Union Brewery will feature a variety of retail and restaurants in Baltimore. J.M. Giordano/Baltimore Fishbowl Photo

WHAT’S GOING ON AT UNION COLLECTIVE? Take a tour of the massive 138,000 square-foot complex at the southern edge of Medfield that will house Union Craft Brewing, a climbing enter and more restaurants. READ MORE AT BALTIMORE FISHBOWL

MAKING A USEFUL TOOL FOR BIG PHARMA: BioPapers can be used by pharmaceutical companies during drug discovery, as well as tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting using nanofibers which can be treated to create an environment similar to a human body. READ MORE AT TECHNICAL.LY/BALTIMORE

ANOTHER COMPANY USING EQUITY CROWDFUNDING: Artichoke is opening up its latest funding round to non-accredited investors using equity crowdfunding, a route to raise capital made available to startups through changes to the federal JOBS Act in 2016. READ MORE AT TECHNICAL.LY/BALTIMORE

ADDRESSING DISADVANTAGES IN INDUSTRY: Despite efforts to increase diversity in Maryland’s medical marijuana licensing, only one of 30 licenses awarded went to a black-owned firm, prompting a governor-commissioned review to address disadvantages. READ MORE AT US NEWS & WORLD REPORT

BE A PART OF THE DELEGATION: Maryland Commerce is headed to the 2018 RSA Conference in San Francisco, and the delegation is inviting companies to join them. READ MORE AT MD BIZ NEWS


Baltimore has imposed a ban on Styrofoam, but has allowed businesses 18 months to make the switch. Baltimore Sun photo

STYROFOAM BAN IN PLACE: The Baltimore City Council has passed a ban on styrofoam containers, and has given businesses 18 months to phase out the products, versus an earlier deadline of three months which restaurants protested. READ MORE AT CBS BALTIMORE

THIS STARTUP IS QUICKLY RISING: B.well, which is designed to provide a single place to store and share health records and family health history from a variety of sources, as well as data from connected devices, has made big strides after a relocation and $25,000 pitch. READ MORE AT TECHNICAL.LY/BALTIMORE

STATE TURNS TO STARTUPS FOR HELP: Maryland’s Emergency Numbers Board has tabbed two local cybersecurity firms to determine potential vulnerabilities and future needs of network infrastructure for its new 911 network. READ MORE AT TECHNICAL.LY/BALTIMORE