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Your Money & Business Guests

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A New College Entrance Exam

A look at an alternative to the SAT and ACT for students who want to go to college, but who may not perform well on the existing standardized tests.

Jeremy Tate
Founder, Classic Learning Test (CLT)

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Baltimore Chef Shop

Hands on cooking classes.

Scott Ryan
Baltimore Chef Shop
https://www.baltimorechefshop.com/

Blair Witch 20th Anniversary

It's been 20 years since "The Blair Witch Project" first started frightening movie-goers. MPT's Charles Robinson caught up with the film's director in Burkittsville, Maryland.

Frederick Personal Concierge

If your to do list never seems to end, you’re going to want to watch our next story. MPT's Nancy Yamada introduces us to a personal concierge who is ready to tackle just about whatever you need help with.

Behind The Biz

They originally began as a small photography store that served the needs of the local community. But over the past few decades, Service Photo has expanded their reach beyond Baltimore with an extensive line of high-quality products and professional camera knowledge. Yolanda Vazquez puts it all in focus.

Burke Seim
Owner, Service Photo, Inc.
https://servicephoto.com/

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Protecting Seniors From Financial Exploitation

Helene Raynaud
President/CEO, CCCSMD

Jennifer Holz
Associate Director, AARP MD

How To Avoid Social Security Or IRS Scams

What you need to know to keep scammers from stealing your money.

Christine Todaro
Federal Trade Commission
https://www.ftc.gov/

Thursday, November 21, 2019

New NCAA Rule

A look at the new NCAA rule that allows college athletes to leverage their likeness and name for pay.

David Pessin
Sports Law Attorney, PK Law

Pinball SuperMarket

What's old is new again as MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us to an old fashioned Pinball room nestled in an unexpected location.

Behind The Biz

From vitamins to essential oils to local honey to organic groceries, there is a plethora of all-natural products to choose from at a specialty store in Timonium. Yolanda Vazquez learns more about their juice bar and vegetarian offerings in tonight’s Behind the Biz.

Katie Joy
Assistant Manager, The Natural Market
http://www.thenaturalmkt.com/

Saving For College

Judith Ward
Senior Financial Planner, T. Rowe Price
Troweprice.com

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cyber Firm's Continued Growth

A local cyber firm has been on a rapid growth trajectory for the last couple of years while keeping online infrastructure safe.

Justin Cavinee
Dragos, Chief Data Scientist

Clifton House Project

A home renovation project is underway in Baltimore, but what makes it special is the house once belonged to a Maryland Poet Laurette and her daughter wants the home to be used for artists and poets once again.

Salisbury Desserts

National recognition for one eastern shore town.

https://salisburyarea.com/

Behind The Biz

Organic and locally sourced, just of two of the many reasons why nutrient dense, probiotic rich foods are making a comeback. Yolanda Vazquez samples some kombucha and kimchi for us made by these Maryland-based food alchemists.

Meaghan & Shane Carpenter
Owners, Hex Ferments

https://www.hexferments.com/

Love From Argentina

A lot of us are addicted to caffeine but hate the jitters that can accompany drinking too much coffee. Perhaps a change in beverage might be in order. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside a local tea company that’s steeped in tradition and gaining lots of fans.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Future Of Health Insurance Costs

Al Redmer
Commissioner, Maryland Insurance Administration
https://insurance.maryland.gov

Di Pasquale's Marketplace

It's a Baltimore institution, an Italian market that’s been run by the same family for over a century! MPT's Nancy Yamda visits Di Pasquale's Marketplace.

Mentoring

Some Maryland mentoring programs are gaining attention for the positive impact they're having on young people's lives. MPT's Charles Robinson finds out how they're doing it.

Importance Of The Arts In Education

Dana Carr
Leaders For Tomorrow Youth Center

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Future Of Maryland Horse Racing

Alan Rifkin
Stronach Group & Maryland Jockey Club Attorney

Bill Cole
Former CEO, Baltimore Development Corporation

Alan Foreman
Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

People With Disabilities Eager To Join The Workforce

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month and a Maryland nonprofit is finding great jobs for people with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Kathy Rogers
Chief Advancement Officer, Penn-Mar Human Services

Kids Time Out

We’ve all been there, where we need someone to watch the kids and you can’t find a baby sitter. As MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, in Clarksville, Maryland parents are flocking to a drop-in child care center that’s a huge hit with the kids.

Enoch Pratt Library Upgrade

From better lighting to new technology, a huge renovation project at the central branch of the Enoch Pratt free library is now complete. MPT’s Charles Robinson with the story.

Behind The Biz

It’s been a mainstay in Ellicott City for decades serving up savory sandwiches and creamy milkshakes. But it’s not just the food that has customers coming back for more. As Yolanda Vazquez explains.

Maggie Kovacs
Owner, The Duchess Store

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Maryland Food Truck Week

Big event coming up for the local chefs and food truck industry that you need to know about.

Ben James
Founder, Stone's Throw Hash Food Truck

Willy Dely
Au Jus Solutions

Baltimore Ransomware

Baltimore continues to recover after city computers were infected with ransomware back in May as MPT’s Charles Robinson reports.

Red Bandana Bakery

If you have a gluten intolerance or Celiac disease, eating out can be a challenge, but as MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, there’s nothing off limits at a Montgomery County bakery.

Networking Tips

Elliot Lawson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. of Psychology, UMBC
https://www.umbc.edu/

Behind The Biz

Her interior designs have been featured in several national publications with a portfolio of work that includes hundreds of clients over the years. Yolanda Vazquez talks with a local, award-winning designer in Behind the Biz.

Paddy Dugan
Owner, PD Interior Design
https://www.pdinteriordesign.com/

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Reinventing Work Spaces

Brandon Kostinsky
Owner/Founder, Pivot Work Spaces

Annapolis Sailing

60 years ago the Annapolis Sailing school became the first sailing school for adults in the nation. MPT's Charles Robinson finds out its never to late to learn to sail.

Social Media Marketing

If you’re a business owner, it’s an age old question, how can you attract more customers? As Nancy Yamada reports, for many, the answer may lie with social media.

Behind The Biz

Taking a picture of our furry friends, we all do it from time to time, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a professional photo of Fido? Yolanda Vazquez takes us to a dog-friendly photo studio in Hampden that produces pet art worth wagging about.

J.B. Shepard
Owner, the Puptrait Studio
https://puptrait.com/

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Saving For Retirement

Judy Ward
Senior Financial Planner, T. Rowe Price

Robocalls

Ian Barlow
Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts

Online shopping is convenient but if you’re a kid, nothing beats the joy of going to a toy store! MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us to a downtown Frederick, Maryland store where customers are encouraged to put down their phones and play with the toys.

Easton Airport

Its history dates back to World War II and today it's one of the busiest general aviation facilities in Maryland. MPT's Charles Robinson heads to Talbot County to find out what's new at Easton Airport.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Retirement Savings Landscape

How CalSavers, a new retirement system in California, might have implications nationwide, including in Maryland.

Angela M. Antonelli
Research Professor & Executive Director, Center for Retirement Initiatives, Georgetown University

North Market Pop Shop

In downtown Frederick, Maryland a former bio-chemist has bottled up a unique business that’s quenching customers thirst for soda as MPT's Nancy Yamada explains.

Streamlining Your Job Search

Elliot Lawson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. of Psychology, UMBC
https://www.umbc.edu/

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Goodwill Reentry Opportunity to Work (GROW)

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake recently launched a program called the Goodwill Reentry Opportunity to Work (GROW) helping ex-offenders pay for things like housing, gas or a child’s daycare while helping them obtain gainful employment.

Ryan Smith
Vice President, Goodwill Mission Advancement & Workforce Development

Darrell Bowers
GROW Participant

2019 Homeowners & Renters Tax Credit Program

The Homeowners and Renters Property Tax Credit Program provides tax relief for eligible homeowners and renters. Its deadline is October 1, 2019.

Michael Higgs
Director, Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)

Behind The Biz

It’s the only place in Maryland, some say, where you can buy, sell or trade U.S. military uniforms and related gear. And as our Yolanda Vazquez discovered in tonight’s this hidden hideaway in Hanover is chock full of items ranging from backpacks to boots to blankets and much more.

Randy Fischbach
Owner, Randy’s Army Navy Military Surplus
https://randysarmynavymilitarysurplus.com/

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Expanding Banking Access

How the national Bank On fellowship ensures that everyone has access to safe and affordable financial products and services.

Kylie Delgado
Bank On Maryland Fellow, CASH Campaign of Maryland

Sue Rogan
Director of Strategic Partnerships, CASH Campaign of Maryland

Social Media Marketing

If you’re a business owner, it’s an age old question, how can you attract more customers? As Nancy Yamada reports, for many, the answer may lie with social media.

Horse Farm

Horses have been a part of Maryland’s history since the beginning. Most of us know about the biggest horse race, the Preakness. There are hundreds of other breeds in the state. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us to a horse farm in Prince Georges’ County.

Behind The Biz

They originally began as a small photography store that served the needs of the local community. But over the past few decades, Service Photo has expanded their reach beyond Baltimore with an extensive line of high-quality products and professional camera knowledge. Yolanda Vazquez puts it all in focus.

Burke Seim
Owner, Service Photo, Inc.
https://servicephoto.com/

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Retirement Savings Landscape

How CalSavers, a new retirement system in California, might have implications nationwide, including in Maryland.

Angela M. Antonelli
Research Professor & Executive Director, Center for Retirement Initiatives, Georgetown University

Behind The Biz

Providing its customers with the purest and most eco-friendly beauty products in town. That’s the goal of a local store in Reisterstown.

Margo Carter
Owner, Kacadas
https://kacadas.com/

Finding A New Job

Best new advice for finding a new job in today's market

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. Of Psychology, UMBC

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Newest OC Hotel

How Ocean City’s newest waterfront hotel aims to draw Mid-Atlantic millennials.

Michael Hayes
GM, Aloft Ocean City

Ellicott City Flood Plan

Shops and restaurants in historic Ellicott City, Maryland are still picking up the pieces and weighing their future as they digest the county’s plan to make sure floodwaters won’t destroy their businesses again. MPT's Nancy Yamada talks to some business owners about the future.

Romance & Scams

Romance is in the air and so are romance scams. That person on the other end of those emails or chats might be after your wallet, not your heart.

Christine Todaro
Federal Trade Commission
https://www.ftc.gov/

Fly Fishing

If you’ve never been fly fishing, but think you want to learn, check out MPT's Charles Robinson at Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore County with the Baltimore Sun’s Dan Rodricks.

Behind The Biz

Celebrating two years in business, a Baltimore distillery makes the most of their single-malt whiskey by expanding their product line and one-of-a-kind cocktail bar.

Arch Watkins
Co-Owner, Old Line Spirits

Mark McLaughlin
Co-Owner, Old Line Spirits
http://www.oldlinespirits.com/

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Big Nine

The future of humanity is controlled by nine tech companies, six located in the U.S. and three in China. We look at what this means with author and professor, Amy Webb.

Amy Webb
Author, The Big Nine

Pinball SuperMarket

What's old is new again as MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us to an old fashioned Pinball room nestled in an unexpected location.

Mentoring

Some Maryland mentoring programs are gaining attention for the positive impact they're having on young people's lives. MPT's Charles Robinson finds out how they're doing it.

Behind The Biz

They were once voted as Best Chocolate by City Paper, paying tribute to the ancient art of chocolate making by creating rich, flavorful profiles. In tonight’s Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez samples these handcrafted creations found at Belvedere Square Market.

Jinji Fraser
Owner, Pure Chocolate by Jinji
http://www.jinjichocolate.com/

Smooch

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Costs of Raising A Child

Having a child changes everything, including a family's financial mindset. We look at some important financial considerations that can make transitioning to family life a bit less stressful.

Greg Klingler
Director of Wealth Management, Government Employees' Benefits Association

The Family Room

At a time when people are craving connection, a mom and daughter duo are trying to deliver by opening a store that’s also a café and gathering spot. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside The Family Room.

Behind The Biz

Providing its customers with the purest and most eco-friendly beauty products in town. That’s the goal of a local store in Reisterstown.

Margo Carter
Owner, Kacadas
https://kacadas.com/

Annapolis Solar

Annapolis is going green. The city has decided to re-purpose a landfill and create a solar park. The plan has been over a decade in coming to fruition. MPT's Charles Robinson with our story.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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George Beneman
Chief Technology Officer, MPT

Recipes From Around The World

Recipes, history and dining etiquette from around the globe.

Katie Barney
Author, The Enchanting World of Food

Discount Fabrics

From the White House to your house, Discount Fabrics USA in Frederick County is said to be the destination for home owners and interior decorators on the hunt for just the right fabric. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside their showroom in Thurmont.

Behind The Biz

The menu is a combination of two cultures with everything from crab coated wings to jumbo samosas. Yolanda Vazquez samples this specialty wing store.

Dan Singh
Owner, Boondori Wings
https://www.bondoori.com/

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Tax Prep For Retirement

Matt Rothstein
Manager, Co-Head of Tax Services, RS&F

Angel Gowns

To keep, sell or donate? That’s the age old question for a lot of women who are contemplating what to do with their wedding dresses. MPT's Nancy Yamada’s own quest to donate her wedding dress led her to a non-profit organization that’s re-purposing them in a most poignant way.

Club 1111

A unique program at the league for people with disabilities in Baltimore is gaining attention not only in Maryland, but around the nation. MPT’s Charles Robinson finds out why.

Behind The Biz

Organic and locally sourced, just of two of the many reasons why nutrient dense, probiotic rich foods are making a comeback. Yolanda Vazquez samples some kombucha and kimchi for us made by these Maryland-based food alchemists.

Meaghan & Shane Carpenter
Owners, Hex Ferments

https://www.hexferments.com/

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Carnival Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line is expanding their Baltimore to Bahamas fleet.

Kathy Donnelly
Business Development Director, Carnival Cruise Line

Frederick Book Arts Center

From traditional book binding to letter press printing, a new business in downtown Frederick is making what’s old, new again as MPT's Nancy Yamada finds out.

Merriweather Post Pavilion Revamp

The famed outdoor venue in Columbia, Maryland, Merriweather Post Pavilion, has undergone major renovations. MPT’s Charles Robinson looks at the improvements and meets its newest resident, Darin Atwater.

Behind The Biz

More than a decade ago we featured a story on a start-up soap company founded by two sisters in their parent’s basement. Biggs & Featherbelle has come a long way since then and our Yolanda Vazquez spoke with the owners at their new production facility in Jessup.

https://www.biggsandfeather.com/

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Costs of Raising A Child

Having a child changes everything, including a family's financial mindset. We look at some important financial considerations that can make transitioning to family life a bit less stressful.

Greg Klingler
Director of Wealth Management, Government Employees' Benefits Association

The Family Room

At a time when people are craving connection, a mom and daughter duo are trying to deliver by opening a store that’s also a café and gathering spot. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside The Family Room.

Behind The Biz

Providing its customers with the purest and most eco-friendly beauty products in town. That’s the goal of a local store in Reisterstown.

Margo Carter
Owner, Kacadas
https://kacadas.com/

Annapolis Solar

Annapolis is going green. The city has decided to re-purpose a landfill and create a solar park. The plan has been over a decade in coming to fruition. MPT's Charles Robinson with our story.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Smart Moves When Selling Your Home

The adage "You've got to spend money to make money" rings truer than ever when it comes to selling your home – but can leave sellers scratching their heads when it comes to figuring out if and what they should renovate before selling and if they should pay to have it staged. That’s where Caroline Carter, the Total Home Transition expert, comes in. Caroline has released a new book, Smart Moves: How to Save Time and Money While Transitioning Your Home and Life, to help homeowners tame their emotional attachment to stuff and get the most bang for the buck when selling and transitioning to a new home.

Caroline M. Carter
Founder/CEO, Done In A Day & Author, Smart Moves

Home Staging Tips

Looking to sell your home? You’ll want to stand out from the competition. As MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, more people are investing in professional stagers to make sure their home appeals to the most buyers.

Behind The Biz

Celebrating two years in business, a Baltimore distillery makes the most of their single-malt whiskey by expanding their product line and one-of-a-kind cocktail bar.

Arch Watkins
Co-Owner, Old Line Spirits

Mark McLaughlin
Co-Owner, Old Line Spirits
http://www.oldlinespirits.com/

Republic Restoratives

As the liquor business evolves, small and niche producers are growing as MPT's Charles Robinson tells us.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Lessons From The College Admissions Scandal

A look at how the college admissions scandal unfolded and how universities are strengthening their admissions process.

Jonathan Murray
UBS Financial Services

Handywomen

Fix it yourself or hire a professional? It’s a homeowners age old dilemma. If DIY isn’t your thing, hiring a handy-man might mean finding the right woman for the job as MPT's Nancy Yamada reports.

Behind The Biz

Taking a picture of our furry friends, we all do it from time to time, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a professional photo of Fido? Yolanda Vazquez takes us to a dog-friendly photo studio in Hampden that produces pet art worth wagging about.

J.B. Shepard
Owner, the Puptrait Studio
https://puptrait.com/

Green Economy

How is Maryland trying to taking advantage of the green economy? MPT's Charles Robinson goes searching for answers at a climate conference in Baltimore.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Expanding Banking Access

How the national Bank On fellowship ensures that everyone has access to safe and affordable financial products and services.

Kylie Delgado
Bank On Maryland Fellow, CASH Campaign of Maryland

Sue Rogan
Director of Strategic Partnerships, CASH Campaign of Maryland

Social Media Marketing

If you’re a business owner, it’s an age old question, how can you attract more customers? As Nancy Yamada reports, for many, the answer may lie with social media.

Horse Farm

Horses have been a part of Maryland’s history since the beginning. Most of us know about the biggest horse race, the Preakness. There are hundreds of other breeds in the state. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us to a horse farm in Prince Georges’ County.

Behind The Biz

They originally began as a small photography store that served the needs of the local community. But over the past few decades, Service Photo has expanded their reach beyond Baltimore with an extensive line of high-quality products and professional camera knowledge. Yolanda Vazquez puts it all in focus.

Burke Seim
Owner, Service Photo, Inc.
https://servicephoto.com/

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Protecting Seniors From Financial Exploitation

Helene Raynaud
President/CEO, CCCSMD

Jennifer Holz
Associate Director, AARP MD

How To Avoid Social Security Or IRS Scams

What you need to know to keep scammers from stealing your money.

Christine Todaro
Federal Trade Commission
https://www.ftc.gov/

Behind The Biz

It’s the only place in Maryland, some say, where you can buy, sell or trade U.S. military uniforms and related gear. And as our Yolanda Vazquez discovered in tonight’s this hidden hideaway in Hanover is chock full of items ranging from backpacks to boots to blankets and much more.

Randy Fischbach
Owner, Randy’s Army Navy Military Surplus
https://randysarmynavymilitarysurplus.com/

High School Financial Literacy

Financial life lessons for young students. MPT's Charles Robinson meets a winning stock market team from Montgomery County.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

New Bus Service Option

What can riders expect from Flixbux?

Pierre Gourdain
Managing Director, Flixbus
https://www.flixbus.com/

Art Of Fire

It’s one of the most popular attractions at the Maryland Renaissance Fair. We’re talking about the art of glass blowing and the Montgomery County family that has made it their life’s work to not only sell their beautiful wares, but teach people how to make them. MPT's Nancy Yamada reports.

Speaking Efficiently

Learning how to speak clearly and keeping your listener engaged.

Lynda Katz Wilner
Communications Consultant

Behind The Biz

Emerging food entrepreneurs setting up shop in a shared space and serving residents in the Clarksville community. Yolanda Vazquez visits this unique retail space filled with a variety of food vendors.

Elias Castillo
Manager, The Common Kitchen

George Stone
Owner/Greenstone Ventures, The Common Kitchen
https://thecommonkitchen.com/

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Flavored Prescriptions

FLAVORx is revolutionizing prescription medicine hoping to reduce parents' stress while creating a fun, personalized experience for kids taking the medicine.

Stuart Amos
President & CEO, FLAVORx

Behind The Biz

They were once voted as Best Chocolate by City Paper, paying tribute to the ancient art of chocolate making by creating rich, flavorful profiles. In tonight’s Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez samples these handcrafted creations found at Belvedere Square Market.

Jinji Fraser
Owner, Pure Chocolate by Jinji
http://www.jinjichocolate.com/

Smooch

The cosmetic industry is a 62 billion dollar market. Lots of people are buying make up and skin care products but if all of the choices overwhelm you, a Maryland based make up studio claims they can help. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the details.

Politics In The Workplace

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. Of Psychology, UMBC

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Why The Pride Of Baltimore II is Retooling For 2019

Captain Jan Miles
Pride of Baltimore II

Jeff Buchheit
Executive Director, Pride of Baltimore II
http://pride2.org/

Victor Litz Music

It’s been a community staple for area musicians for almost 60 years. And remarkably, Victor Litz Music Center in Gaithersburg has remained a family business. Nancy Yamada recently visited them to find out the secret to their longevity.

Behind The Biz

Their tagline is quite apropos for many of us, “so many books, so little time.” Well, believe it or not, books are making a comeback and this specialty shop in Howard County will turn you into a hard-core bibliophile in no time as Yolanda Vazquez finds out.

Erin Matthews
Owner, Books with a Past
https://bookswithapast.com/

Texting In The Workplace

What employers and employees need to know about texting on the job.

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. Of Psychology, UMBC

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Costs of Raising A Child

Having a child changes everything, including a family's financial mindset. We look at some important financial considerations that can make transitioning to family life a bit less stressful.

Greg Klingler
Director of Wealth Management, Government Employees' Benefits Association

The Family Room

At a time when people are craving connection, a mom and daughter duo are trying to deliver by opening a store that’s also a café and gathering spot. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside The Family Room.

Behind The Biz

Providing its customers with the purest and most eco-friendly beauty products in town. That’s the goal of a local store in Reisterstown.

Margo Carter
Owner, Kacadas
https://kacadas.com/

Annapolis Solar

Annapolis is going green. The city has decided to re-purpose a landfill and create a solar park. The plan has been over a decade in coming to fruition. MPT's Charles Robinson with our story.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Smart Moves When Selling Your Home

The adage "You've got to spend money to make money" rings truer than ever when it comes to selling your home – but can leave sellers scratching their heads when it comes to figuring out if and what they should renovate before selling and if they should pay to have it staged. That’s where Caroline Carter, the Total Home Transition expert, comes in. Caroline has released a new book, Smart Moves: How to Save Time and Money While Transitioning Your Home and Life, to help homeowners tame their emotional attachment to stuff and get the most bang for the buck when selling and transitioning to a new home.

Caroline M. Carter
Founder/CEO, Done In A Day, & Author, Smart Moves

Home Staging Tips

Looking to sell your home? You’ll want to stand out from the competition. As MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, more people are investing in professional stagers to make sure their home appeals to the most buyers.

Behind The Biz

Celebrating two years in business, a Baltimore distillery makes the most of their single-malt whiskey by expanding their product line and one-of-a-kind cocktail bar.

Arch Watkins
Co-Owner, Old Line Spirits

Mark McLaughlin
Co-Owner, Old Line Spirits
http://www.oldlinespirits.com/

Republic Restoratives

As the liquor business evolves, small and niche producers are growing as MPT's Charles Robinson tells us.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Understanding Healthcare Costs

What consumers need to know to avoid financial complications of a hospital visit.

T.J. Senker
President, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
https://www.medstarmontgomery.org/

Wallops Rocket Launch

A successful rocket launch is a boost for the regional space business.

Frank DeMauro
VP, Northrop Grumman
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home

Baltimore Beat

MPT's Charles Robinson with a look at the relaunch of the online Baltimore Beat.

Behind The Biz

Her interior designs have been featured in several national publications with a portfolio of work that includes hundreds of clients over the years. Yolanda Vazquez talks with a local, award-winning designer in Behind the Biz.

Paddy Dugan
Owner, PD Interior Design
https://www.pdinteriordesign.com/

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Columbia's Promise

Ken Day with a behind the scenes look and preview of his documentary "Columbia's Promise."

Ken Day
Executive Producer, Columbia's Promise

Chesapeake Bay Week - New Floating Pier Helping Fisherman With Disabilities

Brett Coakley
Department of Natural Resources, Unicorn Fish Hatchery
http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/hatcheries/unicorn.aspx

Floyd's Barbershop

For some people, it’s about community but for others, it’s all about the cut. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside an old school barbershop with a rock and roll vibe.

Behind The Biz

Whether you’re downsizing, moving on or moving up, there is a specialty store in Hampden that is chock full of antiques and other consigned items that will fill up any home or office. Yolanda Vazquez takes a look at the history of this long-time establishment.

Alice Ann Finnerty
Co-Owner, The Turnover Shop

Alice Ann Martin
Co-Owner, The Turnover Shop

http://www.turnovershop.com/

Thursday, April 18, 2019

What An Improving Job Market Means For Maryland Workers

Daraius Irani, Ph.D
VP, Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research, Towson University

Love From Argentina

A lot of us are addicted to caffeine but hate the jitters that can accompany drinking too much coffee. Perhaps a change in beverage might be in order. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside a local tea company that’s steeped in tradition and gaining lots of fans.

Amazon Tour

Maryland may not have gotten the amazon’s coveted second headquarters but it can boast it has a second distribution center. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us inside the online retailers huge operation.

Behind The Biz

From vitamins to essential oils to local honey to organic groceries, there is a plethora of all-natural products to choose from at a specialty store in Timonium. Yolanda Vazquez learns more about their juice bar and vegetarian offerings in tonight’s Behind the Biz.

Katie Joy
Assistant Manager, The Natural Market
http://www.thenaturalmkt.com/

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Goodwill Turns 100

Goodwill is celebrating a century of doing good for the people in Maryland and beyond.

Lisa Rusyniak
President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake

Understanding Legal Cannabis

The explosion in interest in CBD oil, derived from cannabis plants, but now legalized under federal law if it comes from hemp.

Jason Klein
Chair, Cannabis Law Group, Offit Kurman

Right Eye

A simple vision test can reveal how well you can see or can it? A Maryland company is going one step further with a revolutionary eye tracking test that’s changing lives by revealing the quality of your eye sight. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Behind The Biz

The menu is a combination of two cultures with everything from crab coated wings to jumbo samosas. Yolanda Vazquez samples this specialty wing store.

Dan Singh
Owner, Boondori Wings
https://www.bondoori.com/

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Flavored Prescriptions

FLAVORx is revolutionizing prescription medicine hoping to reduce parents' stress while creating a fun, personalized experience for kids taking the medicine.

Stuart Amos
President & CEO, FLAVORx

Behind The Biz

They were once voted as Best Chocolate by City Paper, paying tribute to the ancient art of chocolate making by creating rich, flavorful profiles. In tonight’s Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez samples these handcrafted creations found at Belvedere Square Market.

Jinji Fraser
Owner, Pure Chocolate by Jinji
http://www.jinjichocolate.com/

Smooch

The cosmetic industry is a 62 billion dollar market. Lots of people are buying make up and skin care products but if all of the choices overwhelm you, a Maryland based make up studio claims they can help. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the details.

Politics In The Workplace

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. Of Psychology, UMBC

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Impact Of Tax Changes

How will the new tax laws impact your bottom line & where to get free tax help.

Beverly Winstead
Tax Attorney

Fairytale Bride

Every bride wants to feel like a million bucks when they walk down the aisle. But the huge price tag that often comes with the dress can be a budget buster. As MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, more budget conscious brides are turning to a unique bridal boutique in Montgomery County.

Behind The Biz

Organic and locally sourced, just of two of the many reasons why nutrient dense, probiotic rich foods are making a comeback. Yolanda Vazquez samples some kombucha and kimchi for us made by these Maryland-based food alchemists.

Meaghan & Shane Carpenter
Owners, Hex Ferments
https://www.hexferments.com/

Bluestone

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

Snag A Slip

Finding a slip for your boat might be a little easier this summer.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Standards In The Workplace

How the next generation is adjusting to standards on the job.

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. Of Psychology, UMBC

Sun Automation

If you’ve ever ordered something that comes in a box, chances are it touched equipment that was manufactured in Maryland. MPT's Nancy Yamada visits Sun Automation to take a closer look.

Vegan Soul Food

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

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/

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Spring Real Estate Housing Trends

Real estate trends indicate it is a great time for Baby Boomers to down-size as numbers of Millennial buyers increase.

Nick Ron
CEO, House Buyers of America

Crown Trophy

Winning isn’t everything, unless you’re the owner of a popular trophy shop in Gaithersburg. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us behind the scenes.

Behind The Biz

Looking to try something new for your workout routine in 2019? In tonight's Behind the Biz, Yolanda Vazquez shows us how you can get your sweat on and still have a little zen at the same time.

Ali Dietrich
Owner, Yoga Love
http://www.yogalovehoco.com/

Jimmy Violand
Co-Owner, MFit

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Goodwill Turns 100

Goodwill is celebrating a century of doing good for the people in Maryland and beyond.

Lisa Rusyniak
President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake

Understanding Legal Cannabis

The explosion in interest in CBD oil, derived from cannabis plants, but now legalized under federal law if it comes from hemp.

Jason Klein
Chair, Cannabis Law Group, Offit Kurman

Right Eye

A simple vision test can reveal how well you can see or can it? A Maryland company is going one step further with a revolutionary eye tracking test that’s changing lives by revealing the quality of your eye sight. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Behind The Biz

The menu is a combination of two cultures with everything from crab coated wings to jumbo samosas. Yolanda Vazquez samples this specialty wing store.

Dan Singh
Owner, Boondori Wings
https://www.bondoori.com/

Thursday, February 28, 2019

REAL ID

All you need to know and do regarding your Maryland REAL ID.

Christine Nizer
MVA Administrator

Southwest Partnership

A Baltimore neighborhood is hoping the revitalization of a landmark theater will bring a needed boost of economic and social development. MPT's Charles Robinson with our story.

Behind The Biz

Encouraging healthy and active social play is the mission behind a gigantic, indoor playground that will keep your hyper kids busy for hours. Yolanda Vazquez joins in on some of the fun.

Bynia Reed
Owner, Hyper Kidz! Indoor Playground
https://www.hyperkidzplay.com/

Big Money Challenges

What are the challenges that come with signing a lucrative sports contract?

David Pessin
Attorney, PK Law

Brain Train

We know exercise is a great way to target your muscles but is it possible to target your brain? A Maryland company claims they can help people heal, release stress and succeed. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story from Columbia.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fitness Resolutions

What's new in the fitness industry and are people still sticking to those New Year's resolutions?

Vicki Brick
CEO, Brick Bodies

Badlands

If you’re a parent of a young child and the weather is keeping them from playing outdoors, there's a venue in Montgomery County that has kids and their parents equally excited about physical activity and learning at the same time. MPT's Nancy Yamda visits Badlands.

Behind The Biz

Looking for a way to celebrate and indulge in all the tasty goodness of Mardi Gras? In this week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez takes us to a neighborhood bakery that some southern country charm and New Orleans flair.

Michael Touchet
Owner, Touche Touchet
https://www.touchetouchetbakery.com/

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Wealth Preservation and Planning

David Pessin
Founding Member & Attorney, PK Law

Life & Leadership Lessons

Heidi Daniel
President & CEO, Enoch Pratt Library
https://www.prattlibrary.org/

Shredding On The Go

Government regulation and concern over identity theft have more people willing to pay to dispose of important documents. MPT's Nancy Yamada reports.

Behind The Biz

From pillows to loungewear to window designs and plush bedding, all the items that will make you feel fabulous in your own home. Yolanda Vazquez visits this trendy store for home décor.

Jane O’ Donoghue
Owner, Urban Threads (Home Décor)
https://urbanthreadshome.com/

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Addiction Week

Discussing drug testing and addiction issues in the workplace.

Julie Janofsky
Attorney

New Way To Manage Your Portfolio

How a local company is trying to modernize the very traditional business of investment advice.

Anders Jones
Facet Wealth Management

Brent Weiss
Facet Wealth Management
https://www.facetwealth.com/

Baltimore Open Works

Are you a maker, builder or artist? There's a place in Baltimore where you can find the tools, technology and the knowledge to make your projects come to life. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us there.

Behind The Biz

You don’t have to travel to Old Bavaria to see women wearing dirndls, memorabilia from Germany and beer steins hanging from the ceiling. A trip to Hagerstown will get you all the bratwurst and sauerbraten you want. Yolanda Vazquez takes us there.

Dieter Blosel
Owner, Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant
http://schmankerlstube.com/

Thursday, January 31, 2019

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

BWI Gym - Exercise On The Go

Going to the airport is often an exercise in waiting, but what if you could actually exercise while you wait? That’s the reality for passengers at BWI. MPT's Nancy Yamada brings us the story.

Maryland Crabs

Maryland's favorite crustacean, blue crabs, are getting a lot of attention this year. MPT's Charles Robinson looks at why.

Behind The Biz

A new java joint in the north end of Hagerstown has a loyal following thanks to a unique menu of breakfast items-most of which have Central American roots. Yolanda Vazquez explains why.

Margie Yeager
Owner, Pura Vida Coffee
https://puravidacoffee.co/

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Maryland Economic Outlook 2019

What should consumers expect in the new year from businesses and what can business leaders expect from state and local governments?

Don Fry
President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC)

Behind The Biz

We all know that India produces some of the world’s most trend-setting designs. But you don’t have to board a plane to buy stylish garments that are mega-popular in Mumbai. Yolanda Vazquez takes us to one store that is bringing Bollywood to Baltimore and beyond.

Nisha Sheth
Owner, Mumbai Boutique
https://nishascloset.com/

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.

Republic Restoratives

As the liquor business evolves, small and niche producers are growing as MPT's Charles Robinson tells us.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Let It Snow

A look at the business at area ski resorts

Jerry Geisler
General Manager, Wisp resort

Workout On The Go

If you're thinking it’s time to shape up in the New Year. MPT's Nancy Yamada shows us a popular fitness trend that aims to get rid of all the excuses.

Behind The Biz

It began as a way to provide women with an informal way to network. Over the years, their membership grew along with their mission to help those in the community. This week Yolanda Vazquez pays a visit to a recent BWN meeting to learn more about the ways women are helping other women succeed in business.

https://businesswomen39snetwork.wildapricot.org/

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Crisis Management

The steps an organization should follow before, during and after a crisis.

Jeanne McCann
VP of Digital Strategies, The Hatcher Group

Kristen Peterson
Senior Director, Communications, The Hatcher Group

Houdini Exhibit at Jewish Museum of Maryland

This week we head to the Jewish Museum of Maryland where visitors are flocking to learn more about one of the most famous magicians and escape artists, Harry Houdini. MPT's Nancy Yamada has more on the man behind the magic and the other must-sees at the museum in Baltimore.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Gifts With Maryland In Mind

The uniqueness of a place where everything from food, gifts, baskets and souvenirs have a local twist.

Jeff Bridner
The Maryland Store

Patty Bridner
The Maryland Store

Unconventional Holiday Gifts

Meaningful and unexpected financial gifts that will benefit loved ones in the long-term.

Greg Klingler
Director of Wealth Management, GEBA

Behind The Biz

With everything from web development to online advertising, one local marketing agency has the creative spark to ignite your media campaign on fire. Yolanda Vazquez learns more about this award-winning company based in Hunt Valley.

Greg Pierce
President/CEO, SPARKS! Marketing Communications
https://www.onsparks.com/

Annapolis Solar

Annapolis is going green. The city has decided to re-purpose a landfill and create a solar park. The plan has been over a decade in coming to fruition. MPT's Charles Robinson with our story.

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.