Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Maryland’s Commitment to Fully Fund the Howard Street Tunnel Improvement Project

December 5, 2019 “The Greater Baltimore Committee commends Governor Hogan, state transportation officials and CSX for their leadership in identifying the funds needed to advance this project of tremendous significance to the Baltimore region. The GBC has advocated for this project for more than a decade, and we applaud...
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BCCC Part of New National Biotechnology Center Funded by $7.5 Million NSF Grant

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) was awarded $200,000 to establish its biotechnology program in Baltimore City’s Edmondson-Westside and Western high schools, as a partner in a new national biotechnology center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is part of a $7.5 million grant from the NSF...
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2020 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize applications are now open

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that the application for the 15th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is now available. The prestigious competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and...
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The Daily Record: Butler leaves BGE with Exelon promotion; Khouzami named new CEO

By Daily Record Staff December 4, 2019 Exelon Corporation announced Dec. 4 it has appointed Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, as senior executive vice president of Exelon and CEO of Exelon Utilities, a role he has held on an interim basis since Oct....
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Congressman Anthony G. Brown and Congresswoman Ann Wagner introduce MORE TOD Act

Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) introduced the Maximizing Our Redevelopment and Efficiency for Transit Oriented Development (MORE TOD) Act on December 3, 2019. The bill, H.R. 5255, promotes community revitalization by recognizing existing transportation options and infrastructure as critical to Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives. TOD creates...
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The Baltimore Sun: Behind the scenes as Morgan State’s Magnificent Marching Machine prepares for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

By Elizabeth Nonemaker The Baltimore Sun It’s a Tuesday evening in November. The sun set over an hour ago. Despite the wind’s bite and the dropping temperature, members of the Morgan State University marching band dash to the sidelines at Hughes Memorial Stadium to shed jackets and sweatshirts. Assistant...
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Don Fry Commentary: Thanks to these generous businesses

In less than a week, millions will travel near and far to celebrate one of the truly great American traditions, Thanksgiving. But there are many who do not have the financial or social resources to celebrate the holiday with a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. In fact, experts tells us that...
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The Baltimore Sun: Port Covington developer will move offices to waterfront project

By Lorraine Mirabella November 20, 2019 The developer of Port Covington is moving its headquarters to the massive mixed-use project it is building in South Baltimore. Weller Development Co., lead developer of the $5.5 billion, 235-acre waterfront redevelopment, will open an office at City Garage, also in Port Covington,...
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2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Winners Announced

The 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners were announced at an awards ceremony on November 18 at the American Visionary Art Museum. Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Don Fry opened the event by saying, “The Greater Baltimore Committee is honored to recognize so many outstanding companies and...
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Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Nominees Announced

The Bridging the Gap initiative is dedicated to evolving the business culture of Greater Baltimore by developing and fostering relationships between majority, minority, and women-owned businesses. In addition to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all organizations, the Bridging the Gap initiative provides targeted support and...
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