Read Don Fry’s testimony supporting legislation to strengthen penalties for illegal handgun possession

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry submitted testimony July 25 to the Baltimore City Council in support of Council Bill 17-0111 – Weapons – Prohibiting Handguns Near Places of Public Assembly. Fry urges the council to support the proposed legislation. “This bill is intended to serve...
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The Daily Record: Pass a tougher illegal handgun law in city

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on TheDailyRecord.com on July 20, 2017. There’s been a flurry of recent activity from Baltimore’s elected officials and citizens launching initiatives aimed at helping to stem the shootings and killings that have literally spiraled out of control. Not all of these efforts will be adopted, but they are an indication that not only has the frustration level peaked but that solutions to address this daunting issue are … Continue reading

Call for nominations for GBC’s Bridging the Gap and Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards receptions

The Greater Baltimore Committee seeks nominations for the 14th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards on November 1, 2017, and the 43rd Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards on December 6, 2017. For more than a decade, the GBC has been recognizing, through its Bridging the Gap Awards, exceptional minority and women-owned businesses and majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority businesses in greater Baltimore and Maryland. The GBC’s … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Solving the public safety crisis in Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on TheDailyRecord.com on June 15, 2017. As I read a headline in one of the local newspapers this past weekend, I had a sense of déjà vu. It read: “Amid record violence, worried Baltimoreans see a city in crisis.” This view is shared widely in the article — by residents, community leaders, police and others — as they reflect on the terrible violence, largely gun-related, … Continue reading

GBC’s July 19 Newsmaker Breakfast with Dr. Sonja Santelises is SOLD OUT

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s July 19 Newsmaker Breakfast with Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, is sold out. At the event Santelisis will focus on the current state of affairs in BCPS, the structural deficit and steps taken to address the financial shortfall, short and long term. She will also discuss the strategy to improve the academic accomplishments of BCPS students. Learn more about the event … Continue reading

MTA’s Acting Administrator and CEO Kevin Quinn to speak at GBC’s Newsmaker Breakfast on June 21

Kevin Quinn, Acting Administrator and CEO of the Maryland Transit Administration, will speak at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s June 21 Newsmaker Breakfast, focused on the Maryland Transit Administration’s BaltimoreLink. The event is sold out. Quinn will focus on the final routes and changes of BaltimoreLink, its implementation and next transit developments for the Baltimore region. Learn more about the event here. About Kevin Quinn Kevin Quinn, Jr. has a background … Continue reading

GBC announces June 29 Breakfast Briefing: Best practices in diversity in the workplace

The Greater Baltimore Committee announces a June 29 Breakfast Briefing about best practices in diversity in the workplace. As part of the business community’s growing outreach efforts during Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month in June, learn and share best practices in diversity in the workplace. The conversation with Kate Bishop, MSSA, Education Coordinator for Chase Brexton’s LGBT Health Resource Center, will include the ways and whys of serving sexual … Continue reading

GBC’s June 21 Newsmaker Breakfast with MTA is SOLD OUT

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s June 21 Newsmaker Breakfast, focused on the Maryland Transit Administration’s BaltimoreLink, is sold out. The discussion will focus on the final routes and changes of BaltimoreLink and also its implementation. It will also include next transit developments for the Baltimore region. Learn more about the event here.  

Greater Baltimore Committee urges Baltimore City Council to support police budget needs to protect public safety and fight crime

The Greater Baltimore Committee has sent a letter to Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and members of the City Council urging that they oppose proposed cuts to the Baltimore City Police budget and ensure police are adequately funded to do their jobs effectively at a time when the city is in the midst of a public safety crisis. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has proposed the need for … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Rod Rosenstein and courage in public service

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on May 18, 2017. If you were not familiar with who Rod J. Rosenstein was a few weeks ago, chances are you certainly are now. He is, of course, the deputy attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice who on Wednesday shook up Capitol Hill and the White House by naming former FBI Director Robert Mueller III as a special prosecutor … Continue reading

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