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Aug 21, 2019

Airista Flow launches panic button for hospitality industry

A provider of location-based business solutions headquartered in Sparks is launching a panic button service for the hospitality industry. Airista LLC’s new Airista Flow Housekeeper Safety uses real-time location system technology in its service, which means it can detect the current location of devices in the system, the company announced. The service combines real-time data analysis wit[...]

Dec 1, 2017

Md. tool maker merges five hand tool brands

Apex Tool Group LLC, a maker of industrial hand and power tools based in Sparks, on Friday announced it would rebrand five hand tool brands under one name.

Sep 23, 2014

US Lacrosse headquarters design nears completion

The organization is relocating from Baltimore to Sparks.

Mar 5, 2014

Indemnity’s ex-CEO: Where’s my due process?

The state takeover of Indemnity Insurance Corp. RRG went to Delaware’s highest court Wednesday, where the founder and former CEO of the Sparks-based insurer appealed the case on due process grounds.

Jan 15, 2014

Insurer’s clients left in lurch

For the nightclubs, bars and hospitality businesses that relied for their insurance on Sparks-based Indemnity Insurance Corp. RRG, 2013 was a huge headache.

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Jan 14, 2014

A Sparks-based insurer’s rise and fall

A Maryland-based insurance company that once boasted of its coverage of “nightclubs and other risky businesses” is in the hands of a receiver, its founder banned from its offices and its finances under investigation.

Sep 26, 2013

McCormick 3Q profit flat, matches Street’s view

SPARKS — McCormick & Co.’s fiscal third-quarter net income held steady as revenue improved, thanks in part to an acquisition. But the spice and flavoring maker said Thursday that it now foresees full-year adjusted earnings coming in at the lower end of its projected range in part because of softer demand for industrial products by […]

Jun 6, 2013

McCormick names Lawrence Kurzius as CAO

Spice and flavoring maker McCormick & Co. said Thursday that it named Lawrence Kurzius as its global consumer president and chief administrative officer, effective July 1. Kurzius currently serves as president of the company’s international operations. He joined McCormick in 2003 when it acquired Zatarain’s, where he was president and chief executive, the company said. […]

Apr 9, 2013

Gut infection test gets FDA go-ahead

BD Diagnostics, of Sparks, a segment of Becton, Dickinson & Co., a global medical technology company, announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market the BD MAX Cdiff Assay in the United States.

Feb 25, 2013

Sparks-based SC&H has role in EMG deal

SC&H Capital, of Sparks, an investment banking and advisory firm to middle-market businesses, announced that it served as financial advisor to Hunt Valley-based EMG Corp., a provider of real estate intelligence services, in EMG's acquisition of NVT Technologies Inc.

Jan 24, 2013

McCormick posts record $4B profit

Sparks-based McCormick & Co. record annual sales of $4 billion in 2012, a 9 percent increase over the previous year helped by a strong performance in sales to emerging markets.

Sep 26, 2012

McCormick names Jacques Tapiero to its board

SPARKS — Spice and flavoring maker McCormick & Co. said Wednesday that it named Jacques Tapiero to its board. Tapiero’s appointment was effective Monday. He currently serves as a senior vice president and president of emerging markets for drug maker Eli Lilly and Co., according to Sparks, Md.-based McCormick. Tapiero has led Lilly’s emerging markets […]

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