Committee discusses street cleaning, bikes and Belair Road

A new city-wide street sweeping program, bike-share program and progress in the initiative to develop commercial areas of Belair Road were discussed at the GBC’s Built Environment and Sustainability Committee meeting Wednesday morning at the GBC offices in downtown Baltimore. City to get clean sweep Baltimore street sweeping will...
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Harford meeting to feature transportation, Fry

The Harford County Business Advisory Council meeting that was canceled has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19. Developing Harford’s transportation priorities will be the focus of a presentation by C. Pete Gutwald, director of the Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning. GBC President and CEO Donald Fry will...
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New chairman, Affordable Care Act focus of health care meeting

Human resources consultant David Johnson advised the GBC Health Care Committee on issues relating to the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday at the GBC offices in downtown Baltimore during Skip Counselman’s first meeting as chairman of the committee. Johnson explained the nuances of the controversial excise tax on high-cost health plans,...
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Year Up Baltimore featured on 60 Minutes

GBC member Year Up was featured on 60 Minutes on Jan. 26. Watch segment here. Year Up Baltimore is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits and corporate internships. Baltimore’s program pairs students with community colleges to...
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Miller and Busch announce joint legislative agenda

This morning, I attended a press conference where Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch announced a joint legislative agenda for business and economic development. The Joint Legislative Business and Economic Development Agenda includes: Private sector commission to review the state’s economic development support and...
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BBJ: “Meet the busiest man in Baltimore: Don Fry”

Gary Haber Staff Reporter-Baltimore Business Journal Email  | Twitter When you move to Baltimore, you quickly discover three truths about the city. There are no bread crumbs in real crab cakes. Cal Ripken is God. And if you want to get something done in this town, you call Don Fry. In his 12...
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Three GBC board members attend Obama’s college opportunity summit

Morgan State University President David Wilson, Community College of Baltimore County President Sandra Kurtinitis and University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. “Brit” Kirwan attended President Barack Obama’s “Expanding College Opportunity” daylong conference Thursday, Jan. 16, at the White House. Wilson, Kurtinitis and Kirwan joined 100 other college presidents...
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Governor O’Malley releases budget

Posted: January 16, 2014     Wednesday in Annapolis, Governor O’Malley unveiled his proposed FY2015 budget for the State of Maryland, the last of his budgets as governor. Excluding appropriations to the Rainy Day Fund, the General Fund grew by 3.6% over FY2014. The Governor’s budget includes record funding for K-12...
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MacKenzie secures largest lease deal in Baltimore County East

MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC and Blue Ocean Realty are proud to announce Mariner Finance, LLC has leased 34,849 square feet at 8211 Town Center Drive in White Marsh. The deal marks the largest completed deal in 2013 for a submarket that has traditionally been serviced by small...
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