Statement of Donald C. Fry, GBC President & CEO, regarding Gov. Hogan’s March 30 Stay-At-Home order

While Governor Hogan’s Stay-At-Home Executive Order may create more hardship for businesses, employers and employees, it is meant to ensure that Maryland can respond aggressively to the COVID-19 pandemic and enable us bounce back when the crisis subsides.
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M&T contributes $100,000 to Baltimore City Public Schools’ fund supporting students, families affected by COVID-19

M&T Bank is contributing $100,000 to the Baltimore City Public Schools’ Fund for Educational Excellence to help feed the city’s students and their family members directly or indirectly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Weinberg Foundation announces $4M emergency grant funding in response to COVID-19 crisis

Weinberg news
The emergency grants will support current grantees that are providing vital services within their communities while facing severe operational challenges as a result of this pandemic.
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery to produce hand sanitizer amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sagamore hand sanitizer
Sagamore Spirit has procured materials sufficient to manufacture an initial 54,000 liters of hand sanitizer that will first be made available to Maryland health providers including Johns Hopkins.
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding Maryland unemployment numbers

March 26, 2020 “The unemployment numbers reveal that the business closures and other restrictive measures being taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 are creating economic hardship for many and that is unfortunate but not unexpected. The hospitality industry – hotels and restaurants –is a strong part of our regional...
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Kaiser Permanente gives $1M and provides 1st-ever injection of investigational vaccine

Kaiser Permanente has been very active in providing support among communities across the country during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Donald C. Fry on economic impact of COVID-19 crisis on WBAL NewsRadio

Fry discussed Governor Hogan's decision to shut down non-essential businesses. "These are extraordinary circumstances and they call for extraordinary measures," he said.
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Maryland Reporter: All non-essential businesses must close by 5 p.m. on March 23, Hogan orders

Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order to close all non-essential businesses in order to control the spread of the coronavirus.
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United Way of Central Maryland announces its 2018 ‘Philanthropic Five’

United Way of Central Maryland announced its 2018 “Philanthropic Five” award winners: five young professional leaders who have created meaningful change in central Maryland through an extraordinary commitment to volunteerism in education, housing, employment or health.
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