Strengthening minority- and women-owned businesses in the region
Bridging the Gap is an initiative of the Greater Baltimore Committee, designed to advance the business culture of greater Baltimore by fostering an atmosphere in which majority and minority- and women-owned businesses can form mutually-beneficial strategic partnerships. The Bridging the Gap Initiative strives to provide businesses with the necessary tools and support to develop such collaborations.
The goals of the initiative are to:
- Nurture the creation of legacy wealth among minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) by broadening business prospects that are available to them.
- Communicate the business case for minority inclusion and development to the region’s larger business community.
- Provide training opportunities that enhance capabilities within the minority and women-owned business community to enable successful participation in partnership opportunities.
Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards
The 10th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards will be held Thursday, November 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tremont Grand Hotel. At the 9th Annual Awards, the following businesses and individuals were honored:
Outstanding businesses or individuals in the following categories were recognized:
- Minority/Women-Owned Business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement.
- A. Bright Idea, LLC
- Calmi Electrical
- Casey Overseas Corp.
- Data Solutions & Technology, Incorporated
- Fyodor Biotechnologies
- Intelect Corporation
- M. Luis Construction Co., Inc.
- Shea Radiance
- Total Urgent Care
- W. L. Blair Development
- Walters Relocations, Inc.
- Majority-Owned Business: corporations or individual executives that have shown leadership in the area of inclusive business practices.
- Harkins Builders
- Partnership or Strategic Alliance that generates new business opportunities for minority or women-owned businesses.
- Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake and Baltimore City Community College
- President’s Award: individual who has worked tirelessly to advocate for the advancement of minority and women-owned businesses in the Greater Baltimore region.’
- Sally MacConnell, vice president for facilities for Johns Hopkins
City’s MBE Directory – Minority- and women-owned businesses certified with Baltimore City Government
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