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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Eleven winners receive 2016 Greater Baltimore Committee diversity award

Ten Baltimore-area companies and one individual have been named winners of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 13th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards.

The awards were presented November 10 during ceremonies honoring minority-owned 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.

2016 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Categories and winners of the 2016 Bridging the Gap Awards are:

Successful minority or women owned business

  • A-G Associates, Inc.
  • ArtsCentric, Inc.
  • P&J Contracting Company, Inc.
  • Staff Quest, Inc.
  • Strategy Horse Consulting Group
  • Yalcin Development

Partnership/strategic alliance that includes minority or women owned businesses

  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company/Mahogany, Inc.

Majority owned business demonstrating inclusive business practices

  • Year Up Baltimore

President’s Award

  • Maryland State Senator Catherine E. Pugh
  • Miles and Stockbridge

Also honored as Bridging the Gap Award finalists were:

Successful minority or women owned business

  • C&S Jones Group, LLC
  • Fearless Solutions
  • Humdinger Enterprise, LLC
  • Dr. LaFaye Marshall, LLC
  • Light Health and Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc.
  • Luis Construction Co., Inc.
  • MDV Interactive, Inc.
  • Root Branch Productions and Film Academy
  • Strum Contracting Company, Inc.
  • Symphony Placements

Partnership/strategic alliance that includes minority or women owned businesses

  • Blest Performance Solutions/Verizon Wireless
  • eSai, LLC/Lockheed Martin

Majority owned business demonstrating inclusive business practices

  • Miles and Stockbridge
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

View photos from the event here.


2016 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards publication

Review the 2016 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards publication 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)