Greater Baltimore Committee welcomes new members

The GBC welcomes the following new members: 4th Source American Traffic Solutions The Baltimore Station DLR Group Maryland Family Network Southwest Airlines Susan G. Komen Maryland To join the GBC, click here or call Sophia Silbergeld at 410-727-2820.

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

Advertise in the GBC Member Directory

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s next Member Directory is in production. The directory is the largest and most requested publication released by the GBC. It is seen by thousands of community leaders, business executives and elected officials each year. In addition to being a valuable tool for businesses, the directory provides a great opportunity to highlight your firm through advertising. The GBC offers a variety of ad sizes in color and black and white, … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Ending the scourge of violent crime in Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on TheDailyRecord.com on August 24, 2017. Due to record homicides and violent crime in many parts of the city, Baltimore has been called a “city in crisis.” But recent proposals have emerged aimed at addressing the violence with concrete ideas and action. One of the proposals, “Live To Be More,” was announced by Councilman Brandon Scott on behalf of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee. The other … Continue reading

Public safety update for Baltimore City

The Greater Baltimore Committee continues to monitor and be involved in efforts to develop solutions to stem gun violence and violent crime in Baltimore City, including supporting proposed legislation to increase penalties for illegal gun possession and use in the city. On August 14 the Baltimore City Council voted 8-7 to give its preliminary approval to an amended version of the bill. The council is expected to take a third … Continue reading

GBC’s Economic Outlook Conference on September 14 to focus on Washington Uncertainties: Health Care Reform, Tax Reform and the Federal Budget

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Economic Outlook Conference, which this year will focus on “Washington Uncertainties: Health Care Reform, Tax Reform and the Federal Budget.” The conference will explore major policy issues that are pending before the United States Congress and the potential impact for Maryland’s economy. Hear from Paul Keckley, health economist and leading expert on U.S. health industry trends and reform, and Dean Zerbe, Former Senior … Continue reading

GBC’s August 9 Newsmaker Breakfast with Ricky Smith is SOLD OUT

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s August 9 Newsmaker Breakfast with Ricky D. Smith, Executive Director/CEO of the Maryland Aviation Administration, is sold out. Smith will discuss the current status of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, scheduled improvements to the airport, the potential for developing more international flights and the importance of a partnership between the airport and the business community. Learn more about the event here.

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 as a tool for police and prosecutors to get illegal guns off the streets. If passed, this bill would ensure that … Continue reading

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

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