Wells Fargo provides $500,000 grant for Baltimore neighborhood revitalization plan

Wells Fargo is providing $500,000 grant to help Jubilee Baltimore implement the Central Baltimore Partnership's plan for revitalizing six city neighborhoods. The Central Baltimore Partnership's "Front and Center Plan" aims to address issues related to youth and family, workforce development, community health and housing needs in parts of the city that are "still experiencing economic challenges." (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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WOW Air will soon offer flights from Baltimore to India

WOW Air will begin offering flights from Baltimore/Washington International Airport and eight other airports to Delhi, India, at the end of the year. The flights — routed through Iceland, where the low-cost airline is based — will begin Dec. 5 to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. One-way fares will start at $199. (Balt. Sun)

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Southwest eyes new international routes, and BWI will play a role

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport could become a hub for Southwest Airlines flights to Canada or Europe in a few years' time, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said Wednesday. Kelly said BWI, the second largest hub in Southwest's system, "would be a logical consideration for us as a connecting point to Europe." He also said flights to Canada from Baltimore "would absolutely be something we would be interested in considering." (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Reisterstown-based R/C Theatres buys movie theater at TownMall of Westminster

The movie theater in TownMall of Westminster has been sold, and will soon see improvements to include reclining seats and lower prices, according to the new ownership. The new owner and operator is R/C Theatres, a Reisterstown-based company that manages theaters in 10 other area locations, including the Hanover 16 and Gettysburg 8 in Pennsylvannia. The company has historically managed theaters in Carroll County as well, including a drive-in in Taneytown and a twin theater in Eldersburg’s Carrolltown Mall, but R/C Theatres President Scott Cohen said the TownMall location has long held his interest. (Carr. Co. Times)

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This Gaithersburg health IT startup raised $2M in seed funding from some big names

Insightin Health, a Gaithersburg data startup that connects health insurers with consumers, has raised $2 million in seed financing. New York-based venture capital firm Health Catalyst Capital Management led the round, announced Tuesday, with participation from several local investors including Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Maryland’s Technology Development Corp., SaaS Ventures, TCP Ventures and an angel group led by Blu Venture Investors Founding Principal Paul Silber. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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May 16 // Montgomery County makes it easier to install small-cell antennas on utility poles

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday made it easier for wireless Internet companies to install new equipment on utility poles in commercial and mixed-use areas but continued restricting new cell structures in residential zones. The changes came as wireless companies say they need more leeway to boost Internet speeds via the coming 5G network comprised of smaller antennas closer together and closer to the ground than on the traditional much larger cell towers. The debate had raised concerns among some residents’ about the proliferation of ugly poles and the potential health impacts. (Wash. Post)

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Maryland General Assembly leaders open to special session on sports betting, but Gov. Hogan is not

Don’t go placing any bets that Maryland lawmakers will act soon to legalize sports wagering. A day after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to offer sports betting, the Maryland General Assembly’s leaders said Tuesday they are willing to consider convening a special session about whether to allow the wagering at state casinos. But they deferred to Gov. Larry Hogan, who a spokeswoman said “has no plans” to call lawmakers to Annapolis. (Balt. Sun-AP)

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Under Armour president purchases nearly $500,000 worth of stock

Under Armour Inc. President Patrik Frisk bought $500,000 worth of company's shares through his family trust as he continues to work on turning around the sportswear maker. Frisk, who joined the company in July, purchased 14,000 Class A shares at an average price of $18.50 and 14,000 Class C shares at an average price of $16.62, according to a federal securities filing Monday. In total, Frisk purchased $491,680 worth of shares. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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