The Daily Record: Hogan’s plan to fight Baltimore violence deserves support

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on February 15, 2018. Baltimore has experienced some good news of late in the fight against violent crime. No homicides were reported for 12 days, the longest streak since 2015, according to news reports. Mayor Catherine Pugh attributes the public safety...
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Statement from GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry on Amazon briefing on HQ2

What follows is a statement from Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry, responding to Amazon briefing Baltimore officials on its HQ2 bid. “It’s clear that Amazon was impressed with Baltimore’s proposal and the many positive assets of high value in the city,” said Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry. “The GBC and leaders throughout the city will continue to highlight and promote these strengths … Continue reading

WBAL News Radio 1090: Uncertainty for State Legislators

Editor’s note: The following commentary was recorded at WBAL News Radio 1090 on January 11, 2018. Listen to the commentary. The Maryland General Assembly opened the 2018 legislative session with its usual pomp and circumstance. But behind the upbeat tone, uncertainty looms on the horizon. Why? It’s election year. Politics is always in play during any legislative session but it has a stronger presence with election day ahead. The less … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee reaction to Baltimore Mayor Pugh’s decision to remove Police Commissioner Davis in favor of new leadership

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry, responding to Mayor Pugh’s decision to make a change at the top level of the Baltimore Police Department said: “The Greater Baltimore Committee agrees with Mayor Catherine Pugh that public safety, reducing violent crime and homicides, and restoring trust between the neighborhoods and Baltimore Police Department must be the city’s top priority. The most basic responsibility of government is to provide … Continue reading

The Daily Record: How to gain a competitive edge

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on January 18, 2018. Gov. Larry Hogan provided some glad tidings to the business community just after the Christmas holiday by announcing that his administration had identified more than 650 state regulations that are outdated and would be repealed, streamlined or otherwise updated. The Maryland Regulatory Reform Commission, appointed by the governor in 2015, did the heavy lifting, analyzing the state’s large … Continue reading

Statement from Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore not making list of 20 finalists for Amazon HQ2

What follows is a statement from Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry on Baltimore not making list of 20 finalists for Amazon HQ2. “The Greater Baltimore Committee and the entire business community are very disappointed that Baltimore was not selected for Amazon’s list of 20 finalists for a new second headquarters. Baltimore put together a very strong and competitive package that included an unparalleled location in Port … Continue reading

GBC President and CEO Don Fry, GBC members named Power 10 honorees

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry has been named a Power 10 honoree by the Baltimore Business Journal.  The Power 10 honorees are a group of leaders who are making a significant impact on their companies and communities, according to the BBJ. Donald P. Hutchinson, a former GBC CEO, is receiving the Baltimore Business Journal’s inaugural CEO of the Year award. Hutchinson will be recognized as the 2018 Lifetime … Continue reading

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