Maryland Matters: Former Baltimore Mayors oppose proposed City government reforms

Former Democratic mayors slammed proposals to reduce the size of the city’s Board of Estimates and introduce a city administrator.

Baltimore’s former mayors share advice, discuss personal challenges

The mayors discussed their experiences and lessons learned while holding Baltimore’s top elected office and addressed such topics as running an urban city of more than 600,000 residents and reflections on current challenges facing big city mayors and how it differs from their tenure in office. Continue reading

Baltimore Sun: Former Baltimore mayors oppose government restructuring proposals introduced by the likely next mayor

Former mayors Kurt Schmoke, Martin O’Malley, Sheila Dixon and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined the Greater Baltimore Committee for a virtual panel to discuss what they learned during their tenures. Continue reading

BBJ: Former Baltimore mayors bemoan city having ‘more will than wallet’

The event focused on reflections of former mayors Dixon, Schmoke, Martin O’Malley and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as the city prepares to change leadership.  Continue reading

BBJ: Baltimore City Council bills aim to help laid-off hospitality workers reclaim their jobs

Representatives of local hotels and hospitals pushed back against the proposal, saying it would create another burden on businesses in an already challenging economic climate. Continue reading

Baltimore Brew: Bills would put laid-off Baltimore hospitality workers first in line to get jobs back

Bill 20-0544 would require employers to bring back workers they laid off because of the pandemic as their businesses recover. Continue reading

GBC’s Bridging the Gap Committee presents: Racial Equity in the Workplace – Moving from Statements to Action

Join the discussion to learn how leading companies are taking action to advance racial equity and social justice within their organizations and in the community. Continue reading

GBC President & CEO Don Fry and 11 other GBC members named The Daily Record Most Admired CEOs

The GBC congratulates Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, on the honor of a Most Admired CEO and for being an inductee to the Circle of Leadership. Continue reading

Baltimore Sun: Five years later, many across Baltimore bitterly lament Gov. Hogan’s decision to kill the Red Line light rail

The Red Line aimed to transform the Baltimore region’s meager, single-line light rail and subway, into a more unified, useful network. Continue reading

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional majority, minority and, women-owned businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland. Continue reading