Maryland Matters: GBC Promotes Diversity at Annual Meeting

Don Fry 66th Annual Meeting
GBC President & CEO Donald C. Fry said that when local business leaders formed the organization 66 years ago, their mantra was "problem-solving, solutions and results."
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Professor Gibson, Speaker Jones discuss legislative efforts to address racial equity, social justice

Larry Gibson and Adrienne Jones
Topics discussed included the role African Americans have played in government and legislative efforts to address racial equity and social justice.
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Kaiser Permanente commits $8.15M for racial equity

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Kaiser Permanente operates and supports established national and regional community-based organizations led by people of color, that address racial and social justice or trauma, including the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences.
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GBC’s Don Fry addresses issues of COVID-19 pandemic, broadband access at MEDA Winter Conference

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The theme of the panel discussion was Maryland's Business and Local Policy Perspective in light of the start of the Maryland General Assembly's 90-day session, which kicked off January 13.
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BBJ: Digital divide holding back business in Maryland, leaders say

The bill in the Department of Housing and Community Development which would be responsible for creating and implementing a statewide plan to ensure all residents have the ability to connect to reliable broadband internet by the end of 2029.
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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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GBC’s Bridging the Gap Committee presents: Racial Equity in the Workplace – Moving from Statements to Action

“The Bridging the Gap mission is to promote a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion here in the Baltimore region. …We’ve had a banner year as a committee and we’ve been able to tackle some tough issues."
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