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...
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The Daily Record: Diversity — an issue of insiders and outsiders, consultant says

By Tim Curtis October 21, 2019 Corporations should think about the business case for inclusion and diversity, including the potential of lost worker productivity, Steve Robbins told Baltimore business leaders as the keynote speaker at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit. Robbins takes a science-based approach to diversity and inclusion and uses neuroscience to demonstrate how biases form and how to overcome those biases. “I’ve been doing … Continue reading

The GBC Check-In: Deborah Matz, BTG Committee Member

The GBC spoke with several Bridging the Gap committee members about their thoughts on the GBC’s first annual Bridging the Gap: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, which takes place on October 21, 2019. Deborah L. Matz, Director of Treasury Management Services, Howard Bank, shared her views about the upcoming event. GBC: Why do you think this is an important conversation to have in the Baltimore region? Deborah Matz: I think Baltimore is really a … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Past Winners

The 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards take place on November 18, 2019, at the American Visionary Arts Museum. Register for tickets here. To nominate a company, go here. See some of the companies and businesses that have been recognized for previous Bridging the Gap Awards: Categories and winners of the 2018 Bridging the Gap Awards are: Successful minority or women-owned business D&L Cleanup, LLC Global Air Media I95 business … Continue reading

The GBC Check-In: Phil Croskey, BTG Committtee Co-Chair

The GBC spoke with several Bridging the Gap committee members about their thoughts on the GBC’s first annual Bridging the Gap: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, which takes place on October 21, 2019. Committee Co-Chair Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors and PointClickSwitch.com, was the first to share his insights.  GBC: What can attendees expect from the event? Phil Croskey: Attendees can expect a half-day summit, and … Continue reading

The GBC Check-In: BTG Committee Member Marco V. Ávila

The GBC spoke with several Bridging the Gap committee members about their thoughts on the GBC’s first annual Bridging the Gap: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, which takes place on October 21, 2019. Marco V. Ávila, President & Chairman of the Board, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, shared his views about the upcoming event. GBC: Why is your company excited about the Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit? … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee to host first Bridging the Gap Summit

The Daily Record: Greater Baltimore Committee to host first Bridging the Gap Summit By Daily Record Staff Aug. 28, 2019 The Greater Baltimore Committee will hold its first Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit Oct. 21 at the SMC Campus Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, 621 Lombard St. The event will feature nationally recognized expert Steve Robbins, who has assisted major corporations, including Disney, Walmart and … Continue reading

Call for nominations for GBC’s Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

The Greater Baltimore Committee seeks nominations for the 13th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards on November 10, 2016. 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 Bridging the Gap initiative works to advance greater Baltimore’s business culture by creating … Continue reading

First Greater Baltimore Committee Bridging the Gap Academy cohort graduates

The first cohort of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Bridging the Gap Academy, a business accelerator for minority- and women-owned businesses, graduated on Dec. 14. The 11 business owners who participated in the cohort from October through December gained valuable knowledge from an array of talented instructors who helped them start or grow their business. The cohort will now be paired with current GBC members who will serve as Thought Partners … Continue reading

GBC seeks Thought Partners for Bridging the Gap Academy

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Bridging the Gap Academy is looking for “Thought Partners” for the academy participants. In October the GBC launched the pilot program called the Bridging the Gap Academy. The academy, an accelerator program for minority and women-owned businesses, helps business owners gain valuable knowledge from an array of talented instructors who are helping them grow their businesses. The next phase of the program will connect the graduates with … Continue reading