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Baltimore Businesses Looking To Recover After Pandemic Punch To Tourism In 2020
Ravens games are one of those things that bring fans from near and far into the Baltimore city. It’s great news for local businesses that took a huge hit during this pandemic. This week marks Maryland travel and tourism week. City officials are partnering with the state to bring back tourism and jobs. A rally was held this afternoon at the National Aquarium about the importance of tourism to the city’s economy.
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After battening down during COVID-19, Greene Turtle looks to expand

The pandemic couldn’t have hit at a worse time for The Greene Turtle, a chain of Maryland sports bar restaurants that originated in Ocean City in the 1970s. Not only was it almost March Madness, a major draw for the company’s sports-fanatic customer base, but The Greene Turtle was also just on the precipice of a big revamp of its brand image and menu offerings.

Businesses seek to gauge how much pandemic has changed consumers

Making a quick trip to the store to pick up a product like wrapping paper, laundry detergent or toothpaste was a typical part of everyday life until the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Nonessential businesses were shut down to in-person visits for several months, and many residents did not want to risk exposure to the disease by leaving their homes. Consumers had to alter their spending habits due to the restrictions with many turning to online shopping, contactless pay options and curbside pickup.

Anne Arundel Medical Center names new chief medical officer

Anne Arundel Medical Center has named Dr. Stephen Selinger as its new chief medical officer. He will serve as the physician executive for Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center, Luminis Health J. Kent McNew Family Medical Center, and Luminis Health Pathways. Selinger comes to the hospital in Annapolis from Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, where he was chairman and director of the Department of Medicine and director of Critical Care Services. He is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

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Klein Enterprises gets $200M investment to expand in mid-Atlantic

Baltimore’s Klein Enterprises has received an investment boost of up to $200 million in new capital to help it expand in the mid-Atlantic. Almanac Realty Investors pledged the support on Tuesday, said president Daniel Klein. Klein said the Baltimore-based company will use the private funds for ongoing development and acquisition of commercial and residential properties, including self-storage and retail. Almanac Realty Investors is a business unit of Neuberger Berman, which acquired the investment company in 2020.

Under Armour beats first-quarter sales and profit estimates, expects stronger demand this year

Under Armour beat first-quarter sales and profit estimates and expects stronger demand for its athletic apparel and footwear this year, driven by a rebound in its key U.S. market and a focus on fitness amid the pandemic. The Baltimore-based brand reported that sales during the three months that ended March 31 surged 35% to $1.3 billion, compared with $930 million in the first quarter of 2020, when many stores closed in March due to COVID-19. Analysts expected sales of $1.13 billion.

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Susan G. Komen Maryland to dissolve, donate remaining assets to breast cancer treatment

The Maryland branch of Susan G. Komen announced Monday that it will shut down amid downsizing by its parent organization, a national nonprofit that funds breast cancer research and treatment. Susan G. Komen Maryland board members voted April 1 to dissolve the charity, lay off its staff and donate its remaining assets to a number of local organizations, including the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical System Foundation and the Saint Agnes Hospital Foundation.

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Pandemic taught Md. small businesses to diversify supply chains

At the height of the pandemic, Lou Santoni, president of Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering, was getting only about two-thirds of the supplies he ordered, and he had to close the catering part of his business. “We took a hit for months and months and months,” said Santoni of his Glyndon business. Similarly, Rick Rogers CEO of B. Green Wholesale, a food service supplier based in Baltimore, said his business also was only getting two-thirds of what he ordered.

Giant Food offering COVID vaccine in Maryland without an appointment two mornings a week

Giant Food is offering the COVID vaccine to all approved ages without an appointment in Maryland and the surrounding states twice a week, the store announced Monday. The grocery stores will offer vaccines to those 16 and older every Monday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. at all 152 locations throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Delaware.

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New owners of Reisterstown’s Full Moon Pub & Grill have ties to local restaurant group

The new owners of Reisterstown’s Full Moon Pub & Grill are also involved in a local restaurant group with concepts in Baltimore and Harford counties. Baltimore County liquor board officials on Monday approved a transfer for the popular Westminster Pike pub to John Barrett and Michael Sipes, who are also owners and partners in Barrett’s Grill in Hunt Valley. Barrett’s Grill is one eatery in the portfolio of the Stonebridge Restaurant Group, which also operates Barrett’s on the Pike in Bel Air, Glyndon Grill near Reisterstown and the catering company Ace Catering and Events.

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