Next Up and Civic Leadership

Next Up meeting
The event featured Delegate Nick Mosby, Democratic nominee for Baltimore City Council President; Aaron Tomarchio, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Tradepoint Atlantic; and Jayson Williams, President  & CEO, MD Strategic Consulting.
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Baltimore Fishbowl: Pimlico makeover repositions racetrack as events venue, community hub

Pimlico rendering
Advocates for Pimlico’s overhaul spoke about the property’s future during a Newsmaker Speaker Series talk conducted online and sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Committee: “A Win for Baltimore: The Renovation of Pimlico and Preserving the Preakness.”
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A big win for Baltimore: Pimlico and Preakness

Pimlico rendering
Topics covered included the redevelopment of Pimlico Race Course, legislation introduced in the 2019 General Assembly legislative session, support and opposition to the proposed bill, negotiating a win for Baltimore City and the renovation of Pimlico and preserving the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.
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GBC’s 2020 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session Summary

Every year, prior to the start of the legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly, the GBC releases its Legislative Priorities, which are based on several core policy priority areas. Here is the end of session summary.
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Supporting the Orioles, the future of Pimlico and sports betting — Donald C. Fry on PressBox.com

Don Fry on PressBox March 25, 2020
Don Fry discussed ways to continue to support The Orioles, Preakness Stakes and Pimlico Race Course legislation, sports betting and the future of Baltimore's arena.
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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: 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: Maryland must ensure Preakness stays in Baltimore, Senate minority leader says

By Holden Wilen   Jan. 27, 2020  Making sure the Preakness Stakes stays in Baltimore must be one of the top goals for the General Assembly this year, Sen. J.B. Jennings told a group of regional business leaders on Jan. 27. Jennings, a Republican who represents Harford and Baltimore counties, has spoken...
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