Best Week, Worst Week: Baltimore benefiting from Hogan-Pugh ‘growmance’; commission targets judge for removal

The residents of Baltimore saw more potential growth in the city this week with the state’s involvement in the North Avenue transit overhaul, another promising sign of a budding “growmance” between the governor and the mayor, while a state judicial panel sets its sights on removing a Baltimore judge for disrespectful and unprofessional demeanor. Business …

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Q&A with the architects of Old Line, Bay Bank merger

The merger of Old Line Bank and Bay Bank is expected to be final in the second quarter of 2018 and will result in assets approaching $3 billion and close to 40 branch locations under the name Old Line Bank. Old Line Bank President and CEO Jim Cornelsen and Bay Bank President and CEO Joe …

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Maryland banks still nurse hopes for Dodd-Frank changes

Maryland’s banking industry continues to seek reforms to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act put in place after the Great Recession to right a troubled financial sector. Smaller, regional banks have been adversely affected by the regulations, according to industry advocates like the Maryland Bankers Association, the Independent Community Bankers of America …

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Howard Bank’s Scully: We’re not done growing

When Howard Bancorp announced in August that it was acquiring 1st Mariner Bank, the acquisition surprised no one who has followed Howard Bank or the local banking industry over the past several years. Howard has a history not only of merging with and acquiring other banks but of hiring talented teams of bankers from other …

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Md. hyperloop announcement spurs surprise and questions

The announcement of a surprise cutting-edge transportation project in Maryland is leaving a growing list of questions in its wake. Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement Friday touted what could be the first leg of entrepreneur Elon Musk’s dream of building a pneumatic train system that will propel riders in a capsule at speeds of up to …

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Girls, #MeToo and the power of influence

The last several weeks have been interesting, running the extreme of emotions — starting with the International Day of the Girl, the #MeToo movement and the reminder of our own power. In 2011, the United Nations declared Oct. 11 the International Day of the Girl to promote basic human rights for girls while emphasizing the …

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Diane Kilcoyne | ESI Group

Diane Kilcoyne, an e-discovery specialist and CEO of ESI Group LLC based in Rockville, was honored by Attorney at Law Magazine, Washington Suburbs Edition, as its Attorney of the Month in its September/October issue. She was interviewed about her e-discovery firm and appeared on the cover Information in Movers and Shakers is provided by the …

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