8 Things Baltimoreans Like to Do on the 4th of July

by Stacy Tharp 30. June 2014
Independence Day is a national holiday, and one that celebrates our beautiful nation. But if you live in Baltimore, we celebrate the day a little differently. If you’re new to Baltimore or coming to visit for the holiday and want to fit right in, this list is for you. Here are the top 8 ways Baltimore does the 4th of July. 1) Have a Crab Feast Have some friends and family over and pick up a bushel of steamed crabs – jumbo of course, after all, this is a celebration! Don’t forge... [More]

A Message from 1st Mariner Bank's New President & COO

by Robert Kunisch 23. June 2014
I'm happy to report that on Tuesday, June 17th we completed the final step in the recapitalization of 1st Mariner Bank. It has been a long and arduous process, but Tuesday’s closing allows us to move forward with the revitalization of 1st Mariner Bank. Now, 1st Mariner has $100 million in fresh capital, 16 branches, roughly 430 employees and meets all regulatory tests. In short, we are poised for growth. I’d like to use this post to introduce myself as the new president and COO of 1s... [More]

Chazz: A Slice of Baltimore

by Stacy Tharp 16. May 2014
Today is the final day of National Small Business Week, and last but not least, we’re highlighting Harbor East’s Italian restaurant, Chazz: A Bronx Original. I had the pleasure of speaking with owner Alessandro Vitale while dining at Chazz last week. Vitale partnered with Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri to open the restaurant three years ago. Choosing Baltimore’s Harbor East location was a clear choice for Vitale since he was born and raised in Baltimore and has watched ... [More]


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