The GBC Economic Outlook Conference will focus on “Expanding Into Global Markets: Exporting your Goods and Services to Grow your Business.”
Learn how your company and the Greater Baltimore region can expand export activities to stay competitive in today’s global economy.
Did you know?
• More than 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is outside the U.S.
• On average, exporting firms’ sales grow faster, more jobs are created and employees earn more than in non-exporting firms.
• Small- and medium-sized companies comprise 98 percent of U.S. exporters.
Source: International Trade Administration
When: Monday, October 19, 2015; 7:30 a.m. registration/breakfast, 8 a.m. program
Brian E. Frosh was elected Attorney General of Maryland on November 4, 2014, and was sworn into office on January 6, 2015.
Prior to his current position, Attorney General Frosh served for 28 years in the Maryland General Assembly – 8 years in the House of Delegates and 20 years in the State Senate, where he was chairman of the Judicial Proceedings Committee for 12 years.
As a legislator, Attorney General Frosh was a champion for making Maryland a safer place. He shepherded landmark legislation on gun safety, put in place stronger protections for victims of domestic violence and led efforts to expand the state’s DNA database to help law enforcement catch criminals. He authored numerous bills to improve the environment and protect Maryland families from foreclosure, among others.
Raised in Montgomery County, Attorney General Frosh graduated from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and received his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law. Prior to being elected Attorney General, he had been an attorney in private practice since 1976. He lives in Somerset with his wife Marcy Masters Frosh. They have two daughters.
The 12th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards program celebrates successful minority- and women-owned businesses and honors those who are striving to enhance the role and impact of minority- and women-owned businesses in the regional economy.
The event helps to cultivate diverse business relationships and recognize organizations and people for the following awards:
Majority-owned businesses or business leaders
Partnership or strategic alliance
The event’s keynote speaker is Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders, Senior Vice President and Enterprise Services Executive for Bank of America.
Nominate a deserving company for a 2015 Bridging the Gap Achievement Award.
When: Thursday, November 12, 2015; 6 p.m. registration, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, 7 p.m. program
For four decades, the Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards has honored deserving companies that have engaged in specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited the Baltimore community and are outside of the business’s regular mission or day-to-day work or activities.
Nominate a deserving organization for a Mayor’s Business Recognition Award and print, fax (410-539-5705) or mail the form and supporting documentation to Samantha Zerhusen, events and sponsor relations associate, by October 30, 2015. Supporting documentation must still be provided.
Hear from Peter Franchot, who was elected Maryland’s 33rd Comptroller on November 7, 2006, and sworn in to office on January 22, 2007. He was re-elected on November 2, 2010 and November 4, 2014.
Prior to his election to statewide office, Mr. Franchot served 20 years in the House of Delegates, representing the residents of Montgomery County. Mr. Franchot served on the House Appropriations Committee and chaired its transportation and the environment subcommittee. Throughout his career, he has been a strong advocate for education, health care, transportation and environmental protection initiatives.
As comptroller, Mr. Franchot has been an independent voice and fiscal watchdog for the taxpayers of Maryland. He serves on the three-member Board of Public Works, which approves millions of dollars in state contracts each year. Comptroller Franchot has worked tirelessly to keep Maryland competitive in the knowledge-based economy, assisting working families and protecting the state’s natural resources.
Comptroller Franchot attended Amherst College (B.A., 1973) and Northeastern School of Law (J.D., 1978). From 1968 to 1970, he served in the United States Army. He is married to Anne Maher, a lawyer, and they have two children, Abigail, and Nick. They live in Takoma Park.