In a recent announcement, the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), Baltimore Development Corporation, and Baltimore Mayor’s Office recognized 14 organizations for their significant leadership and commitment to improving the city’s quality of life. The 49th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards honored companies and organizations with an active presence in Baltimore that exemplify at least one of five categories: economic opportunity, ambassador for Baltimore Region, local investment, supporting safe and vibrant communities, and community redevelopment.
Among the winners were diverse businesses such as the B&O Railroad Museum, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and UnitedHealthcare. The GBC revamped the awards program to recognize companies and organizations that have made a significant impact on the city.
The GBC also introduced a multiyear agenda at its May annual meeting following its merger with the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore. The agenda includes 12 initiatives to support the organization’s combined role in shaping the region’s economic future and driving collective impact for over 500 businesses and organizations committed to the region. The initiatives mainly focus on economic opportunity, transportation and infrastructure, and collective impact.
The winners will be celebrated at an event on December 13 at M&T Bank Exchange in France Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore.