Sun archives: The Interview
Each Sunday, The Baltimore Sun's business staff profiles a person who has left a mark on the local business landscape.
4:41 PM AKDT, August 10, 2012
Baltimore BioWorks is John Powers's third biotech company — and the one that he says he's most excited about.
10:45 AM AKDT, August 3, 2012
Could Lynne Zink sell a curling iron to a bald man? Maybe.
11:17 AM AKDT, July 28, 2012
Robert L. Wallace, CEO of Baltimore-based Bithgroup Technologies, has spent more than two decades building a minority-owned business into a multimillion-dollar success and writing and lecturing about entrepreneurship.
1:08 PM AKDT, April 20, 2012
For three decades, Robert A. Rosenbaum helped guide established companies and fresh startups through complex challenges.
January 1, 2012
About 20 of High Street Partners' employees are based at its Annapolis headquarters. The rest of its 160 workers are spread around the world, from California to London to Shanghai — which makes sense, considering its niche.
December 4, 2011
To mark the release of The Baltimore Sun's Top 75 Workplaces magazine, we sat down with managers at four highly ranked companies to discuss how they manage — and, not least, how they hold on to top workers in this time of tight budgets.
November 27, 2011
Columbia-based Merkle is adding jobs at a breakneck pace — 200 this year and hundreds more in the past few years, during a time when many employers have held the line or cut back.
November 19, 2011
He's led the Columbia-based company through two recessions and overseen its growth into a nationally known developer with $5 billion in assets and a specialty in high-security buildings for defense agency and defense contractor tenants.
November 12, 2011
Amid legal wrangling and a ballot fight, it seemed as though the casino proposed for Arundel Mills would never become a reality.
November 6, 2011
As an Air Force intelligence officer, Sean Lane saw firsthand the communications challenges facing soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Civilians in the United States had better, faster access to data on their smartphones and 3G networks than soldiers did in these dusty, foreign lands, he found.
10:54 AM AKDT, September 10, 2011
Parents encourage their children to become doctors and nurses, but how many of them grow up dreaming to become lab technicians?
8:53 AM AKDT, August 22, 2011
The Maryland/Israel Development Center sees itself as a matchmaker — not of a romantic kind but an economic one.
August 14, 2011
Baltimore-based RTKL Associates Inc. recently beat two international rivals to win a contract to design an iconic structure for a city along the Yangtze River in China.
1:10 PM AKDT, August 6, 2011
The closing of 25 Superfresh stores in the Baltimore area this summer meant new opportunities for other grocers looking to move to the region.
11:57 AM AKDT, July 29, 2011
Few states have as good a reason as Maryland to be nervous about cuts in federal spending.
3:03 PM AKDT, July 22, 2011
Solar power is not just for large manufacturers and other companies looking to save on energy costs.
July 17, 2011
When oil companies expand into desert areas of Africa, FrontierMedex Group helps them navigate the territory and provides medical care and security.
July 10, 2011
Vincent Quayle knows the corrosive effect of foreclosures well, sitting as he does at the helm of a nonprofit group that helps homeowners in trouble.
June 19, 2011
Wearing a purple-and-white tie and a gray suit, Feike Sijbesma, head of Dutch multinational conglomerate Royal DSM, was whisked from meeting to meeting at the Columbia headquarters of Martek Biosciences Corp. on a recent weekday.
3:19 PM AKDT, June 10, 2011
Robert G. Wilmers, M&T Bank Corp.'s chairman and chief executive officer, has been leading the Buffalo, N.Y., bank's shopping spree in Maryland.
6:57 PM AKDT, June 3, 2011
Now that Southwest Airlines has completed its $1 billion purchase of AirTran Holdings, executives have launched the longer-term process of merging the two brands, retraining employees, rolling out larger aircraft, giving makeovers to AirTran planes and positioning Southwest for international expansion.
May 15, 2011
Just five years ago, PNC Bank had virtually no presence in Baltimore. Today, it is Maryland's third-largest financial institution by deposits, after Bank of America and M&T Bank.
February 6, 2011
With the Baltimore area firmly in the grip of winter, it's time for the area's 120,000 college students to start thinking about summer. Internships, that is.
January 30, 2011
While many architectural and planning firms have seen a drop-off in design work as a result of the recession and the slow recovery, one Baltimore-based company has remained busy by finding work in other countries.
January 23, 2011
Steve Walters has a modest proposal that makes Baltimore homeowners cheer and government bean-counters wince: slash the city's property tax rate in half.
December 12, 2010
Bit by bit, Michael Raphael's company is digitizing the real world.
11:40 AM AKST, December 3, 2010
At a time when many real estate companies are having trouble getting loans for expansion, Pikesville-based America's Realty is growing steadily. Headed by chief executive Carl Verstandig, it now controls 164 commercial developments in 13 states — a total of 21 million square feet of space housing 15,000 retailers.
November 28, 2010
Healthful food and vending machines don't exactly mix.
12:33 PM AKST, November 21, 2010
Social shopping is the new trend in Internet commerce these days.
8:28 PM AKDT, November 5, 2010
From a window of his family's longtime North Bond Street rowhouse in East Baltimore, Lloyd Williams videotaped the activity on the street. A builder and home remodeler who grew up in the Oliver neighborhood, Williams was shocked by how the area had deteriorated since he left in the early 1990s.