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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Fifteen winners receive GBC’s 15th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards in November 2018

Fifteen Baltimore-area companies have been named winners of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 15th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards.

The awards were presented November 14, 2018 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 Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Affairs, was the guest speaker.

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.

2018 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Categories and winners of the 2018 Bridging the Gap Awards are:

Successful minority or women-owned business

  • D&L Cleanup
  • Global Air Media
  • I95 Business
  • Intreegue Design
  • Mary Kraft Staffing and HR Solutions
  • MD Strategic Consulting
  • Optimal Health Care Inc
  • Sarah Rose Public Relations
  • Timber Industries, LLC
  • Washington Software, Inc.

Majority-owned business demonstrating inclusive business practices

  • BB&T
  • BGE

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

  • Year Up – Baltimore/Baltimore City Community College

President’s Award

  • Joseph Haskins Jr., Chairman, President and CEO, The Harbor Bank of Maryland

Also honored as Bridging the Gap Award finalists were:

Successful minority or women-owned business

  • Conscious Roundtable
  • Cultivated
  • Delmock Technologies, Inc.
  • Greenbridge Pottery
  • Higher Ground Transportation Services, Inc.
  • Lewis Contractors
  • Mid-Atlantic Region Minority Business Development Agency Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore
  • Mother Goose on the Loose LLC
  • Road Safety, LLC
  • Root Branch Productions and Film Academy
  • TargetGov
  • The Pyatt Group, LLC

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

  • PNC Bank and Baltimore Community Lending, Inc.

View photos from the event here.

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, 2017 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)