Baltimore Sun: Maryland Gov. Hogan holds off on new coronavirus restrictions, defends outdoor dining as some counties tighten guidelines

Donald Fry, president and CEO of the GBC, called the measures "a first good step to mitigate the economic stress many small business are encountering as they struggle to stay operational."
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BBJ: Development team plans The Compass, a mixed-use redo of the Super Block downtown

The joint venture is led by Landmark Partners and Vitruvius Co. Pittsburgh-based Partnered and the local Mayson-Dixon Cos. are also minority partners in the venture.
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BBJ: Harborplace tenants threatened with eviction if they don’t pay back rent

GBC President and CEO Don Fry said that he became frustrated with Harborplace's struggles recently because "there seems to be very little public comment from city officials about the status of the receivership or plans for the near future."
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Baltimore Sun: What Brandon Scott faces as Baltimore’s next mayor: a pandemic, budget woes and crime-weary residents hoping for change

Baltimore City Hall
Donald C. Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, said he is eager for Scott to work closely with the police commissioner to reduce violent crime.
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BBJ: Catalyte trains Baltimore residents to be software developers, city employees through new partnership

Hsu noted that the fellowship model could also save the city money, and prevent the need to outsource when it needs IT help or new tech tools. For what it typically costs to hire one IT consultant, Catalyte can produce four or five fellows, he said.
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Baltimore Sun: Incoming Greater Baltimore Committee chair Calvin Butler will work to improve inclusion

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The organization will take immediate steps including reviewing bylaws, policies and procedures to ensure they are inclusive.
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BBJ: ‘Let’s lead by example’: Calvin Butler, new GBC chair, calls for change

Calvin Butler Annual Meeting 2020
"We have to be intentional about our efforts to drive change," Butler said. "We cannot remain static. We cannot remain silent. That to me is how you provide leadership. We are the leaders to do it. Let's lead by example."
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Citybizlist: A Q&A with Don Fry, President & CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee

We’re evaluating what is needed to ensure the right size workforce exists to meet those demands and that workers have the education and skills needed to meet industry needs.
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Baltimore Sun: Former Baltimore mayors oppose government restructuring proposals introduced by the likely next mayor

Former mayors Kurt Schmoke, Martin O’Malley, Sheila Dixon and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined the Greater Baltimore Committee for a virtual panel to discuss what they learned during their tenures.
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