Orioles close 2018 season with 23 percent attendance decline

The Orioles saw their attendance tumble in 2018 after a season that saw the franchise’s record dip to new lows.

The team, which closed out the season with 4-0 win over the Houston Astros at Camden Yards Sunday, dipped below 2 million spectators this year for the first time since 2011. The overall attendance of 1,564,192 was the lowest in the 26-year history of Camden Yards, which routinely drew more than 3 million fans annually in its first decade.

Overall attendance was down 23 percent compared…

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Corporate, in-house counsel emphasize importance of communication in relationships

Corporations face several questions when managing legal expenses including what their specific needs are, what firm to hire and, most importantly, how much they are willing to pay.

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/09/30/corporate-in-house-counsel-emphasize-importance-of-communication-in-relationships/

Business chemistry, empathy and engagement

Considering the chaos of today’s times, I’m motivated to learn more about effective engagement and communication. I landed on the concept of business chemistry, which includes self-awareness and empathy. It begins by identifying which personality category best describes you:  Are you a pioneer, integrator, driver or guardian? These personality labels provide a great initial tool …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/09/30/veronica-cool-business-chemistry-empathy-engagement/

Best Week, Worst Week: ACA customers see prices going down, Md. homebuyers see prices going up

About 192,000 Marylanders who purchase insurance on the individual market got some good news this week as they will see lower prices, but prospective homebuyers across the state are facing higher prices for real estate. Government affairs reporter Bryan P. Sears reported in Monday’s edition that insurance rates on the individual market in Maryland will …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/09/29/best-week-worst-week-aca-customers-see-prices-going-down-md-home-buyers-see-prices-going-up/

Judge to decide on ‘apple’ dispute between Hogan, union

ROCKVILLE — A judge will rule Monday on a request for a preliminary injunction that would prevent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s campaign from using an apple logo to promote his support from some teachers. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Michael Mason said he would take the weekend to consider arguments made by lawyers representing the …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/09/28/judge-to-rule-on-apple-dispute-between-hogan-union/

Md. appeals court orders 1st review of excessive bail under new rules

Two accused burglars with a record of fleeing before trial were wrongfully assessed bail in amounts exceeding their ability to pay, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Friday in explaining its June order that the terms of their pretrial detention be reviewed.

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/09/28/court-of-special-appeals-excessive-bail-review/

GBC to host forum on opioid use in the workplace

The Greater Baltimore Committee will hold a forum Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m. at the University of Maryland BioPark, 801 West Baltimore St., featuring a panel of experts discussing current best practices for employers to manage opioid abuse in the workplace. The program will be moderated by Clay B. Stamp, executive director of the Opioid Operational Command …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/09/28/gbc-to-host-forum-on-opioid-use-in-the-workplace/

New book features Socialist Md. politician

A retired Johns Hopkins University vice president has shed new light on a character who was continually fascinating to Baltimoreans from World War I until her death in 1950 in a new book about Elisabeth Gilman, a largely forgotten Socialist politician and reformer of the 20th century. Ross Jones’ new book, “Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice.” is being released …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/09/28/new-book-features-socialist-md-politician/