The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore business leaders urge Hogan to increase MTA funding

By Colin Campbell October 31, 2019 Business leaders employing thousands of workers in Baltimore are urging Gov. Larry Hogan to increase funding to the Maryland Transit Administration for projects in the area, saying in a letter, “the inadequacy of the current transportation network is hindering workforce participation and economic...
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Merritt Properties Secures Land Along Interstate 95 in Stafford County, VA

Merritt Properties, a full-service commercial real estate development company that was established in 1967 and now owns over 16 million square feet throughout Maryland and Virginia, has successfully closed and acquired 15 acres at the Quantico Corporate Center in Stafford County, VA, strategically located along I-95 south of the...
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The Daily Record announces its 2019 Icon Honors winners

The Daily Record announced its 2019 Icon Honors winners on October 25. “The awards recognize Maryland business leaders over 60 for their notable success and strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen field.” Several current Greater Baltimore Committee Board Members and former Board Members were included on...
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Baltimore Neighborhoods to be Illuminated with Art and Events During Combined Baltimore Book Festival and Light City Celebration

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA)  announced a reinvented Neighborhood Lights Program and the 11 recipients of the Neighborhood Lights Community Grant, which together will create an immersive arts experience that will illuminate the city during the combined Baltimore Book Festival and Light City celebration, now...
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Statement of the Greater Baltimore Committee on the decision of Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. to step down and the selection of Senator Bill Ferguson to assume the role as Senate President

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and its Board of Directors commend Senate President Mike Miller for more than 30 years of strong leadership for the citizens of Maryland. President Miller has been a forceful champion of the Senate as an institution and a key determinant in many significant debates...
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Maryland Commission for African American History and Culture to Host 50th Anniversary Gala

This year, the Maryland Commission for African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a year-long campaign of events and exhibitions. As a part of this celebration, the commission will host the We Rise! Gala on November 2. It is the culminating event of the...
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The GBC Check-In: Sandie Nagel, Weekend Backpacks for Kids Founder

In December of 2014, Sandie Nagel was shocked when a Baltimore City Public Schools social worker informed her that the school where she regularly delivered hats and gloves had more than 100 homeless students. This fact left such an impact on Nagel that she decided she would put together...
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The Daily Record: Diversity — an issue of insiders and outsiders, consultant says

By Tim Curtis October 21, 2019 Corporations should think about the business case for inclusion and diversity, including the potential of lost worker productivity, Steve Robbins told Baltimore business leaders as the keynote speaker at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit. Robbins takes a science-based approach...
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on the Passing of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings

October 17, 2019 “The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Board of Directors and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Cummings. I had the great pleasure and honor of serving with Representative Cummings in the Maryland House of Delegates and found him to not only be an inspiring colleague...
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