Paul’s Place breaks ground on culinary arts training program project

Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” C. Young joined Paul’s Place Wednesday for the groundbreaking of the organization’s Groundwork Kitchen, the future home of its new culinary arts training program and restaurant. More than 100 partners, board members, donors and community members attended the event, which featured a ceremonial groundbreaking at the restaurant site, to be located at 925 Washington Blvd. in the Pigtown community. (Daily Record) 

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Want your company's name on the Preakness? For the first time, it's possible.

Allied Sports is selling what is believed to be the first presenting sponsorships for the Preakness Stakes as part of a new sales assignment from the Stronach Group, which owns the Pimlico Race Course. Pricing evaluation and packaging are the initial assignments for Allied, but the presenting package will include 30-second spots and integration within the NBC broadcast of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, along with on-site signage and hospitality. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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Amazon donates $30K to Maryland Food Bank

Amazon Inc. presented the Maryland Food Bank with a $30,000 donation Wednesday to help more than 1,600 families in need in the Baltimore areas serving Dundalk Middle School, Sandy Plains Elementary School and Patapsco High School. In addition, 17 Amazon volunteers from the Baltimore County fulfillment center helped restock the food pantry at Dundalk Middle School with help from Senator Salling and Delegate Metzgar. This is a part of the Maryland Food Bank, HEART Market, where families learn about using nutritious items from the food pantry to create healthy and affordable meals. (Daily Record)

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The Land Group opens Salisbury office

The Land Group, which provides land brokerage and consulting services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, announced Tuesday the opening of its office in Salisbury. Led by founder Ben Alder, the group represents the largest portfolio of land available to purchase in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, totaling approximately 30,000 acres. The Land Group’s business brings a breadth of experience to the Chesapeake region with expertise in land management, timberland, agriculture, conservation and land development. (Daily Record)

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Surgical robot maker gains new investment after moving to Baltimore opportunity zone from Silicon Valley

The robot looks like a stout, little filing cabinet with one long arm, a simple-looking contraption that belies the precision of the brain, ear and throat microsurgeries it is designed to improve. The company formed to develop and market the machine, Galen Robotics, recently moved to Baltimore from Silicon Valley and might represent the future of safer, less-invasive procedures. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland Casinos Generate $143.9M During October 2019, Down 8.9 Percent From 2018

Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced Tuesday that October 2019 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos were $143,895,409, an 8.9 percent decrease compared to this time last year. Contributions to the State of Maryland from October 2019 casino gaming revenue totaled $59,267,140, including $44,456,366 for the Education Trust Fund. (WJZ-TV)

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Guinness Brewery In Baltimore To Debut New Brew For International Stout Day

Thursday is International Stout Day, a day dedicated to everything about the dark beer. To celebrate, Guinness’ only American brewery will soon have a special flavor trickling out of its taps. In the Baltimore lab, Guinness is brewing a special type of barrel-aged beer, a special stout. “We actually took two different beers, we brewed an imperial stout and a barleywine, fully fermented them in our cellar, and then we aged them in bourbon barrels to allow them to soak in all those nice wood flavors,” head brewer Hollie Stephenson said. (WJZ-TV)

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Hemp and cricket burgers are coming for Beyond Meat

If you thought pea protein was weird, you might want to sit down for this. The next wave of alternative burgers could be made from hemp, mung beans or even crickets. As the plant boom attracts consumers and investors, the pea — the preferred protein source for companies like Beyond Meat Inc. — is facing some challengers. Critics say the legume isn’t the nutritional powerhouse that proponents claim it is, while others say alternatives could offer better taste. (AP)

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