Bethesda Metro Center developer lays out two scenarios for plaza project

Initial versions of development plans for Bethesda Metro Center Plaza show a proposed 500,000-square-foot high-rise could supply up to 600 new residential units. Or, it could generate none at all. In a sketch plan made public last week, Brookfield Property Partners laid out two difference scenarios for the project at 4 Bethesda Metro Center. (Bethesda)

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Aberdeen approves Ripken Stadium management contract with Huntley Sports Group

The Aberdeen City Council approved an agreement Monday night to have Huntley Sports Group manage all non-baseball events at the city-owned Ripken Stadium, effective immediately. The council voted 4-1 to sign the agreement that has been in the works for months. The stadium is home to the Aberdeen IronBirds, whose majority owners are Cal and Bill Ripken. (Aegis)

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St. John Properties doling out bonuses in response to tax reform

Developer St. John Properties, Inc. is awarding its employees a one-time cash bonus of $1,500 in response to the recent federal tax plan passed by Congress. The Baltimore-based real estate development and management company said Monday its 180 workers would receive the bonus this month in their paychecks as a result of corporate tax savings allocated under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Delmarva Power files plans to pass tax reduction to customers

Delmarva Power has filed plans with the Maryland Public Service Commission to pass along $13 million in tax savings to customers, the company said in a news release. Delmarva Power filed the proposal as a result of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. If approved by the PSC, the average Delmarva Power residential electric customer in Maryland will see a $3.82 decrease on their monthly bill beginning in March. (Daily Times)

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T. Rowe Price assets top $1 trillion for first time

T. Rowe Price Group Inc.'s assets under management continued to grow in January, surpassing $1 trillion for the first time. The Baltimore money manager reported preliminary month-end assets of $1.05 trillion as of Jan. 31, up about 6 percent from $991 billion at the end of 2017. T. Rowe Price's (NASDAQ: TROW) U.S. mutual funds had $637 billion, up 5.1 percent from December. Client transfers from mutual funds to other portfolios during January were $3.7 billion. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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B'More Organic enters 7-Eleven stores, rebrands packaging

B'More Organic's protein smoothies will soon be available in 7-Eleven stores throughout the mid-Atlantic. The Baltimore-based company makes smoothies based on the popular Icelandic-style yogurt, skyr, which is currently available at retailers such as Whole Foods, Wegmans, Kroger Publix and more. 7-Eleven will be the first to stock B'More Organic's new 12.8-ounce size, rather than the 16-ounce serving, after the company found consumers preferred the smaller size. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center finalizes deal with Western Maryland Health System

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center finalized an agreement Monday with Western Maryland Health System for a clinical affiliation. The agreement will allow the two health systems to work together cooperatively, according to a news release. Western Maryland's board of directors began pursuing negotiations with UPMC last February, according to the release. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Food delivery services make way for Baltimore's first 'ghost kitchens'

Diners craving Korean eats from Haenyo can’t stroll into a storefront and sit down for a meal. But they can have the eatery’s rice bowls, dumplings and soups delivered to their doorstep. Unlike the other delivery options, Haenyo isn’t a restaurant. Founded as a pop-up last year, the operation is among Baltimore’s first “ghost kitchens,” dishing out meals from a commissary kitchen via Uber Eats. (Balt. Sun)

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