The Daily Record: It’s time to go all in on expanded Baltimore Convention Center

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on on September 20, 2018. The recent news that a major health and wellness convention has decided to relocate from Baltimore to Philadelphia because the city’s convention center can’t handle its growing attendance is the latest alarm bell that expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center is desperately needed. The convention and tourism business is reaching a critical turning point, and the political will … Continue reading

GBC announces October 17 Newsmaker Breakfast with United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur

The Greater Baltimore Committee announces an October 17 Newsmaker Breakfast with United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur, who will discuss the role of the United States Attorney in Maryland. Hur will offer his perspective on the role of the United States Attorney and his vision for the office. Hur, who was appointed the 48th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland in April, previously served as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney … Continue reading

GBC announces October 10 Breakfast Briefing: Effective Networking & Business Development

The odds are high that anyone who is involved in business development will interact with others who are different from them. These differences can cause relationships to stagnate, disappear or grow depending on how you proactively address the challenges. The featured speakers will explore a self-discovery process to assess whether or not you are aligning your current business development/networking strategy to what the environment calls for and why it’s important. The Breakfast Briefing will also cover: Social … Continue reading

WBAL News Radio 1090: Natural Products Expo East Leaving Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following commentary aired on on September 10, 2018. Listen to the commentary. On September 12 a major event will roll into the Baltimore Convention Center, drawing 30,000 visitors and $17 million in estimated spending. The organizers of the event, Natural Products Expo East, say they love Baltimore. But they’ve decided to move after 20 years to Philadelphia. Why? The expo is growing and the Baltimore Convention Center isn’t large … Continue reading

GBC announces Best Practices for Employers Managing Opioid Abuse forum on October 2

Join health care and regional business leaders for a conversation about what employers can do to help manage employee opioid addiction, including alternative methods to treat pain and suggestions for how to avoid addiction. What is the burden of opioid abuse on employers? What are the best practices for employers in managing opioid abuse? How effective are multi-modal pain management and opioid alternatives for post-surgical pain for reducing opioid abuse? What role do Human Resources departments and health insurance/workers … Continue reading

Register to attend GBC’s Economic Outlook Conference on September 13

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Economic Outlook Conference, which this year will focus on “The Future of Work” and the impact of artificial intelligence, robots in the workplace and their interaction with human workers, attitudes of Gen Z workers and how we are educating the workforce for the jobs of the future. Hear from: Dr. Robert L. Caret, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland, will focus … Continue reading

GBC’s September 5 Newsmaker Breakfast: The Expanding Role and Importance of Community Colleges is now sold out

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Newsmaker Breakfast: The Expanding Role and Importance of Community Colleges with Dawn Lindsay, President of Anne Arundel Community College, Sandra Kurtinitis, President of the Community College of Baltimore County, Dianna Phillips, President of Harford Community College, and Kate Hetherington, President of Howard Community College, is now sold out. When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Goodbye, Baltimore Bike Share. Hello Bird and Lime

Editor’s note: The following article appeared on on August 23, 2018. It was disappointing and a bit disheartening to see Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Transportation Director Michelle Pourciau announce last week that the Baltimore Bike Share program was being shut down August 15. The bike-sharing venture certainly endured a rocky go of it in Baltimore since launching in 2016. Issues that dogged the program included poor equipment maintenance, … Continue reading