Sinclair Broadcast appoints executive to new chief revenue officer role

Sinclair Broadcast Group has appointed an executive in its digital group to the new role of chief revenue officer, the Hunt Valley-based company said Tuesday. Rob Weisbord, who has led Sinclair Digital Group since January 2014 and worked in Sinclair management jobs since 1997, will start the job Jan. 1, the company said. (Balt. Sun)

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TEDCO awards $800,000 in seed funding to six Maryland companies

The Maryland Technology Development Corp. announced $800,000 in investments to six companies, including four in the Baltimore area. State-backed TEDCO funnels hundreds of thousands of dollars into young, growing companies through its multiple investment funds and is backed by an annual budget of about $18.5 million. The organization's seed fund portfolio continues to grow statewide. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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MGM National Harbor leads state casinos in revenue; Ocean Downs prepares for table games

MGM National Harbor topped $50 million in monthly revenue for the seventh time in November and three Maryland casinos reported revenue increases — including Ocean Downs, which is undergoing an expansion and wants to add table gaming. Overall, the six casinos generated $130.5 million — an increase of $38.5 million, or 41.9 percent, over the same month last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. (Balt. Sun)

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Medical cannabis flies off the shelves as dispensaries open in Montgomery County

Within its first 15 hours of selling medical cannabis, Potomac Holistics was already completely out of marijuana buds, owner William Askinazi said Monday. “We had lines out the door and down the hallways,” Askinazi said of Friday’s opening. After running out of the marijuana buds, the dispensary off Darnestown Road in the Shady Grove medical district had to close Sunday and Monday. (Bethesda)

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First Cross Street Market pop-up restaurant opens Tuesday

The first of five new pop-up stalls launched Tuesday in Federal Hill's Cross Street Market. Smoke BBQ, an outpost of Chef Josh White's barbecue restaurant in Cockeysville, opened for its first day of business in the market at noon. An opening-day post on the pop-up's Facebook page says it aims to mix "some old school bmore (while you can) with some nü school bbq." (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Chevy Chase Supermarket to close in April

Chevy Chase Supermarket, a family-owned grocery store for nearly 60 years, will close in April. Brothers and co-owners Jason and Kevin Kirsch announced the closure on Facebook Tuesday morning. “Without the support of our dedicated employees and this community, we would not have prospered through the years. We are grateful,” Jason Kirsch wrote in a statement. “However, we are now facing the inherent risk associated with leasing space, and we are compelled to share this news in order for our community and long-time, loyal employees to plan accordingly.” (Bethesda)

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Hampden readies for a second cat cafe

Baltimore cat lovers will soon have two options for hanging out with cats and a cup of coffee. Neko No Kafe, a coffee shop offering visitors the opportunity to interact with adoption-ready cats, is planning to open on Falls Road in Hampden early next year. The news comes two months after Charm Kitty Cafe debuted at Whitehall Mill, several blocks away, in late September. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Bethesda 'microlearning' health startup Mytonomy raises $7 million

Bethesda health startup Mytonomy Inc. is closing a $7 million Series A round from multiple investors, including Columbia-based MedStar Health and the venture arm of global electronics giant Philips (NYSE: PHG). Launched in 2016, Mytonomy offers "microlearning" software tools to provide patient education that can be accessed anywhere via the internet. For example, instead of giving patients broad education materials in the form of pamphlets or printouts, the software offers the information through online education modules in short, clear bursts specific to their procedure or diagnosis. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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