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Event Planners Market to Same-Sex Couples

Maryland's historic vote to allow same-sex marriage has prompted wedding and event planners to beef up their marketing efforts to attract gay couples. 

Step OUT: For a Fashion Benefit at the Center Club

The Center Club is hosting a fashion show Nov. 16 to assist needy men and women who require business attire for the workplace. 

Entrepreneurs Go From Farm to Retail

The owners of some of your favorite lunch spots and bakeries started out as vendors at area farmers markets, where they learned invaluable lessons about customer service and marketing. Find out how these entrepreneurs made the transition from the markets to standalone retail operations.  

Step OUT: To Examine the Role of Africans in Renaissance Europe

A current exhibit at the Walters Art Museum explores the little known impact of Africans and their descendants on Renaissance Europe. A number of lectures complement the exhibit "Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe," which runs through Jan. 21. 

Don't Break the Bank: Nonprofit Teaches Kids to Manage Money

A new state mandate now requires Maryland schools to teach financial literacy. Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is leading the way with programs that teach students how to manage credit card debt and live within their means.

Step OUT: For a Conference on African American Museums

A national association of African American history museums is holding its annual conference in Baltimore this month, featuring workshops and guided tours honoring the theme "Commemorating Struggles: Claiming Freedom."

Putting the Pieces Back Together at Marian House

Nonprofit Marian House helps struggling women get their lives back on track. It recently received a federal grant that it will use to house more women. 

Thinking of the City as a Startup

The editor of a sister publication tackles the question: Can we make cities better by treating them as startups? 

A Stop-By-Stop Guide to Good Eats on the Banner Route

Our food writer provides a stop-by-stop guide to eating your way through the Charm City Circulator's Banner Route. 

Taking A West Baltimore Neighborhood to New Heights

Community leaders are working to bring new life to the formerly derelict Druid Heights neighborhood. A museum honoring black baseball players and a major housing development are in the works. 

Bmore Media Welcomes New Publisher

Bmore Media welcomes a new publisher who has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, management and business development. Troi Barnett has led business development and training for the Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore prior to launching an independent consulting firm. 

Step OUT: For World Refugee Day

Music, dance and crafts from around the world will come together at the Creative Alliance for World Refugee Day, June 22.

Meet the Match.com of the Nonprofit World

Business Volunteers Unlimited places board members on behalf of Northrop Grumman Corp., Constellation Energy Group, T. Rowe Price and other firms. It wants to grow the number of board members it matches by 50 percent over the next three years.

Step OUT: For the 2nd Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival

Fourteen musical groups will perform on indoor and outdoor music stages at the Creative Alliance. The June 16 lineup includes doo-wop group the Legendary Orioles and the Cambodian Music Society. 

Q&A: Fed Hill's Jane Seebold Talks About Plans for Cross Street Market

Federal Hill leaders are mulling changes to the historic Cross Street Market, including adding new vendors and incorporating new design elements. We chat with Federal Hill Main Street's Jane Seebold about what's in store. 
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