When Critics Speak

A while ago, the most powerful man on Broadway was not a performer or producer. Frank Rich was a critic for The New York Times who could single-handedly launch a show to great success, but he earned the nickname “The Butcher of Broadway” because a bad review from him could close a show instantly and… Read More

UMUC Introduces Scholarship

University of Maryland University College has introduced a new scholarship program for graduates of Maryland’s 16 public community colleges that will reduce the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree in any of UMUC’s undergraduate programs to about $20,000. The scholarship covers all programs, including the in-demand cybersecurity, health-care and public-safety programs.

Tel Aviv Startup Wins Developer Contest

Moments.me, a Tel Aviv-based startup, won the Walgreens API developer contest. Moments.me’s newly launched app is an intuitive iPad photo book maker. Completed books can be printed and picked up the same day at Walgreens or Duane Reade.

Bring Out The Inner You

Is it true that only 7 percent of success is what you say? When you speak, only 7 percent of what you’re conveying comes from your words. The rest comes from nonverbal communication, which can make the difference between closing or losing a prospect, encouraging or exasperating an employee or even soothing or upsetting a… Read More

Series Finale

In this final installation of my column, I reflect on the topics that have been of interest to me over the past year. I also look at the current state of employment (including in Jewish Baltimore) as well as ahead to employment’s future. I have preached the importance of having an elevator speech to concisely… Read More

Kidney Foundation Gift Challenge

A generous supporter has approached the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) with a matching gift challenge. If NKF-MD raises $200,000 by Dec. 31, the supporter — a private foundation with ties to a local kidney transplant recipient —will match that figure dollar for dollar, providing $400,000 in vital funds for the Maryland, Delaware and… Read More

Media Works Expands

Media Works, a Baltimore-based marketing and communications agency, is proud to announce the addition of four new clients: Chase Brexton Health Care, the Healthways’ SilverSneakers program, the University of New Hampshire and the College of Saint Rose. These four new clients came on board shortly after Media Works, Ltd., won the Maryland Lottery business earlier… Read More

Biova Gets Kosher Certified

Biova LLC, the global leader for water-soluble egg membrane ingredients, announced that it has received both kosher certification and halal certification for its entire line of branded ingredients, as well as for its production facilities. IFANCA certifies halal food products in more than 50 countries around the globe.

MVLS’s Malinowski Honored

Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service (MVLS) is pleased to announce that Carolyn Malinowski, managing attorney of MVLS’s Adult Protective Services and Guardianship Review Board Project, has been selected to receive the Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award from the Maryland Legal Services Corporation. The Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding public interest attorneys who… Read More

UMD Medical Merges With Upper Chesapeake

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and the board of directors of Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) have announced that the merger of UCH into UMMS has been completed. The two health-care organizations began working together four years ago under a strategic affiliation agreement.