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BmoreMedia Parent Launches Sister Magazine in D.C.

Issue Media Group, the parent company of BmoreMedia, has launched a new weekly online magazine that covers innovation, development and job growth in the nation's capital. Elevation DC's first newsletter debuts Jan. 15. 

Step OUT: To Help Reshape Charm City

Join artists, intellectuals, public health officials and innovators as they explore ways to reenergize the urban lanscape in Baltimore.  It takes place Jan. 25 at Morgan State University. 

New Restaurants Embrace Pizza, Beer and Greek Food

We take a look at some of the new restaurants that opened, or reopened, in Baltimore last year and some of the dining trends that emerged. 

In Good Company: Coworking Spots Cater to Solo Workers

Tired of hearing their dog bark and seeing dirty dishes in the sink, some independent workers are fleeing the distractions of home for shared office space. 

A Desk of One's Own: A Guide to Coworking in Greater Baltimore

Thinking of chucking the home office for a collaborative space? Here's a list of some coworking spots, including what you can expect to pay and the amenities they provide. Where can you find a foosball table?

Universities Unleash Students' "Inner Entrepreneur"

Entrepreneurship is the latest buzzword on college campuses to help students get jobs at startups and small companies. Schools like the University of Baltimore are enhancing their entrepreneurship programs and teaching startup skills to all students — not just those studying business. 

Slideshow: An Instagram Journey Through Baltimore

We've assembled a slideshow of Baltimore neighborhoods taken with the iPhone app Instagram. BmoreMedia's photographer has also taken an Instagram pic in Patterson Park — and the same photo with his Nikon D700. Can you tell which is which? 

A Tale of Two Chefs

It was the best of times...Oh wait, wrong tale. This one's about two Baltimore chefs. One has left the Brewer's Art to open his own restaurant while the chef at the popular Mount Vernon hangout has crafted a new menu to match its Belgian-style brews.

Jersey Film Director Takes a Shine to Baltimore

Towson University graduate Matthew Barry has directed nearly 60 short films in Baltimore, even though he lives in New Jersey. He chats about his latest project and his future in the film industry.  

Q&A: Hilary Phelps Shares Her Pride in Genuine Joy

You might know Hilary Phelps as the sister who cheered on her decorated brother at the London Olympics. But she is also the creator of an interactive website, Genuine Joy, which explores food, fashion, fitness and culture. Phelps talks about the inspiration for the site and her plans to expand it. 

Crowdfunding Jumpstarts New Ventures in Unlikely Places

As lending from banks and venture capitalists shrinks, many entrepreneurs have turned to crowdfunding to launch their startups. Using Kickstarter and other sites can also offer a valuable way to test new ideas and get exposure for a new company. But getting money from strangers requires a lot of planning. 

Making a Big Difference With Small Change

Baltimore's GiveCorps seeks to connect a new crop of donors to worthy causes that often go under the radar. It has devised a unique giving model that lets donors give money online to specific projects and offers a reward for doing so — such as a gift certificate to Woodberry Kitchen. Think Kickstarter meets LivingSocial. 

Step OUT: For Wind Powered Baltimore Week

Raise a glass at various networking events to support alternative energy as Clean Currents hosts Wind Powered Baltimore Week. 

Step OUT: For the Halloween Lantern Parade & After Party

See Patterson Park lit up with paper lanterns while listening to live music at the Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival Oct. 27. The Creative Alliance is also hosting a parade after-party for the first time, featuring "Lantini" cocktails. 

Nurturing Success: Growth in Store for Towson Incubator

Clay Hickson, recently named executive director of TowsonGlobal Business Incubator, talks about its expansion plans. Hickson wants the incubator to be the hub of entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. 
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