Baltimore's first Spaces coworking location prepares to open in Stadium Square

Baltimore's first Spaces location will open Monday in the Stadium Square development near M&T Bank Stadium, as the international coworking firm continues to grow. Amsterdam-based Spaces has nearly 60 open coworking locations in cities nationwide, as well as locations in international cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Cape Town. The company is aiming to to double its U.S. presence, and grow its overall locations to 200 globally by the end of 2018. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Under Armour signs 76ers Joel Embiid to an endorsement deal

Under Armour has endorsed Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid. The Baltimore sports gear company reportedly signed Embiid to a five-year footwear and apparel deal. ESPN reports industry sources told him the average annual value is expected to make him the highest-paid center in the league. Embiid released a statement to the Under Armour website announcing the deal Wednesday. (WJZ-TV)

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Shoe store Skechers to open in the Shops at Canton Crossing

Skechers is the latest retailer that will join Canton Crossing when the shopping center’s newest stores open in the coming months, the project’s developer said. The shoe store will take over about 7,800 square feet in the 90,000-square-foot addition to the center, developer Mark Sapperstein said. The shop will be part of the second phase of development at the Shops at Canton Crossing. (Balt. Sun)

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Aberdeen planning commission approves preliminary site plan for freestanding medical center

A preliminary site plan for the development of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s freestanding medical facility and adjoining medical office buildings on Merritt Properties’ Aberdeen Corporate Park campus off Route 22 was unanimously approved Wednesday night by the Aberdeen Planning Commission. The seven-member commission gave its approval in front of a standing-room-only crowd gathered in the City Council chambers at City Hall. (Aegis)

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Local woman’s small biscuit business gets boost from Walmart

A woman known as “Mama Biscuit” is taking her small biscuit business big time thanks to Walmart. Lesley Riley, owner of Mama Biscuit originally started her business online, using Facebook to market the food. The biscuits have already been on sale in Sam’s Club and after Riley responded to an open call, they’re on the shelves of Walmart stores. (WJZ-TV)

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October 11 // Amazon expanding Whole Foods delivery to Anne Arundel County

Amazon is expanding Whole Foods delivery service to Prime Now members in Anne Arundel County, the online retailer said Wednesday. The move follows Amazon’s June launch of Whole Foods delivery in Baltimore. The online giant acquired the grocer last year in a $13.7 billion deal. “With our goal to cover as many Prime customers as possible with this new service in Annapolis, our coverage is expansive,” Tanvi Patel, head of business development for Prime Now, said in an email. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore's Remington community launches 'Shark Tank'-style storefront contest to lure retailers

Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood is hoping to lure retailers through a “Shark Tank”-style contest that promises free rent for up to two years. The Greater Remington Improvement Association, working with the Johns Hopkins University and developer Seawall Development, is looking for local entrepreneurs to open temporary concepts in two storefronts. Winners of the Remington Storefront Challenge will get space rent free for 12 to 24 months, funding to build out spaces and technical assistance. (Balt. Sun)

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Bethesda firm RightEye wins FDA clearance for its vision improving technology

RightEye LLC has received a clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its technology which aims to identify and improve vision issues. The Bethesda health tech firm developed a technology that uses eye tracking programs to identify visual issues in patients and help them improve their vision performance. The FDA awarded RightEye's system a 510(k) clearance, which indicates that a device being brought to market is satisfyingly safe and effective. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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