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November 20, 2023

Greater Baltimore Committee, Baltimore Development Corporation, and Baltimore City Mayor's Office announce winners of 49th Annual Mayor's Business Recognition Awards


(Baltimore, Md.) – The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), Baltimore Development Corporation, and Baltimore City Mayor’s Office have announced the winners of the 49th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards, which honors organizations with an active presence in Baltimore City that have demonstrated significant leadership and commitment to improving the quality of life in Baltimore.

The 14 winners of this year’s award are:

  • B&O Railroad Museum
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
  • Elocin Global Logistics
  • Hon’s Honey
  • No Struggle No Success
  • Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures
  • Parity Homes
  • Pimlico Merchant Association
  • The BIT Center
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • The Verve Partnership / Educators Support Collaborative
  • Women of Valor, Inc. “This year’s awardees represent a network of diverse business entities that are invested in the betterment of Baltimore City, and in catalyzing a brighter future for the region,” said GBC President and CEO Mark Anthony Thomas. “The ceremony hosted at the M&T Bank Exchange on December 13th will celebrate their work at the leading edge of creating transformative change around our multi-year agenda.” To better align with its recently announced multi-year agenda aimed at propelling the Greater Baltimore Region toward a thriving future of inclusive growth and economic opportunity, the GBC this year revamped the annual awards program to highlight companies and organizations exemplifying at least one of the following five categories:

These businesses were recognized as established and up-and-coming entities that demonstrated exceptional

civic leadership and commitment to improving the quality of life in Baltimore City

Economic opportunity: a business or organization that has taken innovative approaches to hiring local or supporting small business opportunities.

  • Ambassador for Baltimore Region: recognizing a business or organization that celebrates our city and region.
  • Local investment: a business or organization that is investing heavily in the city and region creating jobs and capital investment to grow our economy.
  • Supporting safe and vibrant communities: a business or organization investing in safe and cleaner communities.
  • Community redevelopment: a business or organization driving redevelopment of underserved communities.

“This recognition has always sought to inspire leaders across the City of Baltimore to continue

innovating ways to support their communities and help our city achieve its full potential,” said Mayor

Brandon M. Scott when the call for nominations was announced. “Collectively, we can address

Baltimore’s most pressing challenges, create opportunities for growth, and continue to strengthen our

connections to one another.”

The GBC introduced its multi-year agenda at its May annual meeting, the first since the GBC’s merger with the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB). The agenda includes 12 initiatives to support the organization’s combined role in shaping the region’s econonmic future and driving collective impact for the more than 500 businesses and organizations committed to the region. The initiatives focus on three critical areas: (1) Economic Opportunity, (2) Transportation & Infrastructure, and (3) Collective Impact.

The winners of this year’s awards program will be celebrated at an event on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at M&T Bank Exchange at the France Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Tickets are available now at

The 49th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards program is sponsored by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the University of Maryland Medical System, Kaiser Permanente, Merritt Properties, Southwest, Whiting-Turner, Miles & Stockbridge and Comcast.



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The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region, providing insightful economic and civic leadership to drive collective impact. Composed of more than 400 organizations, including large, mid-size, and small companies, nonprofits, foundations, and educational and healthcare institutions, the GBC is dedicated to fostering the prosperity of the Greater Baltimore region. For more information, visit