Bridging the Gap Committee

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Program goals:

  • Nurture the creation of legacy wealth among minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs).
  • Communicate the business case for minority inclusion and development to the region’s larger business community.
  • Provide an acceleration program that enhances capabilities within the minority and women-owned business community to enable successful participation in partnership opportunities.

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Twenty winners receive 2017 Greater Baltimore Committee diversity award

Twenty Baltimore-area companies have been named winners of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 14th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards.

The awards were presented November 1 during ceremonies honoring minority and women-owned firms for business achievement and others for their efforts to strengthen minority business development. More than 250 people attended the event, which was held at The Grand Baltimore.

The awards program is part of Bridging the Gap, a minority business development initiative of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the region’s most prominent organization of business and civic leaders.

Bridging the Gap award finalists and winners were selected from among nominations submitted by businesses, civic organizations, employees, customers, elected officials and government agencies.

2017 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Categories and winners of the 2017 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards are:

Successful minority or women-owned business

  • Boulevard Contractors Corp.
  • Breathe4Sure Pharmacy Solutions, LLC
  • Brown Rice Korean Grill
  • Celeebrate Us
  • CUPs Coffeehouse
  • Edwards and Hill Office Furniture
  • The Land of Kush
  • Maryland Family Network
  • McKissack and McKissack
  • Tegeler Source, LLC

Partnership/strategic alliance that includes minority or women-owned businesses

  • Coppin State University, Open Works and PNC Bank
  • Healthy Little Cooks and McCormick & Company Inc.
  • Kaiser Permanente and Maryland Women’s Expo

Majority owned business demonstrating inclusive business practices

  • Bank of America

President’s Award

  • HMC Incorporated
  • Meridian Management Group, Inc.

Also honored as Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards finalists were:

Successful minority or women-owned business

  • Diverse Concepts Inc.
  • Fashion Spa House, Inc.
  • Intreegue Design
  • Miracles-N-More Salon
  • Sheilia Lee and Associates Learning Everywhere
  • Studio 7 The Salon and Spa
  • William and Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation

Partnership/strategic alliance that includes minority or women-owned businesses

  • Baltimore City Department of Public Works and Louis Berger
  • Morgan State University and Universities Space Research Association

Majority owned business demonstrating inclusive business practices

  • Mutisensor Diagnostics
  • Southland Industries

View photos from the event here.


2017 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Resource Guide

Review the 2017 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Resource Guide here.


Resources:

County M/WBE offices:

Anne Arundel County

Baltimore City

Baltimore County

Carroll County

Harford County

Howard County

State office:

Office of Minority Business Enterprise

County/city purchasing and procurement sites: (For bid awards and notices)

Anne Arundel County

Baltimore City

Baltimore County

Carroll County

Harford County

Howard County

U.S. Commerce Department Minority Business Development Agency (national office)

U.S. Commerce Department Minority Business Development Agency (Maryland office)