Baltimore Trying to Draw Tourism Back

April’s riots were certainly not a welcome gesture for Baltimore’s tourism and it’s showing. Baltimore hotel business is down this summer. Downtown hotels posted an average occupancy rate of 73.3% in June, down from 82.5% during the same month a year ago. The occupancy rate in May dropped 17.1% to 64.7%. While the hotels have […]

New Head of KPMG LLP in Baltimore

KPMG LLP has named Christine Aspell to head its Baltimore office. A CPA by trade, she will replace Kevin Hall who is finishing his 39 year career with KPMG. Hall and Aspell will work together on the transition before he leaves. Aspell joined KPMG in 1990 become becoming a partner in 2004. She is a […]

New Program to Help Veterans

The Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs has started a new program to connect employers with job-seeing veterans. The program, called Operation Hire Maryland, is trying to build a “veteran-friendly business network” throughout the state. The program is being modeled after others in Virginia and North Carolina that are working. The first full day of training […]

WOW Airline is WOWing in Baltimore

WOW, a new airline, has been catching the attention of Baltimore travelers. They will serve BWI five days a week with a route from BWI-Reykjavik, Iceland starting on May 8 with tickets as low as $99. CEO Skúli Mogensen said, “Hopefully what we will see is even more frequency to BWI. It’s premature to be […]

Lung Disease Specialist Creates Amazing Device

Dr. Bartley P. Griffith, a 30 year old lung disease specialist and faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Medicine founded Breethe in 2014. The company is developing a portable artifician lung that can let patients continue their treatment away from the hospital. They just announced that they have finalized an agreement with […]

Lost Ark Distilling Co. Starting Up in Maryland

Brad Blackwell and Andy Debenham recently signed a lease for a 4500 square foot production space at 9385 Washington Blvd in Laurel. rather than brewing, they are distilling. As they explained,  “The beer scene right now is so crowded we’d have to spend so much money to get our product to compete for shelf space.” […]

8 First Rate Restaurants Rated by Zagat.com

If you’re a foodie and you live in Baltimore – fear not. Now, there are so many great restaurants popping up all the time, and many of them are really serving first rate cuisine. So much so, that eight of these restaurants in the Baltimore area just made the Zagat.com list. Rita Rapuano, who did […]

Pigtown Bar for Sale to the Right Owner

If you’ve always dreamed of owning a salon, the Cockeyed Cow Saloon in Pigtown is up for sale. The bar at 900 S. Carey Street is selling for $225,000. This price includes both the building and the business. The building is 4000 square feet and has 60 seats on the first floor between the main […]

Giorgio’s Restaurant on the Market

If you’re in the market for a new business venture, you might want to look at Giorgio’s Restaurant. Located at 6322 Reisterstown Road, it is now for sale for $145,000. The restaurant is among a number of fast food chains and carry-out restaurants. Giorgio’s offers Italian, Indian, Greek and American food for dine-in and take-out. […]

Richest ZIP Code in America?

It’s not Baltimore, but it’s close enough. Gibson Island in Anne Arundel County has been named as the richest ZIP code in the country. Movoto, the real estate website, has examined the per capital income of ZIP codes across the country using Census’ American Community Survey for 2009-2012. The have a median per capita income […]