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A $1.5 million grant from the Truist Foundation will enable Urban Strategies and its CEO Esther Shin to develop a small business loan fund that seeks to support minority-owned businesses in three cities, including Baltimore.
Aug 1, 2023

$1.5M grant aims to support women- and minority-owned businesses in Baltimore

Truist Foundation announced a $1.5 million grant that will allow Urban Strategies to launch a loan fund to support women- and minority-owned businesses in Baltimore. 

Jul 25, 2023

Survey: Business leaders hold mixed outlook on recession likelihood as pessimism wanes

Business leaders remain mixed in their view on the state of the economy and the chance of recession, a JPMorgan survey found.

Jul 17, 2023

Montgomery County to vote on anti-rent gouging bill after months of deliberations

Montgomery County Council will vote on a new rent stabilization bill Tuesday, seeking to end months of negotiations and deliberations as the county grapples with soaring rent prices.

Jul 7, 2023

Hood, Frederick County renew tuition discount program

Frederick County and Hood College announced a renewed commitment to its NeighborHOOD Partners Program, which provides tuition discounts and educational opportunities for Frederick County government employees and their spouses or dependents.

Jul 6, 2023

Meta’s new Twitter rival app Threads gets tens of millions of sign-ups in its first day

Tens of millions of people have quickly signed up to Meta’s new app, Threads, as it aims to compete with Twitter — a sign that users are looking for an alternative to the social media platform that has undergone a series of unpopular changes since Elon Musk bought it. Meta Platforms’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg said […]

Jul 6, 2023

Goucher College extends President Kent Devereaux’s contract through 2027 

Goucher College Thursday announced President Kent Devereaux’s contract has been extended through June 2027 after a unanimous vote by the school’s board of trustees. Devereaux joined Goucher in July 2019. During the first four years of his tenure, Devereaux has simultaneously focused on strengthening and stewarding the college into the future while navigating the institution through […[...]

Jul 6, 2023

Md. Public Service Commission installs new leadership

Energy industry veteran Frederick H. Hoover was sworn as chair of the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) July 5, taking the reins of the state’s utility regulator for a five-year term. Hoover was appointed to the post by Gov. Wes Moore and was confirmed by the Maryland Senate in April 2023. He most recently served as […]

Jul 3, 2023

The wait for US passports is creating travel purgatory and snarling summer plans

WASHINGTON — Seeking a valid U.S. passport for that 2023 trip? Buckle up, wishful traveler, for a very different journey before you step anywhere near an airport. A much-feared backup of U.S passport applications has smashed into a wall of government bureaucracy as worldwide travel rebounds toward record pre-pandemic levels — with too few humans […]

Jun 26, 2023

Montgomery County Council to create anti-hate crime task force

The Montgomery County Council is set to introduce and create a new anti-hate crime task force to prioritize policies that promote safety and combat hate crimes against targeted communities.

May 19, 2023

Md. gains 8K jobs in April as unemployment drops again

Maryland gained 8,000 jobs in April as the state’s unemployment rate dropped, according to preliminary data released Friday.

May 18, 2023

Univest to open 1st financial center in Md. 

Univest will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday to officially opening the Greenspring Valley Financial Center in Lutherville, its first office in Maryland.

May 18, 2023

Harford County development adding $70M senior housing project

A $70 million independent living and assisted living project featuring 160 apartments is coming to James Run in Harford County.

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