Calvert opens in larger space in Hunt Valley Town Centre

Calvert Wine & Spirits has opened in a new, stand-alone 9,237-square-foot building next to Chico’s in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre, after relocating from its previous spot in the complex. The store opened with the name “Hunt Valley Wine, Liquor & Beer.” (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Kaiser opens new Largo location

Kaiser Permanente is one step closer to completing its major build-out of new medical clinics in the Mid-Atlantic region with the opening this week of a multispecialty hub in Largo, its fifth since 2011. The Largo facility, at 1221 Mercantile Lane, includes a 24-hour urgent care and observation unit, an ambulatory surgery center, radiology, pharmacy and other lab services, and several medical specialities. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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Renovation for Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to begin 

“All’s well that ends well!” shouted a crowd of nearly 150 as the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company kicked off renovations of the historic Mercantile Trust and Deposit Co. building at Calvert and Redwood streets Tuesday morning. (Daily Record)

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Federal medical research cuts decried at Johns Hopkins

The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding cuts are reversed. (Balt. Sun)

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Levin tapped as Saul Ewing managing partner

Barry F. Levin, a partner in law firm Saul Ewing LLP’s Baltimore office, has been elected managing partner for the Philadelphia-based firm. Levin, who chairs the firm’s Business and Finance and Family Business practices, is the first Saul Ewing lawyer from the Baltimore office to be elected to the top spot at the 252-lawyer firm. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Maryland officials gear up to market new health exchange

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange leaders are gearing up to begin advertising their insurance marketplace and will announce in the next few weeks their marketing partners. Exchange leaders have not yet disclosed what organizations will be helping spread the word about the insurance marketplace but said a combination of local and regional organizations, as well as some organizations with national recognition and local presence will participate. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Maryland gambles on film incentives with 'House of Cards'

The use of tax credits to lure production of the Netflix series “House of Cards” to Maryland has renewed a nationwide debate among lawmakers over the benefits of offering high-dollar incentives to encourage Hollywood to come to them. (Wash. Times)

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Maryland biotech tax credit program draws 150 hopefuls

A total of 150 investors are vying for Maryland’s biotechnology tax credit this year, compared with 125 applicants last year. Maryland’s Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit program gives tax credits to individuals and companies that invest in Maryland-based biotechnology startups. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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