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Your Money & Business Guests

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Corporate Diversity in America

A look at ​recent diversity controversies in corporate America, and why social media is essential in building a professional brand.

​​Rory Verrett
Managing Partner, Protégé Search

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cyber Jobs

A new report looks at the area's cybersecurity industry and some of the challenges it faces.

​​Jonathan Aberman
Managing Director & Chairman, Amplifier Ventures

Behind The Biz

A twist on the food hall concept is creating quite a buzz in the Remington neighborhood of Baltimore.

Stephanie Hsu
Marketing & Events Director, Seawall Development Corp, "R House"
https://www.facebook.com/rhouseba

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

Social responsibility in business.

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Maryland State of Business

A look at the overall strategy behind growing Maryland's economy.

Mike Gill
Secretary, MD Department of Commerce

Comic Books

When you think Comics, you might think kids stuff, but the industry has changed in the last decade. Josh Davidsburg shows us who's buying the books and how the business has grown.

Medical Marijuana

Maryland's entry into the medical marijuana business still faces legal challenges. But applicants who were selected by a state licensing commission are getting ready to launch their businesses. The CEO of Curio Wellness Michale Bronfein talks about his plans.

Michael Bronfein
https://curiowellness.com/

Dinner-planning Made Easy

Take the stress out of your family's weekly dinner planning with this new app that wants you to save money and eat healthy using on-sale ingredients.

Laura Moore
CEO, DinnerTime

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Future of Private Aviation

Tired of waiting in those long airport lines? Learn all you need to know about taking a private jet to your next destination.

Jerry Edwards
CEO, GrandView Aviation

Jessie Bowling
CEO, GrandView Aviation

Behind The Biz

Figuring out the change you want for your life whether it's personal or professional can sometimes be challenging. In tonight's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez sits down with a local, life and career coach who offers up some helpful tips.

Sheila Fram, Ph.D.
Owner, Transition Coaching
https://framtransitioncoaching.com/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

What you need to know before booking your next flight.

Kerry Tan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business
http://www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Health Savings Accounts

The uncertainty in today's healthcare market has produced an increased interest in health savings accounts or HSAs. We take a look at how HSAs can help Maryland families and individuals manage the seemingly ever-increasing cost of healthcare.

Drew McKone
Director of Retail Banking, 1st Mariner Bank

Speeding Up The Internet

If Congress passes an infrastructure bill, should data infrastructure be part of it?

Brian Fung
The Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com

Behind The Biz

It's a natural and peaceful way to heal and enhance the mind, body and soul. Yolanda Vazquez tells us more about a new therapy that allows you to float effortlessly in the water.

Jeff Van Dam
Owner, Float Annapolis
http://www.floatannapolis.com/

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Invisible Consumers

Why some consumers are saying no to banks and credit cards.

​​Helene Raynaud
President & CEO, Guidewell

Behind The Biz

Having an eye for fashion is simply not enough to open up a retail store front. Yolanda Vazquez chats with one entrepreneur who dishes up the details on making her boutique clothing store a hit.

Sally Webber
Owner, Scout and Molly's
http://scoutandmollys.com/

Parkway Theater

A Theater which opened in 1915 has received a major facelift. Charles Robinson takes us to Baltimore to fill in the details.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cyber Jobs

A new report looks at the area's cybersecurity industry and some of the challenges it faces.

​​Jonathan Aberman
Managing Director & Chairman, Amplifier Ventures

Behind The Biz

A twist on the food hall concept is creating quite a buzz in the Remington neighborhood of Baltimore.

Stephanie Hsu
Marketing & Events Director, Seawall Development Corp, "R House"
https://www.facebook.com/rhouseba

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

Social responsibility in business.

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Strong Business Ties

This year, the Maryland/Israel Development Center celebrates 25 years of economic development between Maryland and the state of Israel, which has led to more than 30 Israeli companies with offices in the state, creating jobs for Marylanders.

Barry Bogage
Executive Director, Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC)

Behind The Biz

From a kitchen update to a custom designed bathroom, one local interior design firm has the creative solution for your lifestyle.

Kimberley Karlsen
Owner, Misguided Angel Interior Designs
http://misguidedangeldesigns.com/

Art With A Twist

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Surround Sound & Marketing

Defining 'surround sound' and how it applies to marketing.

David Warschawski
CEO, Warschawski

Behind The Biz

A local store that specializes in home decor accessories and custom-made furniture is quickly expanding in Maryland and beyond.

Nicholas Johnson
Owner, Su Casa
http://catalog.sucasa-furniture.com/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

A culture of innovation in the work-place.

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Chesapeake Roving Ranger

Just in time for Chesapeake Bay Week the Chesapeake Roving Ranger, the new mobile visitor center launched by the National Park Service (NPS) and Chesapeake Conservancy, pays a visit to Maryland Public Television.

Kate Marks
National Park Service

Joel Dunn
CEO, Chesapeake Conservancy

YouTube TV

YouTube about to take on all of cable television.

Brian Fung
The Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com

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 &smp; Labor
http://www.partsandlaborbutchery.com/

Silver Spring

One of the fastest growing areas in the state and a revitalization success story is Silver Spring. Our Charles Robinson heads to Montgomery County to find out why.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Maryland's Small Business Person of the Year

Maryland's Small Business Person of the Year, Kara DiPietro, President and CEO of HMC Inc., joins us in studio to talk about her journey to this award, which is given each year to one small business owner from all 50 states.

Kara DiPietro
President & CEO, HMC Inc.

Behind The Biz

Location is one of the most important factors in real estate, and it seems to hold true for business retail as well. In this week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez tells us how a local wine store found the perfect place.

Christina Ebmeier
Owner, The Wine Post
http://www.thewinepost.net/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

What role does positive psychology play in the workforce?

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

Inner Harbor Oysters

Efforts to clean up Baltimore's Inner Harbor received a boost from the Chesapeake Bay Foundations Oyster Recovery Project as Charles Robinson tells us.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Health Savings Accounts

The uncertainty in today's healthcare market has produced an increased interest in health savings accounts or HSAs. We take a look at how HSAs can help Maryland families and individuals manage the seemingly ever-increasing cost of healthcare.

Drew McKone
Director of Retail Banking, 1st Mariner Bank

Speeding Up The Internet

If Congress passes an infrastructure bill, should data infrastructure be part of it?

Brian Fung
The Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com

Behind The Biz

It's a natural and peaceful way to heal and enhance the mind, body and soul. Yolanda Vazquez tells us more about a new therapy that allows you to float effortlessly in the water.

Jeff Van Dam
Owner, Float Annapolis
http://www.floatannapolis.com/

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

Why the Fed is raising short term interest rates and what that means for consumers.

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

Behind The Biz

From their handmade line of beach vodkas to their ample list of handcrafted beers, Ocean City Brewing Company is making a name for itself as one of the fastest-growing brewpubs in the state.

Joshua Shores
Owner, Ocean City Brewing Company
https://ocbrewingcompany.com/

Dunbar High School Basketball

One of the storied high basketball programs in Baltimore is getting a second look. An unlikely group of young men in the 80's beat the odds of their environment and went on to inspire a community short of inspiration. Charles Robinson has our story.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Prime Time Living: Malnutrition

While many have an overabundance of food, malnutrition is a growing concern for older adults in our country. Why are older adults at risk of being malnourished, and what resources are available to seniors with poor nutrition and their caregivers?

MD Access PointRobert Blancato
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
www.MarylandAccessPoint.info
1-844-MAP-LINK (627-5465)

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

What's the impact of tariff's and trade wars on consumers?

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

Douglass House

Can a historic house in Baltimore's Fells Point make it as a commercial endeavor? Charles Robinson talks to a young man who wants you to stay overnight at an iconic historical home.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Unlimited Data

What changing data plans means for mobile device customers.

Brian Fung
The Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com

Behind The Biz

Putting patients at the center of their health. That's the mantra behind an integrative wellness center in Gaithersburg. Yolanda Vazquez takes a look at what they do.

David Fogel, M.D.
CEO & Founder, Casey Health Institute
http://caseyhealth.org/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

What role can companies play in solving social problems?

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

Deli Serving More Than Food

A deli in Montgomery County is delivering more than good sandwiches, it's also giving adults with special needs, valuable work experience!

https://www.thatsawrapdeli.com/
http://www.css-md.org/

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Politics and Marketing

Political polarization seems to be at a high point recently, especially in the social media world. So how should companies approach this to stay out of trouble and not disappoint their fans or customer-base?

David Warschawski
CEO, Warschawski

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

Impact of U.S trade war on workers and consumers.

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Labor Laws Issues

A look at some of the most talked-about labor issues in Maryland, including sick leave and minimum wage, with Don Fry of the Greater Baltimore Committee.

Don Fry
President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee

Behind The Biz

Somewhere tucked in the recesses of our basements, we all have some old VHS tapes or Hi-8 film or audio recordings of family gatherings that we'd like preserve for future generations. One local studio in Reisterstown has been taking care of their customer's media transfer needs since 1983.

Stacy Gillis/Larry Gillis
Owners, Advanced Video Systems
http://avsav.com/

Writing A Book

If you've ever thought about writing a book, MPT's Charles Robinson found someone who can get you started.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Why Today's Fringe Is Tomorrow's Mainstream

Amy Webb, one of America's leading futurists, introduces us to ways we can look at the future so we can take advantage of its likely trends and surprises - today.

Amy Webb
Author, The Signals Are Talking: How Today's Fringe Becomes Tomorrow's Mainstream

Behind The Biz

She started baking treats in her grandmother's kitchen when she was just 4 years old. Now a Baltimore County baker is sharing her love of specialty cakes and much more at her retail store in Parkville.

Carrie Shelley
Owner, Enchanted Cakes & Treats
http://enchantedcakesandtreats.com/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

Protecting your online information.

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Unthinkable Donation To Change Lives

How a local mechanic's generous donation will help turn lives around.

Martin Schwartz
President, Vehicles for Change

Dunbar High School Basketball

One of the storied high basketball programs in Baltimore is getting a second look. An unlikely group of young men in the 80's beat the odds of their environment and went on to inspire a community short of inspiration. Charles Robinson has our story.

Behind The Biz

It's a dream many companies hope for, but seldom achieve. In this week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez tells us how a local cutting board company "made the cut" as one of Oprah's favorite things.

http://wordswithboards.com/

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Tax Help For Low-income Marylanders

It's tax season and while many Marylanders are looking forward to an expected refund check, there are many low-income Marylanders who are facing complicated IRS tax issues.

Janice Shih
Managing attorney, MVLS' Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC)
www.mvlslaw.org

Behind The Biz

They say it's their ingredients that make the difference. In this week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez introduces us to a local company that is considered to be one of the top natural hair and skin care companies in the country.

https://earthsenrichments.com/

Baltimore Neighborhood Renaissance

There's a business renaissance going on in the center of Baltimore. Charles Robinson visits the Station North Arts District.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dealing With Drug Issues In The Workplace

As part of our special programming focused on heroin addiction this week, we take a look at the way drug issues are being handled in a workplace environment, including drug testing, and how companies and those involved can deal better with this issue.

Julie Janofksy
Fedder & Janofksy LLC.

Behind The Biz

From contemporary to classic one local boutique in Harbor East has become known as the go-to place for handcrafted jewelry.

Allie Wolf
Co-Owner, Amaryllis
http://www.amaryllisjewelry.com/

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

What's the impact of tariff's and trade wars on consumers?

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

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Unthinkable Donation To Change Lives

How a local mechanic's generous donation will help turn lives around.

Martin Schwartz
President, Vehicles for Change

Dunbar High School Basketball

One of the storied high basketball programs in Baltimore is getting a second look. An unlikely group of young men in the 80's beat the odds of their environment and went on to inspire a community short of inspiration. Charles Robinson has our story.

Behind The Biz

It's a dream many companies hope for, but seldom achieve. In this week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez tells us how a local cutting board company "made the cut" as one of Oprah's favorite things.

http://wordswithboards.com/

Big Board

Who doesn't like a big return on their investment? What if that investment was beer? Nancy Yamada has the story from NE Washington DC.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Are You Asking Enough Questions?

A new book explains how asking questions holds the power to open doors, bring up new solutions to different challenges and spark change.

Frank Sesno
Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University

Behind The Biz

Book store owners who are passionate about their community. It's one of the ways Red Canoe Café and Bookstore has stayed in business for so many years.

Tina Perry
Co-Owner, Red Canoe Café & Bookstore
http://redcanoecafe.virb.com

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business

What role can companies play in solving social problems?

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

Station North Apartments

Developers are challenged to find underdeveloped communities to get in on the ground floor. Charles Robinson takes us to an underdeveloped neighborhood in Baltimore where it doesn't hurt to have a little star power.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Whiskey Gold Distillery

​Sagamore Spirit, a new Baltimore-based whiskey company, is dedicated to putting Maryland back on the map as the premier distiller of Rye Whiskey.

​​Brian Treacy
President, Sagamore Spirit

Behind The Biz

A life-long dream to own a consignment shop was the impetus behind a family-friendly store in Reisterstown.

Barbara Burdette
Owner, Elephant's Trunk
http://www.theelephantstrunk4kids.com/contact.html

Escape Rooms

A new entertainment-based business is growing in popularity, and it involves locking customers in a room. Josh Davidsburg introduces us to Escape Rooms.

Start Up Spotlight

A Baltimore-based startup promises to be the complete digital writing solution for any student who wants to be a stronger writer. And it all started with one very overwhelmed student.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Baltimore Restaurant Week

​Just in time for the new year, Baltimore Restaurant Week picks up with great deals. We're taking a look at the growing promotion, its multiple benefits and economic impact.

Kirby Fowler
President, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

Chris Spann
Owner, Wine Market Bistro

Behind The Biz

Historic Main Street in Reisterstown boasts a number of quaint businesses from antiques to consignment stores to coffee shops. In this weeks Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez found a locally owned café that everybody loves.

Mary Martin Truitt
Owner, Java Mamma's
http://www.javamammascafe.com/

Deli Serving More Than Food

A deli in Montgomery County is delivering more than good sandwiches, it's also giving adults with special needs, valuable work experience!

https://www.thatsawrapdeli.com/
http://www.css-md.org/

Ocean City Wind Farm

A wind farm off the coast of Ocean City could mean new jobs as well as more efficient energy as Charles Robinson explains.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Economic Outlook

​The new CEO​ and President​ of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore​ talks her plans and vision for the city.

Shannon Landwehr
President & CEO​,​ Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

Deli Serving More Than Food

A deli in Montgomery County is delivering more than good sandwiches, it's also giving adults with special needs, valuable work experience!

https://www.thatsawrapdeli.com/
http://www.css-md.org/

Behind The Biz

100 years of Baltimore baking, that's the story behind a local shop in Parkville where generation after generation have come to buy their baked goods.

Al Meckel
Co-Owner, Fenwick Bakery
http://www.fenwickbakery.com/

Safer Pre-Paid Cards

Why pre-paid cards are getting safer to use.

Jonnelle Marte
The Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com

Start Up Spotlight

A Rockville-based startup wants to enable users to connect and collaborate around articles, videos and educational programs by taking online content to the next level.

Karen McCord
CEO​, Breezio
http://www.breezio.com

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Socially Responsible Investing

All you need to know about responsible investment and decision-making strategies.

Thomas Croft
Managing Director, Heartland Capital Strategies

New Job Training

New emphasis on one of the oldest ideas in developing workplace skills, apprenticeships.

Kelly Schulz
Secretary, MD Dept of Labor
https://www.dllr.state.md.us/

Behind The Biz

Relieve, recover, rejuvenate, that's the motto of a new cryotherapy studio in Bethesda.

Brandon Yu
Owner, Thrive Cryostudio
http://www.thrivecryostudio.com/

Thursday, December 15, 2016

R.House in Remington

​How a 50,000-square-foot historic warehouse converted into a modern marketplace/meeting spot plans to completely redefine the neighborhood of Remington.

Jon Constable
Seawall Development

MGM National Harbor's Economic Impact

A look at the economic impact that the new MGM National Harbor Casino will bring to Prince George's County and beyond.

Bradley Frome
Economic Development & Public Infrastructure, Prince George's County

Behind The Biz

It's considered, by many, to be a boutique for both heart and home. In this week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez shows us how a store in Glyndon has become known for its ornamental plants and Polish pottery.

Sandi Kroh
Owner,The Boxwood Collection
http://theboxwoodcollection.com/

Jmore

A new digital platform plus a monthly magazine, its all part of the recently launched company Maryland Jewish Media. Charles Robinson with what Jmore hopes to do.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Economic Outlook

​The new CEO​ and President​ of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore​ talks her plans and vision for the city.

Shannon Landwehr
President & CEO​,​ Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

Deli Serving More Than Food

A deli in Montgomery County is delivering more than good sandwiches, it's also giving adults with special needs, valuable work experience!

https://www.thatsawrapdeli.com/
http://www.css-md.org/

Behind The Biz

100 years of Baltimore baking, that's the story behind a local shop in Parkville where generation after generation have come to buy their baked goods.

Al Meckel
Co-Owner, Fenwick Bakery
http://www.fenwickbakery.com/

Safer Pre-Paid Cards

Why pre-paid cards are getting safer to use.

Jonnelle Marte
The Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com

Start Up Spotlight

A Rockville-based startup wants to enable users to connect and collaborate around articles, videos and educational programs by taking online content to the next level.

Karen McCord
CEO​, Breezio
http://www.breezio.com

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Trump Impact On Maryland Economy

What impact will the Trump economy have here in Maryland?

Anirban Basu
Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group
http://www.sagepolicy.com/

Behind The Biz

People come from all over the world to try their famous crabcakes. But this popular pub took some time to build up their seafood reputation. Yolanda Vazquez explains how they did it.

http://kocospub.com/

Silver Spring Booming

One of the fastest growing areas in the state and a revitalization success story is Silver Spring. Our Charles Robinson heads to Montgomery County to find out why.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Free Cyber-security Training

A Greenbelt-based startup that functions as a free repository of cyber-security resources plans to change the cyber security learning experience for all.

Ryan Corey
Founder, Cybrary

Mega Ships Arriving At Port of Baltimore

What does the new arrival of super sized container ships at the Port of Baltimore mean for the local economy and jobs?

Bayard Hogans
GM, Ports America

Behind The Biz

Making walking and biking for every trip, that's the motto of a nationally-recognized engineering and landscape architecture firm in Silver Spring. Over the years they've created a reputation as the "go-to" firm for bicycle and pedestrian transportation.

Jennifer Toole
Owner, Toole Design Group
http://www.tooledesign.com/

Escape Rooms

A new entertainment-based business is growing in popularity, and it involves locking customers in a room. Josh Davidsburg introduces us to Escape Rooms.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Finding A Job

Why your next job could depend on your LinkedIn profile.

Colleen McKenna
Founder, Intero Advisory

Behind The Biz

It's a Reisterstown high end consignment boutique with a Park Avenue feel. In this week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez shows us how to purchase a Louis Vuitton bag or Louboutin shoes for less.

Molly Scaljon
Owner, Wear It's At
http://www.wearitsatshop.com/

Ocean City Wind Farm

A wind farm off the coast of Ocean City could mean new jobs as well as more efficient energy as Charles Robinson explains.

Greetings And Readings

Independent book stores have become nearly extinct as they struggle to compete with big box stores or online retailers. But Nancy Yamada shows us a family owned store that has found success by expanding what they sell.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Digital Wallet Evolution

Why it's getting easier to send and receive money with your digital wallet.

Jonnelle Marte
The Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com/

Behind The Biz

A life-long dream to own a consignment shop was the impetus behind a family-friendly store in Reisterstown.

Barbara Burdette
Owner, Elephant's Trunk
http://www.theelephantstrunk4kids.com/contact.html

Light City Baltimore

Getting ready for year two of Baltimore's Light City Festival

Jamie McDonald
Co-Chair, Light City
http://lightcity.org/

Station North Apartments

Developers are challenged to find underdeveloped communities to get in on the ground floor. Charles Robinson takes us to an underdeveloped neighborhood in Baltimore where it doesn't hurt to have a little star power.

Big Board

Who doesn't like a big return on their investment? What if that investment was beer? Nancy Yamada has the story from NE Washington DC.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

World's Largest Professional Network

Tips for getting the most out of LinkedIn

Colleen McKenna
Founder, Intero Advisory

Behind The Biz

A long-standing family tradition of creating engraved gifts was the motivation behind a specialty shop in Parkville.

Kim Lyons
Owner, An Etch Above
http://www.anetchabove.com/

Bike Share

A new ride sharing service on two wheels.

Jay Decker
Bike Share Coordinator
https://www.bmorebikeshare.com/

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Socially Responsible Investing

All you need to know about responsible investment and decision-making strategies.

Thomas Croft
Managing Director, Heartland Capital Strategies

New Job Training

New emphasis on one of the oldest ideas in developing workplace skills, apprenticeships.

Kelly Schulz
Secretary, MD Dept of Labor
https://www.dllr.state.md.us/

Behind The Biz

Relieve, recover, rejuvenate, that's the motto of a new cryotherapy studio in Bethesda.

Brandon Yu
Owner, Thrive Cryostudio
http://www.thrivecryostudio.com/

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Holiday Flights

New ways to find the best priced flight in time for the holidays.

Jonnelle Marte
The Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com/

Behind The Biz

Whether it's part of healthy living or just a convenient way to get your fruits and vegetables on the run, juicing is a trend that doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. Recent stats show the cold-pressed juice market is estimated at 100 million dollars.

http://purerawjuicemenu.com/

Dishwasher Lawsuit

What a recent dishwasher settlement could mean for some consumers.

Charles Fax
Partner, RWL

Silver Spring

One of the fastest growing areas in the state and a revitalization success story is Silver Spring. Our Charles Robinson heads to Montgomery County to find out why.

Cookie Jar

Nancy Yamada introduces us to an entrepreneur who figured out how to bring her unique sweet treats to market without a huge investment.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Credit Smart Mindset

What it takes to be a nonprofit leader in today's environment, and why credit is especially important for underserved and unbanked residents.

Helene Raynaud
President & CEO, Guidewell Financial Solutions

Rebuilding Ellicott City One Step at a Time

How flood donations are helping the Ellicott City community recover and get back on track after this past July's catastrophic flooding.

Tom Coale
Ellicott City Partnership

Behind The Biz

If you suffer from allergies or have chronic respiratory ailments there's a "sanctuary of sorts" in Elkridge, Maryland that might have you breathing better in no time.

www.saltsanctuarymd.com

Haunted Property?

The largest undeveloped property in Prince Georges County is looking for facelift. It's in Glen Dale, Maryland. One of the challenges to redevelopment is its reputation of being haunted. Charles Robinson unmasks the truth from the fiction.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Reading Presidential Candidates' Body Language

Body Language is up to 70 percent of what we communicate. It plays a big role in our first impressions. In a political race, with short soundbites being shown of the candidates, the power of body language is amplified. When you're only seeing a few seconds of someone, the body language we see sticks in our mind.

What are some key examples of body language? Tune in to find out!

Keith Scott
TALLsmall Productions/Body Language Expert

Rebecca Klein Scott
TALLsmall Productions/Body Language Expert

Behind The Biz

For a long time, electronic cigarettes were somewhat of a niche market, but today the vaping industry has evolved in a way that users have more choices than ever before. Yolanda Vazquez takes a look at this growing trend.

www.vapeshopmd.com

Inner Harbor Oysters

Efforts to clean up Baltimore's Inner Harbor received a boost from the Chesapeake Bay Foundations Oyster Recovery Project as Charles Robinson tells us.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Free College Tuition

Maryland's new license plates, featuring the state flag front and center, will be issued on Monday, September 26 for all passenger cars, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles, and multipurpose vehicles.Political candidates are talking increasingly about making college tuition free, but one Maryland college has largely done that already.

Albert Coviello
Acting President, Garrett College

Behind The Biz

Their design software is transforming the world with creative solutions and hands-on tools for architects in a variety of industries. Yolanda Vazquez makes a stop in Columbia-the company headquarters of Vectorworks--in this week's "Behind the Biz."

www.vectorworks.net

Great Harvest Bakery

An Annapolis bakery has found the ingredients to keep customers coming back. Our Charles Robinson visits the Great Harvest Bakery.

Start Up Spotlight

Two Maryland sisters are on a mission to live a more healthy life & they're whipping up a skincare business focused on only natural ingredients.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

New Maryland License Plates

Maryland's new license plates, featuring the state flag front and center, will be issued on Monday, September 26 for all passenger cars, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles, and multipurpose vehicles.

Christine Nizer
MVA Administrator

Pick Up Your Trash - And Not Only Yours

One local non-profit is aiming to help prevent trash pollution and litter through partnerships and campaigns to inspire people to clean after themselves.

Julie Lawson
Executive Director, Trash Free Maryland

Behind The Biz

Custom crafting is the hallmark of a local furniture showroom that specializes in classic lines and high-quality materials. Yolanda Vazquez has more in this week's "Behind the Biz."

www.harrisrubin.com

Sunflower Field

A farm in Harford County has been drawing big crowds to its sunflower field. Charles Robinson looks at how they turned it into a business.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Education Week - State of Maryland Education

State Schools Superintendent, Dr. Karen Salmon talks with Charles Robinson about the state of education in Maryland.

Karen Salmon, Ph.D.
Maryland State Superintendent of Schools

Behind The Biz

It's a home for the "hands-on" practice of creative arts. In his week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez explains why 4 hours a day is the perfect amount of time for musical mischief.

http://www.fourhourday.org/

Cookie Jar

Nancy Yamada introduces us to an entrepreneur who figured out how to bring her unique sweet treats to market without a huge investment.

Start Up Spotlight

A Baltimore-based startup promises to be the complete digital writing solution for any student who wants to be a stronger writer. And it all started with one very overwhelmed student.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Latest In Overtime Rules

An update regarding the Labor Department's changes in the overtime rules.

Howard K. Kurman
Principal, Offit│Kurman Attorneys At Law

Staying Fit At The Airport

Why BWI is opening a gym to get travelers to exercise when in transit through the airport.

Brett Kelly
Vice President in charge of retail operations at AirMall, BWI

Behind The Biz

Whether you need a last-minute doggy dogcare or obedience training for your four-legged friend, you'll find it all at a special canine academy in Elkridge.

Tecla Walton
Owner, Tecla's K-9 Academy
http://teclask9academy.com/

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Baltimore Water Taxis

New boats, longer hours and uber, what's in store for Baltimore's Water Taxis?

Demian Costa
Managing Partner Sagamore Ventures

Behind The Biz

Nautically-inspired home decor accessories and 3-D wood-crafted maps take center stage at a main street store in Annapolis.

Merja Washburn
Owner, Woodcraft Artisans
http://www.woodcraftartisansonline.com/

Job Growth

Why Metro Washington is one of the fastest growing areas for jobs in the country.

Anirban Basu
Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group
http://www.sagepolicy.com/

National Urban League

The National Urban League held its National Convention in Baltimore and Charles Robinson tells us why they left a lasting impression.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

WWII-era Shipyard Crane Restoration

The Baltimore Museum of Industry begins a $500,000 restoration of a shipyard crane dating back to World War II.

Anita Kassof
Executive Director, Baltimore Museum of Industry

Impact of Brexit

What's the impact in Maryland about Britain's decision to leave the European Union?

Robert Carpenter
Professor of Economics, UMBC

Behind The Biz

Inspired by her fashion background and passion for artistic design, one Silver Spring resident is slowly making a name for herself in the stationery world. Yolanda Vazquez has more in this week's "Behind the Biz."

http://bellajenna.com/

Big Board

Who doesn't like a big return on their investment? What if that investment was beer? Nancy Yamada has the story from NE Washington DC.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Free Cyber-security Training

A Greenbelt-based startup that functions as a free repository of cyber-security resources plans to change the cyber security learning experience for all.

Ryan Corey
Founder, Cybrary

Mega Ships Arriving At Port of Baltimore

What does the new arrival of super sized container ships at the Port of Baltimore mean for the local economy and jobs?

Bayard Hogans
GM, Ports America

Behind The Biz

Making walking and biking for every trip, that's the motto of a nationally-recognized engineering and landscape architecture firm in Silver Spring. Over the years they've created a reputation as the "go-to" firm for bicycle and pedestrian transportation.

Jennifer Toole
Owner, Toole Design Group
http://www.tooledesign.com/

Escape Rooms

A new entertainment-based business is growing in popularity, and it involves locking customers in a room. Josh Davidsburg introduces us to Escape Rooms.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Time for Crabs!

A look at the crab harvest this season with a local crab connoisseur.

Dave Kilpe
Casey's Crab Company
www.caseyscrabco.com

Behind The Biz

It's a dining dilemma we all deal with, but figuring out where to eat just got a whole lot easier thanks to the simple, spin of a wheel. A Bethesda-based company has developed an app that offers deep discounts on local restaurants.

Brad Saylor
Spotluck, CFO/Co-Founder

Cherian Thomas
Spotluck, CEO/Co-Founder
http://www.spotluck.com/

Greetings And Readings

Independent book stores have become nearly extinct as they struggle to compete with big box stores or online retailers.But Nancy Yamada shows us a family owned store that has found success by expanding what they sell.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Magic Retirement Number

Do Maryland residents have enough saved for retirement? We're taking a look at the magic retirement number and how to make sure you've saved enough to live comfortably in retirement.

Scott Puritz
Co-founder and Managing Director, Rebalance IRA
www.rebalance-ira.com/

Beat The Heat

How do businesses like Six Flags benefit from the latest heat wave and what is new in the thrilling roller coasters world.

Debbie Evans
Director of Marketing, Six Flags America

Behind The Biz

We all have our favorite flavor, even our favorite place to go. But this ice cream season you might want to try a local company whose treats are homemade, all-natural and locally sourced whenever possible.

Nadine Crisitello
Renee Crisitello

Co-Owners, Scoop & Paddle Ice Cream Company
http://www.scoopandpaddle.com/

Cookie Jar

Nancy Yamada introduces us to an entrepreneur who figured out how to bring her unique sweet treats to market without a huge investment.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Latest In Overtime Rules

An update regarding the Labor Department's changes in the overtime rules.

Howard K. Kurman
Principal, Offit│Kurman Attorneys At Law

Staying Fit At The Airport

Why BWI is opening a gym to get travelers to exercise when in transit through the airport.

Brett Kelly
Vice President in charge of retail operations at AirMall, BWI

Behind The Biz

Whether you need a last-minute doggy dogcare or obedience training for your four-legged friend, you'll find it all at a special canine academy in Elkridge.

Tecla Walton
Owner, Tecla's K-9 Academy
http://teclask9academy.com/

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Medical Foods - The Next Big Health Trend

The FDA recently released final guidance on the definition and labeling of medical foods. Major food manufacturers, such as Nestle, have also announced that medical foods will be their next big growth category; however, many consumers are largely unaware of medical foods and their use in managing nutritional deficiencies associated with certain diseases and health conditions, such as ADHD and Early Memory Impairment (EMI).

Rob Crim
President & CEO, VAYA Pharma

Why Pay More?

Why dresses cost more when they're meant for walking down the aisle and what consumers can do about it.

Sarah Halzack
The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/sarah-halzack

Behind The Biz

After working in his family's concrete business and attending culinary school, one local chef decided to take a chance and open up a chain of "fresh-food" restaurants.

Greg Nalley
Owner/Chef/Culinary Director
http://www.nalleyfresh.com/

Haunted Property?

A large property in Prince George's County is looking for a facelift. One of the challenges is its reputation of being haunted. Charles Robinson separates the truth from the fiction in Glen Dale.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

WWII-era Shipyard Crane Restoration

The Baltimore Museum of Industry begins a $500,000 restoration of a shipyard crane dating back to World War II.

Anita Kassof
Executive Director, Baltimore Museum of Industry

Impact of Brexit

What's the impact in Maryland about Britain's decision to leave the European Union?

Robert Carpenter
Professor of Economics, UMBC

Behind The Biz

Inspired by her fashion background and passion for artistic design, one Silver Spring resident is slowly making a name for herself in the stationery world. Yolanda Vazquez has more in this week's "Behind the Biz."

http://bellajenna.com/

Big Board

Who doesn't like a big return on their investment? What if that investment was beer? Nancy Yamada has the story from NE Washington DC.