Lexington Market to be the site of fashion-focused coworking operation

A new coworking operation aimed at giving fashion entrepreneurs space to grow their brands is coming to Lexington Market. Baltimore fashion designer Stacy Stube has been looking for ways to revive the city's garment business industry through programming aimed at a growing community of fashion entrepreneurs. She has served as the fashion entrepreneur in residence at the University of Baltimore's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, where she has launched a Fashion Innovation Hub to help provide business training and support for local fashion makers. The coworking space and "mini factory" operation, called Fashion Collective, is the next step in those revival efforts. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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GRMC receives best score among Maryland hospitals

Garrett Regional Medical Center recently received the best biannual score among all Maryland hospitals for having the lowest occurrence of hospital-acquired conditions. The higher the score, the lower the occurrence of in-hospital complications; GRMC scored .91 percent, while the state average was .64 percent. “This statistic reflects GRMC’s multifaceted approach to delivering a high level of quality care, especially as it relates to maintaining excellence in facility cleanliness, compliance and documentation,” said Mark Boucot, GRMC president and CEO. (Times-News)

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October 12 // Under Armour settles trademark dispute with similarly named company

In its latest push to protect its trademark, Under Armour has reached an undisclosed settlement with Armore, an Oklahoma-based exercise equipment company, according to court records. Under Armour sued Armore in May, alleging Armore was “offering, selling, and promoting wear able exercisers, fitness bands, towels, and other fitness-related products” without the Baltimore company’s approval, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. (Daily Record)

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Cal Ripken files suit against Aberdeen claiming breach of contract on minor league ballpark

Claiming conduct by the City of Aberdeen in recent years has made operating Ripken Stadium “unbearably difficult,” the company that owns the Aberdeen IronBirds has filed suit accusing the city of not living up to the terms of an agreement made nearly 20 years ago. Tufton Professional Baseball LLC, owned by Orioles great and Aberdeen native Cal Ripken Jr. and his family, filed the complaint against the City of Aberdeen on Wednesday in Harford County Circuit Court. (Aegis)

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Sheetz, Royal Farms or Wawa? Convenience store turf wars spread to Baltimore County

The Mid-Atlantic turf war involving regional convenience stores like Sheetz, Wawa and Royal Farms will soon extend into Baltimore County. A Sheetz representative confirmed Thursday that the convenience store is planning to open in Timonium, the first location for Baltimore County. Plans are in early stages and further details were not immediately available, public relations manager Nick Ruffner said in an email. (Balt. Sun)

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Sheppard Pratt breaks ground on Elkridge hospital campus

Sheppard Pratt Health System broke ground Thursday on a psychiatric hospital campus in Howard County meant to replacing an aging facility while providing state-of-the-art mental health treatment. The new Elkridge hospital will have 85 beds and replace a 78-bed facility in Ellicott City. The project is expected to cost about $96.5 million. (Daily Record)

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Weinberg Foundation awards $1.2M grant to West Baltimore center

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to the St. Francis Neighborhood Center, a nonprofit community center in West Baltimore. The grant is one of the largest donations to the center's capital campaign so far as it seeks to raise $4 million to renovate and expand its facility in Reservoir Hill. The Weinberg grant brings the campaign's total to $3.4 million. The center previously received a $250,000 grant from the France-Merrick Foundation. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Baltimore's first Spaces coworking location prepares to open in Stadium Square

Baltimore's first Spaces location will open Monday in the Stadium Square development near M&T Bank Stadium, as the international coworking firm continues to grow. Amsterdam-based Spaces has nearly 60 open coworking locations in cities nationwide, as well as locations in international cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Cape Town. The company is aiming to to double its U.S. presence, and grow its overall locations to 200 globally by the end of 2018. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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