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Choptank Electric warns of scam
StarDem.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:15:00 -0400
DENTON — Recently, potential thieves posing as representatives from Choptank Electric Cooperative have attempted to scam cooperative members by calling to demand immediate payment of electric bills.

Outdoor living retailer Offenbacher sold to Baltimore-based firm
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:31:00 EDT
Buyer plans to expand the Md./Va.-based chain

Offenbacher Aquatics Inc., a regional retailer of patio furniture, grills and fireplaces, has been acquired by a private equity buyout firm that plans to expand the chain and upgrade stores and the online presence.

Mission BBQ, Einstein Bagels join Pier One at Annapolis center
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:51:00 EDT
Three restaurants will join Pier One and Bark! this fall and winter in a new section of Annapolis Towne Centre, developer Greenberg Gibbons said.

Rockville to explore help for water and sewer problems
Gazette.net / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:19:38 -0400
City to look at possibility of insurance for water main breaks or sewer back-ups

White Flint group alarmed by road plans
Gazette.net / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:44:37 -0400
Pedestrian friendliness of North Bethesda area at issue

Truck deals boost U.S. auto sales in September
StarDem.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:45:00 -0400
DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September.

Balcombe named ‘distinguished leader’
Gazette.net / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:56:47 -0400
Marilyn Balcombe, president of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce based in Gaithersburg, was named the 2014 Distinguished Leader by Leadership Montgomery on Sept. 22.

Baltimore group wins grant for asthma project
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:11:00 EDT
A Baltimore-based organization dedicated to improving children's health by bettering their homes received a $1 million grant Wednesday to launch projects across the country to benefit low-income children suffering from asthma.

Chick-fil-A, Nalley Fresh and CVS will open at Inner Harbor
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:37:00 EDT
CVS pharmacy, Chick-fil-A and Nalley Fresh will open locations at the Inner Harbor, joining Shake Shack and M&T Bank in a ground floor retail expansion at 400 East Pratt Street, the building's brokerage firm said today.

Maryland looks at ending lifetime casino ban
StarDem.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:00:00 -0400
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — The agency that oversees Maryland’s casinos is considering eliminating a program that allows gambling addicts to sign up for a lifetime ban from casinos.

Maritime organizations launch Maryland Boating Career Discovery Day
StarDem.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0400
ANNAPOLIS — The Marine Trades Association of Maryland, Eastport Yacht Club Foundation and Annapolis Boat Shows are partnering to present Maryland Boating Career Discovery Day on Oct. 11 and Oct. 18.

First Potomac pays $89M for D.C. offices
Gazette.net / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:13:03 -0400
First Potomac Realty Trust of Bethesda paid 89 million for 11 Dupont Circle N.W., Washington, D.C., a 155,713-square-foot office building.

Brookfield wins Revel Casino auction, but loser vows to fight
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:41:02 EDT
(Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management won the auction for Atlantic City, New Jersey's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel with a $110 million bid, but within hours the losing bidder told Reuters he planned to fight the sale.

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