Two Join BBYO Team

Joanna Fink has joined BBYO’s Northern Region East as its program associate, NoVa council, and Danielle Hercenberg has joined as program director, Baltimore council. Fink has been a part of BBYO NoVa Council for more than 10 years. As a teen, she was active in both chapter and council leadership. Hercenberg graduated with a degree… Read More

Jewish Community Services Honors Employers

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Jewish Community Services presented its 2013 Employer Partnership Award to Murthy Law Firm and Miller’s Minuteman Press at its annual meeting on June 17. The award is given annually to businesses that serve as outstanding examples of partnership with JCS Career Services, which involves listing multiple positions, interviewing candidates and hiring qualified clients who are… Read More

When A Death Sentence Brought Life To A Business

No one wants to hear, “You have nine months to live.” But those were the words that Michael, a 52-year-old tech wizard who had built a dynamic, multimillion-dollar business, heard from his doctor. Immediately concerned with how to tell his family that he was now battling terminal prostate cancer, he also began to worry about… Read More

Drill And Fill? Uh-uh

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There are many words that one can use to describe Dr. Julie Blumenfeld, such as artist or educator. This past July, she added pediatric dentist to the list, when she took on her first full-time professional role as a member of the team of Stevenson Smiles. Affectionately known as Dr. Julie, Dr. Blumenfeld is focusing… Read More

Meor Maryland Celebrates

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More than 300 people gathered at 4607 Knox Road in College Park to celebrate the grand opening of Meor Maryland’s new home on Monday, Sept. 2. Formally known as the Maryland Jewish Experience, Meor Maryland is part of Meor National, an emerging educational movement that has spread to more than 20 campuses nationwide. Complete with… Read More

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