48th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Award Nomination Form

Each year the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. We invite you to nominate your company or another deserving company for the 2022 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award.

The awards are given for specific activities or projects between June 1, 2021, and September 22, 2022, that have significantly benefited Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

Here are some examples from last year’s winners:

  • B&O Railroad Museum – The B&O Railroad Museum is the birthplace of American railroading and tells the story of America through the lens of the railroad. The Museum has adopted the mantra of “while not a community center, we are striving to be the center of our community”. During the pandemic, they started a farmers’ market in the front parking lot to address food insecurities. They allowed B360 to use their back parking lot for free so their students would have a place to ride dirt bikes and learn about STEM. B360 is now the official diversion program for young adults caught riding a dirt bike in the city. The Museum is also partnering with the Community College of Baltimore County to launch a workforce development program for the under employed in West Baltimore using the Museum’s 40 acre campus for applied learning.
  • Pigtown Main Street – Pigtown Main Street, Inc.’s mission is to enhance the Washington Boulevard commercial corridor by improving aesthetics, promoting events and connecting community. They are also the stewards of Pigtown’s identity. Pigtown Main Street created the Grant Assistance for Pigtown (GAP) program to provide over a quarter million dollars of grant dollars to 27 businesses and provided technical assistance to over 70 businesses to apply for additional grants and loans. Additionally, Pigtown Main Street infused over $10,000 into local businesses through Pig Bucks, a redeemable voucher at Pigtown businesses. Pigtown MS also implemented over $40,000 of outdoor installations for outdoor seating and safe distancing.
  • Whiting Turner Contracting Company – Whiting Turner was a critical contributor to Food With a Focus (FWAF), a project led by Thread, Baltimore Corps and Wes and Dawn Moore to provide vulnerable families with safe and more efficient ways to receive food at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many Baltimoreans, food security was a major challenge during the onset of the pandemic due to school closures, limited public transportation, and lack of access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to enter grocery stores. With Whiting Turner’s critical support, FWAF purchased food in bulk from local suppliers and coordinated volunteer-led deliveries to families from nearly twenty distribution sites across Baltimore. The project provided two weeks of shelf stable and fresh grocery items to Baltimore families who have been and will continue to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. This initiative made it possible to buy more food with fewer dollars, with the average box of 1-2 weeks of shelf-stable groceries costing $23.81 and while preserving jobs at local, Baltimore area employers. As of September 30th 2021, FWAF has provided 1.6M lbs of food to more than 63,000 families.

Please take a moment to consider nominating your company or another deserving company to be honored for its work to improve the quality of life in our community. Self nominations are accepted and encouraged. Please submit all nominations by close of business September 23, 2022.

Reminder: The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited the Baltimore City community and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business. To qualify, the work being considered must have been completed between June 1, 2021, and September 22, 2022. If you have any questions please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

The nomination form must be accompanied with supporting documentation for each activity or project to be considered and must include the following:

  • Name and Mission of Company
  • Description of the project
  • Number of people who benefited by the project
  • Number of people who participated or volunteered for the project
  • Company logo (jpg or bmp)
  • At least 3-5 photos from the event
Thank you for submitting your Mayor's Business Recognition Awards nomination. If you have any questions please contact Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820 or lisab@gbc.org.
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