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In 1956 Brice and Shirley Phillips opened their first eastern shore restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland, capitalizing on a surplus of crabs at a Hoopers Island processing plant. Decades later, Phillips Foods' resourcefulness extends to its commitment to sustainability.

Strategic Factory prints stuff. Big stuff. Little stuff. Envelopes. Letters. Brochures. Programs. Signs of all shapes and sizes. Even realistic, if one-dimensional, life-sized cutouts of humans. There’s almost nothing you could want printed that Strategic Factory can’t do. That means literal lots of paper products and ink.

A new platform has launched as an easy way to support women-owned startups. In partnership with Maryland Chamber member PNC Bank, Betamore, Athena Power, and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, iFundWomen Maryland is a source of funding for women entrepreneurs and small business owners.

That's number represents about 5 percent of the county's total population.

Unemployment dropped again in Maryland last month – but three key industries shed more than 1,000  jobs. 

Perdue Farms, a leader in chicken, turkey and pork processing, has been addressing the environmental challenge of nutrient and water management through Perdue AgriRecycle, the first large-scale poultry litter recycling plant.

Most of us by now are familiar with the iconic spokes-gecko that is the commercial face of GEICO. Yet, the Gecko isn’t all that is green there. The company is also known for its environmentally-friendly business practices.

A program that is good for business, the economy and Maryland’s international reach? It is called a win-win.

Imagine it’s 1985, and your child has been diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability. Imagine the advice is to either institutionalize your child or simply leave him or her at home. 

In 1992, trailblazers in local leadership programs around Maryland got together with a common goal in mind: to create a program, at the state-level, that regional business leaders could aspire to. They approached the Maryland Chamber of Commerce for support. 

Soon after, Leadership Maryland formed its first class, housed within the Maryland Chamber as an independent 501(c)3. 

As an executive talent hunter, Steve Braun focuses on what people can do. Lately, he’s spending a lot of his off-time asking people if they can walk.

The president and CEO of Search Consultants is chairing Baltimore’s St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on September 23. His mission is to get a sea of people moving from Latrobe Park to Fort McHenry in support of the world’s foremost pediatric cancer research hospital.

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