How can you maintain a healthy workforce?

Panelists Dr. Maria Mouratidis, Sam Bierman and Kristin Whiting-Davis agreed that communication, flexibility and transparency are key in supporting employees.

BBJ: Harborplace nears two years in receivership, frustrating Baltimore business, political leaders

“The GBC has been concerned about the court receivership situation with Harborplace and the lack of progress for more than a year,” Don Fry said. Continue reading

BBJ: Business leaders get details of Mayor Scott’s new data-focused violence reduction plan

The five-year plan by Mayor Brandon Scott is still being formalized, but centers on declaring violence in the city a public health crisis and addressing it as such, with data and new strategies for intervention. Continue reading

GBC hosts conversation about Mayor Scott’s Violence Prevention Framework and Plan

“A lot of the things that drive violence in our city are about quality of life issues. It’s about looking to survive in the ways that you know how based on what your environment has taught you.” Continue reading

Baltimore Sun: Gov. Hogan: State moving thousands of workers to downtown Baltimore office spaces

Gov. Hogan framed the move as “a shot in the arm” for the economy of downtown Baltimore, where vacancies in office buildings have been on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic Continue reading

Maryland Reporter: Hogan to move 3,300 state employees to downtown Baltimore

The proposal would be funded with $50 million in funds that came into the state’s supplemental budget through the federal government. Continue reading

BBJ: Maryland issues first RFP to move state offices downtown

In total, 12 state agencies with 3,300 total employees will eventually move from their decrepit offices at State Center in Midtown. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in BBJ: Baltimore mayor needs to spend $670M stimulus ‘gift’ wisely

It is time to thoughtfully and deliberatively leverage the “fiscal gift” and to take a holistic approach toward its spending. Continue reading

Author Thomas Friedman to be GBC’s 66th Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

“Thomas Friedman is a highly respected voice in journalism today and will provide his global insight on how organizations like the GBC are vital to the changing dynamics of the economy, politics, the workplace,” said Donald C. Fry. Continue reading