Under Armour athlete Misty Copeland launches fall clothing line

Under Armour athlete and principal ballet dancer Misty Copeland launched the fall collection Monday of her signature apparel line for the Baltimore-based sports apparel brand. The apparel maker introduced the Misty Copeland Signature Collection earlier this year. “This collection is about being able to mix it up and not having just one look,” Copeland said in an announcement. “We have so many sides to us, and it’s nice to have that balance and not to be told you have to be one way or another.” (Balt. Sun)

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Kaiser Permanente adding another local medical center, this one in Prince George’s

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is planning yet another medical center for Greater Washington. The Kaiser affiliate, now a few years into an aggressive regional expansion, announced Sept. 7 plans for a new facility in Bowie to support its growing network. The building, which Kaiser will own, is scheduled to open in 2020. The 45,558-square-foot building at 5404 Hillmeade Road will offer primary care, behavioral health, optometry, pharmacy, laboratory and imaging services, according to a release. Full details on construction cost and staff size are not yet available, a Kaiser spokesman said. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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'Crab billboard war' continues as PETA fires back with new signage

If you thought the brief billboard tussle between PETA and Jimmy's Famous Seafood — or really the majority of Baltimoreans — was over, guess again. The national animal rights organization plans to put up a new billboard encouraging individuals not to eat crabs, this time focusing more on the health risks associated with eating crustaceans. The new billboard reads, "Why So Crabby? Letting others live might just save your life." (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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September 10 // Tesla, GM and EVgo push for Maryland electric vehicle charger proposal

Members of the Maryland Public Service Commission called it a "very enlightening panel." Commissioner Odogwu Obi Linton said it was the first time could remember companies actively supporting competition from utilities. Officials from Tesla, General Motors and electric vehicle charging station companies participated in a panel discussion Friday as part of a two-day hearing in Baltimore held by the Maryland Public Service Commission. The commission is considering a $104.7 million proposal by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., Delmarva Power & Light Co., Potomac Electric Power Co. and Potomac Edison Co. to launch a program that would install 24,000 electric vehicle charging stations across Maryland. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Four Baltimore projects receive $170,000 in grants from Under Armour, ESPN partnership

Four organizations in Baltimore are among those receiving a total of $330,000 from Under Armour Inc., ESPN and the Local Initiatives Support Corp. to help fund community revitalization projects. The RePlay initiative provides grants to organizations to help turn vacant lots into "safe recreation space to exercise and play." The program, which focused on projects in Baltimore, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, began accepting applications in February. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Tradepoint Atlantic hits a turning point, seeks government financing

As Aaron Tomarchio drives across the site of Tradepoint Atlantic in southeastern Baltimore County, the SUV lurches over what only vaguely resemble roads. A map of the future industrial campus — distribution warehouses, manufacturing plants, shipping facilities — slides to the floor. “It’s starting to take shape,” Tomarchio said. “But it’s still very rough.” The investors and executives of Tradepoint Atlantic are looking for the government’s help in smoothing over the rough edges of the vast property to attract tenants and return jobs to Sparrows Point where tens of thousands of steelworkers once worked for Bethlehem Steel. (Balt. Sun)

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M&T Bank adorns new Mid-Atlantic headquarters in downtown with Baltimore style

When M&T Bank moves 600 workers into its new Mid-Atlantic headquarters in downtown Baltimore this month, the bank intends to make a statement about its connection to the city through its new central location and office design. The bank will anchor One Light Street, the first ground-up office tower built in the business core north of Lombard Street since the early 1990s. M&T hopes a modern, collaborative-style workplace will help attract talent and allow bankers to be more responsive to clients. (Balt. Sun)

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Edgewater medical marijuana dispensary opens its doors with community festival

With bands, balloons and leis, the county’s second medical marijuana dispensary held its grand opening to welcome the community Saturday. Mana Supply’s celebration came two weeks after the Edgewater location opened its doors in a former bank building on Solomons Island Road. “This is a festival for the community. A family-friendly event to ease the stigma away from cannabis,” owner Christopher Jensen said, while keeping an eye on last-minute preparations. (Capital)

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