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Small businesses are the true innovators

A diagram of how the Motobriiz system works.

Electric light bulb inventor Thomas Edison once said, “There’s a way to do it better – find it.” That’s exactly what Mike Steele, inventor of a wind-powered automatic chain oiler, and Brian Jordan, inventor of a prosthetic finger, did. Steele, ...

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Understanding the High-Tech Ecosystem

Matt Furstenburg, Chief Executive Officer of Grip Boost, helps test a new formula for their clean tacky football gel in the lab.

Understanding the far- and wide-ranging Maryland technology ‘household’ or ecosystem is essential to success, according to Glenna E. Cush, director of marketing with the state’s Small Business Development Center. “The ecosystem refers businesses to how different components of technology support ...

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Kimberly Wagner

Kimberly Wagner

Kimberly Wagner Executive in Residence Loyola University, Sellinger School of Business About 15 years ago, Kimberly Wagner’s best friend asked her to go to lunch. She agreed thinking they would be meeting at a restaurant. Instead, she told her to ...

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Kerry D. Staton

Kerry D. Staton

Kerry D. Staton Founding Partner Schochor, Federico and Staton When Kerry D. Staton was asked in the early 1980s to become a founding partner at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., his goal was and remains to establish an institution. “A ...

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Gary L. Simpler

Gary L. Simpler

Gary L. Simpler Managing Partner Shawe Rosenthal LLP As a member of the Shawe Rosenthal LLP team for more than 30 years, Gary L. Simpler enjoys the unique boutique labor and law firm atmosphere paired with local, regional and national ...

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Christopher Rahl

Christopher Rahl

Christopher Rahl Member, Chair – Financial Services Practice Gordon Feinblatt LLC As Chair of the Financial Services Practice at Gordon Feinblatt LLC, Christopher Rahl enjoys the variety the position offers him. He jokes it often resembles a cafeteria line. “There ...

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Deborah Potter

Deborah Potter

Deborah Potter Managing Partner Potter Burnett Law Growing up as a competitive three sport athlete — volleyball, basketball and softball, Deborah Potter was drawn to litigation because she always found trial work very akin to game situations. “It requires preparation, ...

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