Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding Maryland unemployment numbers

March 26, 2020 “The unemployment numbers reveal that the business closures and other restrictive measures being taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 are creating economic hardship for many and that is unfortunate but not unexpected. The hospitality industry – hotels and restaurants –is a strong part of our...
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Supporting the Orioles, the future of Pimlico and sports betting — Donald C. Fry on PressBox.com

Don Fry on PressBox March 25, 2020
Don Fry discussed ways to continue to support The Orioles, Preakness Stakes and Pimlico Race Course legislation, sports betting and the future of Baltimore's arena. Continue reading
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Donald C. Fry on economic impact of COVID-19 crisis on WBAL NewsRadio

Donald C. Fry appeared on WBAL NewsRadio with Robert Lang on March 24 to discuss the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the region. Continue reading
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, Regarding Gov. Hogan’s March 23 order closing all non-essential businesses

The key is to remember all of us are in this together and the steps we each take today will have a significant impact on how quickly we can get through the pandemic. Continue reading
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Letter from Md., D.C., Va. Business Community Urging Support for Stimulus

The letter expresses our commitment to working to expeditiously deliver the economic security needed during and after this health crisis, and our request to pass stimulus packages. Continue reading
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BGE donates $175K to Md. nonprofits for coronavirus response and relief

Nonprofits such as the United Way of Central Maryland, the Maryland Food Bank and the Baltimore Community Foundation will share in the $175K donation. Continue reading
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Donald C. Fry commends Maryland tax filing deadline extension for business tax payers

"Many businesses are in the middle of making key financial decisions as they deal with the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on operations. The move by Comptroller Franchot to extend the tax filing deadline gives businesses breathing room," said Don Fry. Continue reading
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Truist announces $25M COVID-19 relief measures for communities, clients and teammates

A pledge of $25 million in philanthropic support will aid with basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship across the nation. Continue reading
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Don Fry Commentary: Salvos over public safety in Maryland, Baltimore

In recent days, the debate in Annapolis over legislative proposals to address public safety concerns has become personal and emotional between Gov. Larry Hogan and legislative leaders. Continue reading
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding proposed Bill to Tax Services

"The GBC is deeply concerned of the negative consequences of altering the state's tax structure based on legislation introduced at the halfway point of a 90-day session. Significant tax reform of this magnitude should receive much more thought and debate." Continue reading
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