Goldseker Awards BCF $1.5M

The board of directors of the Goldseker Foundation has announced the largest grant in the foundation’s 39-year history: $1.5 million to the Baltimore Community Foundation and its affiliated entities, Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. and the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance. The Goldseker Foundation’s grant support of BCF began in 1979 and has exceeded $4 million over the… Read More

Forever Strong Comes to Columbia

Dr. Josh Bross, owner of Elite Chiropractic & Sport, has announced that the personal training system, Forever Strong, is now available at Elite Chiropractic & Sport in Columbia. Forever Strong, part of Kelly Scott’s Forever Strong fitness system, is a powerful strength-building, fat-burning and muscle-toning program proven to increase energy and endurance. Until now, it… Read More

LifeBridge’s Meltzer Honored

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The Gold Heart Award, the American Heart Association’s highest national recognition for volunteerism, was presented to Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health for his two decades of exceptional leadership and advocacy at the annual Gold Heart Banquet in Dallas. Only two people in the country were selected to receive this 2104 distinction. Meltzer… Read More

Hopkins Nursing Receives Grant

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is one of only 14 nursing schools nationwide to be among the first to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program to increase the number of nurses holding doctorates. As an inaugural grantee of the Future of Nursing Scholars program, JHSON will select a nursing… Read More

The Associated Names Neumann, Baum

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The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has named Mark D. Neumann as its chair of the board. Neumann, who began his two-year term on July 1, will be involved with planning and budgeting, funding and leadership development. The Associated provides the fundraising and infrastructure for many agencies and programs serving the overall Baltimore Jewish… Read More

Thayer Promoted at KatzAbosch

The partners of KatzAbosch are proud to announce that Arlene Thayer, AAAMP, has been promoted to executive vice president. Thayer has been with the firm for 11 years and is its chief operating officer, working mostly with shareholders and department heads on running the firm as a strategic administrator. In her new role as executive… Read More

Back Talk

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Akiva Shmidman has been a practicing physical therapist since 2003, first in New York and now for the past nine years in Baltimore. The 36-year-old Pikesville resident, who specializes in sports medicine, has seen his share of patients with lower back pain. The BeActive brace, a product Shmidman invented to help these patients, will soon… Read More

And, the Price is Right

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Meat lovers rejoice, because there’s a new kosher game in town that rivals in both price and quality the wood-paneled, white-tableclothed varieties that have for years plied their trade in offering decidedly treif hunks of juicy steak. The brainchild of Accents Grill and Cocoaccinos owners Lara and Larry Franks, Serengeti aims to do for Baltimore… Read More

Local Businesses Hold Their Own

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When Foundry Row is up and running in 2016, an LA Fitness will be next door to Lynne Brick’s and only a few miles from Brick Bodies and Planet Fitness, all three owned or franchised by the same local company. But Lynne Brick, president and founder of the female-only Lynne Brick’s and coed Brick Bodies… Read More

Maller Receives Leadership Award

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Peter Maller, founder and president of Maller Wealth Advisors in Hunt Valley, has received the National Corporate Leadership Award from The Friends of Chabad at Johns Hopkins University, a student social service, humanitarian and support organization and a center for education and outreach activities serving the Jewish community. With more than 20 years of experience… Read More