Kisha Lashley named director of GBC�s Bridging the Gap initiative

Greater Baltimore Committee president Donald C. Fry has named Kisha Lashley as staff director of the Bridging the Gap minority business development initiative. Lashley will be responsible for managing development and implementation of the GBC’s work to expand the region’s minority business sector and to foster business relationships and opportunities between...
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GBC announces 14 finalists for ‘Bridging the Gap’ awards

Fourteen finalists have been selected for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Third Annual Bridging the Gap Awards for minority business achievement. Winners will be announced at an awards presentation event on November 28 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture in Baltimore, Maryland. The awards...
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Shell’s Hofmeister: U.S. energy security will still depend on oil and gas

While a wide variety of alternative energy sources are being pursued by oil companies and others in the United States, “real energy security” will depend predominantly on oil and gas in the foreseeable future, Shell Oil Company President John Hofmeister told the GBC board at its November 10 meeting. Hofmeister...
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Core message is key to market positioning, expert tells GBC

Without a unique and consistent brand identity and core message, your company can easily lose its way, and worse, get lost in the market, stressed Dina Wasmer, president of Incite Creative, a local marketing and graphic design company, to members of the GBC at an October 24 Breakfast Briefing session....
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GBC Business Outlook event Draws 300, including national business news media

More than 300 GBC members and a contingent of national business media heard Richmond Federal Reserve Bank Jeffrey Lacker pronounce the U.S. economy in “reasonably good shape,” but in need of further credit tightening to stem inflation during the GBC’s October 30 Business Outlook conference. Lacker’s appearance as the conference’s...
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O�Malley, Ehrlich support transit, but agree that funding will be a challenge

As both major gubernatorial candidates voice support for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s priorities for strengthening transit in the region and Maryland’s transportation resources in general, they also agree that finding ways to fund future transportation projects will be difficult. “We think more people would ride the Baltimore subway if one...
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Community leaders tour subway, light rail stations; gauge development opportunities

On a rainy Saturday in late September community leaders and elected officials took time to explore both realized and unrealized development opportunities around Metro Subway and Light Rail stations in Baltimore. The tour, organized by the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, the Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative, and the Greater Baltimore Committee,...
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