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Why Baltimore

Thursday, 10:04 am

Why Baltimore is a series of conversations with local business and community leaders about Baltimore’s distinct standing among other markets. Learn how Baltimore ranks against other markets in various industries and economic indicators, and the reasons why local leaders choose to invest in the region.

Why Baltimore is hosted by Shannon Landwehr, President & CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore. The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore is a not-for-profit economic development organization led by a partnership of regional business executives, elected government officials and leaders from higher education focused on fostering business retention and development, job creation, workforce development and new investment throughout the Greater Baltimore region.  For more information, www.greaterbaltimore.org

Jack Reitnauer, farm manager of Warwick Mushroom Farms, tells us how the success of Warwick, the largest of mushroom farm in the Western hemisphere, equals success for the region. 

Joining us today is Ermis Sfakiyanudis, President and CEO of Trivalent, a company that provides solutions to IT and security owners.  

On this week's Why Baltimore, Towson University President Kim Schatzel discusses what makes the Baltimore region so unique. 

This week's guest is Kristen Valdes, the Founder and CEO of b.well Connected Health, a platform that makes managing health and insurance simple. 

This is a rebroadcast. 

Steve Chu, owner and head chef of Ekiben, tells us about his desire to bring people together inside his Fells Point restaurant.

This is a rebroadcast. 

Kevin Conklin

Oct 26, 2017

Kevin Conklin, vice president of operations for PANDORA Jewelry on why Baltimore was a front-runner for Pandora's relocation.

Taura Musgrove

Oct 20, 2017

Joining us today for "Why Baltimore," is Taura Musgrove, graduate student at Johns Hopkins University and creator of the app "Freedom Fighter." 

Rob Crim

Oct 13, 2017

The BioHealth Innovation Index compared Central Maryland’s innovation cluster with the most prolific in the country, including Boston, Pittsburgh, and San Diego. Home to more than 70 federal labs, numerous research institutions, and more than 275,000 people working in the BioHealth industries—the region ranked #1 in talent, based on concentration of workers and level of education. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Rob Crim, President and CEO of Vaya Pharma USA, a UMB BioPark company that makes medical food products to manage nutritional imbalances.

Winston Frazer

Oct 13, 2017

Winston Frazer, President and CEO of Danae Prosthetics joins us for today's '"Why Baltimore."

Samuel Hoi

Sep 28, 2017

A recent Kauffman Foundation study revealed that in 2016 Maryland ranked 13th in the country for startup activity. The Greater Baltimore region alone boasts an impressive number of higher education institutions, for which there is no shortage of ideas and ambition being produced. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Samuel Hoi, President of the Maryland Institute College of Art, or MICA.

Kevin Buerger

Sep 21, 2017

Kevin Buerger, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Jellyfish, a global digital marketing agency based in London, tells us about the accomplishments that have come out of the company's U.S. headquarters in Baltimore.

Joining us today is Michael Rosenbaum, CEO of Arena (formerly Pegged Software) a predictive analytics firm.

This is a rebroadcast. 

Today's guest is Kimberly Groves, President and CEO of KCW Engineering.

Mike Janke

Aug 31, 2017

Mike Janke, co-founder of Data Tribe, tells us why his company has invested in Baltimore, and why tech companies can flourish here. 

Ed Callahan

Aug 24, 2017

In the last decade, the Baltimore region has quietly emerged as a hub for marketing and creative agencies developing a reputation for branding and digital marketing not only for many local businesses but for national and global brands.

Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Ed Callahan, Co-Founder of Planit, a strategic creative agency based in Baltimore that has been recognized as one of Advertising Age's Small Agencies of the Year.

Debbie Gosselin

Aug 17, 2017

Baltimore ranks as a top destination for travelers. Summer is coming to a close but visitors and locals alike are still getting the most they can out of Baltimore's land and water amenities. Joining us for Why Baltimore is Debbie Gosselin, owner of Watermark Journey—a local water tour and charter company.

Venroy July

Aug 10, 2017

Venroy July, Counsel for Miles and Stockbridge on what draws people to Baltimore, and makes them stay.

Mike Adelstein

Aug 3, 2017

Advanced manufacturing which includes prototype development, fabrication and testing, for all sorts of industries including aerospace and biohealth, is an emerging technology-based growth industry for Greater Baltimore. Medical devices are extremely important in this market, and since 2010, 135 Medical Device patents have been awarded in Maryland. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Mike Adelstein, President & CEO of Potomac Photonics, a medical device manufacturing, and biotech and electronics fabrication company founded in 1982. 

This segment originally aired Jun. 30, 2016.  

Adam Benesch

Jul 27, 2017

The craft beer industry is rapidly growing in the Baltimore region with more than 60 breweries including new breweries like Manor Hill Brewing and Waverly Brewing Company joining long-time favorites like The Brewer’s Art and Heavy Seas Beer. Today, the state ranks 21st nationally for the production of craft beer and has an economic impact of $652 million.Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Adam Benesch, founder of Union Craft Brewing.

Joanne Hampson

Jul 20, 2017

On today's episode, Joanne Hampson, Senior Vice-President of PNC Bank, describes the corporate landscape of greater Baltimore.

This episode originally aired April 2017. 

Henry Posko

Jul 13, 2017

Henry Posko, president and CEO of Humanim, tells us why his organization is doing to empower Baltimore's workforce.

Newt Fowler

Jul 6, 2017

Newt Fowler, partner at Womble Carlyle and Chair at Tedco, tells us why Batimore is able to attract millennial workers. 

Kristen Valdes

Jun 29, 2017

This week's guest is Kristen Valdes, the Founder and CEO of b.well Connected Health, a platform that makes managing health and insurance simple. 

Joining us today is Ermis Sfakiyanudis, President and CEO of Trivalent, a company that provides solutions to IT and security owners.  

 

Joining us today is Calvin Butler, CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE.) He shares how BGE's Smart Energy Workforce Development Program is preparing the energy industry's future workforce. Butler was just honored with the Industrialist of the Year award last week, and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore was just recognized this morning for its partnership with BGE and for its commitment to the region.

This episode originally aired on Oct. 13, 2016.

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger tells us about the economic impact of the Port of Baltimore.

Jack Reitnauer

Jun 1, 2017

Jack Reitnauer, farm manager of Warwick Mushroom Farms, tells us how the success of Warwick, the largest of mushroom farm in the Western hemisphere, equals success for the region. 

Christy Wyskiel

May 25, 2017

Christy Wyskiel, adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins University tells us why Baltimore is a hub for bio and tech innovation. 

Tony Talalay

May 18, 2017

Tony Talalay, the CEO and co-founder of Brassica Protection Products describes why Baltimore was the perfect place for his business.

This episode originally aired in December 2016. 

Susan Ganz

May 12, 2017

Susan Ganz, CEO of Lion Brothers, speaks out what it means for the leading manufacturer of apparel identity to be based in Baltimore. 

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