Baltimore Beat Closes in a Blink

If you blinked, you probably missed The Baltimore Beat. The Brown Naff Pitts Ominmedia started the Baltimore Beat last November after the Baltimore City Paper closed. The Baltimore Beat closed because of its lack of advertising. The Beat’s managing editor and news editor, Brandon Soderberg, said “Don’t let this deter anyone else from trying. I […]

Icelandair Returning to BWI

Those in the Baltimore area can get ready for some added fun as Icelandair is coming back to the area. They are adding four weekly roundtrip flights to Reykjavik, Iceland starting May 28. They used to fly through BWI, but stopped doing so in late 2007. Now, they are returning. Those in the area were […]

Salontra Select Suites

Wilson Nolley Jr. wants to help the beauty industry to prosper. He has now founded Salontra Select Suites, a 35,000 square foot space that has 135 suites for salon professionals. It’s being called a “co-working space for stylists.” He offers beauty professionals to lease salon suites within a larger community of other professionals. Housed here […]

Snag-A-Slip Gets More Funding

The Baltimore startup Snag-A-Slip has raised $4.8 million to develop new product features and to step up its marketing and sales. They are an online boat slip reservation company and many companies participated in the contribution including Claritas Capital, TCP Venture Capital, Abell Foundation and others. Snag-A-Slip is a two year old company that works […]

More Sneakers Coming Your Way

If you’re wondering what happened to your favorite DTLR (Downtown Locker Room) Store, wonder no more. The Hanover-based company has merged with Sneaker Villa Inc. to create an urban retailer with 230 locations. The transaction was completed by private equity firms Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. and Goode Partners LLC, both of New York. DTLR already […]

Executives on the Move

In new Baltimore business news, Rhonda Pringle is taking over as the publisher and market president of the Baltimore Business Journal. She is from Florida and is joining BBJ from the sister paper, the Phoenix Business Journal where she had the position of advertising director since 2015.

New CEO at eOriginal Inc.

For those of you keeping tabs on the software world in Baltimore, you’ll be interested to know that the Baltimore company eOriginal Inc. has hired Brian Madocks as its new CEO. He was previously the chief executive of a number of other companies including Revitas Inc., Vitalyst Inc. and SunGard Higher Education. Madocks is replacing […]

Soon You’ll Get Your Under Armour Shoes at DSW

Here is something that Under Armour lovers will enjoy. Under Armour Inc. has just entered into a partnership with DSW Inc. Jason LaRose, the president of North America for Under Armour has said that they will bring their shoes to the DSW stores starting in July. The Baltimore-based shoe giant has also entered into a […]

A New “Made in Baltimore” Certification

Soon, the Baltimore City’s Department of Planning will be certifying “Made in Baltimore” businesses. It will be for companies that make products in the city and local stores that sell these. Those that are certified will be allowed to display their “Made in Baltimore” seal on their products and their websites and on their store […]