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Universities Unleash Students' "Inner Entrepreneur"

Entrepreneurship is the latest buzzword on college campuses to help students get jobs at startups and small companies. Schools like the University of Baltimore are enhancing their entrepreneurship programs and teaching startup skills to all students — not just those studying business. 

Step OUT: To Get a Sneak Peek of the BMA's New Contemporary Wing

Check out the Baltimore Museum of Art's expanded contemporary wing when the museum hosts an after-hours event Nov. 17, the night before the wing officially opens. The evening will feature live music, a cash bar and conversations with artists.

Bmore Takes a Break to Give Thanks

BmoreMedia is off the week of Thansgiving and will publish our next issue Nov. 27. 

Event Planners Market to Same-Sex Couples

Maryland's historic vote to allow same-sex marriage has prompted wedding and event planners to beef up their marketing efforts to attract gay couples. 

Step OUT: For a Fashion Benefit at the Center Club

The Center Club is hosting a fashion show Nov. 16 to assist needy men and women who require business attire for the workplace. 

Slideshow: An Instagram Journey Through Baltimore

We've assembled a slideshow of Baltimore neighborhoods taken with the iPhone app Instagram. BmoreMedia's photographer has also taken an Instagram pic in Patterson Park — and the same photo with his Nikon D700. Can you tell which is which? 

A Tale of Two Chefs

It was the best of times...Oh wait, wrong tale. This one's about two Baltimore chefs. One has left the Brewer's Art to open his own restaurant while the chef at the popular Mount Vernon hangout has crafted a new menu to match its Belgian-style brews.

Entrepreneurs Go From Farm to Retail

The owners of some of your favorite lunch spots and bakeries started out as vendors at area farmers markets, where they learned invaluable lessons about customer service and marketing. Find out how these entrepreneurs made the transition from the markets to standalone retail operations.  

Jersey Film Director Takes a Shine to Baltimore

Towson University graduate Matthew Barry has directed nearly 60 short films in Baltimore, even though he lives in New Jersey. He chats about his latest project and his future in the film industry.  

Step OUT: To Examine the Role of Africans in Renaissance Europe

A current exhibit at the Walters Art Museum explores the little known impact of Africans and their descendants on Renaissance Europe. A number of lectures complement the exhibit "Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe," which runs through Jan. 21. 

Q&A: Hilary Phelps Shares Her Pride in Genuine Joy

You might know Hilary Phelps as the sister who cheered on her decorated brother at the London Olympics. But she is also the creator of an interactive website, Genuine Joy, which explores food, fashion, fitness and culture. Phelps talks about the inspiration for the site and her plans to expand it. 

Spotlighters Shines the Path to its Future

The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre has been a cornerstone of the Mount Vernon neighborhood for the last 50 years. Adding new education programs and sprucing up the space are among its plans for the future. 

Step OUT: To See John Travolta and John Waters

The Maryland Film Festival brings screen legend John Travolta to Baltimore for a conversation at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The actor takes the stage with director John Waters for the Nov. 10 fundraising event. 

Crowdfunding Jumpstarts New Ventures in Unlikely Places

As lending from banks and venture capitalists shrinks, many entrepreneurs have turned to crowdfunding to launch their startups. Using Kickstarter and other sites can also offer a valuable way to test new ideas and get exposure for a new company. But getting money from strangers requires a lot of planning. 

Making a Big Difference With Small Change

Baltimore's GiveCorps seeks to connect a new crop of donors to worthy causes that often go under the radar. It has devised a unique giving model that lets donors give money online to specific projects and offers a reward for doing so — such as a gift certificate to Woodberry Kitchen. Think Kickstarter meets LivingSocial. 
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