GBC to host Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Event

The Greater Baltimore Committee will honor exceptional minority and women-owned businesses and outstanding advocates for minority business development at the 2008 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards on October 8 in Baltimore.

The fifth annual awards event, to be held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History, 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.
• NEW! – President’s Award – individual who has worked tirelessly to advocate for the advancement of minority and women-owned businesses in the Greater Baltimore region.

Prior to the event, a Bridging the Gap special section will be published in The Daily Record and The Baltimore Times. The stories will highlight successful minority and women-owned business development in the 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 2008 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards are: GBC 2008 Corporate Sponsor University of Maryland, Baltimore; Ambassador Sponsor MedStar Health; Bronze Sponsors Baltimore Development Corporation, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Kelly & Associates Insurance Group / KTBS Payroll, Maryland Hospital Association, MedStar Health, Saul Ewing, and VPC, Inc.; and Media Sponsors Baltimore Business Journal, The Baltimore Times, and The Daily Record.


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