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Teamwork is a Simply Beautiful Thing

Teamwork is a Simply Beautiful Thing

Rennie and Brian Friedlander embarked on their flower business, Simply Beautiful, back in 1992. Since then, the married couple has worked side by side to provide floral services from small bouquets to large-scale weddings and events in Baltimore. In 2015, after more...

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On the Level

On the Level

A lawyer’s midway plan changed when he met a man in development. In 1999, Erwin L. Greenberg invited Brian Gibbons to step away from a successful law career and into what would soon become Greenberg Gibbons Commercial — the powerhouse company behind the Hunt Valley...

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Building Up Baltimore

Building Up Baltimore

Seawall Development plans to turn the urban tide. Jon Constable walks around the Remington neighborhood he’s helped to revive, not like he owns the place but like he’s happy to be part of the upbeat scene. He smiles and greets everyone he encounters, from a parking...

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‘We Live and Breathe This Stuff’

‘We Live and Breathe This Stuff’

Advance Business Systems was a pioneer in marketing and branding. Before Jeff Elkin accepted the keys to Advance Business Systems, a company that has helped businesses in the greater Baltimore area function more smoothly since the 1960s, his father, Alan, and mother,...

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Renaissance Women

Renaissance Women

Like mother, like daughters: An eye for art is in the genes. When Rachel Rubin was 12, her mother added one more piece of business to their already-bustling household. Joanie Young, single mother of two daughters, cut hair in the kitchen of their Pikesville townhouse....

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