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Latest Coleman ‘Diamond’ Now at UB
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New Director Named for Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center

 
Charles Rand

Charles Rand, founder of a number of start-up companies and a leader in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations—including a micro-financing program in Indonesia and several consultancies in which he provided essential assistance for community revitalization, management transitions, resource development and strategic planning—has been named executive director of the Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center at the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business. The center, now in its seventh year, focuses on developing the next generation of innovators and helping to sustain existing enterprises. Since its inception, the center has reached more than 2,500 members of the business community, including regional businesses, nonprofit organizations, and college and high school students aspiring to be entrepreneurs. 



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Latest Coleman ‘Diamond’ Now at UB

 
Chris Coleman and Amanda Coleman Phelps

Lee Iacocca, former Chrysler CEO, once said, “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” 

One local family that lives this quote every day is the Coleman’s, of Nelson Coleman Jewelers fame.  Their store, located in Towson, Md, is a sixth generation family business. It is only one of 10 family-owned and operated jewelry stores in North America that has been in continuous operation for more than 150 years.



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School Retains #1 Status in Graduates Managing Area’s Largest Accounting Firms

 
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Once again, the Merrick School of Business is the single largest producer of graduates who go on to lead the largest accounting firms in the Baltimore area. According to the Baltimore Business Journal, which each year compiles the list of the 25 largest accounting forms with offices in metropolitan Baltimore, have more employees, more clients and more revenue generated than other area firms. . With a bit of research, it isn’t hard to determine that UB graduates make up a big part of the total number of CEOs at these big companies – this year that number is 10 out of 25. Over the past several years, no single institution can claim a larger number of its graduates holding the reins at these area firms.



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