GBC Member Companies Named as Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces for 2019

The Greater Baltimore Committee congratulates the following member companies for being named among the Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces for 2019. Large Employers FutureCare  KCI Technologies Inc.  Kennedy Krieger Institute RK&K LLP  University of Maryland, Baltimore County Whitman, Requardt and Associates Midsize Employers Advance Business Systems AECOM  Continental Realty Corporation...

BCCC Part of New National Biotechnology Center Funded by $7.5 Million NSF Grant

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) was awarded $200,000 to establish its biotechnology program in Baltimore City’s Edmondson-Westside and Western high schools, as a partner in a new national biotechnology center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is part of a $7.5 million grant from the NSF Advanced Technological Education program to address the rising demand for highly skilled biology technicians. BCCC is one of several two-year schools … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Butler leaves BGE with Exelon promotion; Khouzami named new CEO

By Daily Record Staff December 4, 2019 Exelon Corporation announced Dec. 4 it has appointed Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, as senior executive vice president of Exelon and CEO of Exelon Utilities, a role he has held on an interim basis since Oct. 15. Carim Khouzami, currently senior vice president and chief operating officer of Exelon Utilities, will replace Butler as CEO of BGE. … Continue reading

The Baltimore Sun: Behind the scenes as Morgan State’s Magnificent Marching Machine prepares for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

By Elizabeth Nonemaker The Baltimore Sun It’s a Tuesday evening in November. The sun set over an hour ago. Despite the wind’s bite and the dropping temperature, members of the Morgan State University marching band dash to the sidelines at Hughes Memorial Stadium to shed jackets and sweatshirts. Assistant band director Karl Stewart barks at them through a loudspeaker to hurry up: They’re running through a new formation for an … Continue reading

The Baltimore Sun: Port Covington developer will move offices to waterfront project

By Lorraine Mirabella November 20, 2019 The developer of Port Covington is moving its headquarters to the massive mixed-use project it is building in South Baltimore. Weller Development Co., lead developer of the $5.5 billion, 235-acre waterfront redevelopment, will open an office at City Garage, also in Port Covington, in January. The company is leading the project for owners Sagamore Development and New York investment bank Goldman Sachs. Its office … Continue reading

2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Winners Announced

The 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners were announced at an awards ceremony on November 18 at the American Visionary Art Museum. Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Don Fry opened the event by saying, “The Greater Baltimore Committee is honored to recognize so many outstanding companies and business leaders from the Greater Baltimore Region.” Fry explained the genesis of the Bridging the Gap program, which dates back to … Continue reading

GBC Announces 45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Award Winners

Each year, the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant corporate leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited the citizens of Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Nominees Announced

The Bridging the Gap initiative is dedicated to evolving the business culture of Greater Baltimore by developing and fostering relationships between majority, minority, and women-owned businesses. In addition to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all organizations, the Bridging the Gap initiative provides targeted support and programming to help women and minority-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore succeed and grow. Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement … Continue reading

MarketWatch: Fed’s Barkin says recession is not imminent

By Greg Robb November 5, 2019 There is a risk that U.S. businesses could convince themselves that bad times are around the corner and actually cause a downturn, said Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin on Tuesday. Right now, firms are frustrated with political polarization and there is a high degree of uncertainty about the outlook for government policies, Barkin said in a speech to the Greater Baltimore Committee Economic … Continue reading

The Baltimore Sun: Amid recession worries, Maryland officials look forward to end of federal sequester

By Lillian Reed November 5, 2019 A recession might be looming, economists say, but Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates Director Andrew Schaufele believes the state’s close ties to the federal government and the end of the federal sequester budget cuts in 2021 could buoy the state’s economy. During a panel discussion at Tuesday’s Greater Baltimore Committee meeting, Schaufele cautioned business leaders that he does not as a rule forecast economic … Continue reading