GBC celebrates 2008 Annual Meeting

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A sell-out crowd of more than 900 of the region’s business and civic leaders celebrated GBC’s vision, leadership and accomplishment at its Annual Meeting on May 7.

The event took place at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore with networking, musicians, and even a President George Bush impersonator.

The program featured Chris Matthews, nationally-renowned NBC commentator, analyst and best-selling author.

GBC chairman Atwood “Woody” Collins III discussed strategies on transportation and energy infrastructure.

GBC president and CEO Donald C. Fry reviewed progress on the GBC’s current strategic priorities, which include developing a regional transportation system; nurturing bioscience, life science and technology industry growth; strengthening minority and women-owned businesses in the region; preparing for growth from base realignment and closure (BRAC) and other economic development; and strengthening education resources in the region, to name a few.

Sponsors for the Annual Meeting included GBC 2008 Corporate Sponsor University of Maryland, Baltimore; Ambassador Sponsor MedStar Health; Platinum Sponsors Saul Ewing and Legg Mason; Gold Sponsors Baltimore Business Journal, The Baltimore – Washington Examiner Newspaper Group, Bank of America, Constellation Energy, The Daily Record, Kaiser Permanente, VPC, Inc., and WBAL-TV Channel 11; Silver Sponsors The ACI Group, Inc., CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Comcast, DLA Piper, MuniMae, Under Armour Performance Apparel, Wachovia, and Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP; Bronze Sponsors The Annie E. Casey Foundation, BACVA/Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association, The Community College of Baltimore County, EMR-The Electric Motor Repair Co., Global Design Interactive, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Loyola College, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC, PNC Bank, Provident Bank, Susquehanna Bank, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., University of Baltimore, and Villa Julie College.

GBC Action – A Year In Review: Donald C. Fry’s remarks
Strategies on Transportation and Energy Infrastructure: Atwood “Woody” Collins III remarks

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