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Noted D.C.-area chef will open his first solo restaurant in Patterson Park

A chef who has already won over Washington, D.C.-area dining critics will open his first solo restaurant in Patterson Park. Chef Randall Matthews drew praise from the Washington Post for his “polished cooking” at Ada’s On the River, a waterfront Alexandria restaurant. He’s also worked at St. Anselm, a popular Union Market grill, Sam Fox’s True Food Kitchen and as a corporate chef for Michael Mina, who owned the now-closed restaurants Wit & Wisdom and Pabu in Baltimore’s Four Seasons hotel.

‘Touch everything!’ After a decade of planning, Ellicott Mills Children’s Museum set to open in Ellicott City

There is only one rule in the new Ellicott Mills Children’s Museum in Ellicott City: “Touch everything.” That’s according to Pat Greenwald and Anne Schoenhut, co-chairs of the education committee at the Howard County Historical Society. “Everything we have in there are things to teach and touch,” Schoenhut said. “In the store, [children] can weigh beans or write a letter and post it at the post office. At school, they can pretend to be the teacher.” Fred Campbell, executive director of the historical society, said the new museum is meant to be a tactile museum.

Leadership Anne Arundel spotlights new class of honorees

Leadership Anne Arundel, a training and networking institute in Anne Arundel County, has announced its 2022 New Leaders Honorees. The class recognizes those who have stepped into positions of leadership in the past year and show exceptional leadership for the betterment of Anne Arundel County, according to a news release. Honorees were nominated by the program’s alumni and the community at large and come from nonprofit, government or for-profit organizations.

Owings Mills emergency training company eyes more growth with local acquisition

Seven years ago, Scott Kuhlman walked into a Harford County retirement facility and saw first-hand how unprepared some health care professionals can be when responding to an emergency. Then an EMS captain with a local fire department, Kuhlman was approaching a patient suffering from cardiac arrest when he noticed he had walked by three unused defibrillators, all still in their cabinets. None of the health care providers who arrived before him had used the technology to help the patient.

TerrAscend spends $11.7M for Md. medical dispensary

TerrAscend Corp., a North American cannabis operator, Monday announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary, a medical dispensary in Cumberland from Moose Curve Holdings LLC, for a total deal of 11.7 million. Under the terms of the agreement, TerrAscend will acquire 100% equity interest in AMMD for $10 million in cash, in addition to acquiring the real estate for $1.7 million. The Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

Health tech startup Ryse Health raises $3.4M

Baltimore-based Ryse Health announced Monday it has raised $3.4 million to provide tech-enabled office-based and virtual care to patients with type 2 diabetes. Ryse Health, which also has offices in Arlington, Virginia, was founded by Erin Kane, MD, co-founder and chief medical officer, and Richard Gurley, MBA, co-founder and chief executive officer. Kane is a Harvard- and Johns Hopkins-trained physician.

Union Chesapeake Seafood House To Take Over Phillips Crab House Ocean City

A new face is taking over at the original Phillips Crab House in Ocean City. The co-owner of Union Chesapeake Seafood House, Frank Raffo, announced Monday through a Facebook post that the business will be taking over operations at the 66-year-old establishment. While things may look different, Raffo promised the seafood house won’t stray far from founders Frank and Shirley Phillips’ seafood concept.

Read More: WJZ
This Baltimore woman was ready to give up on her dreams. A $2,000 no-strings-attached grant changed everything.

Dominiece Clifton had reached her breaking point. The 34-year-old was working three part-time jobs, raising two young girls with her entrepreneur husband, trying to be a dedicated wife and working to get her new Baltimore-based business off the ground. Tired of spreading herself thin and wondering if she’d be able to make her next mortgage payment, Clifton was ready to quit her dreams and go back to working a traditional 9-5 job. Then she got the call that changed her life: She’d won a no-strings-attached grant for $2,000 a month for one year.

Read More: Baltimore Sun
Baltimore’s Minnowtech raises $1M in preparation for commercial product launch

Baltimore startup Minnowtech has raised over $1 million for the commercial product launch of its shrimp counting device, which is planned for April 22, co-founder Ken Malone said. Minnowtech will launch its shrimp biomass counter, the BRS-1, through a paid trial, with Minnowtech providing six months of free biomass readings and support to select partners. The company also offers partners a discount on the device, which resembles a small fire hydrant. After placing the device in the water, farmers are able to get statistics on the biomass of their shrimp.

Advantage Foundry Network’s CEO Matt Sitter Leads Workgroup Helping CEOs Embrace Their Role as Global Citizens

The fortunate few who have had the chance to see Earth from beyond our atmosphere commonly report a change in their awareness and attitude (“The Overview Effect“). They express a feeling of connectedness, an appreciation of the Earth as a shared home to humanity, and a desire to protect this home. In short, they identify as a Global Citizen, a member of a vast, diverse community.

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