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Sponsorship opportunities available for GBC’s 37th Annual Meet and Greet with the Baltimore Orioles on April 2

The Greater Baltimore Committee announces the 37th Annual Meet and Greet with the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Join the GBC in welcoming back the “Boys of summer.” If you go: When: Sunday, April 2, 2017; Noon to 1 p.m. Registration and reception; 1 to 2 p.m. Program Where: Hilton Baltimore, 401 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Join us for: Food and beverages; autograph and photos; raffles; and interviews with Orioles Manager Buck Showalter, Orioles Executive … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Time to eliminate cash bail in Maryland

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on February 16, 2017. A landmark decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals that directs court commissioners and district court judges to consider imposing conditions other than cash bail to ensure defendants appear for trial made front page news earlier this month. Meanwhile, two bills introduced just days later in the Maryland General Assembly, which would put the force of law behind … Continue reading

GBC’s statement on proposed legislation to increase the minimum wage in Baltimore City

The Greater Baltimore Committee has serious concerns about proposed legislation by the Baltimore City Council that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, noting that the bill could have a wide range of negative economic consequences for the city. Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, said increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour would result in Baltimore City being an “island” surrounded … Continue reading

Baltimore Business Journal: Let the state control the minimum wage in all of Maryland

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on www.bizjournals.com on February 6, 2017. Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair of the Economic Matters Committee in the Maryland General Assembly, recently introduced legislation that would give the state sole domain over setting the minimum wage and benefits. This idea has a lot of merit and is widely supported by the business community in Greater Baltimore and statewide. The business community has widely held … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee welcomes new members

The GBC welcomes the following new members: Baltimore Corps Capitol Strategies, LLC Chase Brexton Health Care Garrett Physical Therapy Services, LLC GTI The Heritage Crossings Resident Association Integrity Consulting, a subsidiary of WeiserMazars LLP Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Re/Max Preferred Systems Alliance, Inc. Learn about the GBC or to join, contact Sophia Silbergeld at 410-727-2820.

GBC Board Chair Stephanie C. Hill named to S&P Global board

Editor’s note: The following article appeared on www.baltimoresun.com on January 25, 2017. Baltimore native Stephanie Hill, a Vice President at Lockheed Martin and Chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee Board of Directors, has been named to the board of the S&P Global financial information and analytics firm. Hill joined Lockheed in 1987 as a software engineer and now acts as general manager of its cyber, ships & advanced technologies line of business. … Continue reading

Highlights from the GBC’s 2017 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2017 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum on January 23, 2017 drew more than 300 business leaders to the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. The annual event featured the following panelists: Delegate Dereck E. Davis, Chair, Economic Matters Committee, Maryland House of Delegates; Senator J. B. Jennings, Minority Leader, Senate of Maryland; Delegate Nicholaus Kipke, Minority Leader, Maryland House of Delegates; Senator Richard Madaleno, Vice Chair, Budget and Taxation, Senate of Maryland; Keiffer … Continue reading

The Daily Record: The session’s top business priorities

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on TheDailyRecord.com on January 20, 2017. When the Maryland General Assembly wrapped up its 2016 session last April, there was a consensus throughout the business community that legislators on both sides of the aisle were being more open and receptive to proposals to strengthen Maryland’s competitive edge as a place to do business. Gov. Larry Hogan’s efforts to promote Maryland as a great place for … Continue reading

Don Fry featured speaker at Baltimore Metro Business Development event January 24

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry is the featured speaker at the McDonell Consulting Group’s Baltimore Metro Business Development event on January 24, 2017. Fry will speak on the topic of “Baltimore’s Business Climate in 2017.” If you go: When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017; 6-9 p.m. Where: Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 To register to attend, click here. For information, click here.

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