News Coverage of GBC’s 65th Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2020
Exelon executive Calvin G. Butler Jr. will serve as the next chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the business advocacy group said October 14, as he vowed to work to improve racial equity and inclusion at businesses in the region.
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The Daily Record: GBC commits to racial equity initiatives

Calvin Butler Annual Meeting 2020
Among the steps announced by the GBC include undertaking a policy review; providing racial equity training; adopting a code of conduct committing to practices of racial equity and social justice; diversifying the board of directors; evaluating public policy positions through a framework of equity; and educating and providing resources to...
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The Baltimore Sun: MTA cancels proposal to slash bus service in Baltimore after heavy criticism; will cut MARC, commuter bus service instead

Bus on the move
“This action reflects an egregious pattern of disinvestment in underserved communities in the Baltimore region where Black and Brown residents are reliant on already insufficient transit service,” said Don Fry, president and CEO of the pro-business group.
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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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GBC President & CEO Don Fry and 11 other GBC members named The Daily Record Most Admired CEOs

Daily Record's Most Admired CEOs
The GBC congratulates Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, on the honor of a Most Admired CEO and for being an inductee to the Circle of Leadership.
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Baltimore Sun: Five years later, many across Baltimore bitterly lament Gov. Hogan’s decision to kill the Red Line light rail

The Red Line aimed to transform the Baltimore region’s meager, single-line light rail and subway, into a more unified, useful network.
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Baltimore Sun: Tradepoint Atlantic says pandemic isn’t slowing growth at the Baltimore County distribution hub

Tradepoint Atlantic
The pandemic has tested and exposed weaknesses in national supply chains, said Aaron Tomarchio, Tradepoint Atlantic’s senior vice president of corporate affairs during a virtual GBC Newsmaker event.
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FOX45: Proposed bill would give hazard pay to essential workers in Baltimore City

There's a plan for a new law in Baltimore City that would mandate hazard pay for some of the people working during the pandemic.
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Baltimore Sun: Baltimore City Council bill would require essential businesses pay workers premium during pandemic

The Baltimore City Council wants businesses to pay essential employees a premium for working during the pandemic, a measure that proposes to put an extra $10 to $25 per shift in people’s wallets.
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The Daily Record: Will Md. end up with a patchwork of pandemic rules?

The leaders of Maryland’s four largest jurisdictions are indicating that they may not line up with all of Gov. Larry Hogan’s plans for easing pandemic restrictions, raising the possibility that a patchwork of rules may exist from one community to the next.
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