BBJ: Harborplace nears two years in receivership, frustrating Baltimore business, political leaders

Baltimore Harborplace
"The GBC has been concerned about the court receivership situation with Harborplace and the lack of progress for more than a year," Don Fry said.
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BBJ: CareFirst CEO ‘implores’ businesses to continue remote work, even after economy reopens

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield CEO Brian D. Pieninck is encouraging Baltimore's businesspeople to continue working remotely "well beyond" when local leaders give clearance to reopen the economy.
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BBJ: Johns Hopkins Medicine chief shares how his system is preparing for COVID-19 surge at webinar hosted by GBC and its Health Care Committee

Johns Hopkins Health System is relying on partnerships with public officials, local manufacturers and industry competitors to prepare for a COVID-19 surge in Maryland, said system President Kevin Sowers.
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BBJ: When will this be over? — Johns Hopkins doctor weighs in on the big question at GBC hosted webinar

It's the question on the top of everyone's mind these days — when will this all be over? A group of local business leaders aimed the million-dollar question at Johns Hopkins' Dr. Josh Sharfstein, during a web event hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee on April 8.
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BBJ: City panel approves ‘spy plane’ agreement, allowing surveillance planes over Baltimore

Last fall, the Greater Baltimore Committee called for the pilot program to be implemented.
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BBJ: ‘This session has been stressing me out’: Md.’s General Assembly adjourns with mixed results for businesses

The General Assembly adjourned March 18, bringing to an end a legislative session that saw the passage of a sweeping public education reform bill but also new taxes that will affect businesses across the state.
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BBJ: What Dr. Leana Wen says businesses should do right now about coronavirus

Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's former health commissioner, is pretty sure the impacts of the spreading coronavirus will get much worse for Maryland and the rest of the country in the coming weeks.
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BBJ: Maryland businesses fight to save millions in tax credits in Annapolis

Dozens of people from industries across Maryland came to Annapolis Feb. 12 to testify against a bill that would eliminate many of the state's tax credit and incentive programs.
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BBJ: GBC’s Fry calls on Maryland General Assembly to OK $375M Pimlico deal

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on the Baltimore Business Journal’s website on Feb. 5, 2020. By Donald C. Fry For more than 140 years, Baltimore has proudly hosted the annual Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the esteemed Triple Crown, at the historic Pimlico Race Track. As business and...
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Baltimore Business Journal: ‘Expect the unexpected’ Maryland businesses cautious as 2020 General Assembly begins

By Holden Wilen Jan. 9, 2020 Politicians from across Maryland flock to Annapolis every year for the annual legislative session and talk about how they will be passing laws that will affect the state for generations to come. Billions of dollars are at stake as Democrats push a plan to...
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