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Thanks to a cousin’s generosity, Harry Burstyn is feeling better than ever
BY Marc Shapiro
February 12, 2014

Five years ago, Harry Burstyn suffered from kidney failure. Although he beat it and got his kidney functioning again, he wound up on dialysis a year-and-a-half later. He needed a donor kidney. “They said the wait’s five to eight years, or come back, bring us a donor, and we can do your surgery tomorrow,” said CONTINUE »

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For some West Bank CEOs, boycott threat not an issue
BY Ben Sales, JTA
February 12, 2014

TEL AVIV — Of the 200,000 wine bottles Yakov Burg produced last year, 16,000 went to Europe. The possibility of a boycott and repeated rumblings that Europe is planning to label goods produced in the settlements could decrease that number, but Burg isn’t worried. The CEO of Psagot Winery, which is located in a settlement CONTINUE »

February 12, 2014

KatzAbosch, one of the mid-Atlantic region’s leading certified public accounting and consulting firms, announced that Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore Metro Chapter (ABC Baltimore) honored Anita Sheckells, CPA, CCIFP, CCA, a director with KatzAbosch, as Woman of the Year at the annual ABC Baltimore Winter Gala. A longtime ABC Baltimore member and volunteer leader, Sheckells CONTINUE »

February 12, 2014

The law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC announced that 22 of its attorneys have been named 2014 Maryland Super Lawyers and nine of its attorneys have been named 2014 Maryland’s Rising Stars in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained CONTINUE »

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Whiting-Turner CEO, dedicated philanthropist
BY Melissa Gerr
February 12, 2014

Willard Hackerman, president and chief executive officer of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, died Feb.10 of natural causes at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 95. Born Oct. 6, 1918, Hackerman grew up in Baltimore’s Forest Park neighborhood. At the age of 16 his parents moved to Hanover, Pa., but he stayed behind in order to CONTINUE »