Outlet for upscale: Tanger Outlets GM looking to create ‘VIP’ shopping experiences

When Tanger Outlets approached Christi Wallace with the opportunity to head up its new project at National Harbor, she took awhile to make up her mind. She decided she couldn’t pass up the chance to be involved with a brand new project. She started with Tanger Outlets at National Harbor last month and has been donning her steel-toed construction boots ever since. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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Carton Donofrio’s end hastened by changes in advertising world

Carton Donofrio Partners has weathered major changes in the world of advertising during its 50 years in business. But recent industry changes coupled with personal matters led the company to choose to close instead of adapting to an increasingly specialized industry. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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IPOs rise to highest level since before recession

More companies have gone public in the first eight months this year than any similar period since pre-recession 2007, according to recent investment reports.This week, Rockville biotech MacroGenics became the latest from Montgomery County to file a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, for a proposed initial public offering of up to $60 million. (Gazette)

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What does 201 N. Charles St.'s $19.7M pricetag really mean?

The $19.7 million Blue Ocean Realty paid for the 28-story 201 N. Charles St. building was a fair price, industry observers say, but not high enough to indicate a resurgence in the downtown office sales market. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Rockville’s economy looking up, report says

The worst of the economic downturn may be in the past, according to the Rockville city manager. In the city of Rockville’s annual report,  City Manager Barb Matthews wrote that increased property values, an uptick in economic development and building, and increasing income tax revenues are all good signs for Rockville’s economy. (Gazette)

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Annapolis boat show sale could signal return of City Dock development plans

The sale of the Annapolis Boat Shows could put City Dock redevelopment plans back on the table, the developer of the project said Thursday. Mark Ordan, CEO of Sunrise Senior Living, said he would reconsider a deal to develop the former Fawcett Supplies Building at City Dock. (Capital)

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Sept. 6 // Maryland casinos report record haul

If you bet the over last month on Maryland’s gross gambling revenue, then it’s time to collect. Maryland’s four casinos raked in $71 million in August, a record for the state’s rapidly expanding gambling sector. More than $28 million was sent to the state’s Education Trust Fund in August. (Wash. Post)

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Marylanders Rally To Raise Minimum Wage To $10.10 In 2014

Support is growing for an increase in Maryland’s minimum wage. Baltimore leaders join in a call to raise the minimum from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. (WJZ)

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