Proposal to raise minimum wage in Maryland supported with conditions by the Greater Baltimore Committee

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) expressed its support of a proposal pending in the Maryland General Assembly to raise the state minimum wage to $15-per-hour contingent on the inclusion of several key amendments. “The GBC has always maintained that any effort to change the minimum wage should be done on...
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WBAL News Radio 1090: Legislative proposals to fight violent crime

Editor’s note: The following commentary aired on wbal.com on February 6, 2019. Listen to the commentary. Governor Larry Hogan has called on the Maryland General Assembly to enact two new legislative proposals to address violent crime. Both proposals have merit and should be strongly supported by state legislators and private-sector leaders. The first is the Judicial Transparency Act of 2019. It would require that an annual report be published each year detailing the … Continue reading

Limited additional tickets available for GBC’s February 25 Newsmaker Breakfast with Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison

Due to tremendous demand for tickets to the GBC’s February 25 Newsmaker Breakfast with Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison, limited additional tickets are now available for this members-only event. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department. Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent … Continue reading

GBC’s February 25 Newsmaker Breakfast with Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison is sold out

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s February 25, 2019 Newsmaker Breakfast featuring Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison is now sold out. If you are interested in being placed on a waiting list, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and … Continue reading

Meet the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2019 Next Up Class

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s second Next Up class opened its year of leadership training, professional and personal development and networking opportunities with a January 30 dinner at The Capital Grille. Interest in the program — which accepts individuals under age 40, employees of GBC member organizations, and identified and nominated by their organization’s leadership as having the potential to be in a leadership role within the next few years — … Continue reading

GBC announces February 25 Newsmaker Breakfast with Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison

The Greater Baltimore Committee announces a February 25, 2019 Newsmaker Breakfast featuring Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department. Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Watchful eyes and high-tech crime tools for Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on January 17, 2019. If you were to travel up North Howard Street in Baltimore you might notice near Lexington Market an office midrise that’s been converted to new luxury apartments. But inside there’s more than apartments and lofts for city dwellers. The basement of the building also serves as the headquarters for Baltimore’s CitiWatch Operations Center, an important link in the city’s efforts … Continue reading

WBAL News Radio 1090: Reason for optimism in crime fight

Editor’s note: The following commentary aired on wbal.com on January 11, 2019. Listen to the commentary. Baltimore received some good news on the crime front this week. First, Mayor Catherine Pugh tapped Michael Harrison, the current police chief for New Orleans, to be the city’s next police commissioner. Right now, all signs point to Chief Harrison as a good fit for Baltimore’s top cop position. Fortunately, on a recent trip to New Orleans … Continue reading