Media Release: GBC Opens Nominations for 2021 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

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"It is important to recognize minority and women-owned businesses as they are vital for an economy to thrive," said Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee.
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President & CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, on discussion on police reform with Commissioner Michael Harrison

Commissioner Harrison and his leadership team are to be commended for their steady efforts to reform the police department, build trust and accountability in communities and get guns off the street. Continue reading

Speakers at GBC’s 66th Annual Meeting to focus on Racial Equity and Social Justice

Keynote Speaker Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times, will focus his keynote speech on the importance of the racial equity and social justice movement. Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Mayor Scott’s Effort to Restart Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

The GBC encourages all agencies that were previously involved with the council to heed the Mayor’s invitation to recreate the coordinating council. Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore Mayor Scott’s Violence Prevention Framework and Plan

Both prongs of this crime reduction strategy must be implemented simultaneously with equal commitment and intensity. Neither approach on its own will address the crime crisis in the city. Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Hogan Decision to Relocate State Employees to Downtown Baltimore

The relocation of state offices to the downtown business district will help to restore a vibrant and active downtown neighborhood. 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

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee on Baltimore Sun acquisition

Nonprofit ownership of the Baltimore Sun and its affiliated media properties should relieve some of the financial pressure that metro news organizations have been under to stay profitable as the digital revolution continues to disrupt the business model. Continue reading