Bridging The Gap Achievement Awards 2017 Nomination Form

2017 Nomination Form

The Greater Baltimore Committee seeks nominations for the
14th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards on November 1, 2017

For more than a decade, the GBC has been recognizing, through its Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority businesses in greater Baltimore and Maryland. The GBC’s Bridging the Gap initiative works to advance greater Baltimore’s business culture by creating an atmosphere for majority and minority and women-owned businesses to succeed.

Bridging the Gap works to:

  • Nurture the creation of legacy wealth among minority and women-owned businesses.
  • Communicate the business case for minority inclusion and development to the region’s larger business community.
  • Provide training opportunities that enhances capabilities within the minority and women-owned business community to enable successful participation in partnership opportunities.

To nominate a deserving company, complete the information below. Self nominations are accepted and strongly encouraged. Nomination forms must be accompanied with supporting documentation to be considered. Please answer each question with as much detail as possible so the reviewers can determine whether the information submitted supports the Greater Baltimore Committee objectives for the Bridging the Gap program.

Complete the below form with supporting documentation.  If you have any questions please contact Lisa Byrd, Event and Business Development Director, at 410-727-2820 or lisab@gbc.org.

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Thank you for submitting your Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards nomination. If you have any questions please contact Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820 or lisab@gbc.org. Please mark your calendar for the 2017 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards ceremony on November 1, 2017 at The Grand Baltimore at 225 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Thank you again for submitting your nomination.

This is a nomination for (select one):

Provide examples or describe accomplishments, leadership exhibited, obstacles overcome, unique business strategies employed, etc. that make the minority or women-owned business a success worthy of recognition.

Describe the partnership or strategic alliance, its objectives and the benefits/accomplishments derived from participation of the majority- and minority- or women-owned business partners.

Provide examples or describe what this company or individual has done to help bridge the gap (e.g., reached out to and performed significant business with minority or women-owned businesses, formed or strengthened existing supplier diversity programs, etc.) and the positive impact the majority company has had on the success or growth of minority or women business(es).

Describe the work the individual has done to advocate for the advancement of minority and women-owned businesses in the Greater Baltimore region

Please correct your This is a nomination for.

If the nominee is a minority or women owned business, is the majority owner of the company:

1. Information about the person making the nomination:

Please correct your Individual's name.

Please correct your Address.

Please correct your City.

Please correct your State.

Please correct your Zip.

Please correct your Phone.

Please correct your Email.

2. Information about the nominee:

Please correct your CEO name.

Please correct your Company name.

Please correct your Principal Business Address.

Please correct your Principal Business City.

Please correct your Principal Business State.

Please correct your Principal Business Zip.

Please correct your Phone.

Please correct your Email.

Please correct your Estimated annual revenues of company.

Please correct your Number of employees.

Please correct your Number of years the company has been in business (must be at least two years).

3. If a partnership or strategic alliance, name of partnership and the names of businesses comprising partnership/strategic alliance (include the key contact for each business):

Please correct your If a partnership or strategic alliance, name of partnership and the names of businesses comprising partnership/strategic alliance (include the key contact for each business).

4. Identify the reason(s) why this business or partnership is being nominated.

Please correct your Identify the reason(s) why this business or partnership is being nominated.

5. Make the case for why this business or CEO deserves recognition. Provide specific metrics (proof points).

Make the case for why this business or CEO deserves recognition. Provide specific metrics (proof points).

6. Attach relevant materials or information.


Please upload your Company Logo.


Please upload your 1st Photo.


Please upload your 2nd Photo.


Please upload your 3rd Photo.