From The Ground Up

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Maurice and Ted Offit and Howard Kurman’s biggest concern 50 years ago was finding the perfect place to play ball or ride their bikes. The furthest thing from this Pikesville trio’s mind was building a successful business together. Today, that is a completely different story. Maurice and Ted Offit, who are brothers, along with Kurman,… Read More

Business Briefs

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New Artistic Director at Strand The Strand Theater Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Elissa Goetschius. Goetschius has been working in the Baltimore-Washington area for the last eight years as a director and dramaturg. Recent credits include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Glass Mind Theatre and “A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth… Read More

Changing Tracks

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A recent study found that millennials in this country, between the ages of 18 and 30, switch jobs on average every two years. By comparison, members of Generation X typically spend about five years with each employer, and baby boomers spend about seven, according to the study. There are ostensibly many variables to be considered,… Read More

When Making a Sale Might Not Be Logical

Which triggers more sales, emotion or logic? Conventional marketing wisdom would lead us to believe that more customers make purchases based on emotion. But according to a study of 311,000 people, conventional marketing wisdom is wrong. This study, illustrated in Doug Hall’s “Meaningful Marketing,” shows that 44 percent of people are actually left-brained and follow… Read More

‘Slow and Steady Wins the Race’

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David Nevins admits the public-relations industry has evolved dramatically over the past 30 years. With the advent of social media, high-speed Internet and the 24-hour news cycle, a public-relations firm has many more bases to cover to get its clients sufficient exposure. Nevins, 58, sat down recently with the JT to discuss his firm, Nevins… Read More

Do You Know What Your Customers Are Saying About You?

Should you care what others are saying about you? And, if you know, what do you do about it? These are all questions that you must know the answers to if you want to make sure you are successful in today’s world. Your reputation follows you everywhere, especially online. Recently, a friend of mine shared… Read More

Is Your Business Worth a $100,000 Investment?

Even if you’re not seeking funding and have no plans to sell, you still want your business to be investment-worthy. Here’s why: An investment-worthy business is an asset. It produces a better product, gives you more freedom and generates more buzz among your followers. If you can’t convince someone that it’s worth it to invest… Read More

Understanding the Language of Investing

Recently in the community, I hosted a financial awareness breakfast for community youth ranging in age from 18 to 30. The program was held at the newly renovated Knish Shop party room and was an eye opener for those in attendance. The seminar covered such topics as saving for retirement, and the time value of… Read More

First and Lasting Impressions

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One of the adages that has become a mantra of mine is that “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” Portraying oneself in a professional, reasonable and polite way is really a minimum for creating an effective professional persona.  During the summer months, many students are seeking out internships or requesting… Read More

Har Sinai VP Graduates From ACHARAI

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Joseph DeMattos, president and CEO of the Health Facilities Administration of Maryland (HFAM) and first vice president of Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills, graduated from the ACHARAI Fellows Program at the Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Institute in May. ACHARAI’s mission is to enable community leaders to be more informed, thoughtful and effective in the… Read More