Subscription Boxes are Booming in Baltimore

Happiest Little Baker, a new Baltimore-based subscription box, is having some success with the younger crowd. The idea is that a package of surprise dessert recipes arrives at their doorstep. It includes pre-measured ingredients needed to bake one item. Founders Lindsey and Mike Maurath have designed the boxes to bring families together for quality time […]

YogaWorks Buys Charm City Yoga

Charm City Yoga has just been bought by California-based YogaWorks. Charm City is owned by Kim Manfredi and Chris Blades. They opened their first studio in 2000 and have, subsequently opened other locations in Baltimore and the surrounding counties. As Blades said, “For the last nine months or so, we’ve been trying to think how […]

Hopkins Unveils New App for Seizure Patients

Johns Hopkins researchers have recently unveiled a new medical research app that could help people to detect and manage epileptic seizures better. It’s a free app called EpiWatch that is designed for Apple watches and iPhones. It collects data from patients before, during and after a seizure occurs. As Dr. Gregory Krauss, professor of neurology […]

Renovations Complete for The Hunt Valley Inn

Baltimore’s seventh-largest hotel just finished its $15 million renovations. The Hunt Valley Inn is ready to show off its new look with an upgrade that includes a redesign of their Cinnamon Tree restaurant and to all of their 393 guest rooms. They also redesigned their 33,000 square foot convention hall and their common area amenities. […]

Perceptive Navigation Secures Funding

A Baltimore medical device startup, Perceptive Navigation, has raised $500,000 to put towards securing federal regulatory approval of its ultrasound device. They have been backed by the Maryland Venture Fund and the Abell Foundation. It is building on a $1.4 million grant from the NIH. The CEO Todd Chappell expects the approval to take place […]

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 […]