The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), Baltimore Development Corporation, and Baltimore Mayor’s Office have recently announced the winners of the 49th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards. These awards recognize organizations with an active presence in Baltimore that have demonstrated significant leadership and commitment to improving the city’s quality of life.
The 14 winners this year include a diverse range of businesses and organizations such as the B&O Railroad Museum, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and UnitedHealthcare. The GBC revised the awards program to acknowledge companies and organizations that exemplify at least one of five categories: economic opportunity, ambassador for Baltimore Region, local investment, supporting safe and vibrant communities, and community redevelopment.
In addition to recognizing outstanding businesses, 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 aimed at supporting the organization’s role in shaping the region’s economic future and driving collective impact for over 500 businesses and organizations committed to the region. The initiatives focus on areas such as economic opportunity, transportation and infrastructure, and collective impact.
The winners will be celebrated at an event on December 13 at the M&T Bank Exchange at the France Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore.