Gloria Harris, Mentor and Matriarch

Gloria S. Harris (provided)

Gloria Harris, a founder of the Edward A. Myerberg Center who spent much of her life  involved in Baltimore’s Jewish communal organizations, passed away on Feb. 22. She was 91. Her family and friends remember her as a decisive leader and true matriarch. “She was a ball of fire, and she burned to be of… Read More

Delegate’s Bill Holds Life Insurers Accountable

Del. Sandy Rosenberg’s bill is based on similar legislation adopted in Colorado. Photo by Melissa Ger

A two-year quest by Maryland state Del. Sandy Rosenberg (D-District 41) to pass a law that would crack down on life insurance companies that attempt to limit coverage based on an individual’s travel destinations is making progress in the General Assembly. House Bill 803 would prevent insurers from charging different rates or refusing coverage to… Read More

Alex Cooper Unveils Renovated Showroom

Alex Cooper Auctioneers has unveiled its renovated showroom at its facility on York Road in Towson. The $3 million update to the space marks another milestone in the company’s 90-year history. Since its founding in 1924, Alex Cooper Auctioneers has concentrated its talents on the auction, real estate, appraisal and Oriental rug business. As its… Read More

MICA Awarded $600K Grant

The Maryland Institute College of Art has been awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation to launch the development of Up/Start MICA, a collegewide entrepreneurship initiative that will capitalize on the unique talents of the college’s students and recent graduates. “We are greatly impressed with president Samuel Hoi’s… Read More

Yelp Awards SBLC $5,000

The South Baltimore Learning Center has received a $5,000 grant from the Yelp Foundation, having been nominated and voted in by community members in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest. Of the many nonprofits considered for recognition, only three in the Baltimore area were nominated to participate, which awarded $10,000 total to local nonprofits…. Read More

Runge Joins RS&F

Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC, a business consulting and accounting firm, has announced it has hired Andrew J. Runge as its director of forensic, litigation and valuation services. With more than 25 years of experience in forensic accounting/investigation, economic damages, insurance and litigation support services, as well as business valuations, Runge joins RS&F from Circle… Read More

MTR Appoints Director

Maryland Therapeutic Riding, Inc. has announced the appointment of Cathy Rosenbaum as executive director of the Crownsville facility. Most recently, Rosenbaum was an integral part of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy team, managing the $7 million restoration of the Washington Monument in Baltimore. Rosenbaum’s personal horse was in a therapeutic riding program for several years,… Read More

Gordon Feinblatt’s Rahl Honored

The law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC has announced that Christopher R. Rahl has been named a recipient of the 2016 Client Choice Award. Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The… Read More

Sless Named Home Point Branch Manager

Home Point Financial Corporation has announced that Steven J. Sless has joined as branch manager of its Towson branch to focus on the continued expansion of its reverse mortgage channel. Sless will manage the day-to-day operations, hold local events and connect with potential borrowers by expanding on his innovative seminar series. Previous to his new… Read More

GBCA Announces New Board Members

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance board of directors have announced the election of seven new members, as well as the appointment of Julia Marciari-Alexander, executive director of the Walters Art Museum, as president, and the appointment of Sheri Parks, associate dean for research, interdisciplinary scholarship and programming at the University of Maryland, as vice president…. Read More