Limited Supply Of Lamar Jackson Bobbleheads For Sale

Lamar Jackson fans: here’s your chance to show your love of Number 8 with a limited-edition bobblehead! The officially-licensed bobbleheads are manufactured by FOCO and include a version of Jackson during the 2018 NFL Draft and under the stadium lights this season. The stadium lights version costs $35, while the NFL Draft Day version costs $40. Both are individually numbered, with just over 2,000 set to be made. (WJZ-TV)

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SBLC receives $400K grant for technical skills training program

SBLC, a Baltimore nonprofit that provides adults with functional literacy, life skills training, career preparation services and several pathways to a high school diploma, has been awarded a $400,000 grant by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The two-year program grant will be used to academically prepare Baltimore residents for entry into a technical skills training program. (Daily Record)

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Serco will help veterans shift to civilian jobs under $95M contract

Serco Inc. will help outgoing members of the military make the transition to new civilian careers as part of a $95 million contract with the Department of Labor announced Monday. The Herndon defense contractor, a subsidiary of British Serco Group PLC, provides communications and combat systems modernization for naval ships and submarines, but also offers a personnel readiness business that includes services spanning from active duty service member support to retirement support. (Wash. Bus.)


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Maryland firm plans chicken litter recycling plant at Perdue's Sussex facility

A Maryland company has announced plans to build what could be the first large-scale facility on the Delmarva Peninsula for converting poultry manure and other organic waste into energy. Bioenergy DevCo, based in Columbia, has struck a 20-year deal with Perdue Farms to take over the composting operation Perdue has in Delaware. The company said it plans to expand that and build an anaerobic digester on the same 220-acre site that will be able to treat 100,000 tons of manure and poultry processing byproducts a year. (Delmarva)

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Lidl signs 30,000-square-foot lease in Baltimore City

Lidl will open its first grocery story in the Baltimore area as an anchor in the redeveloped Northwood Commons in 2020. The German discount grocer last month signed a lease for a 30,000-square-foot location at the northeast Baltimore development off Argonne Drive and Hillen Road near Morgan State University. The former Northwood Plaza at 1500 Havenwood Rd. is undergoing a $50 million redevelopment. The project will also add an 11,000-square-foot Barnes & Noble bookstore and cafe that will have a Morgan State theme as another anchor. (Wash. Bus.)

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Federal Reserve Board plotting headquarters consolidation

The Fed is planning to withdraw from leased space in two D.C. office buildings as part of a much larger, $450 million consolidation of its headquarters. Representatives for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the nation's powerful central banking system, are slated to brief the National Capital Planning Commission Thursday on the proposal to renovate and expand two of its buildings at 20th Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW beginning in mid-2021. (Wash. Bus.)


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Old Dominion National Bank raises millions in fresh funding

Tysons-based Old Dominion National Bank said it has raised $22.4 million in new funding. The latest round brings the bank’s total funding to more than $91 million within three years. About a third of the more than 165 investors in the most recent round were originally supporters of the now defunct VisionBank effort, Old Dominion said. That effort ended in August when Vision Bank CEO Mindi McClure and Chief Operating Officer Richard Horn ended that fundraising effort and joined Old Dominion instead. (Wash. Bus.)


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Md. medical cannabis industry hailed, but room for improvement seen

Doctors, patients and those who work in Maryland’s medical cannabis industry say they are happy with the program’s development since its 2017 rollout – relieved that people can now access cannabis in a legal and safe fashion to help them cope with a range of illnesses and conditions, including chronic pain. Some in the industry nevertheless say there is room for improvement in how cannabis is prescribed and how cannabis patients are monitored. They point to the often-loose relationship between the health care practitioners who approve individuals to receive medical cannabis and those individuals, who often visit the practitioner only once. (Daily Record)

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