The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) honored 12 businesses December 16 at the annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards, held virtually this year.
During the event, the 47th, guest speaker Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said, “These businesses exemplify everything that is great about Baltimore.”
The awards, he said, highlight “Private industry coming together with and for the community to advance the greater good and build a better Baltimore.”
The Mayor added that he wants to continue to foster relationships with the business community in order to focus on “equity and inclusion in everything that we do.”
The awards are presented by the GBC and BDC to recognize businesses, large and small, for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited the citizens of Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.
In presenting the awards, GBC President & CEO Donald C. Fry, said that the awards are meant to recognize local businesses outside of traditional economic metrics, such as profitability, that are often used to gauge the success or impact of a company.
The awards, he said, honor businesses and their leaders who have taken on projects outside of the company’s core mission to improve the “success, health, and morale” of the city and the residents of Baltimore.
Honorees, Fry said, use their financial and other resources to “positively impact” the “many challenges” faced by the city and its citizens.
This year’s honorees, Fry said, are “exemplary” corporate citizens that have made community service and civic commitment a part of the fabric of the business.
- Ascension Saint Agnes
- B&O Railroad Museum
- BTST Services
- Chase Street Accessories & Engraving
- Civic Innovators
- Intreegue Design
- LifeBridge Health
- M4 Security
- Pigtown Main Street
- University of Maryland Medical System
- Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
For descriptions of each organization/company’s project, click here.
For photos from the event, click here.