GBC to host Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards event next week

The Greater Baltimore Committee will honor exceptional minority and women-owned businesses and outstanding advocates for minority business development at the 2009 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards on September 23 in Baltimore.

The sixth annual awards event, to be held at the University of Maryland Southern Management Corporation Campus Center, will honor outstanding businesses and individuals in the following categories:

Minority/Women-Owned Business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement.
Majority-Owned Business – corporations or individual executives that have shown leadership in the area of inclusive business practices.
Partnership or Strategic Alliance that generates new business opportunities for minority or women-owned businesses.
President’s Award – individual who has worked tirelessly to advocate for the advancement of minority and women-owned businesses in the Greater Baltimore region.

The awards program is part of Bridging the Gap, a minority business development initiative of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the region’s most prominent organization of business and civic leaders.

Sponsors for the GBC’s 2009 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards are: GBC 2009 Corporate Sponsor University of Maryland, Baltimore; Ambassador Sponsor MedStar Health; Gold Sponsors Legg Mason, Inc. and University of Maryland Medical System; Bronze Sponsors Baltimore Development Corporation, Johns Hopkins Medicine, LifeBridge Health, Lockheed Martin Corporation, M&T Bank, Mahogany, Inc., Maryland Hospital Association, P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc., Saul Ewing LLP, and VPC, Inc.; and Media Sponsors The Baltimore Times and The Daily Record.

List of the 2009 Bridging the Gap Achievement Award finalists.

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