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  • Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore’s New Faces in Annapolis
    December 18, 2018
    7:30 am - 9:30 am
Join business leaders and meet Baltimore City’s newly elected members of the Maryland House of Delegates as they discuss their legislative priorities, the upcoming 2019 Maryland General Assembly legislative session and lessons learned from constituents in their legislative district during the campaign.

Hear from:

 

 

 

 

 

Dalya Attar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regina Boyce

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Bridges

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Smith

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Wells

If you go:

When: Tuesday, December 18, 2018; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $45 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 Event and Business Development Manager Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:


  • 2019 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum
    January 28, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum, which will feature top legislative leaders from both parties and the Governor’s office who will discuss the legislative dynamics that are in store under the State House dome in 2019’s Maryland General Assembly legislative session.

Hear from:

  • Delegate Darryl Barnes

Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Maryland House of Delegates

  • Delegate Eric Bromwell

Vice Chair, Economic Matters Committee, Maryland House of Delegates

  • Senator Bill Ferguson

Vice Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee, Senate of Maryland

  • Senator J.B. Jennings

Minority Leader, Senate of Maryland

  • Delegate Nicholaus Kipke

Minority Leader, Maryland House of Delegates

  • Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes

President, Women Legislators of Maryland, Maryland House of Delegates

  • Keiffer Mitchell

Senior Advisor, Office of the Governor

When: Monday, January 28, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Cost: Members: $80 individual, $750 block of 10 tickets; Non-members: $125 individual, $1,250 block of 10 tickets

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

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development.

Event Sponsors:

Signature:

AT&T

MedStar Health

Merritt Properties


  • Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Caring Enough to be Demanding of Exceptional Results
    February 7, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the first installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President of McDonell Consulting Group.

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 on with ability or motivation – or both. During the presentation “Caring Enough To Be Demanding Of Exceptional Results: Understanding Your Workforce and the Difference Between Ability and Motivation” we will take a closer look at what it takes to care enough to demand excellent results and the art and science behind it.

If you go:

When: Thursday, February 7, 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 or *$100 bundle for the four Speaker Series events

$50 non-members

*The $100 bundle option for all four speaker series events available to GBC members is non-refundable.

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund, excluding the $100 bundle option.

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
    February 11, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

This event, originally scheduled for December 20, 2018, has been rescheduled to February 11, 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 prospective 2019 legislation, including an anticipated bill that would implement a state-based insurance mandate.

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 was appointed Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) in December 2016. In this role she manages the MIA’s policy activities and oversees the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also manages 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.

 

 

Debbie Rivkin, Vice President of Government Affairs for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, represents CareFirst on government and regulatory affairs in the State of Maryland.

Prior to joining CareFirst, Rivkin served for 20 years as the Executive Director of the League of Life and Health Insurers of Maryland. As an Attorney with Piper & Marbury LLP, Shapiro & Olander and Funk and Bolton, she represented life and health insurers before regulators and legislators in Maryland.

In addition to her work with CareFirst, Rivkin engages with several causes, currently acting as a Board Member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Baltimore, as well as the Howard County Board of Health. She was also appointed to serve on the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission. She also serves as the Insurance Committee Chair for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. She previously served as a board member of the Howard Community College Education Foundation, the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board and the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 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

For event and sponsorship information, contact Sophia Silbergeld, Director of Membership and Member Relations, 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 of McDonell Consulting Group.

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.


  • 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 of McDonell Consulting Group.

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.


  • 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 of McDonell Consulting Group.

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.


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