sloop-of-war, will undergo a $2.25 million renovation in late October to restore its hull and rigging. By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer Thursday, July 24, 2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com A Baltimore icon will be missing from its berth at the Inner Harbor this fall as the USS Constellation heads …

Boutique law firms becoming trendy in Maryland

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Maryland lawyers said they’re seeing more and more people leave big general firms to establish themselves as experts in areas from intellectual property to white-collar defense or labor employment. By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer Friday, July 11, 2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com Seven years ago, Nancy Sachitano ran into a friend from law …

New day coming to Lexington Market?

The 230-year-old, city-owned Lexington Market is preparing for a massive renovation that could cost about $25 million. By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer Thursday, July 10, 2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com In the 45 years she has worked at Faidley’s Seafood, Damye Hahn witnessed the slow transformation of Lexington Market’s role in downtown Baltimore. …

Airmall says BWI workers’ pay outstrips nearby jobs

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...But concessions workers said they worried Airmall’s business model — which required operators to keep prices the same as prices of street locations — pressured tenants to cut corners at the expense of their staff. Employees, unions have criticized concessions firm By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer Wednesday, June 2, 2014 Originally posted on …

Cardin ties climate change to economic, public health issues

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“Public opinion supports what we’ve been doing in Maryland. But the political environment is unclear as to whether we can in fact carry forward with these commitments.” By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer Friday, June 20, 2014 Originally posted on thedailyrecord.com For U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, addressing climate change is an urgent concern, but it’s …

Maryland tourism industry officials expect continued growth

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Baltimore, the state’s top tourist destination, has seen business travel and tourism pick up in recent years. By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer June 25, 2014 Originally posted on thedailyrecord.com From the mountains in western counties to the plains along the Eastern Shore, Maryland has been experiencing a growth in tourism revenue that is …