Hospice of the Chesapeake acquires Hospice of Charles County

Hospice of the Chesapeake Wednesday finalized its acquisition of Hospice of Charles County, effective Oct. 2. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As the acquisition positions Hospice of the Chesapeake as one of the largest hospice care providers in the region, the organization has introduced a new brand identity to reflect both the physical growth and significant programmatic expansion that accompanies it. (Daily Record)

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Groceries, gift cards to be distributed Friday at M&T Bank Stadium for Baltimore-area hospitality workers in need

Groceries and Safeway gift cards will be distributed in Baltimore on Friday to workers in the hard-hit hospitality industry, a local union announced. The distribution will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lot H near M&T Bank Stadium, said officials with Unite Here Local 7, which represents hospitality workers in Maryland. (Balt Sun)

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Fulton Bank closing branches; Washington Co. facilities to remain open

Fulton Bank plans to close 21 branches in the next few months, but its Washington County offices will remain open. The bank, with headquarters in Lancaster, Pa., announced the consolidation in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing Sept. 29. The bank's board of directors had approved the plan that same day. (Herald Mail)

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The Ivy Bookshop opens up in new location in Baltimore City

Look for the green stucco house with a porch near the Mount Washington Whole Foods. The sign alerting you it’s the Ivy Bookshop, one of Baltimore’s best-loved havens for bookworms, is coming.After shutting down in March for the pandemic, the Ivy is set to open this Saturday at a new location just two blocks away. Customers can place orders for curbside pickup, or reserve 30-minute slots for private browsing times. But already, those windows are booking up quickly, says owner Emma Snyder. (Balt Sun)

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MGM's losses shrink again as Maryland casinos see monthly revenue increase for first time since pandemic

Maryland casinos saw their monthly revenue increase year-over-year in September for the first time since the pandemic began. The state's six casinos pulled in a total of $143.7 million last month, an increase of 1% or about $1.49 million compared to September 2019, according to the latest financial report released Monday by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. (Wash Journal)

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With no contract, laid-off workers escalate pressure campaign against Marriott

A handful of laid-off workers today camped outside the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel for a one-day fast to protest against the continued lack of a collective bargaining agreement. More than 100 employees voted to unionize in May 2019 under Unite Here Local 7, said staff director Tracy Lingo. After a year of delays and futile talks, there’s still no contract. (Brew)

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Baltimore venture capital firm Catalio Capital Management closes $100M fund

Catalio Capital Management LP, a Baltimore biotechnology-focused investment firm that recently spun out of Camden Partners, has closed a new fund worth $100 million. The fund was oversubscribed and closed at its cap of $100 million. Participants in the fund include undisclosed private equity and hedge fund investors, as well as institutional family offices and foundations. Cooley LLP served as counsel for this fund. (Wash Journal)

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Baltimore-based cybersecurity company ZeroFOX acquires threat intelligence firm

A South Baltimore cybersecurity company has acquired an internet intelligence firm headquartered in Reston, Virginia, creating the industry’s largest threat intelligence team. With the acquisition, ZeroFOX, located in the 1800 block of S. Charles St., will employ more than 400 workers and plans to add nearly 100 more by next year, said James C. Foster, the company’s chairman and CEO. (Balt Sun)

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