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<b>Michele Whelley<br>President<br>Downtown Partnership</b><@SM><@SM><TAB>Michele L. Whelley recently was named president of the Downtown Partnership, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making downtown Baltimore a great place to invest, work, live and play.

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InfoVista Triples Size of Columbia HeadquartersColumbia-based InfoVista, a global provider of advanced software which monitors, analyzes and reports on information technology infrastructure, today announced that the expansion and relocation of its Worldwide & European headquarters in Les Ulis, France, and ...

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Week In Review

<b><u>Deeper Job Cuts Expected</u></b><@SM><@SM><TAB><b>First Union Corp.</b> announced this week that it may eliminate as many as 5,291 jobs because of corporate restructuring. The job cuts should not affect employees in Maryland, however.<br><@SM><@SM>[IMGCAP(1)]The Charlotte, N.C., bank operates the sixth largest bank in Maryland in terms of deposits.<br>

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August 19 Calendar

The Daily Record publishes Calendar, a daily listing of special events and ongoing programs in Baltimore and the surrounding communities. Anyone wishing to submit an item to be considered for the calendar should address it to The Daily Record Calendar, ...

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City Tour Firm Goes Under

Four years ago, Frances Zeller sold her jewelry, cashed in her 401(k) holdings, quit her $50,000-a-year job and started Harbor City Tours. It seemed a sure-fire winner, well worth all those risks

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Movers

<b><u>ADVERTISING/PR/MEDIA</u></b><@SM><@SM><TAB><b>Strategix Inc.</b> has appointed <i>Robert Rusnak</i> as assistant account executive. Rusnak was previously an administrative assistant with New Image Press in Pittsburgh, Pa. He holds a bachelor of arts in communications from Purdue University.<@SM><@SM><b>WBAL-TV</b> announced that <i>Bill Fine</i> has returned to the station as president and general manager. Fine previously was with WBAL as a general sales manager before leaving to serve as vice president and general sales manager for WCVB in Boston. Fine is a 23-year veteran of the television business.

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REAL ESTATE

<b><u>MIE Acquires Airport Parcel</u></b> <@SM><@SM><i>Flex Giant Will Develop Tech Park, Its Sixth Project Near BWI</i><@SM><@SM><TAB><b>MIE Properties Inc.</b>, a Catonsville-based flex giant, has acquired a 100-acre parcel of land near the <b>Baltimore-Washington International Airport</b> on which it will build 12 buildings and 612,000 square feet of research and development space.

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Johnson

Outgoing president Carl Johnson is just about to embark on a cross-country trip, following Route 50 to San Diego, where he

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RETAIL

<b><u>Competitive Prices and Info to Boot</u></b> <@SM><@SM><i>By Offering More Than Online Shopping, CycleShark.com Attracts More VC Funds</i><@SM><@SM>[IMGCAP(1)]<i>CycleShark.com</i>, a Baltimore-based online retailer of motorcycle parts and accessories has received a second investment from <b>Sandler Capital</b>, a New York-based venture capital firm.

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