Guests of the Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island may find themselves questioning whether they are at a destination vacation spot like Martha’s Vineyard or the Hamptons. The white wrap-around porches and balconies of the 1898 original buildings offer stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay and all who voyage out on her waters for commerce, pleasure, or sport. The Wylder’s nine acres on Talbot County’s Tilghman Island are deeply entrenched in Eastern Shore fishing history, a story that attracted Wylder’s CEO and founder, John Flannigan, to the property.
Great STEM programs at UMBC originally attracted Lauren Mazzoli to Maryland for undergraduate education. And it’s the state’s the great STEM ecosystem that kept her here after graduation. The two-time UMBC alumna and Northrop Grumman Systems Engineer recently talked with us about her decision to live and work in Maryland.
April is National Donate Life Month, a month-long dedication to encourage organ donation registrations, and a celebration of those that have saved lives through donating. Last year, more than 36,000 organ transplants were performed throughout the country, with more than 800 happening right here in Maryland.
Unfortunately, while the vast majority of Americans support being a donor, only 58% are registered. In Maryland, the number of registered donors drops to almost 50%. This means, on average, 22 people die every day waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
To commemorate this month of awareness, we sat down with Donate Life Maryland's executive director, Jim Ford, to learn more about the importance of organ donors in Maryland and across the nation.
National Park Week, taking place from April 20 – 28, is a celebration of America’s 419 treasured sites throughout the country.
Here in Maryland, there are 18 sites managed by the National Park Service—including historical parks, scenic trails, national battlefields, and a national seashore—providing a unique experience for every type of traveler.
If there’s one thing Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company (CBRC) is more passionate about than coffee, it’s the environment.
We all know how important clean water is for our health and for the earth—but imagine producing a product, like coffee, that is made up of 98 percent water. That’s just one reason why CBRC is doing their part to help clean the bay, one cup (of joe) at a time.
The Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism has unveiled a new ad campaign built around the tagline ‘Maryland – Open For It.’ The campaign encourages prospective visitors to stay overnight and enjoy a range of the state’s water and culinary-based experiences, including sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, fishing in Western Maryland, eating the state’s famed steamed crabs, and visiting the beaches of Ocean City.
When you talk to Maryland executives about why they chose Maryland for business, they almost always mention the state’s incredible talent pool. So in order to keep attracting great talent, we set out to find what attracts the best minds to Maryland. Over the past few months, the Commerce team has been hearing the stories of people who intentionally moved to Maryland, and how it has shaped their careers and their lives. In a new video series, we’re introducing some of these Marylanders.
We first sat down with Kerrie Carden, Director at Student Ventures at Johns Hopkins University’s FastForward U. Kerrie has lived in Boston and San Francisco, but recently relocated to Baltimore—a move she does not regret.
With the spring season in full swing, it’s time to put spring cleaning on your to do list. Here in Maryland, there are a number of non-profits that accept professional clothing for members of the community who are entering or re-entering the workforce.