Twenty finalists announced for GBC’s Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

Twenty finalists have been selected for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s sixth annual Bridging the Gap Awards for minority business achievement.

Winners will be announced at an awards presentation event on September 23 at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, Md. The awards event, which begins at 6 p.m., will recognize outstanding minority-owned and women-owned firms as well as majority businesses and executives for their efforts to nurture the development of minority businesses in the Baltimore region.

Awards will be presented in four categories: successful minority businesses that deserve recognition for outstanding achievement; corporations or individual business executives that have shown leadership in the area of inclusive business practices; partnerships or strategic alliances that generate new business opportunities for minority-owned or women-owned firms; and a president’s award.

Finalists for the sixth annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards are:

Minority/Women-Owned Business
Amuse Toys
Barb Clapp Advertising & Marketing, LLC
Berkshire Associates
District Healthcare
Encore Path, Inc.
Mjach Designs
Technology Specialists, Inc.

Majority-Owned Business
LifeBridge Health
M&T Bank
Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB Americas)
Turner Construction Company

Partnership or Strategic Alliance
District Healthcare / Owens and Minor
Humanim / The Watchmen
University of Maryland Medical System / Mimar Architects, Inc.
University of Maryland Medical System / Tra Medical & Dental Supply Inc.
University of Maryland Medical System / Whiting Turner / Mahogany, Inc.

President’s Award
Nathaniel “Nat” Alston, Jr., The Horizons Group, LLC
Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, Maryland State Senate
Paul Taylor, Small Business and Resource Center
Carl Tietjen, University of Maryland Medical System

The GBC’s six-year-old “Bridging the Gap” initiative focuses on strengthening the growth of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in Baltimore.

For information about the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards or event tickets, contact Kisha Lashley at 410-727-2820.

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