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Author Archives: Julia Arbutus

First National Bank-Howard Bank merger to bring new resources to Baltimore region

On Jan. 22, Pittsburgh-based FNB Corp. completed its merger with Howard Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Howard Bank, a move that will make First National Bank the sixth-largest bank in the Baltimore metropolitan region by deposit share. The customer ...

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Ombudsman program a resource, advocate for nursing home residents

If Maryland residents calls her phone number and needs help, Stevanne Ellis makes sure they get it. Ellis has been a long-term care ombudsman at the local and then the state level for a combined 14 years, advocating on behalf ...

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MLSC executive director Q&A: ‘How do we make sure that we are leveling the playing field?’

Deb Seltzer hopes to guide Maryland Legal Services Corporation through the remainder of the pandemic and to focus on whether the legal aid industry is effectively addressing the most pressing needs of clients.

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‘Shared values’: Bringing employees from different generations together

When you’re at work, are you goal-oriented and laser-focused on metrics to achieve those goals? Or do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and penchant to figure things out? The answer may be a result of your generation, said MaryBeth Hyland, ...

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Joint ventures help small businesses ‘leverage the power of large businesses’

When bids for Baltimore’s 21st Century School Buildings Program were announced, architecture firms Waldon Studio and Hughes Group were faced with a predicament – they each wanted to win a project with the program, which is meant to address Baltimore’s ...

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CDFIs help minority business owners

When small businesses want to grow their operation or even just get off the ground, they often initially turn to banks to provide them with the capital they need. Traditional lending institutions can end up turning them away, however, if ...

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