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Your Money & Business Guests

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Market Downturn Anniversary

Stocks have produced positive returns in every 15-calendar year period since 1926, despite market events such as the Great Depression and periods of high inflation. A discussion about how markets have recovered from every downturn and what's next in this sector.

Stuart Ritter
Senior Financial Planner, T. Rowe Price

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Amazon Minimum Wage Impact

Amazon announced recently that it will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move that's expected to have a major impact outside the company as well.

Anirban Basu
Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group

Eco Car Wash

A Maryland based car detailing business is getting rave reviews from eco-conscious consumers. As MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, the Chevy Chase company barely uses any water to clean and detail cars.

Behind The Biz

Farm-fresh produce, meats, milk and more. There are plenty of items to be found at many of the local farmer’s markets. Yolanda Vasquez visits a popular one.

Bill Langlotz
Market Manager, Baltimore County Farmer’s Market

Joan Norman
Owner, One Straw Farm
http://www.marylandstatefair.com/fairgrounds/farmers-market

Glass Blowing

We are constantly finding people with hobbies as a passion. But can it become a sustainable business? MPT's Charles Robinson takes us to a glass blowing studio that’s proven the skeptics wrong.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Performance Management

Elliot D. Lasson, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice and Director, I/O Psychology Graduate Program, UMBC

Bluestone Goldsmithing

MPT's Charles Robinson finds a goldsmith in Baltimore who designs and makes jewelry the old fashion way.

Woodside Deli

The secret to some businesses’ success is to keep adapting and changing. But one Silver Spring restaurant keeps customers coming back by preserving the past. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

The Changing Business Of Weddings

Emily Villarrea
Wedding Coordinator, Gertrude's Restaurant
https://gertrudesbaltimore.com/

Behind The Biz

They’ve been in business since the 1930’s. Four generations of Krumpe’s making donuts. Their business is literally located in a back alley, but that hasn’t stopped folks from making a trip to this Hagerstown hotspot.

Max Krumpe
Co-Owner, Krumpe’s Donuts
http://krumpesdonuts.com/do-nuts/

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Estate Planning and Homeownership For Low-Income Marylanders

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono civil legal services to low-income Marylanders, together with the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development will execute a citywide awareness campaign to educate Baltimore City residents – especially low to moderate-income individuals – about the value planning can have on keeping families in their homes, as well as community stability.

Susan Francis
Deputy Director, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)

Coding School

Looking for a better job? Or maybe you’d like to make yourself more valuable in the company you’re already working for? Those are just some of the reasons why people are flocking to a Coding School in Rockville, Maryland. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Behind The Biz

One-on-one physical therapy sessions that accommodate the busy lifestyle of patients: that’s what a new, state-of-the art, mobile clinic has to offer.

Dr. James Dulkerian
Owner, Pioneer PT

Union Brewing

Small Beer Brewers around Maryland are taking advantage of a change in state law allowing them to serve their product on site. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us to a Baltimore Brewery looking to expand their suds.

Don't Fall For Tech Support Scams

Colleen Robbins
Attorney FTC
https://www.ftc.gov/

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Truck Driver Education

How one local college is helping with the national truck driver shortage.

Sharon Maxwell
Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Montgomery College

Behind The Biz

A high-end selection of women’s clothing and accessories can be found at a quaint consignment shop on York Road. Yolanda Vazquez checks out their latest inventory.

David Lawrence
Duckpin Consignment Shop

Andrea Ruiz
Duckpin Consignment Shop
http://www.duckpintradingcenter.com/

Go Fish Food Truck

A gourmet lunch without leaving the parking lot of your work? It’s a scrumptious reality for more people in our area as more entrepreneurs launch food trucks! MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside the reality of owning a restaurant kitchen on wheels.

Larry Poncho Brown

MPT's Charles Robinson visits a Baltimore artist embracing a new business model.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ways To Pay For Your College Education

What are some of the best ways parents and students can use to finance their college education.

Michael Ferby
Germantown Financial Aid Campus Manager, Montgomery College

When To Take Social Security

It’s one of the biggest financial and lifestyle decisions many of us face, when to start taking social security.

Matthew Baxter
Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration
https://www.ssa.gov/

Behind The Biz

Homemade pastries, bread, tarts and strudels. All made with a touch of Austrian influence. Yolanda Vazquez samples some of the goods at this European-style bakery in tonight’s Behind the Biz.

Nem Popov
Owner, Roggenart Bakery
http://www.roggenart.com/

Unique Hotel Art Collection

You don't have to visit an art gallery to appreciate unique, high end artwork. As MPT's Nancy Yamada shows us, you can visit a casino hotel.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

More Productivity, Less Stress

How to be more productive on the job and reduce stress at the same time.

Leslie Shreve
Founder & CEO, Productive Day
http://productiveday.com/

Behind The Biz

In this week’s Behind The Biz, you could call it a Baltimore staple, making Mt. Washington its home for almost 50 years. Yolanda Vazquez takes us to a one-of-a-kind store

Elsie Fergusson
Owner, Something Else

Anna Baca
Owner, Something Else
https://www.facebook.com/SomethingElseMtWashington/

VCalc

Remodeling your home and need to figure out how much materials to buy? Or maybe a complex math equation or science problem has you stumped. Either way, what if we told you the answers are just a click away, thanks to a local company that's created a one stop shop for on-line calculators. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Vegan Soul Food

The vegetarian movement is expanding and MPT's Charles Robinson visits a soul food vegetarian restaurant in Baltimore.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Truck Driver Education

How one local college is helping with the national truck driver shortage.

Sharon Maxwell
Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Montgomery College

Behind The Biz

A high-end selection of women’s clothing and accessories can be found at a quaint consignment shop on York Road. Yolanda Vazquez checks out their latest inventory.

David Lawrence
Duckpin Consignment Shop

Andrea Ruiz
Duckpin Consignment Shop
http://www.duckpintradingcenter.com/

Go Fish Food Truck

A gourmet lunch without leaving the parking lot of your work? It’s a scrumptious reality for more people in our area as more entrepreneurs launch food trucks! MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside the reality of owning a restaurant kitchen on wheels.

Larry Poncho Brown

MPT's Charles Robinson visits a Baltimore artist embracing a new business model.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Golfing in Maryland

A look at the Maryland golf industry.

Jon Ladd, PGA
Executive Director, Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation

Behind The Biz

They’ve been in business since the 1930’s. Four generations of Krumpe’s making donuts. Their business is literally located in a back alley, but that hasn’t stopped folks from making a trip to this Hagerstown hotspot.

Max Krumpe
Co-Owner, Krumpe’s Donuts
http://krumpesdonuts.com/do-nuts/

Vinyl Records Coming Back

A nostalgic boom? Despite tales of doom and gloom for the record industry they are finding a resurgence in an old medium. Charles Robinson has our story.

Community Forklift

Looking to fix up your home but not sure of how you can afford it? MPT's Nancy Yamada shows us how some folks in the Maryland area are saving big bucks and sourcing unique and sometimes rare finds while helping the environment at the same time.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sports Gambling in Maryland

Where does Maryland stand in the sports betting business?

James R. Karmel, Ph.D.
Professor of History, Harford Community College

Sports Betting

The Supreme Court recently ruled to allow states to legalize sports betting. What are the odds of sports gambling coming to Maryland? MPT’s Charles Robinson went to Dover Downs in Delaware where sports gambling is already on the books to find out how it works.

Behind The Biz

A large selection of toys, games and gifts for folks of all ages. Yolanda Vazquez visits one of the few independent toy shops in Maryland.

Flora Stelzer
Co-owner, Shananigans Toy Shop
http://www.shananiganstoyshop.com/

Head Injury Center

If your child plays a contact sport, you likely worry about head injuries. It may be a minor bump on the head or could it be something more serious? MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside a business who makes it their business to know and treat concussions.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Doctor Pay Gap

Why are female doctors in Maryland paid less than their male counterparts?

Gene Ransom
CEO, MedChi
http://www.medchi.org/

Union Brewing

Small Beer Brewers around Maryland are taking advantage of a change in state law allowing them to serve their product on site. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us to a Baltimore Brewery looking to expand their suds.

Behind The Biz

A performance-based music school in Howard County where kids can form bands and rock it out is gaining in popularity. Yolanda Vazquez visits one of their jam sessions.

Tim France-Kelly
Owner/Columbia Rock School
http://columbiarockschool.com/

Hiring Managers Checklist

What employers can and cannot ask during an interview.

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D
Professor, Dept of Psychology, UMBC

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Recent Job Report

A look at how the employment industry has been shifting for the last couple of months.

Daraius Irani, Ph.D.
Division of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research, Towson University

Behind The Biz

A swank boutique offering everything from designer dresses to stylish jeans and everything in between makes its mark in Mt. Washington Village.

Mary Anne Gruzs
Co-Owner, La Chic Boutique
https://lachicboutiquemd.com

Health Of The Chesapeake Bay

Signs are pointing to an improving Chesapeake Bay.

Vitusvet

A new startup wants to help pets speak to their vets.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Baltimore Restaurant Week

Tempt your taste buds and maybe save a few bucks.

Ingrid French
Manager, Cinghiale

Michael Evitts
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

Unique Hotel Art Collection

You don't have to visit an art gallery to appreciate unique, high end artwork. As MPT's Nancy Yamada shows us, you can visit a casino hotel.

Don't Fall For Tech Support Scams

Colleen Robbins
Attorney FTC
https://www.ftc.gov/

Behind The Biz

A trio of friends set out to create a taproom drawing on their experience from a previous business in Howard County. In this week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez checks out their latest venture to find out what’s on tap.

Rich Gue
Co-Owner

Geoff Lopes
Co-owner

Jordan McGraw
Head Brewer
https://www.hysteriabrewing.com/

Thursday, July 19, 2018

High Demand For Co-working Spaces

The demand for co-working spaces in Maryland has increased, with anyone from entrepreneurs to tiny nonprofits, realtors and startups now looking for places where they can focus on their business beyond the typical 9am to 5pm.

Shervonne Cherry
Director of community & partnerships, Spark Baltimore

Head Injury Center

If your child plays a contact sport, you likely worry about head injuries. It may be a minor bump on the head or could it be something more serious? MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside a business who makes it their business to know and treat concussions.

Behind The Biz

It’s certainly not your typical bookstore with a broad, cross-section of items ranging from new and used books to vinyls, CDs, and movies. Our Yolanda Vazquez checked out this Columbia business.

John Byer
Co-owner, Second Edition Books & Music
http://secondeditionbooks.com/

Social Media In The Workplace

Can bosses limit how workers use social media?

Elliot D. Lasson, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice and Director, I/O Psychology Graduate Program, UMBC

Thursday, July 12, 2018

New Social Security Online Tools

Matthew Baxter
Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration
https://www.ssa.gov/

Behind The Biz

Following in the footsteps of his Italian grandparents, Bert Basignani began experimenting with home winemaking in the mid 1970’s. Ten years later, he opened one of the first wineries in Maryland. Today they produce 6500 gallons of wine a year and Yolanda Vazquez sampled some of it for us.

Bert Basignani
Owner, Basignani Winery
http://basignani.com/

Landing New Customers

Stacy Steinberg
Director of Sales & Marketing, Baltimore Water Taxi

https://baltimorewatertaxi.com/

Start Up

If you've ever had a little trouble finding a slip for your boat, there's a new way that might make it easier.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Financial Future In A Gig Economy

Stuart Ritter
Sr. Financial Planner, T. Rowe Price

Behind The Biz

A charming farmhouse with an old dairy barn inspires a Baltimore county couple to pursue their passion for candle-making.

Bobbie Davis
Co-owner, Milk Reclamation Barn

Mike Davis
Co-owner, Milk Reclamation Barn
https://sabunhome.com/

Busy Bees

You might be wondering where you can let your kids burn off some energy! If you have a toddler or young child, there's a fun option in Chevy Chase, Maryland. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Golfing in Maryland

A look at the Maryland golf industry.

Jon Ladd, PGA
Executive Director, Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation

Behind The Biz

They’ve been in business since the 1930’s. Four generations of Krumpe’s making donuts. Their business is literally located in a back alley, but that hasn’t stopped folks from making a trip to this Hagerstown hotspot.

Max Krumpe
Co-Owner, Krumpe’s Donuts
http://krumpesdonuts.com/do-nuts/

Vinyl Records Coming Back

A nostalgic boom? Despite tales of doom and gloom for the record industry they are finding a resurgence in an old medium. Charles Robinson has our story.

Community Forklift

Looking to fix up your home but not sure of how you can afford it? MPT's Nancy Yamada shows us how some folks in the Maryland area are saving big bucks and sourcing unique and sometimes rare finds while helping the environment at the same time.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trucking Industry

Despite the record low unemployment rate, the trucking industry is facing major labor shortages.

Joe Cowan
Chairman, Cowan System

Vegan Soul Food

The vegetarian movement is expanding and MPT's Charles Robinson visits a soul food vegetarian restaurant in Baltimore.

Behind The Biz

You could call it a Baltimore staple, making Mt. Washington its home for almost 50 years. And the customers who flock to this eclectic boutique love the mix of modern trends and fashion-forward pieces. MPT's Yolanda Vazquez visits this one-of-a-kind store.

Elsie Fergusson
Owner, Something Else

Anna Baca
Manager, Something Else
https://www.facebook.com/SomethingElseMtWashington/

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Acing The Job Interview

Preparing for career success.

Elliot D. Lasson, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice and Director, I/O Psychology Graduate Program, UMBC

Prime Time Living: Elder Abuse Prevention

As the number of older adults in the United States continues to increase, so is the incidence of physical abuse and financial exploitation.

Valarie Colmore
Adult Protective Services Program, Maryland Department of Human Services

Behind The Biz

A top trade school with several locations throughout the country, including one here in Maryland, is helping prepare future students for a successful career in the field of aviation. Yolanda Vazquez visits their Hagerstown campus.

Butch Adams
Campus Director (Hagerstown Campus), Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
https://pia.edu/

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tax Refund Choices?

What are the financially smart choices for your tax refund this year?

Allen Cox Ph.d
Program Director, Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE)

Behind The Biz

An upscale consignment shop in Bethesda known for its modern labels, secondhand clothing and vintage jewelry is changing things up a bit.

Katya Derkics
Head of Social Media, Remix (formerly Mustard Seed)
http://remixbethesda.com/

Glass Blowing

We are constantly finding people with hobbies as a passion. But can it become a sustainable business?

Direct Dimensions

Inside a Maryland company that's perfected the art of digital cloning. Their work is helping preserve famous landmarks and monuments. And it's even being used in Hollywood.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Finance Therapy

Sarah Newcomb, behavioral economist at Morningstar, Inc. joins us to talk about her new book on how to develop better money-management skills and get ahead in life.

Sarah Newcomb
Behavioral Economist, Morningstar

New Kind Of Detergent

If you or your kids play sports, you know athletic clothing can stink! But an upcoming company right here in Maryland says it’s not your fault you’re just using the wrong detergent. MPT's Nancy Yamada explains.

Behind The Biz

In this week's Behind The Biz, our Yolanda Vazquez visits a personal training company that will help you on the track to fitness.

Joe Corry
Owner, Elite Athletics and Personal Training
https://ea-pt.net/

Old Town Mall

A neglected shopping area in East Baltimore is about to get a much needed facelift. MPT's Charles Robinson looks at plans for Old Town Mall.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tax Identity Theft

A look at a new way to report tax identity theft.

Lisa Schifferle
Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC

Prime Time Living - Depression & Isolation in Older Adults

Older adults are often struggling with loneliness, isolation and depression. We discuss ways and community resources to encourage active and rewarding lives.

Leigh Ann Eagle
Executive Director, Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence

Sue Lachenmayr
State Program Coordinator, Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence

Behind The Biz

A love of art and a strong entrepreneurial spirit turned a whimsical night of fun into a bustling business. In this week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez takes us to one of the first paint night studios in Maryland.

Becca Hauser
Owner, The Painted Palette
https://www.paintedpalettebaltimore.com/

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Financial Future In A Gig Economy

Stuart Ritter
Sr. Financial Planner, T. Rowe Price

Behind The Biz

A charming farmhouse with an old dairy barn inspires a Baltimore county couple to pursue their passion for candle-making.

Bobbie Davis
Co-owner, Milk Reclamation Barn

Mike Davis
Co-owner, Milk Reclamation Barn
https://sabunhome.com/

Busy Bees

You might be wondering where you can let your kids burn off some energy! If you have a toddler or young child, there's a fun option in Chevy Chase, Maryland. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Sales Secrets

Pat Hiban
Chairman of the Board, Rebus University

Dave Mattson
President, Sandler Training

Winning Salespeople

Greetings & Readings

Steven Baum
President, Greetings & Readings

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Move Over, Crab Cake!

The business of lobster rolls in the crab state of Maryland is thriving.

Dan Beck
President, Mason's Lobster Rolls

Behind The Biz

Their growth has been tremendous over the last few years, with stores popping up all around Maryland. In tonight’s "Behind the Biz" Yolanda Vazquez finds out what’s behind the BonChon Chicken craze.

Tony Xu
Manager, BonChon Chicken (Ellicott City)
https://sabunhome.com/

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Free Tuition At State Community Colleges

A compromise passed in the last minutes of the 2018 legislative session would benefit thousand of students seeking degrees and certificates at community colleges in our state.

Dr. Sandra Kurtinits
President, CCBC

Barbara Poindexter Webb
Director of the Mayor’s Scholars Program, BCCC

Behind The Biz

A true treasure trove of gift items ranging from handmade jewelry to home décor can be found at a one-of-a-kind boutique in Bethesda. Yolanda Vazquez makes a visit.

Caroline Liberty
Co-Owner, Red Orchard
https://www.redorchard.com/

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Trade War?

What China's new tariffs will mean for our farmers.

Chad Nagel
Grains Dealer, Nagel Farm Service

MD LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The role and purpose of the recently launched Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Betsy Cerulo
President & Co-founder, Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Behind The Biz

The custom t-shirt printing market has seen significant growth over the last few years as more people go online to purchase promotional apparel for family reunions, company trips and special sporting events. MPT's Yolanda Vazquez visits one local company that hasn’t lost their shirt in this highly-competitive industry.

Tony Rallis
Owner, Design Factory Tees
http://dftees.com/

New Kind Of Detergent

If you or your kids play sports, you know athletic clothing can stink! But an upcoming company right here in Maryland says it’s not your fault you’re just using the wrong detergent. MPT's Nancy Yamada explains.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Planning For The Future

The Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore is buying up properties around the venue in efforts to transform the area into a thriving entertainment district in the not-so-distant future.

Kimberly Clark
EVP, Baltimore Development Corporation

Behind The Biz

Love cheese,, but don’t know where to go to get the good stuff? You know artisanal and international cheeses? Our Yolanda Vazquez found the perfect place.

Sharon Johnson
Co-Owner, Cheese Galore & More
http://www.cheesegaloreandmore.com/

Sideling Hill

The interstate system has often been a key to economic development and that's especially true in Western Maryland. MPT's Charles Robinson looks back at the catalyst that made the system work.

STX

One of the fastest growing sports nationwide is Lacrosse and one of the nation's top Lacrosse companies is right here in Maryland.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The impact the NCAA tournament

The impact the NCAA tournament experience will have on UMBC's future.

Greg Simmons
Vice President for Institutional Advancement, UMBC

Behind The Biz

Gifts for the home, fresh flowers for weddings and special occasions, their designs are simply beautiful as some might say. MPT's Yolanda Vazquez explains why this Baltimore floral shop is getting rave reviews.

Rennie Friedlander
Co-Owner, Simply Beautiful Flowers

Courtney James
Co-Owner, Simply Beautiful Flowers

https://simplybeautifulflowers.com/

Trade Wars?

Richard Clinch Ph.D
University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute

Working Cats

The number one goal of animal shelters is always to find a permanent home for their cats and dogs. But what if the animal isn't family friendly? Or doesn't quite have the personality to be in a home? For some local cats, the answer is to put them to work. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Business Of Small Toy Shops

As Toys 'R' Us prepares to shut down their U.S. operations, we talk with local store owner Claudia Towles about what this might mean for small toy shops.

Claudia Towles
Owner, aMuse Toys

Behind The Biz

A Baltimore County storefront, with a strong tie and history to the community, gets a makeover once again. Yolanda Vazquez visits this local, general store that is trying to bring back the forgotten concept of the neighborhood.

Robert Voss
Co-Owner, John Brown General & Butchery

Ben Frey
Co-Owner, John Brown General & Butchery
http://www.jbgbutchery.com/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

Impact of small, family businesses on Maryland's economy.

Hung-bin Ding, Ph.D
Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business
http://www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Safer Business District

Why Federal Hill's business district is adding an extra layer of security starting April.

Hank Shofer
President, Federal Hill Business Association

Networking - The New Way

John Dinkel
Principal, Dinkel Business Development

Behind The Biz

It seems like every time you turn around there’s a new fitness craze that people are talking about. In tonight’s Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez visits a studio in Howard County that is helping people strengthen their core with a workout that originally dates back to the 1930’s.

Fran Berndt
Owner, Coreworks Fitness Studio
http://www.coreworksfitness.com/

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Girl Scouts Role

The role of the Girl Scouts in this Times Up and MeToo movement.

Violet Apple
CEO, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Sideling Hill

The interstate system has often been a key to economic development and that's especially true in Western Maryland. MPT's Charles Robinson looks back at the catalyst that made the system work.

Behind The Biz

They were recently chosen as one of the top 200 salons in the country, but earning that accolade came with a lot of hard work and strategic business planning. In tonight’s Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez speaks with the owner of this top rated Baltimore County salon to find out what she is doing to make her business thrive.

Michelle Clifton
Owner, Image Is Salon
http://imageissalon.com/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

Space Law

Michael Runnels, Ph.D
Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business
http://www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Move Over, Crab Cake!

The business of lobster rolls in the crab state of Maryland is thriving.

Dan Beck
President, Mason's Lobster Rolls

Behind The Biz

Their growth has been tremendous over the last few years, with stores popping up all around Maryland. In tonight’s "“"Behind the Biz"”" Yolanda Vazquez finds out what’s behind the BonChon Chicken craze.

Tony Xu
Manager, BonChon Chicken (Ellicott City)
https://sabunhome.com/

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Curling

With Winter Olympics 2018 in full swing, we look at a sport that has been nicknamed "chess on ice."

Henrique Kempenich
Potomac Curling Club

Gilad Kempenich
Potomac Curling Club

Prime Time Living - Opioids And Substance Abuse

Pain medications and opioids in Maryland represent a growing issue within the older adults community.

Kim Burton
Director of Older Adult Programs, Mental Health Association of Maryland

Behind The Biz

Ever wish you could create that spa atmosphere in your very own home? A Bethesda business has all the items you need to get started.

Ferzan Jaeger
Owner, Sabun Home
https://sabunhome.com/

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tax Refund Choices?

What are the financially smart choices for your tax refund this year?

Allen Cox Ph.d
Program Director, Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE)

Behind The Biz

An upscale consignment shop in Bethesda known for its modern labels, secondhand clothing and vintage jewelry is changing things up a bit.

Katya Derkics
Head of Social Media, Remix (formerly Mustard Seed)
http://remixbethesda.com/

Glass Blowing

We are constantly finding people with hobbies as a passion. But can it become a sustainable business?

Direct Dimensions

Inside a Maryland company that's perfected the art of digital cloning. Their work is helping preserve famous landmarks and monuments. And it's even being used in Hollywood.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Baltimore Business

What the Baltimore business community expects from this year's legislative session.

Don Fry
President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee

Behind The Biz

A true treasure trove of gift items ranging from handmade jewelry to home décor can be found at a one-of-a-kind boutique in Bethesda.

Caroline Liberty
Co-Owner, Red Orchard
https://www.redorchard.com/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

Why so many students are on a student debt binge.

JP Krahel, Ph.D
Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business
http://www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Cutting The Cord

How can you cut the cord and still be able to watch your favorite (sports) channels? Jacob Bogage of The Washington Post talks from experience.

Jacob Bogage
The Washington Post

Behind The Biz

Their cupcakes are frosted and freshly baked with nearly a dozen flavors available every day. In tonight’s "Behind the Biz" Yolanda Vazquez visits a Fed Hill cupcakery that many reviewers online claim is the best in Maryland.

Aaron McNeil
Co-Owner, Midnite Confections Cupcakery
http://www.midniteconfection.com/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

What are the skills needed for a successful entrepreneur?

Hung-bin Ding, Ph.D
Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business
http://www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Prime Time Living: Planning Ahead

Jeff Salkin sits down with David Pessin of PK Law to talk about wills, living wills and other important elder law planning documents.

David Pessin
Founding Member, PK Law

Behind The Biz

When she first opened her store more than 25 years ago, Vanessa White only had a dollar to her name, but now her collection of vintage items has folks coming from near and far.

Vanessa White
Owner, Vanessa’s Vintage Treasures
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vanessa-Vintage-Treasures/125938554126338

VCalc

Remodeling your home and need to figure out how much materials to buy? Or maybe a complex math equation or science problem has you stumped. Either way, what if we told you the answers are just a click away, thanks to a local company that's created a one stop shop for on-line calculators. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Larry Poncho Brown

MPT's Charles Robinson visits a Baltimore artist embracing a new business model.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Finance Therapy

Sarah Newcomb, behavioral economist at Morningstar, Inc. joins us to talk about her new book on how to develop better money-management skills and get ahead in life.

Sarah Newcomb
Behavioral Economist, Morningstar

New Kind Of Detergent

If you or your kids play sports, you know athletic clothing can stink! But an upcoming company right here in Maryland says it’s not your fault you’re just using the wrong detergent. MPT's Nancy Yamada explains.

Behind The Biz

In this week's Behind The Biz, our Yolanda Vazquez visits a personal training company that will help you on the track to fitness.

Joe Corry
Owner, Elite Athletics and Personal Training
https://ea-pt.net/

Old Town Mall

A neglected shopping area in East Baltimore is about to get a much needed facelift. MPT's Charles Robinson looks at plans for Old Town Mall.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Maryland 2018 Economic Outlook

A look at the business and banking trends we can expect to see in 2018, and what is the local impact from the federal tax reform.

Augie Chiasera
President, Greater Baltimore/Chesapeake Region, M&T Bank

Andrew Bauer
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch

Glass Blowing

We are constantly finding people with hobbies as a passion. But can it become a sustainable business? MPT's Charles Robinson takes us to a glass blowing studio to find out.

Behind The Biz

MPT's Yolanda Vazquez found the perfect gift shop for the person who has everything.

Monisha Phillips
Owner, Pandora’s Box
https://www.pandorasboxboutique.com/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

Happiness Economics

Tuugi Chuluun, Ph.D
Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business
http://www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business

Thursday, December 21, 2017

SPECIAL: SALES SECRETS

​​Pat Hiban
Chairman of the Board, Rebus University

Dave Mattson
President, Sandler Training

Winning Salespeople

Greetings & Readings

Steven Baum
President, Greetings & Readings

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Smart Financial Decisions

As the year draws to a close, we talk about some of the financial planning moves you might need to consider.

Roger A. Young, CFP
Senior Financial Planner, T. Rowe Price

Caporale's Bakery

A bakery that's been serving up delicious breads, deserts and more for over a century. MPT's Charles Robinson heads to Caporale's Bakery in Cumberland, Maryland.

Working Cats

The number one goal of animal shelters is always to find a permanent home for their cats and dogs. But what if the animal isn't family friendly? Or doesn't quite have the personality to be in a home? For some local cats, the answer is to put them to work. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

What are the skills needed for a successful entrepreneur?

Hung-bin Ding, Ph.D
Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business
http://www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business

Thursday, December 7, 2017

PrimeTime Living

How a Maryland veteran's home is having an impact on the lives of those who served.

Sharon L. Murphy
Director, Veterans Home Program, MD Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Direct Dimensions

Inside a Maryland company that's perfected the art of digital cloning. Their work is helping preserve famous landmarks and monuments. And it's even being used in Hollywood. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Jones Falls

Efforts to get Baltimore's Harbor cleaned is being complicated by series of unforeseen circumstances. MPT's Charles Robinson goes looking for answers.

Behind The Biz

Indoor cycling that will work your core and much more. Yolanda Vazquez puts this special cycling studio in downtown Baltimore to the test.

Dave Robart
General Manager/Co-Owner Corcycle
http://corcycle.com/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

What's behind the growing trend of activist investing?

Karyl Leggio, Ph.D
Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business
http://www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sexual Misconduct

What are steps individuals and companies can take to protect against sexual misconduct?

​​Julie Janofsky
Attorney, Fedder & Janofsky

Easing Maryland's Traffic Congestion

Andrew Samuel, Ph.D
Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business
http://www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business

Bidding For Amazon

The bids for a second Amazon Headquarters are in and now the waiting is underway. MPT's Charles Robinson looks at what the online retailer wanted and what bidders in the Maryland were willing to give.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The State of Local Economy

A look at the state of our local economy with one of the region's best chief economists.

​​Daraius Irani, Ph.D.
Chief Economist, Regional Economic Studies Institute, Towson University

Animal Rescue

With all of the bad weather the country's experienced in the last few weeks, there have been a lot of displaced people who have gone to great lengths to make sure they're safe. But what about the animals? As MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, one Maryland shelter is making sure they're not left behind.

Old Town Mall

A neglected shopping area in East Baltimore is about to get a much needed facelift. MPT's Charles Robinson looks at plans for Old Town Mall.

Behind The Biz

"Because life is sweet, hon" that's the motto of a local chocolate store in Hampden that features handcrafted treats. Our Yolanda Vazquez had to find out if it's true in this "Behind the Biz.

Todd Zimmerman
Co-owner, Charm City Chocolate
https://www.charmcitychocolate.com/

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A New Kind Of Game Prep

A local 3-D animation firm is developing a platform where football players can train against holographic players.

Jim Pietila
CEO, Mixed River

Minority Contracting

One of the guidelines of doing business with Maryland is having minority participation. MPT's Charles Robinson talks to a business owner trying to make the process easier.

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

What's behind the growing trend of activist investing?

Karyl Leggio, Ph.D
Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business
http://www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business

Behind The Biz

A full-service butcher shop mixed in with a rustic restaurant. It may sound like an odd pairing at first, but this Remington eatery is a cut above most places.

Spike Gjerde
Owner, Parts & Labor

George Marsh
Head Butcher, Parts & Labor
http://www.partsandlaborbutchery.com/