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Reinvented MAIF building opens at 1750 Forest Drive in Annapolis

Reinvented MAIF building opens at 1750 Forest Drive in Annapolis

| February 18, 2019

Manekin Development and Murphy Commercial Real Estate hosted a breakfast and ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday for the newly renovated “state of the art” 120,750 square foot office building located at 1750 Forest Dr. (www.1750Forest.com) Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley both spoke about the project as a great example of reinvestment. In addition, State Senator Sarah Elfreth and Delegate Alice Cain both were in attendance and presented a proclamation on behalf of the Md. General Assembly. County Executive Steuart Pittman congratulated Manekin on the project and indicated “he was pleased to take part in this event as it represents an excellent example of reinvestment and economic development”. He also introduced the New President and CEO of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. Jerry Walker. The proclamation he presented read as follows: The Citizens of Anne Arundel County, Maryland Salute Manekin, LLC In recognition of their investment in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County through the renovation of 1750 Forest Drive. This investment will revolutionize the modern workspace with a state of the art building designed to promote creativity, foster innovation, and create an environment for business to grow with the potential for new jobs in a modern “state of the art” office environment. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley spoke and thanked John Graham, Owen Rouse and Cole Schnorf of Manekin for their investment in the city and their efforts to work thru the approval process to make 1750 Forest a reality. He also remarked that “this project not only added a new Class A office building to Annapolis, it will also provide $400,000 annually in new tax revenues for the city and Anne Arundel County”. The Mayor and Alderwoman, Rhonda Pindell Charles read a Citation from the City of Annapolis as follows: City of Annapolis – City Council Citation –Manekin LLC On behalf of the citizens of the City of Annapolis, we are pleased to confer upon you this City Council Citation in recognition of the contributions Manekin Development LLC’s redevelopment of 1750 Forest Drive will provide to the city in terms of workforce opportunities for residents, new business and startup prospects, and an enhanced tax base for the city. Congratulations on the beautifully redesigned space. We look forward to seeing new enterprise flourishing at 1750 Forest Drive! Attendees included business representatives from a variety of technology firms as well as board members from the Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce. “This tech-centric and architecturally significant property is a unique new addition to the Annapolis office market with elements such as a WiFi café and “smart kiosk” in a dramatic new three story lobby. This project represents a significant investment and demonstrates our confidence to the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.” said John Graham, Managing Director Manekin. This 120,750 SF building, formerly occupied by the State’s Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF) has been developed and repurposed into a modern Class A office building. As a prior owner, MAIF was exempt from paying property taxes to the City or County. However when the $30 million project is complete and fully assessed, the State, County and City of Annapolis will benefit from approximately $400,000 per year in new tax revenue. When fully leased the property has the potential to house 425 employees with many of these representing net new jobs. Renovations include: · Newly created three story atrium sky lobby that connects the one and two story components 22’ long interior skylights and both new and enlarged exterior windows · Architectural facade enhancements and new landscaping · New access via the signaled intersection at South Cherry Grove Road · WiFi café area and touchdown space in the lobby · Repaved parking lot · New building pylon signs on Forest Drive and South Cherry Grove Road. For more information please contact: John Graham, Managing Director/Partner, Manekin at [email protected] For leasing inquiries: Laurie Murphy Zuiderhof [email protected] and Randy Miller [email protected]

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Victoria Child joins Crosby as SVP, Senior Strategist

Victoria Child joins Crosby as SVP, Senior Strategist

| February 17, 2019

Crosby Marketing Communications announced that Victoria Child has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President, Senior Strategist. She will lead strategic communications planning engagements for clients, including Military OneSource, the Department of Defense’s flagship digital services platform that supports service members and their families across the globe. Most recently, Child was a Vice President, […]

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No nuts allowed at Carrol’s Creek Cafe

No nuts allowed at Carrol’s Creek Cafe

| February 13, 2019

Eating out has long been a source of concern for diners with nut allergies. Even choosing nut-free menu offerings does not guarantee that ingredients haven’t come in contact with nuts during their journey from processing facilities to preparation to table. Carrol’s Creek Cafe, an icon of the Annapolis restaurant scene for 35 years, has taken […]

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Ray Crosby names “Influential Marylander” by The Daily Record

Ray Crosby names “Influential Marylander” by The Daily Record

| February 13, 2019

For the second time, The Daily Record has named Raymond Crosby, President and CEO of Crosby Marketing Communications, as an “Influential Marylander” for his leadership in the category of communications. Influential Marylanders are selected by the publication’s editors to honor those in the state who have made significant impacts in their fields. “It’s an honor […]

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Voting now open for 7th Annual Rammie Awards

Voting now open for 7th Annual Rammie Awards

| February 12, 2019

The Rams Head Group has announced the 7th Annual Rammie Awards, an online accolade to recognize outstanding moments of the past year. Winners are chosen via online votes from fans. Music fans will be voting on concerts that took place in 2018 at Rams Head On Stage and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in categories such as National Show […]

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Village at Providence Point submits final plans to Annapolis

Village at Providence Point submits final plans to Annapolis

| February 11, 2019

The Village at Providence Point has recently submitted its latest proposal for the plot of land formerly known as Crystal Spring. After what National Lutheran Communities & Services CEO Larry Bradshaw calls a “very productive” 7 months with the City’s Planning and Zoning Department, all parties feel that this latest iteration will move forward. “Of […]

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Johns Hopkins Opens Direct Primary Care

Johns Hopkins Opens Direct Primary Care

| February 8, 2019

Johns Hopkins has opened a new practice based on Evolve Medical’s Direct Primary Care model. Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a rapidly growing movement, started by regular people who were fed up with not being able to talk to their doctor when they needed him or her, waiting for ever to be seen and feeling […]

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Annapolis Restaurant Week — March 2-10

Annapolis Restaurant Week — March 2-10

| February 8, 2019

Annapolis Restaurant Week celebrates its 11th year during the week of March 2-10, 2019. This year the event is being expanded by two days to allow everyone to enjoy both weekends as well as the weekdays to enjoy the dining specials. “With 40 dining options people wanted more time to try out additional restaurants” says […]

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Stuart and Mazer promotes at Crosby

Stuart and Mazer promotes at Crosby

| February 5, 2019

Crosby Marketing Communications announced that Emmy Stuart has been promoted to Associate Strategist and Matt Mazer to Digital Program Manager. As an Associate Strategist, Stuart will help guide a wide variety of communications programs for the Military OneSource program, the Department of Defense’s flagship digital services platform that supports service members and their families across […]

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Historic Annapolis hires new VP of Capital Projects

Historic Annapolis hires new VP of Capital Projects

| February 4, 2019

Historic Annapolis (HA) is very pleased to announce that as of January 22, 2019, Michael Day began serving as the organization’s new Senior Vice President of Capital Projects. This hire comes less than a month after Mr. Day retired from his former position at the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) where he served as Deputy Director/Deputy […]

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Sam Pollard joins Annapolis Film Festival Advisory Board

Sam Pollard joins Annapolis Film Festival Advisory Board

| February 1, 2019

Last year, the Annapolis Film Festival hosted director Sam Pollard and two of his award-winning documentaries: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me and Acorn and the Firestorm, which he co-directed with Reuben Atlas. This year, the festival welcomes Pollard back as a member of the Annapolis Film Festival Advisory Board. A prolific and profound artist, Pollard has […]

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Annapolis Restaurant Week — March 2-10

Annapolis Restaurant Week — March 2-10

| January 29, 2019

Annapolis Restaurant Week celebrates its 11th year during the week of March 2-10, 2019. This year the event is being expanded by two days to allow everyone to enjoy both weekends as well as the weekdays to enjoy the dining specials. “With 40 dining options people wanted more time to try out additional restaurants” says […]

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Johri, Stryker and Garfield join Crosby

Johri, Stryker and Garfield join Crosby

| January 29, 2019

Crosby Marketing Communications continues to expand with the addition of three new team members. Mini Johri has been hired as a Senior Production Manager, Ashley Stryker as a Copywriter and Hayley Garfield as a Multimedia & Digital Marketing Coordinator. As Senior Production Manager, Johri will manage the workflow and integration of multimedia projects to ensure […]

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Champion’s Jon Coile make power list for fifth time

Champion’s Jon Coile make power list for fifth time

| January 28, 2019

For the fifth time since 2014, Champion President and CEO Jon Coile made the “Swanepoel Power 200” list of the most influential people in residential real estate. This year he ranked number 167. The Swanepoel Power 200 is a comprehensive annual roster of top CEOs and senior executives whose leadership and experience drive the industry […]

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Historic Annapolis’ Museum Store to temporarily relocate

Historic Annapolis’ Museum Store to temporarily relocate

| January 25, 2019

As of January 31, 2019, the Historic Annapolis Museum and Store located at 99 Main Street will be closing temporarily to create a new and inviting space for its upcoming permanent exhibit on the history of Annapolis. The Museum will remain closed until the new exhibit opens in 2020. The Store will be relocating to […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust Annual Awards Program honors Senator Astle and Irish Restaurant Company

Chesapeake Bay Trust Annual Awards Program honors Senator Astle and Irish Restaurant Company

| January 23, 2019

Launched in 1998, the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Annual Awards Program recognizes awardees each year for a variety of environmental leadership roles and achievements. The Chesapeake Bay Trust will announce the recipients of its 2019 Awards and Scholarship Program at a ceremony held in the Maryland General Assembly this evening. During the event, more than 150 […]

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WRNR stands in solidarity with the furloughed federal workers

WRNR stands in solidarity with the furloughed federal workers

| January 22, 2019

Annapolis based radio station, WRNR (103.1) is standing in solidarity with the furloughed federal workers as they endure their 32nd day. At 5:30pm on January 17th, WRNR became “furlough radio” and all non-essential employees were off the air.  We asked a few questions. According to Bob Waugh, the station’s program director, the station was “jockless” […]

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Annapolis Yacht Sales honors Bay roots with new website launch

Annapolis Yacht Sales honors Bay roots with new website launch

| January 22, 2019

Mid-Atlantic yacht and brokerage authority Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) has introduced a new website designed for a streamlined user experience while emphasizing its Chesapeake Bay heritage. “Our first priority in redesigning our website was functionality,” said Rob Taishoff, AYS CEO and Principal. “We simplified the site’s navigation and listings for easier sharing and broker connection. […]

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Former Capital Teas founder joins Pica Associates as newest lobbyist

Former Capital Teas founder joins Pica Associates as newest lobbyist

| January 21, 2019

Pica and Associates, LLC is pleased to welcome Manelle Nuñez Martino as an associate lobbyist with the firm. Manelle has extensive and valuable experience in several campaigns and is uniquely qualified for this role. She joins a well-established lobbying practice with many diverse clients. “I am proud to join Pica and Associates, and also excited to work […]

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Bello Machre receives $119K from Exelon from their 2018 iTee golf tournament

Bello Machre receives $119K from Exelon from their 2018 iTee golf tournament

| January 18, 2019

Bello Machre is pleased to announce that Exelon’s 2018 iTee Charity Golf Tournament has made a donation of $119,600 to its organization. This generous gift is the largest corporate gift ever received by Bello Machre. Earlier this year, Bello Machre was selected as the tournament’s charitable recipient. Each year the Exelon iTee Charity Golf Committee […]

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Maryland just made doing business a bit easier

Maryland just made doing business a bit easier

| January 12, 2019

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) today announced that 2019 Annual Reports and/or Personal Property Tax Returns are now available. All domestic and foreign business entities must file an Annual Report and/or Personal Property Tax Return by April 15 in order to remain in good standing status. The quickest and easiest way to […]

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Thinking of opening a restaurant in Maryland? Here are some tips to get you started

Thinking of opening a restaurant in Maryland? Here are some tips to get you started

| January 11, 2019

Opening a restaurant in Maryland may be one of the most rewarding things you do with your career. If you want to be successful, it requires thinking about all that needs to happen before you open your doors for the first time. In the end, you want to focus on customer service and good food […]

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