GBC announces January, February and March Newsmaker Breakfast series events

Registration is now open for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s January, February and March Newsmaker Breakfast series events. The January 31 Newsmaker Breakfast will focus on “Impact of Federal Income Tax Reform on Maryland and Business/Personal Taxes.” Register to attend. The February 28 Newsmaker Breakfast will focus on “Celebrating the...

GBC celebrates 63 years since organization was formed

The Greater Baltimore Committee celebrates on January 5, 2018 63 years since the organization was formed. Eighty-three Baltimore business leaders met for dinner on January 5, 1955 and created the Greater Baltimore Committee. The idea to create an action-oriented organization of business leaders to visualize ways to meet Greater Baltimore’s competitive challenges and apply private sector influence and resources to accomplish key initiatives had been percolating for three years among … Continue reading

GBC primed for 2018 Maryland General Assembly legislative session

January 10 marks the opening of the 2018 General Assembly session in Annapolis, and the Greater Baltimore Committee plans once again be very active promoting and supporting legislation that will strengthen Maryland’s business climate and competitive edge.  The GBC also plans a special focus on promoting and supporting legislation and other initiatives to address violent crime and improve public safety in Baltimore City. Key legislative priorities for the GBC this … Continue reading

Join the GBC for its 2018 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum on January 29

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum, which will feature top legislative leaders from both parties and the Governor’s office who will discuss the legislative dynamics that are in store under the State House dome in 2018’s Maryland General Assembly legislative session. Hear from: Senator J. B. Jennings, Minority Leader, Senate of Maryland Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair, Appropriations Committee, Maryland House of Delegates Delegate Kathy Szeliga, Minority Whip, Maryland House of Delegates Additional speakers … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Restoring trust in the federal legislative process

Editors note: The following commentary appeared on on December 28, 2017. As I read a recent article on the tax bill approved by the U.S. Congress, one line in particular caught my attention. “Drilling would be allowed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.” The bill’s other provisions are related to taxes, deductions, exemptions and credits. But the drilling provision, on its face, has nothing to do with a taxation bill. Such unrelated amendments, or … Continue reading

Check out GBC’s new Coalition for a Second Chance Web page

The Greater Baltimore Committee established in 2016 the Coalition for a Second Chance, a group of 24 experts from the public and private sectors charged with examining barriers to employment for returning citizens, as well as other policy issues surrounding reentry. Last winter, the Coalition released its report containing a number of recommendations for improving job prospects for returning citizens  – those individuals who have been released from incarceration – … Continue reading

Statement from GBC President and CEO Don Fry on Penn Station master planning group’s selection

“The GBC has been behind supportive of revitalizing Penn Station as an important economic development project forward for years,” said Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry. “We commend Amtrak for taking this key step. We are also pleased to see a strong local presence and expertise on the group selected. Penn Station is overdue for a major update. It is a gateway to the city and can … Continue reading

Read what they’re saying about the GBC’s financial contributions to Roca

Read what Baltimore’s media outlets are saying about the Greater Baltimore Committee’s member organization’s financial contributions to bring the Boston-based Roca program to Baltimore. GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry joined Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh at City Hall for a December 13, 2017 press conference to announce that Roca, a crime prevention and intervention program which has a track record of success in the Boston area, is coming to … Continue reading

Comments from GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry on funding to launch Roca program in Baltimore

Below are comments made by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, at the December 13, 2017 press conference with Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh to announce that funding has been secured to launch a Roca program in Baltimore as part of the city’s efforts to reduce crime. Four GBC member organizations have agreed to provide the city with the funding needed to launch Roca in … Continue reading

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