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Comptroller Peter Franchot slams Maryland’s economy, politics after $405 million write-down

Rick Seltzer Staff reporter- Baltimore Business Journal Maryland’s Board of Revenue Estimates slashed projected tax collections by hundreds of millions of dollars Wednesday, prompting Comptroller Peter Franchot to issue a statement blasting the state’s economic conditions and the political climate surrounding them. The Board of Revenue Estimates wrote down projected state revenue by more than […]

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Wal-Mart teams with Green Dot on checking account

The list of things you can get at Wal-Mart is about to get longer as the world’s biggest retailer plans to roll out everyday low prices on checking accounts. Wal-Marts across the country will stand in as bank branches for GoBank, the mobile banking platform backed by Green Dot Bank. Starting in October, consumers can […]

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Look Smashing in Your Professional Business Photo

September 24, 2014 When a writer submits a guest post for my blog, I ask for a good-quality head shot. Then I hold my breath. I never know what to expect. I’ve received photos that look like they were taken in a bar, on a street corner or in front of the fireplace in a […]

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Jackie Sturr is New BWCC Member Engagement Manager

Jackie Sturr, our new Membership Engagement Manager, comes to us, most recently, from the Baltimore Sun with 20 years of advertising and marketing experience behind her.  During her tenure in advertising, Jackie worked for the York Newspaper Company in York, PA, baltimoresun.com, the Baltimore Sun and Patuxent Publishing Company where she was the Community Relations […]

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WSSC Names Todd Allen Director of Human Resources

LAUREL, MD – September 23, 2014 – Todd Allen joins WSSC as the new Director of Human Resources. He will provide leadership and coordination in the planning, development and implementation of WSSC’s corporate HR strategy. His office will help WSSC attract, develop and retain the best workforce required to achieve the Commission’s mission. Allen brings […]

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BASE Business Initiative (BBI) Monthly September 25th – Free | No RSVP Required!

BBI MONTHLY MEETING Date: Thursday, September 25th Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM (Doors Open at 8:00AM) Location:  The Other Barn 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045-3728 Agenda: UNISYS  Unisys represented by Margery Jones, Sr. Program Manager, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Floret Ikome, Practice Director, Unisys Federal Systems. Ms. Jones will discuss the company’s focus and engagement with […]

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Embassy Night October 7th

As a relatively mild summer comes to end, developments with Embassy Night are just beginning to heat up Embassy Night has been around for more than two decades, but this year looks to be the best yet. We have extended the networking time, added new connections, two breakout sessions and a few more wrinkles that make […]

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F.N.B. Corporation Finalizes OBA Merger in Maryland

F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), parent company of First National Bank, today announced that on September 19, 2014, it completed its merger with OBA Financial Services, Inc., parent company of OBA Bank. As a result of the merger, First National Bank will operate a total of 31 banking offices in Maryland. Prior to completing the merger, […]

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Membership 101 October 9th

Get The Most Out Of Your Business You are invited to attend Membership 101! An interactive, fun program that offers: *Valuable networking tips *Friendly connections *Introduction to the benefits of membership and how to use them to grow your business. Important Findings:  Survey results showed that “CONSUMERS ARE 63% MORE LIKELY TO BUY FROM CHAMBER […]

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Business Networking Series: Go From Awkward to Awesome! October 2

Having trouble remembering names? You are not alone as 97% of people say learning names and teaching others theirs is very difficult. Join us on Oct. 2 to hear three easy tips for remembering names as well as tips to help people learn your name. This session is the first of a three-part series covering […]

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