Letter from Regional Business Organizations to Md., D.C. & Va. Congressional Delegations regarding COVID-19 Relief Legislation

We support the inclusion of funding for healthcare providers and healthcare systems to combat the virus, increased support for transit agencies, and additional aid for state and local governments who have diverted their already strained resources to preventing further spread of the virus, including equal support for the District...
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Kaiser Permanente-sponsored Inner City Capital Connections program accepting nominations

ICCC is returning to Baltimore for the third consecutive year in 2020 with the support of Kaiser Permanente. Continue reading
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BBJ: Racanelli, other industry leaders share insights during GBC panel

National Aquarium
The National Aquarium, along with attractions and businesses across Baltimore, shut down in March as cases of the novel coronavirus rose in Maryland. It reopened July 1 after Gov. Larry Hogan moved the state into the second phase of a three-part reopening plan. Continue reading
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The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore business leaders detail ongoing fallout from coronavirus pandemic

National Aquarium
Business leaders took part in a virtual forum July 15 hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee to discuss the state of the city’s restaurant, tourism and travel industries. Continue reading
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McCormick partners with Maryland Restaurant Relief Fund

The fund is offering up to $2,500 in grants to independent restaurants and bars directly affected by the pandemic in the state of Maryland. Continue reading
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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield establishes $5 Million Personal Protective Equipment initiative for Coronavirus relief

During the first wave of the initiative, close to 200 healthcare and social service organizations will be invited to receive CareFirst’s PPE. Continue reading
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BD launches portable, rapid point-of-care antigen test to detect SARS-CoV-2

BD Veritor™ Plus System
The simple new assay leverages more than 25,000 BD Veritor™ instruments already used across the U.S. to immediately increase access to COVID-19 testing in frontline health care settings Continue reading
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BBJ: Why this Baltimore pastor thinks broadband internet should be a public utility

Yeary spoke to nearly 200 businesspeople during a June 26 webinar hosted by Greater Baltimore Committee focused on structural racism and closing racial wealth gaps. Covid-19 and the recent killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis police custody, have spurred a new wave of critical discussions around how...
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BBJ: McCormick’s profit exceeds expectations in 2Q amid increase in at-home cooking

Strength in consumer demand drove the increase. McCormick's consumer sales segment saw sales skyrocket 26% to $962.6 million in the second quarter, compared to $764.1 million in the year-ago quarter as shoppers flooded grocery stores to stock up their pantries. Continue reading
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Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford to virtually tour NorthBay Education campus

As a part of the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford will virtually tour  NorthBay Education campus south of North East, Md. Continue reading
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