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Social Enterprises Profit From Doing Good

Many organizations have grand plans to do good. But making the money you need to bankroll those efforts —  while staying true to your mission — takes some ingenuity. Attendees of a recent Baltimore conference on social enterprises highlighted successful efforts in doing just that. 

Step OUT: For Baltimore Innovation Week

Participate in networking events, lectures and conferences that celebrate innovation in Baltimore's tech community. 

Arts Collective EMP Ready For Next Act in New Space

Arts group EMP Collective is ready for the spotlight. It's moving into a new space in downtown Baltimore's west side and expects its budget to double this year. 

Buck Jabaily Cooks Up a New Venture With Performance Kitchen

Buck Jabaily has launched a new arts initiative called Baltimore Performance Kitchen, which lets the audience provide feedback for the shows it creates. He chats with BmoreMedia about its lineup. 

Swimming Toward Success: Turning Marine Research Into Commercial Gold

A marine research institute at the University System of Maryland appointed a new director this month and is commercializing three of its technologies. Russell Hill talks about what's next at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Science. 

Step OUT: For the Farm-to-Chef Culinary Competition

Join area chefs and farmers as they team up to create unique recipes at the American Visionary Art Museum Sept. 24. The event benefits Days of Taste, a program of the American Institute of Wine & Food that teaches elementary school children how their food travels from farm to table.

Foodie Queen: One Baltimore Woman's Journey in the Culinary World

Woodberry Kitchen's Spike Gjerde and other renowned chefs credit one Baltimore entrepreneur for helping to raise their profile in the food world. Antoinette Bruno, CEO of StarChefs.com shares the recipe for her success — and her mother's crab cakes. 

$1M in Prize Money for Cities That Boost College Enrollment

National organization CEOs for Cities is awarding a $1 million prize to the city that can demonstrate the greatest boost in the number of college graduates. Baltimore is one of 57 cities eligible to win the money that will be used to launch a promotional campaign centered around developing talent. 

It Takes Two to Tango

Christina Simpson and Mark Longerbeam founded Baltimore Tango nearly five years ago. They hold weekly tango classes and Friday night milongas on the Broadway Pier in Fells Point. 

Technology Makes Engineering Firm a Concrete Success

Maryland company Structural has helped preserve the buildings that house the National Aquarium in Baltimore and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. The company also plans to hire 100 over the next three years. 

Step OUT: For an 'Exploratorium' on Art and Technology

Head down to MICA next month to learn about the intersection of art and technology. The 3rd annual Betascape takes place Sept. 22-23. 

Aerial Theater Takes Audience to New Heights

In-Flight Theater blends gravity-defying feats with dramatic performances. Our writer takes us inside Mara Neimanis' studio.

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? 

Wasabi Ventures CEO Digs Into His Baltimore Roots

You may have heard the name Wasabi Ventures a lot recently. The Silicon Valley venture capital firm has funded several Baltimore startups, thanks in no small part to its CEO's ties to Charm City. Learn more about Tom "TK" Kuegler. And yes, he's a fan of sushi. 

Social Enterprises Need New Funding Models

Many entrepreneurs dream of launching a venture that not makes money, but also benefits the community. But how do you get money for this? Our columnist tells us.
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