Center Maryland: Disruption for disruption’s sake?

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Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on CenterMaryland.org on May 29, 2015. By Donald C. Fry Protesters who stopped traffic last Tuesday on major Baltimore City commuter arteries no doubt get creativity points for organizing attention-getting, non-violent dissent. But they merit less than a passing grade for thinking through...
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Center Maryland: Providing Baltimore’s youth employment opportunities now

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Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on CenterMaryland.org on May 22, 2015. By Donald C. Fry Among the long-simmering issues most often mentioned as contributing to neighborhood frustration, unrest and even violence in Baltimore City is employment opportunity. The most recent census and employment data reinforce Baltimore’s need for...
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Watch highlights from the GBC’s 2015 Annual Meeting

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Watch the highlights from the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2015 Annual Meeting on May 11, 2015, which drew more than 850 business executives to the Hilton Baltimore. David Warnock, the incoming GBC board chairman, highlighted the need for collaboration during his speech: https://youtu.be/9GiFcoeGVN8 Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake addressed the recent...
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GBC raises $203,000 for Baltimore Business Recovery Fund at Annual Meeting

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With overwhelming support from Greater Baltimore Committee member companies, the GBC raised nearly $203,000 for the Baltimore Development Corporation’s Baltimore Business Recovery Fund at its May 11 Annual Meeting. More than 65 businesses pledged $152,990 at the event. The GBC contributed $50,000 to the fund. The business community’s support...
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