Three make Forbes’ ‘Top Millennial Advisors’ list

Three area financial professionals are on Forbes’ roster of America’s Top Millennial Advisors. The magazine said the presentation features its first list of “500 resilient millennials.” “Why resilient? Most of the names on this list entered the workforce amid the Great Recession. They started their careers at the peak of the financial crisis — in finance no less—when markets were crumbling, financial firms struggled to stay alive and the economy was on the brink of collapse. Today they represent the top-performing young advisors at their firms, and the future of the industry,” wrote Halah Touryalai of the Forbes staff. Named […]

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Conference on minority, women-owned business mixes advice, encouragement

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Words of advice mingled with messages of encouragement during the recent Minority and Women-owned Business Conference in Hagerstown. Keynote speaker Toni Bowie, founder of MaxLife LLC based in Frederick, Md., stressed relationships, giving and gratitude in the success of her business. Relationships, she said, lead to resources as well as customers. “Ask open-ended questions,” she said. “See how you can help other people succeed.” Giving, she said, can mean volunteering time, services or products. “When you volunteer, you’re in it for the long haul,” she said. And it provides “another way people can see what you have […]

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Coalition focuses on paid leave veto

ANNAPOLIS — The National Federation of Independent Business is participating in a coalition focused on safeguarding Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of House Bill 1, mandatory paid leave. Entitled “Save Maryland Jobs,” the group includes business leaders throughout the state, according to a news release from the federation. “Our goal is to ensure that the public is aware the potential still exists for mandatory paid leave to become law. We are not completely out of the woods yet, and the Save Maryland Jobs coalition will do everything we can to increase awareness regarding the legislature’s ability to override Governor Hogan’s veto,” Mike […]

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First Data reports revenue growth in second quarter

NEW YORK — First Data Corp. recently reported growth in consolidated revenue and net income for the second quarter ended June 30. Consolidated revenue was $3 billion, up 3 percent from the prior year period, or up 4 percent excluding currency impacts. Total segment revenue was $1.8 billion for the quarter, up 3 percent from the prior year period, or up 5 percent excluding the impacts from currency and the divestiture of the Australian ATM business that occurred at the end of the third quarter of 2016. Net income was $185 million, or 20 cents per diluted share. This represents […]

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Meritus Medical Group

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Meritus Endocrinology Specialists — Robinwood recently welcomed Dr. Douglas D. Clarke. Clarke is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, specializing in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. He earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Clarke completed his internal medicine residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va., and his endocrinology fellowship at the National Capital Consortium in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Meritus, he was an assistant service chief and endocrine staff physician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., following a […]

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