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Hogan: Port of Baltimore is ‘increasing traffic’ despite global supply chain issues

The global supply chain nightmare has appeared to increase traffic at the Port of Baltimore rather than hinder it. Gov. Larry Hogan spoke with the media on Thursday. During the session, Hogan emphasized that the Port of Baltimore is prepared to handle cargo from other ports across the country while also seeing an increase in business. “The Port of Baltimore is setting records and increasing traffic as other ports are backed up across,” Hogan said. “So we are actually picking up more business.”

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$72 million deal establishes Maryland’s first offshore wind manufacturing plant in Federalsburg

A $72 million agreement between multinational power company Ørsted and Delaware-based manufacturers Crystal Steel Fabricators will establish Maryland’s first offshore wind steel fabrication center in Caroline County. The arrangement, announced at the Federalsburg facility Thursday, Oct. 14, directs local steel workers into the development of at least three Ørsted projects, including the Skipjack Wind program off the Delmarva Peninsula, dedicated to renewable energy and the growth of a national offshore wind industry.

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Port Backups And Other Supply Chain Issues Highlight Truck Driver Shortage
Whether it’s groceries, cars or clothes, products are getting backed up in ports on the coast because there are no truck drivers to pick them up and take them to their destination, threatening a crisis going into the holiday season. “I think it’s really important to understand that virtually every good that you use in your daily life depends on a truck driver,” said Louis Campion, president and CEO of Maryland Motor Truck Association.
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GBC, Towson survey aims to illuminate effects of COVID-19 on women employees 

If you feel like your thoughts and insights aren’t valued at work, you’re not alone — 59.5% of workers report that they don’t think their organizations don’t care about their opinions, according to a survey conducted by the Greater Baltimore Committee and Towson University that aimed to understand the feelings of women in the workplace amid COVID-19. The survey, which was conducted online in two parts, during March and June 2021, was inspired by news that millions of women have left the workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At Frederick Wig Company, owner strives to normalize hair loss

When Rachel Anne Warren was in her 20s, she was a singer in a rock band. In a bright blue wig and funky costumes — sometimes featuring a tutu or twinkle lights — she’d dance around the stage, belting out lyrics in a strong, powerful voice. But when Warren wasn’t performing, she was almost unrecognizable.

Caroline County steel fabricator will supply foundations for wind farm developer Ørsted

A Caroline County steel fabricator will supply $70 million in wind turbine foundations for projects that offshore wind farm developer Ørsted plans to develop in the ocean off Maryland and New Jersey, state and company officials announced Thursday. Ørsted’s agreement with Crystal Steel Fabricators in Federalsburg will establish the state’s first offshore wind steel fabrication center. The manufacturer plans to expand its workforce by a third, hiring 50 additional welders, fitters, machine operators, painters and truck drivers.

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Report: Stewart Bainum Jr. Plans To Launch ‘The Baltimore Banner,’ An All-Digital News Outlet

Stewart W. Bainum Jr., the hotel magnate who launched a failed bid to acquire The Sun and the rest of the newspapers owned by Tribune Publishing, plans to open a new nonprofit, all-digital publication called The Baltimore Banner, according to a new report in The Atlantic. Bainum, chairman of Choice Hotels International, told the magazine the organization will start with an annual operating budget of $15 million and a staff of 50 journalists. In preparation for the launch, Bainum met with local news start-ups around the country to learn best practices and came away thinking all of them needed more funding to bulk up operations.

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UMMC Midtown Campus celebrates opening of $70M outpatient tower

More than 100 people, including hospital executives, elected officials, staff members and community leaders, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 14 for the new $70 million Outpatient Tower at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Midtown Campus. The event was also livestreamed and another 185 people took part virtually. Speakers included Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott; UMMC Midtown President Alison G. Brown, MPH, BSN,; UMMC President and CEO Bert W. O’Malley, MD and Dr. Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, the president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS).

1788 Holdings acquires pair of Baltimore industrial properties 

1788 Holdings, LLC, a privately-owned commercial real estate and investment firm headquartered in Bethesda, Wednesday announced the acquisition of two industrial properties in the Baltimore submarket as part of a regional strategy that has included the purchase of 14 assets totaling more than 1 million square feet of space and 38 acres across seven states. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Roland Park Place expands its footprint as Baltimore-area senior population swells

A $60 million project to upgrade and expand senior living community Roland Park Place in North Baltimore was completed this month as waves of baby boomers continue to retire. The work was launched seven years ago and capped by the addition of a new building with 58 apartment units and upscale amenities that include a rooftop deck, a 2,000-square-foot art studio and an activity roster that offers hikes and kayak trips around the metro area.

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