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    Frontier Airlines entering BWI with service to Denver
    Frontier Airlines is pulling into Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport with nonstop service to Denver starting next year. The discounted carrier will begin four weekly roundtrip flights between BWI and Denver International Airports on March 14. The flights will be operated using an Airbus A320 aircraft. A one-way March 14 ticket from BWI to Denver starts at $51, according to Frontier's website. The price does not include fees to carry-on or check baggage. Southwest Airlines,?


    What companies can do to help manage their health care costs
    Gracelyn McDermott, an executive director with Kaiser Permanente, works with a lot of employers looking to control the cost of health care and health care insurance. She?s racked up a few success stories ? like the company that was able to cut the increases in its health care premiums to single digits year over year. That company?s secret sauce was a combination of two factors. One, the company moved to a consumer-driven health plan, which shifts more costs to employees. Then, the employer?


    CFG Community Bank taps local veteran as new CEO
    CFG Community Bank has a new CEO. The Baltimore bank announced Tuesday that William C. "Bill" Wiedel Jr., who has been the bank's executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2012, has been named president and CEO. He succeeds J. William Knott, who had been in the positions since 2016. Wiedel led CFG Community Bank's recent effort to raise $40 million in debt offerings to be used for lending. He also helped the bank raise $35 million last year. CFG has three branches and $623.7?


    Gaming industry trade group taps veteran lobbyist as CEO
    The gaming industry's largest advocacy organization has a new leader. Bill Miller has been named president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, effective Jan. 14. He will succeed Geoff Freeman, who left in August to head the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Miller previously worked as senior vice president of Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs who lobby the federal government on economic, workforce and trade policy, among other things. He also previously worked as national political?


    Former Baltimore police commissioner pleads guilty to tax fraud
    Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa has pleaded guilty to failing to file federal tax returns. De Sousa, 54, resigned as the city's top cop in May after he was charged with three misdemeanor counts of failing to file federal tax returns. He is facing up to a year in prison, and a $100,000 fine for each count. His sentencing is scheduled for March 29. De Sousa previously admitted to failing to file a federal return for tax years 2013, 2014 and 2015. However, according to his plea?


    Md. cannabis commission awards $225,000 to support training
    The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has awarded five grants, worth $45,000 each, to back educational and business development programs aimed at training people looking to participate in the growing industry. The grants were awarded per a piece a of legislation passed during the 2018 legislative session. It called for the cannabis commission and the industry it regulates to put a greater focus on inclusion of women and minority business owners. Gov. Larry Hogan ordered a disparity study examining?


    Shore United Bank parent sells insurance business for $26.9 million with eye toward expansion
    CEO Lloyd "Scott" Beatty Jr. said the sale increase the Shore Bancshares' regulatory capital so it can expand banking activities.


    Central business district property owners form new group in bid to boost occupancy
    "We?re trying to get collective solutions for our neighborhood. The squeaky wheel gets the grease."


    Hopkins grad looks to build on R. House Indian food pop-up with brick-and-mortar space
    A local chef who cut his teeth with a pop-up at Remington's R. House is now searching for a permanent home for his concept. Dilawer Singh, who whipped up Indian dishes like rajma masala, chicken tikka masala and shimla mirch aloo during a weeklong stint at the food hall this fall, is on the hunt for a small brick-and-mortar space where he can serve his food year-round. His business, Dil's Kitchen, got its start a year ago when Singh, then a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, began?


    Howard County could be the next jurisdiction to tax plastic bag use
    Howard County may follow in the footsteps of neighbors like Montgomery County and Washington, D.C., by enacting a fee on disposable bags provided by retailers. The proposal is among the local legislation pre-filed for the upcoming General Assembly session, which starts Jan. 9. Under the bill, sponsored by Del. Terri Hill, Howard County stores would be required to charge customers 5 cents per disposable plastic bag they use to take home their purchases. The goal of the measure is to entice shoppers?