Series Finale

In this final installation of my column, I reflect on the topics that have been of interest to me over the past year. I also look at the current state of employment (including in Jewish Baltimore) as well as ahead to employment’s future. I have preached the importance of having an elevator speech to concisely… Read More

American Studies Association Passes Academic Boycott of Israel

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Members of the American Studies Association (ASA) voted in favor of an academic boycott of Israel almost two weeks after its national council unanimously endorsed a boycott resolution. The results of the voting, which closed on Sunday, Dec. 15, were announced Monday; two-thirds of the members voted in favor. The ASA, the nation’s oldest and… Read More

Kidney Foundation Gift Challenge

A generous supporter has approached the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) with a matching gift challenge. If NKF-MD raises $200,000 by Dec. 31, the supporter — a private foundation with ties to a local kidney transplant recipient —will match that figure dollar for dollar, providing $400,000 in vital funds for the Maryland, Delaware and… Read More

Media Works Expands

Media Works, a Baltimore-based marketing and communications agency, is proud to announce the addition of four new clients: Chase Brexton Health Care, the Healthways’ SilverSneakers program, the University of New Hampshire and the College of Saint Rose. These four new clients came on board shortly after Media Works, Ltd., won the Maryland Lottery business earlier… Read More

Biova Gets Kosher Certified

Biova LLC, the global leader for water-soluble egg membrane ingredients, announced that it has received both kosher certification and halal certification for its entire line of branded ingredients, as well as for its production facilities. IFANCA certifies halal food products in more than 50 countries around the globe.

MVLS’s Malinowski Honored

Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service (MVLS) is pleased to announce that Carolyn Malinowski, managing attorney of MVLS’s Adult Protective Services and Guardianship Review Board Project, has been selected to receive the Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award from the Maryland Legal Services Corporation. The Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding public interest attorneys who… Read More

UMD Medical Merges With Upper Chesapeake

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and the board of directors of Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) have announced that the merger of UCH into UMMS has been completed. The two health-care organizations began working together four years ago under a strategic affiliation agreement.

Long & Foster Announces Top Employees

Long & Foster’s Pikesville Office announced Pam Wilks as Top Lister and Harriet Charkatz as Top Producer for November.

WPM Named To Top 5 Workplaces

For the second consecutive year, WPM Real Estate Management has been named one of the Top 5 Workplaces in the Baltimore area. WPM employs nearly 500 workers and manages more than 17,000 residential properties while also working with commercial, retail and industrial clients.

Spokes Expands, Hires

The Spokes Agency, a digital marketing advertisement firm based in Mount Washington, has announced the acquisition of Suburban Digital LLC and Mobile Scoops and the appointment of digital marketing expert Jason Cohen as vice president of digital services. Formerly president of Rockit Digital, a company he founded to focus on digital marketing in the mid-Atlantic,… Read More