We Stand for Racial Equity, Justice and Peace

The GBC stands with all in the Greater Baltimore community and throughout the state and nation who demand justice for George Floyd and his family. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Daily Record: Mayoral candidates weigh in on fighting crime

While COVID-19 dominates the attention of many these days, there is a pivotal and transformative primary election coming up in Baltimore City on June 2. Continue reading

BBJ: Greater Baltimore Committee: City needs a mayor who can ‘measure up’

Through June 2, Baltimore residents will cast their ballots in the Primary Election for Mayor, City Council President, City Council seats and Comptroller. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: Coronavirus delayed mayoral race but doesn’t diminish its importance

The COVID-19 pandemic dominates the media and public’s attention each and every waking hour.

But there’s a transformative and pivotal election on the horizon for Baltimore City. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary: New General Assembly leadership shone in first year

Talk about trial by fire.

The presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly, Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones, had their plates full during this year’s legislative session even before the outbreak of COVID-19. Continue reading

WYPR: How will coronavirus impact local business?

Across the country and in Maryland, the number of events large and small that have been canceled continues to grow.  And with Gov. Larry Hogan banning large gatherings of people here in Maryland, business owners are wrestling with the prospect that COVID 19 might severely impede both their customers and their employees. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary: Salvos over public safety in Maryland, Baltimore

In recent days, the debate in Annapolis over legislative proposals to address public safety concerns has become personal and emotional between Gov. Larry Hogan and legislative leaders. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: A Winning Bet for Maryland Horse Racing

The facilities at Pimlico will receive a “face lift” and the Preakness Stakes will continue to be run annually in Baltimore – where it belongs. Continue reading

BBJ: GBC’s Fry calls on Maryland General Assembly to OK $375M Pimlico deal

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on the Baltimore Business Journal’s website on Feb. 5, 2020. By Donald C. Fry For more than 140 years, Baltimore has proudly hosted the annual Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the esteemed Triple Crown, at the historic Pimlico Race Track. As business and civic leaders representing the Greater Baltimore region, the Greater Baltimore Committee honors the tradition of horse racing in Maryland and recognizes the … Continue reading