Greater Baltimore Committee welcomes new members

The GBC welcomes the following new members: Abel Communications American Visionary Art Museum B&O Railroad Museum Bay Associates Environmental Inc. BD Life Sciences-Diagnostic System David & Dads Café Helping Up Mission Jewish Museum of Maryland Kinetic Capital LLC M4 Security Studio 7 The Salon and Spa United Medical Care Learn...
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The Daily Record: 5G is knocking on Maryland’s door — but we’re not answering

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on April 18, 2019. Legislation that would have established statewide standards in Maryland to streamline the permitting and installation of new high-tech equipment so Internet and wireless cell phone providers can offer a faster, more reliable service known as 5G has once again been rejected and the interested parties encouraged to develop a consensus. Regrettably, the Maryland Association of Counties, Maryland Municipal … Continue reading

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to speak at GBC’s Annual Meeting on May 13

The Greater Baltimore Committee has announced that U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein will be the featured speaker at the GBC’s Annual Meeting on May 13, the state’s premier business event of the year. In addition, join us for special award presentations to Donald Mohler, former Baltimore County Executive, and Thomas M. Scalea, MD, Physician-in-Chief, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. If you go: When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m. … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee’s Board of Directors Calls On Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to Resign

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Board of Directors today called on Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to tender her resignation as Mayor. The Board acknowledges Mayor Pugh’s current leave of absence for health reasons and expressed its best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. After considerable discussion and thought, the Board determined that Mayor Pugh no longer possesses the public trust or moral authority to lead the city due to concerns … Continue reading

Statement from GBC President and CEO Don Fry on the passing of House Speaker Michael Busch

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry offered his thoughts on House Speaker Michael Busch. “He was respectful of legislators and advocates with divergent political philosophies and always made them feel that they had a fair chance to express their views,” Fry said. “He was always mindful of the importance of the General Assembly as an institution and the importance of maintaining the integrity of the body. Those traits … Continue reading

The Daily Record: A two-pronged approach to fighting violent crime

Editor’s note: The following article appeared on thedailyrecord.com on March 22, 2019. Governor Larry Hogan took state legislators to the woodshed earlier this week, partly to call them out for not passing crime and public safety legislation that he has backed during the 2019 Maryland General Assembly session. The governor was particularly ruffled that legislation that would have toughened penalties for repeat violent offenders has not advanced and a proposal … Continue reading

WBAL News Radio 1090: Harrison’s confirmation portends bright future

Editor’s note: The following commentary aired on wbal.com on March 12, 2019. Listen to the commentary. The Baltimore City Council is set to confirm Michael Harrison as Baltimore’s police commissioner. With his confirmation, Baltimore seems poised to enter a new era when it comes to crime, the reputation of the police department and the city itself. What might that new era look like? For one, a city with a reduced homicide and violent … Continue reading

Don’t let the Preakness leave Baltimore

There’s a better plan to invest in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes belongs in Baltimore – where it has been run for 146 years. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh describes it as Baltimore’s “annual Super Bowl,” with an economic impact in the tens of millions, each year, for city businesses. For one day, every May, the nation’s attention focuses on a celebration of and in Baltimore. But the Preakness is at risk. Join … Continue reading

The Daily Record: The midsession business report from Annapolis

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on February 21, 2019. It is the midway point for the annual 90-day session of the Maryland General Assembly, and with that milestone a number of pressing business and employment related issues have emerged as topics of spirited discussion among state legislators. Here is a look at the status of pending legislative proposals as we head into the home stretch of this … Continue reading