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Community Conversations

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Community Conversations provide the opportunity to highlight the work of GBC member companies in the community.


In this edition of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Community Conversations Series, GBC President & CEO Donald C. Fry interviews Associated Catholic Charities’ Executive Director Bill McCarthy about the organization’s efforts to improve public safety in Baltimore and a new workforce development project.
In this edition of the GBC Community Conversations Series we discuss with Bill McCarthy, Executive Director, Associated Catholic Charities, how the organization is working to address community development, the digital divide and the need for an adequate transportation system in the region for those who rely on public transit.

GBC Insider

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Insider programs are designed to hear from leaders in the community to gain insight about key issues and concerns in business and government in Baltimore.

Kirby Fowler, President & CEO of the Maryland Zoo, discusses the educational benefits of a new dinosaur exhibit, as well as the economic impact of the 2022 Annual Conference of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums coming to Baltimore.

Kirby Fowler, President & CEO of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, discusses a new joint research project to explore Covid infections in lions, tigers and other animals in the wild, as well as another research effort focused on elephants in Africa.
GBC President & CEO Don Fry interviews Marty Schwartz, President of Vehicles for Change, about the Baltimore organization’s plans to take the program national.

GBC President and CEO Don Fry interviews Marty Schwartz, President of Vehicles for Change, about the Baltimore organization’s training program to train those returning to society from a period of incarceration to be become certified car mechanics and then move into well-paying careers.
Hear from the President of Vehicles for Change, Marty Schwartz in the “GBC Insider” series with Don Fry, Greater Baltimore Committee President & CEO. In the first part of this three-part interview they discuss How Vehicles for Change got started and has expanded.

Al Hutchinson, President & CEO for Visit Baltimore, the city’s travel arm, discusses trends the organization is seeing in visitor and convention traffic and what the outlook is for the business travel market. Hutchinson also discusses with GBC President & CEO Don Fry what businesses in the region can do to support the leisure and travel industry in the city as it continues to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
In this edition of GBC Insider, Al Hutchinson, President & CEO of Visit Baltimore, the city’s tourism arm, discusses with GBC President & CEO Don Fry the mission of the organization trends and Visit Baltimore’s work to advanced diversity, equity and inclusion in the convention and travel industry.

Hear from the Executive Director of B&O Railroad Museum, Kris Hoellen in the “GBC Insider” series with Don Fry, Greater Baltimore Committee President & CEO. Hoellen discusses details of the jobs program for Baltimore’s underemployed.
Hear from the President of Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation (MCCEI), Jennifer Sproul in the “GBC Insider” series with Don Fry, Greater Baltimore Committee President & CEO. Jennifer discusses an exciting new virtual series of training sessions on the many benefits and aspects of starting, growing and maintaining a successful apprenticeships program in the construction and related industries.


Hear from Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby in the “GBC Insider” series with Don Fry, Greater Baltimore Committee President & CEO. In the first part of this two-part interview they discuss the importance of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic & the need for transparency in how Baltimore City is spending American Rescue Plan funding.
Hear from Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby in the “GBC Insider” series with Don Fry, Greater Baltimore Committee President & CEO. In the second part of this two-part interview they discuss reversing Baltimore’s population decline & renovations to the Royal Farms Arena.

Hear from Baltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa, M.D. in the “GBC Insider” series with Don Fry, Greater Baltimore Committee President & CEO. In the first part of this two-part interview they discuss how the Health Department is taking additional actions to address the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Hear from Baltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa, M.D. in the “GBC Insider” series with Don Fry, Greater Baltimore Committee President & CEO. In the second part of this two-part interview they discuss what role businesses can play to help address Maryland’s opioid overdose crisis.

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