Register for Events


  • January 11, 2021 - May 28, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Special OfferSpecial offer for GBC member companies: Purchase a Newsmaker Speaker Series subscription package by May 28, 2021.

Don’t delay, get your package today!

Individual Newsmaker dates, times and locations will be announced soon.

To select your individual Newsmakers, please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org once the event is announced.

This offer is non-transferrable, non-refundable. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org


  • May 18, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Annual Meeting 2021 graphic

Pictured: GBC Board Chair Calvin Butler, Thomas Friedman, GBC Vice Chair Mary Ann Scully and GBC President & CEO Don Fry.

 

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 66th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year.

Thomas L. Friedman, the foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times, and the author of seven bestselling books, including “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” and “The World Is Flat,” will be the 2021 Keynote Speaker.

Friedman has won three Pulitzer Prizes: The 1983 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.

Prior to starting his column in 1995, Friedman served as Beirut Bureau Chief, Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent and international economics correspondent for the Times. Before joining the New York Times in 1981, he served as a Beirut reporter for UPI.

In addition to hearing from Friedman, attendees at GBC’s 66th Annual Meeting, will also:

  • Celebrate the work of the GBC since the 2020 Annual Meeting.
  • Learn about priorities and goals of the GBC for the remainder of the year.
  • Hear from GBC Board Chair Calvin Butler and GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry on the work of the GBC and its priorities going forward.
  • Honor the recipients of the GBC Regional Visionary Award.

When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021; 9 a.m.

Where: Virtual event

*A personal, one-time link to join the livestream will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening of  May 17.

(If you do not receive your link by 8 a.m., May 18, please contact Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC Members: $100, Non-members: $150

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

View scenes from GBC’s 65th Annual Meeting here.

Southwest Airlines Giveaway

Thank you to our sponsor, Southwest Airlines. All who register to attend GBC’s 66th Annual Meeting will be automatically entered to win travel on Southwest Airlines. Four lucky winners will be chosen at random.

Event Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Accenture

Platinum Sponsors

The Shelter Foundation Mark Joseph logo

Ambassador Sponsors

BGE          UMMS logo

Signature Sponsors

AT&T      Merritt Companies logo

Southwest

Gold Sponsor

University of Maryland logo

Partner Sponsors

Comcast     Kaiser Permanente logo

Towson University logoUMBC logo

Silver Sponsors

Bozzuto logo   CCBC logo  

Bronze Sponsors

Ascension Saint Agnes    BCCC logo    Curio Wellness logo   

Media Sponsors

    

Production Partner

VPC

 


  • May 26, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Police Commissioner Michael HarrisonPlease join the GBC and Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison for a conversation on how the Baltimore Police Department and other law enforcement agencies across the country are addressing the calls for major police reform.

Commissioner Harrison, who was appointed to the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group, recently appeared on Meet the Press to discuss the issue of police reform in America.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Policing after the George Floyd conviction
  • Impact of Maryland General Assembly’s police reform legislation
  • Nationwide changes in policing policies and procedures

Michael S. Harrison was sworn in as the Baltimore Police Department’s 41st Commissioner on March 12, 2019. Before coming to Baltimore, Commissioner Harrison served the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) for nearly three decades. He joined the NOPD in 1991. He served in supervisory assignments as an Assistant Commander, Commander of a Patrol District and Commander of the Specialized Investigations Division of the Public Integrity Bureau. He was appointed to the role of Superintendent in 2014 and led the Department for more than four years.

Commissioner Harrison has been instrumental in the development, implementation and assessment of community policing programs that have led to demonstrably increased partnership and collaboration.

In 2019, Commissioner Harrison was appointed to the Police Executive Research Forum Board of Directors, where he now serves as the President. He is a member of the Major Cities Chiefs Association and served as both the Central and Eastern Region Representative. Additionally, he is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.

He received a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a Masters of Criminal Justice from Loyola University New Orleans. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.

Please join us for a lively discussion with Police Commissioner Harrison about a timely and important issue facing law enforcement in America.

If you have questions for Commissioner Harrison, please submit your questions in advance using the event Registration Form.

When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021; 9-10 a.m.

Where: Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the webinar will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 4 p.m., May 25, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: $25, Non-members: $50

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

Please submit your questions for Commissioner Harrison in advance using the event registration form.


  • June 22, 2021
    8:30 am - 9:00 am
  • September 28, 2021
    8:30 am - 9:00 am
  • December 14, 2021
    8:30 am - 9:00 am

Connect Influence Succeed

As a valued new member of the Greater Baltimore Committee, YOU are crucial to our success! This is your opportunity to meet with GBC President & CEO Don Fry to learn more about the impactful work of the GBC and the variety of ways for you and your company/organization to Connect. Influence. Succeed.

Join us to learn how to maximize your membership:

  • “Be in the room.”
  • Participate in the work
    • Member Engagement Opportunities
    • Advocacy
    • Events
  • GBC Communications: Prompt and accurate information
  • Connect & Network with like-minded leaders
  • Increase awareness & visibility of your company/organization

Current GBC members are welcome to join us for these events.

Connect. Influence. Succeed. — GBC New Member Orientation is a great way to begin engaging and connecting to make the most of your GBC membership.

Event details:

When:

  • June 22, 2021, 8:30-9 a.m.
  • September 28, 2021, 8:30-9 a.m.
  • December 14, 2021, 8:30-9 a.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the event will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link the evening prior to the event, please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: Free. GBC Members only. Registration required.

Questions: Please reach out to Jeremy Rosendale, Director of Membership & External Affairs, at jeremyr@gbc.org.


  • July 14, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Culture, Leadership and Moving Forward

In this interactive session, company leaders and business owners will participate in a virtual discussion addressing some of the critical issues facing businesses following our collective experiences arising from the pandemic.

The issues to be discussed include:  

  • Challenges of both a cultural and legal nature created by a remote work environment
  • Hiring in a post-pandemic period — Have expectations changed and what, if any, legal challenges are there to virtual recruiting?
  • If the pandemic caused business losses, how do you recapture market share in a post-pandemic environment?
  • Handling the emotions around getting through the pandemic with transparency and communication
  • The back half of 2021 should be spectacular for economic growth. Are you ready?

Chris McDonellChris McDonell is President of McDonell Consulting Group, a licensed Sandler Training center based in Baltimore. McDonell, who has more than 25 years of experience in sales and executive leadership, has worked throughout the U.S. for leading financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and The Associates. McDonell has been with Sandler Training since 2008 and has formed long-term partnerships with small and large companies.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, July 14, 2021; 10 a.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the meeting will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by July 13 at 4 p.m. please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC Members: $25, Non-members: $45

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.