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The Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation have selected 12 businesses to receive the 2022 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, which honors organizations that have demonstrated significant leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott will be a featured speaker at the 48th annual event, scheduled for December 14 at 11:30 a.m. The event will be held in-person for the first time since 2019 at Renaissance Hotel Baltimore.
The annual awards are given for specific activities that have significantly benefited Baltimore City. Examples of projects and activities this year’s award winners initiated include: hosting STEM events for future engineers; providing free internet access and other tech resources to families during the pandemic to assist with medical needs; and developing collaborative community efforts to support critical food distribution programs.
“The engagement of Baltimore’s businesses in listening to community needs and responding in meaningful ways has the power to change lives,” said Sharon Markley Schreiber, chief operating officer of the Greater Baltimore Committee. “From meeting food and technology needs to programming and events celebrating City youth, the 2022 award winners are shining Baltimore’s light brightly.”
The 2022 award winners are:
- Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE)
- CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
- Celeebrate Us Workforce Training
- Engineering Society of Baltimore
- Herbert J Hoelter Vocational Training Center Baltimore
- Kennedy Krieger Institute
- Lord Baltimore Hotel
- NorthBay Education, Inc.
- RE Harrington Plumbing, Heating & Utilities Company
- Sagamore Pendry Baltimore Hotel
- Securityplus Federal Credit Union
Tickets for the event are available for purchase now at https://gbc.org/events/48th-annual-mayors-business-recognition-awards/. This year’s event sponsors include: AT&T, University of Maryland Medical System, Kaiser Permanente, BGE, The Daily Record, Comcast, Southwest Airlines, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Howard Hughes Corporation.
ABOUT THE GREATER BALTIMORE COMMITTEE
The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is a regional organization of business and civic leaders that includes businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational and civic institutions. It is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region on issues relating to equitable economic growth, racial inclusion, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC’s membership includes more than 500 member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, foundations and educational and healthcare institutions in the Greater Baltimore region. For more information, visit www.gbc.org.