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Federal business assistance extends beyond riot damage

Funds from the federal government flowing into Baltimore are aimed at helping more than  just the roughly 380 Baltimore businesses damaged in April’s riots recover. On Friday, during a news conference at City Hall, Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the U.S. Small ...

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Businesses face insurance questions after riot

It was a bright sunny spring day on Wednesday, but you really couldn't tell inside Golden Apple Watch and Jewelry on the East Fayette Street because its windows and doors were boarded up. The glass had been knocked out two days before when rioters swept through portions of downtown. The looters helped themselves to diamond watches, silver jewelry and "grillz," jewelry that is worn over the teeth. Saleh Mandour, the store's owner, and his son Marwan Mandour estimated the looters made off without about $50,000 in merchandise. The windows remain boarded over because police who responded said they didn't have time to take a report because of the unrest and the landlord's insurance won't replace the windows without one. As far as the stolen merchandise, the store will likely have to eat the loss because it wasn't insured. "We don't know what to do," Mandour said.

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Howard County agency wins SBA award

The Howard County Economic Development Authority is one of 50 winners of the first Growth Accelerator Fund competition sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced.  The HCEDA’s Accelerator for the Commercialization of Technology was ...

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SBA’s Sandy assistance deadline near

Small businesses, agricultural and aquacultural entities and private nonprofit organizations in four counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore have until Sept. 16 to apply for low-interest disaster assistance loans as part of the recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Small Business Administration said.

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