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 a significant presence in Baltimore that have shown outstanding 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. In order to acknowledge companies and organizations that exemplify at least one of five categories, the GBC revamped the awards program. These categories are economic opportunity, ambassador for Baltimore Region, local investment, supporting safe and vibrant communities, and community redevelopment.
During its May annual meeting, the GBC introduced a multiyear agenda following its merger with the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore. This agenda includes 12 initiatives aimed at supporting 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 primarily focus on 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.