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  • Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison
    February 25, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Feb
25
Mon
SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

Register to attend

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Mar
21
Thu
Public Safety Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.

Apr
15
Mon
Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You – February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event, scheduled for February 11, 2019, has been rescheduled to April 15, 2019.

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program and legislation debated during the 2019 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

Register to attend

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
8
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling – May 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the second installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

If you’re like most salespeople, you may be:

  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions.
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest social media changes.
  • Confused about where to best spend your time.
  • Not understanding how social networking will actually lead to sales.

At “LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling” learn how to drive revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your sales pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling that you can immediately implement in your next appointment.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
13
Mon
GBC’s 64th Annual Meeting – May 2019 @ Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 64th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year. Additional event information is forthcoming.

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

Members: $225 individual, $2,000 table of 10

Non-members: $275 individual, $2,750 table of 10

Register to attend

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Title

Accenture

Ambassador

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

University of Maryland Medical System

Signature

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

BGE

Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

Venable LLP

Platinum

The Shelter Foundation

Gold

Comcast

The Daily Record

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Towson University

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver

Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze

DLA Piper

KELLY

WSP

Table Wine

Loyola University Maryland

University of Maryland University College

Jul
10
Wed
2019 GBC Golf Classic @ Greystone Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Register to attend

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church Village

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Sep
26
Thu
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect – September 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,”we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

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 program 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.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


  • Newsmaker Breakfast: Baltimore’s CitiWatch Surveillance Camera Program - Its Role in Law Enforcement
    February 28, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Baltimore’s CitiWatch surveillance camera program consists of 1,000 cameras throughout Baltimore City, with nearly 100 in the downtown area, and has been instrumental in aiding the Baltimore Police Department in solving crimes and arresting the perpetrators in an effort to make Baltimore safer. Join the Greater Baltimore Committee to learn about the program, how it works, its coverage, its successes and plans for the future.

Hear from:

Major Samuel Hood III, Director of Law Enforcement Operations, Baltimore Police Department, Homeland Security Division CitiWatch

Elise Gillespie, Project Manager, Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice

If you go:

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

This event is open to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Feb
25
Mon
SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

Register to attend

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Mar
21
Thu
Public Safety Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.

Apr
15
Mon
Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You – February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event, scheduled for February 11, 2019, has been rescheduled to April 15, 2019.

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program and legislation debated during the 2019 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

Register to attend

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
8
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling – May 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the second installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

If you’re like most salespeople, you may be:

  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions.
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest social media changes.
  • Confused about where to best spend your time.
  • Not understanding how social networking will actually lead to sales.

At “LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling” learn how to drive revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your sales pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling that you can immediately implement in your next appointment.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
13
Mon
GBC’s 64th Annual Meeting – May 2019 @ Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 64th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year. Additional event information is forthcoming.

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

Members: $225 individual, $2,000 table of 10

Non-members: $275 individual, $2,750 table of 10

Register to attend

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Title

Accenture

Ambassador

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

University of Maryland Medical System

Signature

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

BGE

Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

Venable LLP

Platinum

The Shelter Foundation

Gold

Comcast

The Daily Record

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Towson University

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver

Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze

DLA Piper

KELLY

WSP

Table Wine

Loyola University Maryland

University of Maryland University College

Jul
10
Wed
2019 GBC Golf Classic @ Greystone Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Register to attend

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church Village

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Sep
26
Thu
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect – September 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,”we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

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 program 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.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


  • Breakfast Briefing: 5G and The Future of Wireless Connectivity, Innovation and Investment - March 2019
    March 11, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

As the demand for data and technology continues to grow and we begin to move toward the next generation of connectivity, known as 5G, communications infrastructure, specifically small cell technology is critical and will play a large role in the next deployment wave. Come hear from representatives from the Wireless Infrastructure Association, AT&T Maryland and Crown Castle on what this technology means for Baltimore – and Maryland’s – emergency preparedness, economic development and innovation industries.

 

 

Hear from:

Arturo Chang, State Government Affairs Counsel, Wireless Infrastructure Association

 

 

 

 

LaTara Harris, Regional Director, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T

 

 

 

 

Richard Rothrock, Government Relations Manager, Crown Castle

 

 

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, March 11, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

This event is open to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Feb
25
Mon
SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

Register to attend

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Mar
21
Thu
Public Safety Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.

Apr
15
Mon
Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You – February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event, scheduled for February 11, 2019, has been rescheduled to April 15, 2019.

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program and legislation debated during the 2019 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

Register to attend

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
8
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling – May 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the second installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

If you’re like most salespeople, you may be:

  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions.
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest social media changes.
  • Confused about where to best spend your time.
  • Not understanding how social networking will actually lead to sales.

At “LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling” learn how to drive revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your sales pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling that you can immediately implement in your next appointment.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
13
Mon
GBC’s 64th Annual Meeting – May 2019 @ Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 64th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year. Additional event information is forthcoming.

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

Members: $225 individual, $2,000 table of 10

Non-members: $275 individual, $2,750 table of 10

Register to attend

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Title

Accenture

Ambassador

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

University of Maryland Medical System

Signature

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

BGE

Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

Venable LLP

Platinum

The Shelter Foundation

Gold

Comcast

The Daily Record

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Towson University

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver

Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze

DLA Piper

KELLY

WSP

Table Wine

Loyola University Maryland

University of Maryland University College

Jul
10
Wed
2019 GBC Golf Classic @ Greystone Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Register to attend

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church Village

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Sep
26
Thu
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect – September 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,”we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

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 program 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.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


  • Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You
    April 15, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

This event, scheduled for February 11, 2019, has been rescheduled to April 15, 2019.

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program and legislation debated during the 2019 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Feb
25
Mon
SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

Register to attend

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Mar
21
Thu
Public Safety Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.

Apr
15
Mon
Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You – February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event, scheduled for February 11, 2019, has been rescheduled to April 15, 2019.

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program and legislation debated during the 2019 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

Register to attend

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
8
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling – May 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the second installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

If you’re like most salespeople, you may be:

  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions.
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest social media changes.
  • Confused about where to best spend your time.
  • Not understanding how social networking will actually lead to sales.

At “LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling” learn how to drive revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your sales pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling that you can immediately implement in your next appointment.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
13
Mon
GBC’s 64th Annual Meeting – May 2019 @ Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 64th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year. Additional event information is forthcoming.

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

Members: $225 individual, $2,000 table of 10

Non-members: $275 individual, $2,750 table of 10

Register to attend

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Title

Accenture

Ambassador

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

University of Maryland Medical System

Signature

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

BGE

Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

Venable LLP

Platinum

The Shelter Foundation

Gold

Comcast

The Daily Record

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Towson University

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver

Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze

DLA Piper

KELLY

WSP

Table Wine

Loyola University Maryland

University of Maryland University College

Jul
10
Wed
2019 GBC Golf Classic @ Greystone Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Register to attend

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church Village

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Sep
26
Thu
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect – September 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,”we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

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 program 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.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


  • Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling
    May 8, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the second installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

If you’re like most salespeople, you may be:

  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions.
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest social media changes.
  • Confused about where to best spend your time.
  • Not understanding how social networking will actually lead to sales.

At “LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling” learn how to drive revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your sales pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling that you can immediately implement in your next appointment.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Feb
25
Mon
SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

Register to attend

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Mar
21
Thu
Public Safety Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.

Apr
15
Mon
Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You – February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event, scheduled for February 11, 2019, has been rescheduled to April 15, 2019.

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program and legislation debated during the 2019 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

Register to attend

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
8
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling – May 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the second installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

If you’re like most salespeople, you may be:

  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions.
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest social media changes.
  • Confused about where to best spend your time.
  • Not understanding how social networking will actually lead to sales.

At “LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling” learn how to drive revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your sales pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling that you can immediately implement in your next appointment.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
13
Mon
GBC’s 64th Annual Meeting – May 2019 @ Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 64th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year. Additional event information is forthcoming.

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

Members: $225 individual, $2,000 table of 10

Non-members: $275 individual, $2,750 table of 10

Register to attend

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Title

Accenture

Ambassador

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

University of Maryland Medical System

Signature

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

BGE

Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

Venable LLP

Platinum

The Shelter Foundation

Gold

Comcast

The Daily Record

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Towson University

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver

Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze

DLA Piper

KELLY

WSP

Table Wine

Loyola University Maryland

University of Maryland University College

Jul
10
Wed
2019 GBC Golf Classic @ Greystone Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Register to attend

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church Village

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Sep
26
Thu
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect – September 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,”we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

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 program 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.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


  • GBC's 64th Annual Meeting
    May 13, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 64th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year. Additional event information is forthcoming.

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

Members: $225 individual, $2,000 table of 10

Non-members: $275 individual, $2,750 table of 10

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Title

Accenture

Ambassador

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

University of Maryland Medical System

Signature

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

BGE

Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

Venable LLP

Platinum

The Shelter Foundation

Gold

Comcast

The Daily Record

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Towson University

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver

Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze

DLA Piper

KELLY

WSP

Table Wine

Loyola University Maryland

University of Maryland University College

Feb
25
Mon
SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

Register to attend

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Mar
21
Thu
Public Safety Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.

Apr
15
Mon
Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You – February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event, scheduled for February 11, 2019, has been rescheduled to April 15, 2019.

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program and legislation debated during the 2019 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

Register to attend

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
8
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling – May 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the second installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

If you’re like most salespeople, you may be:

  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions.
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest social media changes.
  • Confused about where to best spend your time.
  • Not understanding how social networking will actually lead to sales.

At “LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling” learn how to drive revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your sales pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling that you can immediately implement in your next appointment.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
13
Mon
GBC’s 64th Annual Meeting – May 2019 @ Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 64th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year. Additional event information is forthcoming.

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

Members: $225 individual, $2,000 table of 10

Non-members: $275 individual, $2,750 table of 10

Register to attend

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Title

Accenture

Ambassador

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

University of Maryland Medical System

Signature

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

BGE

Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

Venable LLP

Platinum

The Shelter Foundation

Gold

Comcast

The Daily Record

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Towson University

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver

Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze

DLA Piper

KELLY

WSP

Table Wine

Loyola University Maryland

University of Maryland University College

Jul
10
Wed
2019 GBC Golf Classic @ Greystone Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Register to attend

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church Village

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Sep
26
Thu
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect – September 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,”we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

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 program 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.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


  • 2019 GBC Golf Classic
    July 10, 2019
    7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church Village

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Feb
25
Mon
SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

Register to attend

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Mar
21
Thu
Public Safety Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.

Apr
15
Mon
Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You – February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event, scheduled for February 11, 2019, has been rescheduled to April 15, 2019.

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program and legislation debated during the 2019 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

Register to attend

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
8
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling – May 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the second installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

If you’re like most salespeople, you may be:

  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions.
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest social media changes.
  • Confused about where to best spend your time.
  • Not understanding how social networking will actually lead to sales.

At “LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling” learn how to drive revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your sales pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling that you can immediately implement in your next appointment.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
13
Mon
GBC’s 64th Annual Meeting – May 2019 @ Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 64th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year. Additional event information is forthcoming.

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

Members: $225 individual, $2,000 table of 10

Non-members: $275 individual, $2,750 table of 10

Register to attend

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Title

Accenture

Ambassador

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

University of Maryland Medical System

Signature

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

BGE

Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

Venable LLP

Platinum

The Shelter Foundation

Gold

Comcast

The Daily Record

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Towson University

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver

Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze

DLA Piper

KELLY

WSP

Table Wine

Loyola University Maryland

University of Maryland University College

Jul
10
Wed
2019 GBC Golf Classic @ Greystone Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Register to attend

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church Village

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Sep
26
Thu
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect – September 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,”we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

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 program 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.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


  • Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect
    September 26, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,” we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Feb
25
Mon
SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

Register to attend

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Mar
21
Thu
Public Safety Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.

Apr
15
Mon
Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You – February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event, scheduled for February 11, 2019, has been rescheduled to April 15, 2019.

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program and legislation debated during the 2019 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

Register to attend

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
8
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling – May 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the second installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

If you’re like most salespeople, you may be:

  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions.
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest social media changes.
  • Confused about where to best spend your time.
  • Not understanding how social networking will actually lead to sales.

At “LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling” learn how to drive revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your sales pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling that you can immediately implement in your next appointment.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
13
Mon
GBC’s 64th Annual Meeting – May 2019 @ Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 64th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year. Additional event information is forthcoming.

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

Members: $225 individual, $2,000 table of 10

Non-members: $275 individual, $2,750 table of 10

Register to attend

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Title

Accenture

Ambassador

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

University of Maryland Medical System

Signature

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

BGE

Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

Venable LLP

Platinum

The Shelter Foundation

Gold

Comcast

The Daily Record

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Towson University

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver

Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze

DLA Piper

KELLY

WSP

Table Wine

Loyola University Maryland

University of Maryland University College

Jul
10
Wed
2019 GBC Golf Classic @ Greystone Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Register to attend

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church Village

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Sep
26
Thu
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect – September 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,”we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

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 program 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.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


  • Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development
    November 20, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

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 program 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.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Feb
25
Mon
SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

Register to attend

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Mar
21
Thu
Public Safety Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.

Apr
15
Mon
Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You – February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event, scheduled for February 11, 2019, has been rescheduled to April 15, 2019.

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program and legislation debated during the 2019 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

Register to attend

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
8
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling – May 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the second installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

If you’re like most salespeople, you may be:

  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions.
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest social media changes.
  • Confused about where to best spend your time.
  • Not understanding how social networking will actually lead to sales.

At “LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling” learn how to drive revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your sales pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling that you can immediately implement in your next appointment.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
13
Mon
GBC’s 64th Annual Meeting – May 2019 @ Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 64th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year. Additional event information is forthcoming.

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

Members: $225 individual, $2,000 table of 10

Non-members: $275 individual, $2,750 table of 10

Register to attend

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Title

Accenture

Ambassador

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

University of Maryland Medical System

Signature

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

BGE

Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

Venable LLP

Platinum

The Shelter Foundation

Gold

Comcast

The Daily Record

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Towson University

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver

Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze

DLA Piper

KELLY

WSP

Table Wine

Loyola University Maryland

University of Maryland University College

Jul
10
Wed
2019 GBC Golf Classic @ Greystone Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Register to attend

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church Village

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Sep
26
Thu
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect – September 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,”we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

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 program 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.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


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Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Caring Enough to be Demanding of Exceptional Results – February 2019 7:30 am
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Caring Enough to be Demanding of Exceptional Results – February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Caring Enough to be Demanding of Exceptional Results - February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the first installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training. Those in leadership typically balance a fine line between building personal relationships and focusing on task completion when it comes to leading their team members. In addition, it can be difficult to fully understand if a team member is struggling with ability or motivation – or … Continue reading
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Public Safety Committee meeting 12:00 pm
Public Safety Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.
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SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison 7:30 am
SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
This event is now sold out. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department. Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by … Continue reading
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SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

Register to attend

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Mar
21
Thu
Public Safety Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.

Apr
15
Mon
Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You – February 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Apr 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

This event, scheduled for February 11, 2019, has been rescheduled to April 15, 2019.

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program and legislation debated during the 2019 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.

 

 

If you go:

When: Monday, April 15, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

Register to attend

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
8
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling – May 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the second installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

If you’re like most salespeople, you may be:

  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions.
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest social media changes.
  • Confused about where to best spend your time.
  • Not understanding how social networking will actually lead to sales.

At “LinkedIn & The Art Of Social Selling” learn how to drive revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your sales pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling that you can immediately implement in your next appointment.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

May
13
Mon
GBC’s 64th Annual Meeting – May 2019 @ Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 64th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year. Additional event information is forthcoming.

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

Members: $225 individual, $2,000 table of 10

Non-members: $275 individual, $2,750 table of 10

Register to attend

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Title

Accenture

Ambassador

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

University of Maryland Medical System

Signature

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

BGE

Baltimore Business Journal

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

Venable LLP

Platinum

The Shelter Foundation

Gold

Comcast

The Daily Record

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Towson University

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver

Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze

DLA Piper

KELLY

WSP

Table Wine

Loyola University Maryland

University of Maryland University College

Jul
10
Wed
2019 GBC Golf Classic @ Greystone Golf Course
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Register to attend

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church Village

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Sep
26
Thu
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect – September 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,”we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

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 program 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.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.