Sen. Zirkin discusses legislative priorities for 2020 at GBC meeting

Senator Bobby Zirkin
On September 4, the GBC’s Public Safety Committee and the Coalition for a Second Chance welcomed Senator Robert A. “Bobby” Zirkin, Chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, to a special joint meeting to discuss legislative priorities for the 2020 session of the Maryland General Assembly. Senator Zirkin provided...
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GBC’s Don Fry talks On the Record about regional transportation with WYPR 88.1 FM

Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, went on air on WYPR 88.1 FM on Sept. 5 to discuss what’s needed in state transportation funding when it comes to the Baltimore region. During the On the Record episode with host Sheilah Kast, Fry also highlighted...
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Dr. Debra L. McCurdy: ‘BCCC has all the right stuff’

With more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration leadership, Dr. Debra L. McCurdy began her tenure on May 1, 2019, as Baltimore City Community College’s 14th president after being unanimously chosen by Baltimore City Community College’s Board of Trustees. She succeeds James H. Johnson, Jr. who...
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Greater Baltimore Committee to host first Bridging the Gap Summit

The Daily Record: Greater Baltimore Committee to host first Bridging the Gap Summit By Daily Record Staff Aug. 28, 2019 The Greater Baltimore Committee will hold its first Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit Oct. 21 at the SMC Campus Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore,...
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VPC and UMBC Continue Partnership

Through a competitive procurement process facilitated by UMBC Procurement & Strategic Sourcing over the summer, the University recently selected VPC, Inc. of Reisterstown, to provide high definition (HD), live stream broadcast capabilities across campus. Over the past three years, the firm had partnered with UMBC Athletics, DoIT and Media & Communications Studies (MCS) to provide video production services,...
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Don Fry Commentary: The business case for diversity, equity and inclusion

The 2018 State of the Region Report released by the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council highlighted the rapid pace at which the Baltimore region is increasing in racial diversity. Since 1998, the white population in the region has decreased from 82% to 61%, while the...
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Sontiq Named Customer Service Department of the Year

Sontiq, an enterprise high-tech security and identity protection company, announced on Aug. 20, 2019, that its brands, EZShield and IdentityForce, have been recognized as a Gold Winner in the Globee Awards, a “Global Business Awards” program open to all organizations worldwide — large, medium, small, & startups, public and private,...
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Don Fry Commentary: Must Haves for Baltimore Region in the Next Regional Transit Plan

It’s been nearly three years since I co-published a commentary that noted that the Baltimore region’s transportation system was failing to meet our economic needs. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been significant improvement since then. The cancellation of the Red Line in 2015 killed a project that promised to connect residents...
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Don Fry Commentary: Baltimore’s Crime Strategy on WBAL NewsRadio

Baltimore continues to see high rates of violent crime, especially shootings and homicides. But a crime reduction strategy issued by the city’s new Police Commissioner provides a road map to bring about change. There’s a lot to like in Police Commissioner Michael Harrison’s strategy. The strategy aims to address...
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