Public safety update for Baltimore City

The Greater Baltimore Committee continues to monitor and be involved in efforts to develop solutions to stem gun violence and violent crime in Baltimore City, including supporting proposed legislation to increase penalties for illegal gun possession and use in the city. On August 14 the Baltimore City Council voted...
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GBC’s Economic Outlook Conference on September 14 to focus on Washington Uncertainties: Health Care Reform, Tax Reform and the Federal Budget

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Economic Outlook Conference, which this year will focus on “Washington Uncertainties: Health Care Reform, Tax Reform and the Federal Budget.” The conference will explore major policy issues that are pending before the United States Congress and the potential impact for Maryland’s economy. Hear from Paul Keckley, health economist and leading expert on U.S. health industry trends and reform, and Dean Zerbe, Former Senior … Continue reading

Discount for advertising in the GBC Member Directory

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s next Member Directory is in production. The directory is the largest and most requested publication released by the GBC. It is seen by thousands of community leaders, business executives and elected officials each year. In addition to being a valuable tool for businesses, the directory provides a great opportunity to highlight your firm through advertising. The GBC offers a variety of ad sizes in color and black and white, … Continue reading

GBC’s August 9 Newsmaker Breakfast with Ricky Smith is SOLD OUT

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s August 9 Newsmaker Breakfast with Ricky D. Smith, Executive Director/CEO of the Maryland Aviation Administration, is sold out. Smith will discuss the current status of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, scheduled improvements to the airport, the potential for developing more international flights and the importance of a partnership between the airport and the business community. Learn more about the event here.

GBC Hire One Youth intern spotlight: Jatun Reeves

This summer the Greater Baltimore Committee is sponsoring Jatun Reeves, a freshman at Frostburg State University, through Hire One Youth, the private-sector component of Baltimore City’s YouthWorks summer jobs program. Learn more about Jatun, the GBC’s summer intern, below: Previous work experience: I’ve worked at the Baltimore Convention Center and in a summer camp. I also have retail experience selling lacrosse equipment, working at Journey’s and Abercrombie & Fitch. How … Continue reading

Read Don Fry’s testimony supporting legislation to strengthen penalties for illegal handgun possession

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry submitted testimony July 25 to the Baltimore City Council in support of Council Bill 17-0111 – Weapons – Prohibiting Handguns Near Places of Public Assembly. Fry urges the council to support the proposed legislation. “This bill is intended to serve as a tool for police and prosecutors to get illegal guns off the streets. If passed, this bill would ensure that … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Pass a tougher illegal handgun law in city

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on TheDailyRecord.com on July 20, 2017. There’s been a flurry of recent activity from Baltimore’s elected officials and citizens launching initiatives aimed at helping to stem the shootings and killings that have literally spiraled out of control. Not all of these efforts will be adopted, but they are an indication that not only has the frustration level peaked but that solutions to address this daunting issue are … Continue reading

Join Baltimore’s Billion Step Challenge

The Baltimore City Health Department is launching a citywide fitness challenge on Saturday, July 29 to encourage all residents and employees in Baltimore City to get active. The Health Department and its partners will engage city residents toward the goal of a billion steps by hosting fitness challenge events in communities across Baltimore City. Learn more about the Billion Step Challenge and register to participate here.

Statement from the Greater Baltimore Committee on proposed illegal handgun legislation in Baltimore City

Below is a statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, on the announcement today by Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young that legislation will be introduced Monday to strengthen penalties for illegal handgun possession in city limits as a new measure to prevent crime. “The Greater Baltimore Committee supports the proposal to strengthen penalties for illegal handgun … Continue reading

Large turnout marks annual GBC Golf Classic

The Greater Baltimore Committee welcomed 92 players to its annual Golf Classic on July 12. The 2017 GBC Golf Classic, which was held at Greystone Golf Course in White Hall, featured 23 teams competing for best overall performance, longest drive, closest to pin, and hole-in-one prizes. Find out how the teams fared here. The Greater Baltimore Committee thanks the following companies for their sponsorship and support of the 2017 GBC Golf … Continue reading

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