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Ex-Post Commander Rothstein Opens ERA Advisory

Since retiring from the Army after serving as a garrison commander and resigning as president and CEO of Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp., Ed Rothstein has become a small businessperson with the establishment of ERA Advisory, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business.

“After 30-plus years serving our Army in uniform, retiring in 2013, and then being an economic developer for the following year, it was time to go from being a farmer to being a hunter,” said Rothstein. “My last responsibility in the Army was being the installation commander at Fort Meade, where there were more than 115 organizations (including NSA, USCYBERCOM and DISA) and a workforce of 50,000-plus.”

Establishing ERA Advisory will enable Rothstein to “focus on building an elite client base of compatible security companies to guide to market, where I can accelerate their growth by 18 months or more by helping them to prepare themselves,” followed by what he called “warm introductions in the right places.”

In addition to this effort, he will remain active in the community via teaching at Anne Arundel Community College and by volunteering on nonprofit boards within the area, including the Fort Meade Alliance, BWI Business Partnership, Partners in Care and the Carroll County Veterans Commission, while remaining an advocate for the military, veterans and education. For more information, visit www.eraadvisory.com.

ATI Physical Therapy Opens New Elkridge Clinic

ATI Physical Therapy has expanded with the opening of its Elkridge clinic at 7260 Montgomery Road. Elkridge is the first of three new ATI clinics scheduled to open in early 2015 and will be followed by locations in Perryville and Laurel.

Kate Ricks has been named clinic director of the new location. She graduated in 2006 with a degree in health science from James Madison University, and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 2009. She joined ATI in 2011 and has been leading the staff as clinic director at ATI’s Pasadena, Linthicum and Hanover locations. Her educational experience includes courses on vestibular therapy, treatments of the foot and ankle, therapeutic yoga techniques, common running injuries and rehabilitation of the shoulder.

Located at the intersection of Route 1 and Montgomery Road in the Elkridge Corners Shopping Center, ATI provides physical therapy and sports medicine services. Rehabilitation services include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, sports-specific training, and therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation.

To make an appointment at ATI Elkridge, call 443-561-0893 or visit www.ATIpt.com.

The JNP Project Opens in Annapolis

The JNP Project, creators of a new self-esteem storybook series for kids ages 5–12-plus, officially opened its doors on Feb. 17 at 126 West Street, Annapolis.

The company recently launched its introductory book, Jane & Jake’s Adventures to Awesome: the Journey Begins; and the first book, entitled, Jane & Jake’s Adventures to Awesome Truth. The second book soon will be available.

“The JNP Project is also a movement that nurtures character, courage and confidence in kids,” said Founder Dona Rudderow Sturn. “Additionally, it initiates and supports age-appropriate educational materials for parents and educators, interactive web site resources, and kids’ sports gear, among other services. We’re excited be a part of the Annapolis business community and look forward to interacting with area schools and libraries.”

All JNP components are supported by a web site, featuring an adult public forum, a members-only private Q&A talk-to-the-professionals forum, a kids’ forum to talk to Jane and Jake directly, downloadable activities, music and more. For more information, visit http://builder.thejnpproject.com.