Greenspring Station announced that Bare Skinlabs joined its mix of tenants in October, offering esthetic services that combine the latest in skin-care technology with custom-blended, organic products. Designed to be the area’s ultimate destination for beauty services and skin-care treatments, Bare Skinlabs will marry traditional services such as waxing, face care and body care with customized, organic products that will be used as part of the services, as well as available for purchase.
Port Discovery Children’s Museum has been awarded a $150,000 federal grant through the Museums for America program from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). With the grant, Port Discovery will design, fabricate, install and promote Here We Grow, a new exhibit that will explore agriculture through the themes of science and technology, history, local ecology, global economics and art. Port Discovery’s Here We Grow exhibit is one of 244 museum projects selected to receive an IMLS grant.
Here We Grow will help children and their caregivers develop an appreciation for the importance of agriculture in their everyday lives by understanding the con
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece joined University of Maryland, Baltimore campus President Jay A. Perman in breaking ground on a 428,970-square-foot, 10-story, $305.4 million research facility that will enable the School of Medicine to retain its position as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the world. This will be the largest building on the UMB campus.
The facility will provide both the laboratory space and new technology for the School of Medicine to continue to advance scientific discovery and breakthroughs in addressing the most critical disease categories.
B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group announced the opening of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Germantown on Aug. 28, following a $3 million renovation. It was formerly known as the Hampton Inn Germantown.
Sharon Sanders, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., was recently promoted to vice president of clinical integration at Carroll Hospital Center. Formerly the assistant vice president of clinical integration, Sanders will be responsible for monitoring how patients are managed in all aspects of their care within the hospital, following discharge and in the community.
Columbia Festival of the Arts announced its 2013-2014 board of directors. The new president of the board is Lawrence D. Coppel, attorney at Gordon Feinblatt LLC; vice president is Lee Sachs, arts advocate; treasurer is Larry Evans, director of purchasing and contracting services for LG-Tek; and secretary is Laura Wetherald, bureau chief of recreation and administrative services at the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.
On Oct. 3, the law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC and its 155 employees celebrated the 100th anniversary of the historic Garrett Building and the 60th anniversary of the firm by holding an anniversary party in the building’s stately two-story conference center.
Opened in 1913, the Garrett Building was praised as “one of the handsomest and most striking structures in the financial district” of Baltimore City. Originally the home of the banking firm and brokerage house of Robert Garrett & Sons, Gordon Feinblatt purchased the building in 1981 and restored it to its original grandeur. The 13-story building (at the corner of South and Redwood streets) has been the home and offices of the law firm since that time.
Robert J. Norton, president and general manager of Maryland Live! Casino, has announced key appointments to the senior executive management team, naming Ahmad H. Ahmad as vice president of hospitality and Stephen Heise as vice president of human resources.
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School has announce the appointment of Rabbi Mitchel Malkus as new head of school. Rabbi Malkus began his tenure Aug. 1. He comes to CESJDS with deep educational credentials and an impressive track record at the Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, an early childhood through eighth-grade school of more than 500, where he was head of school since 2001.
The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has been awarded a $2.1 million contract to develop, implement and study a program that better supports people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) following hospitalization — a period when patients are especially prone to re-hospitalization. The three-year project will be funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Common among longtime smokers, COPD is a progressive lung disease that affects one in seven U.S. adults, making it the country’s fourth-leading cause of death and a common cause of disability.