The Daily Record and Baltimore Sun honor GBC Board Members

Several GBC Board Members were recently honored by The Daily Record and The Baltimore Sun. The Daily Record’s list of Admired CEOs included GBC Board Members Sandy Hillman, Sandy Hillman Communications; Calvin Butler, BGE; and Brian Pieninck, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The Sun’s list of top 25 Women to Watch...
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The Baltimore Sun: Have thoughts about Baltimore-area transit? The MTA wants input on its plans for the next 25 years.

By Colin Campbell October 1, 2019 The Maryland Transit Administration is holding a series of open houses later this month — and business leaders are hosting a separate one Tuesday — to ask the public how they think the next 25 years of transit should look for the Baltimore...
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Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: What Kind of Mayor Does Baltimore Need?

Fall is barely upon us, but already the race for Mayor of the City of Baltimore is beginning to take shape and voters need to pay attention. As the city readies for the April 28 primary, the compelling question for voters to consider is: What kind of mayor does...
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At 40, Maryland Food Bank continues to work to eliminate food insecurity

For four decades the Maryland Food Bank has worked to eliminate what’s called “food insecurity,” the lack of food or the inability of families and individuals to afford or otherwise access enough of it. According to U.S. Census data, Maryland had the highest household median income — $78,916 —...
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Don Fry Commentary: Expansion of Convention Center — An Opportunity That Can’t Be Missed

The hospitality and tourism industry has been a primary economic driver of the Baltimore region for the past 40 years, fueled in part by the tens of thousands of visitors that meet at the Baltimore Convention Center each year. But the aging venue is at a crossroads due to...
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Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids

Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids started in March 2015 when Sandie Nagel packed 18 backpacks of food in her dining room. It quickly expanded and moved to The Chimes in Mt. Washington where it provided job training to Chimes’ clients. The organization moved to its current home at 1505...
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BBJ: Baltimore Sun publisher, Johns Hopkins executive to co-chair United Way’s 2019 campaign

By Carley Milligan  September 23, 2019 United Way of Central Maryland has named two local executives to co-chair its 2019 fundraising campaign. Alicia Wilson, vice president for economic development at Johns Hopkins, and Trif Alatzas, publisher and editor-in-chief of Baltimore Sun Media have been tasked with meeting the nonprofit’s $20...
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GBC submits testimony on Patapsco Lower North Branch Bill

The GBC recently submitted testimony to the Howard County Council in opposition to Bill No. 38 -2019 — The Patapsco Lower North Branch Bill. This legislation seeks to prohibit virtually any development, redevelopment, public works projects, and even the ability for homeowners to make minor improvements to their property...
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Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Past Winners

The 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards take place on November 18, 2019, at the American Visionary Arts Museum. Register for tickets here. To nominate a company, go here. See some of the companies and businesses that have been recognized for previous Bridging the Gap Awards: Categories and winners...
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The GBC Check-In: Phil Croskey, BTG Committtee Co-Chair

The GBC spoke with several Bridging the Gap committee members about their thoughts on the GBC’s first annual Bridging the Gap: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, which takes place on October 21, 2019. Committee Co-Chair Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors and PointClickSwitch.com, was the first to...
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