Baltimore daily roundup: Maryland seeks $60M for bridge cleanup; Revival hosts clothing drive; New GBC officers

Plus, a guide to viewing the April 8 eclipse in the DMV.

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Hotel Revival’s community-focused transition

Baltimore reporter Alanah Nichole Davis’ latest article looks at how the luxury hotel, located barely a block away from the Washington Monument, made social impact a core part of its functions.

For instance, right now, the hotel is holding the Fresh & Clean Attire Drive, which collects items like blazers and office shoes to help local job seekers dress for interviews. Check it out, and if you’re interested, drop your own gently used professional attire off by April 30.

➡️ Read about this impact-driven work in the article here

April 8: A sight to see in the DMV

Between the institute operating the James Webb telescope and all of the NASA facilities dotting the landscape, the Baltimore-DC corridor’s reputation as a major outer space research and innovation hub is unmatched. So while it’s well outside the April 8 solar eclipse’s path of totality, the DMV offers numerous chances to celebrate, from the National Mall to the Virginia and Maryland suburbs.

Our DC reporter Kaela Roeder broke down what you need to know, with some commentary from experts at NASA, the Smithsonian and UMD.

➡️ Learn how to (safely) watch the solar eclipse near home in the report here.

News Incubator: What else to know today

• The Dali operator and owner faced lawsuits over negligence and worker safety well before the cargo ship crashed into the Key Bridge. [AP]

• Maryland is seeking $60 million of federal funds for post-collapse cleanup. [Baltimore Business Journal]

• The Greater Baltimore Committee announced two new appointments: Cristina Lopez as its new COO and Carter McClure as its first officer of regional innovation. [GBC]

• Some ways to help victims of the Key Bridge disaster. [Baltimore Banner]

• EcoMap Technologies business development director Kevin Carter’s reflected on the VentureWell OPEN 2024 convening. [EcoMap]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland gathers local investment luminaries together to discuss their decision-making processes — and why they reject some companies — at bwtech@UMBC on Wednesday, April 3. Non-member startups can email to get on the list. [Details here]

• Learn how to cultivate a vibrant and winning culture with a workshop from the Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute on Tuesday, April 9. [Details here]

• Partner event: Get fresh for youth enrichment at The Be. Org’s Sneaker Ball at the Rita Rossi Colwell Center on Saturday, April 6. Use promo code TECHSB10 for 10% off! [Details here]


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