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Blue Ocean, Renew Partners, & JCI Contractors to Break Ground on new Marriott TownePlace Suites on SPIRE Campus

Blue Ocean, Renew Partners LLC, and JCI Contractors are pleased to announce the approval of a new 89-unit TownePlace Suites hotel on the campus of SPIRE Institute and Academy (IA), a preparatory boarding school and sports training destination in Harpersfield Township near Geneva, Ohio. With more than 750,000 sq. ft. under roof and a campus of 177 acres, SPIRE is one of the largest indoor, professional training and competition complexes in the world – integrating athletics and academics, skills and […]

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Monica Kolbay | Director of Marketing
ArachnidWorks, Inc.
240-285-9844 | Office
monica@arachnidworks.com

BLINGO! Fundraising Event is a Winner

Though it didn’t go how anyone expected at first planning, the BLINGO! event that we were honored to sponsor was a real winner! Because of COVID-19, the games had to be held virtually, but that didn’t hinder the excitement. Zoom was the perfect platform to bring everyone together for fun, fundraising, and BLING! Virtual BLINGO! took place over four nights from June 15–18, with about fifty participants spanning five games each night! The first four games included bling prizes and […]

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Monica Kolbay | Director of Marketing
ArachnidWorks, Inc.
240-285-9844 | Office
monica@arachnidworks.com

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Blue Ocean Continues SPIRE IA Expansion in Ohio – Plans for Baltimore’s SPIRE East Remain on Track

Earlier this year, Blue Ocean affiliate Axxella LLC acquired the SPIRE Institute and Academy (SPIRE IA) in Geneva, Ohio. With more than 750,000 sq. ft. under roof and a campus of 177 acres, SPIRE is one of the largest indoor professional training and competition complexes in the world—integrating athletics and academics, skills and performance training and personal and career development in unprecedented ways. Blue Ocean has announced that the SPIRE IA expansion is continuing in Ohio, with its plan for […]

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Monica Kolbay | Director of Marketing
ArachnidWorks, Inc.
240-285-9844 | Office
monica@arachnidworks.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore North – Pikesville Gives Away Over 500 ‘Room-Nights’ to Baltimore’s Frontline Medical Workers

More than 10,000 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Baltimore County and Baltimore City combined since the onset of the pandemic in March, taxing the healthcare system and putting unprecedented demand on the men and women who work on its frontlines. Nurses, physicians, and other medical personnel have come to the Baltimore metropolitan area from across the state and throughout the country to support their colleagues in managing the coronavirus pandemic, in many cases sacrificing their own comfort and […]

Press Contact
Monica Kolbay | Director of Marketing
ArachnidWorks, Inc.
240-285-9844 | Office
monica@arachnidworks.com

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Blue Ocean Signs Barker Steel for Long-Term Lease of Halethorpe Manufacturing & Distribution Center

May 6, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that – with the assistance of commercial real estate firm Trout Daniel & Associates (TD&A) – we have recently leased 133,520 square feet of our 692,492-square foot manufacturing and distribution center at 1954 Halethorpe Farms Road to Barker Steel Mid-Atlantic. Jared Engel and Steve Cornblatt of Trout Daniel & Associates represented Blue Ocean in the transaction and Toby Mink of CBRE represented Barker Steel Mid-Atlantic. You can read the official press release here. […]

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Monica Kolbay | Director of Marketing
ArachnidWorks, Inc.
240-285-9844 | Office
monica@arachnidworks.com

Blue Ocean Partners with Casey Cares Foundation

Blue Ocean recently joined with Casey Cares Foundation, a local organization dedicated to putting smiles on the faces of critically ill children and their families, for its most recent community partnership event. “Yesterday Blue Ocean’s staff had the pleasure of partnering with Casey Cares Foundation to help sponsor an event at Ripley’s Believe It or Not located in downtown Baltimore. Sharing this experience and enjoying the smiles on the kids’ faces really warmed our hearts. It made us proud to […]

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Monica Kolbay | Director of Marketing
ArachnidWorks, Inc.
240-285-9844 | Office
monica@arachnidworks.com

Blue Ocean Announces Partnership with ‘Spire IA’ and its Expansion into Maryland at Aviation Station

Pictured: The Spire Institute in Geneva, OH Blue Ocean affiliate Axxella, LLC. recently acquired the Spire Institute & Academy in Geneva, OH and plans to expand Spire’s programming and its industry leading expertise in sports training and development to Baltimore, MD. The Ohio company will open its first Maryland location at Blue Ocean’s Aviation Station and will operate as “Spire East.” Spire Institute & Academy is a mega-sports complex specializing in long-term training and education programming for student athletes in […]

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Monica Kolbay | Director of Marketing
ArachnidWorks, Inc.
240-285-9844 | Office
monica@arachnidworks.com

Blue Ocean Acquires 144-Unit Waterfront Multifamily Community in Howard County

SAVAGE, MD – February 03, 2020 – Blue Ocean, the Maryland-based real estate firm, has expanded its footprint into Howard County, Maryland, acquiring The River Front Apartments in Savage, MD. This 144-unit, waterfront and gated, residential community is centrally located in Howard County only a few miles from Downtown Columbia and providing residents immediate access to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis and Northern Virginia. The purchase of The River Front Apartments is reflective of Blue Ocean’s long-term strategy to acquire real […]

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Monica Kolbay | Director of Marketing
ArachnidWorks, Inc.
240-285-9844 | Office
monica@arachnidworks.com

Blue Ocean Visits MD SPCA for Day of Service

Founded on the simple notion that every animal deserves to be treated with compassion and care, the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MD SPCA) has been improving the lives of pets and people for the past 150 years. On January 23, a group of volunteers from Blue Ocean spent the day with this remarkable organization, helping in small but important ways to fulfill their mission. Fifteen Blue Ocean team members participated in this voluntary community partnership […]

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Monica Kolbay | Director of Marketing
ArachnidWorks, Inc.
240-285-9844 | Office
monica@arachnidworks.com

Blue Ocean Completes Expansion of Ballroom at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center

Pikesville, MD: Blue Ocean is pleased to announce the completion of its exquisite new Ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center. At approximately 11,000 square feet, the main ballroom can be partitioned into four quadrants with its movable wall systems. The space can host up to 800 people for banquet and/or corporate events and over 600 people for weddings. The movable wall systems allow for flexible seating and arrangement along with dedicated restroom facilities. The main ballroom […]

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Monica Kolbay | Director of Marketing
ArachnidWorks, Inc.
240-285-9844 | Office
monica@arachnidworks.com