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 …

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 …

Green infrastructure projects receive $3.7 million in grants

View a PDF of the article. By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer June 19, 2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com. Three years ago, Baltimore resident Warren Street was walking to a local supermarket when he noticed a barren landscape: There were no trees in his neighborhood. The city had been cutting down trees but not replacing …

UM’s wood stove creators honored for innovation

By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer June 19, 2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com. It was 91 degrees in College Park earlier this week, but it felt even hotter in Taylor Myers’ lab. Myers, a University of Maryland fire science doctoral candidate, and alumnus Ryan Fisher are developing a prototype of a wood burning stove. They’ve …

Zipcar, expanding Baltimore operations, opens Harbor East location

By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer June 16, 2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com About 200 Zipcars are helping to reduce carbon emissions in Baltimore and cut spending on parking. The car-sharing service on Monday celebrated the grand opening of its Baltimore office in Harbor East and announced the addition of five vehicles to the …

Educators work to shrink STEM job skills gap

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Maryland ranked first for its high STEM job concentration, academic research and development activity.   By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer June 13,  2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com. Maryland continues to lead the country in technology and entrepreneurship, ranking first for the third year in a row in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s annual …