Friday, February 23, 2018

Tensions rise as lawmakers, Comptroller Franchot debate brewery reform

Comptroller Peter Franchot and state lawmakers sparred over brewery reform legislation Friday in Annapolis at the start of a hearing that drew more than 100 people hoping to share their views on the proposed changes. Franchot accused the legislature of “indifference and fundamental hostility to Maryland’s state craft breweries” and said regulations passed last year “have fostered disillusionment” with the legislative process. “We’ve reached a seminal moment in Maryland’s craft brewing legacy: will…



from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/02/23/tensions-rise-as-lawmakers-comptroller.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search
via http://baltimorecheckbook.tumblr.com/post/171218663647

How the Tax Cut and Jobs Act affect business value

A principal at accounting firm Ellin & Tucker says business owners should anticipate a 20 to 30 percent increase in business value.



from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/02/23/how-the-tax-cut-and-jobs-act-affect-business-value.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search
via http://baltimorecheckbook.tumblr.com/post/171208413627

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital prepares to start construction on new tower

All signs show work will finally be starting very soon.



from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/02/23/medstar-georgetown-university-hospital-prepares-to.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search
via http://baltimorecheckbook.tumblr.com/post/171208413367

Four Seasons Baltimore hires new general manager

The Four Seasons Baltimore has hired a new general manager to replace Julien Carrlero, the man who opened the Harbor East location seven years ago. Ilse Harley comes to Baltimore after nearly three decades with the Four Seasons, including several management positions in Seattle, Boston, Hualalai, Maui, New York, Atlanta and most recently, at Four Seasons Resort Anguilla. She is also taking on the role of regional vice president. In that position, she will take responsibility for Four Seasons hotels…



from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/02/23/four-seasons-baltimore-hires-new-general-manager.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search
via http://baltimorecheckbook.tumblr.com/post/171207995787

Maryland brewers gain support as reform hearing kicks off in Annapolis

More support bubbled up for Maryland brewers ahead of a hearing Friday afternoon on dueling proposals to change the state’s brewery regulations. Comptroller Peter Franchot said more than 9,000 people have signed a petition backing the Reform on Tap Act, the legislative package he proposed that has won the support of many of the state’s breweries. Franchot said signatures came “from every corner of the state” and exceeded his goal of 6,541 names, the number of jobs supported by Maryland’s brewing…



from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/02/23/maryland-brewers-gain-support-as-reform-hearing.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search
via http://baltimorecheckbook.tumblr.com/post/171207995532

American Craft Council show expected to draw 22,000 to city (Photos)

About 22,000 lovers of contemporary art, jewelry and furniture will descend on downtown this weekend as the American Craft Show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center. More than 650 artists will showcase their work at the annual event put on by the American Craft Council. The three-day show runs Feb. 23-25. The artists displaying and selling their wares include 30 local artists. The BBJ has included a slideshow of the local artists, who includes jewelry makers, metalsmiths, furniture makers…



from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/02/23/american-craft-council-show-expected-to-draw-22.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search
via http://baltimorecheckbook.tumblr.com/post/171206503927

11 Miles & Stockbridge partners leave to launch South Carolina firm's Baltimore office

Two days after Miles & Stockbridge unveiled leadership changes, 11 of the firm’s partners announced they are leaving to launch a South Carolina firm’s Baltimore office. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP will open its office at 100 S. Charles St. on Feb. 26 in a 16,000-square-foot space with an option to expand. The office’s managing partner will be Timothy Hodge, who had just been elected a board director at Miles & Stockbridge this past Monday. Michael A. Brown will lead the office’s litigation…



from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/02/23/11-miles-stockbridge-partners-leave-to-launch.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search
via http://baltimorecheckbook.tumblr.com/post/171205826737