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Press release: December 1, 2021

Greater Baltimore Committee Announces 12 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award Recipients

The Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation have selected 12 businesses to receive the 2021 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, which honors organizations that have demonstrated significant leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore.

The annual awards are given for specific activities that have significantly benefited Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott will be a featured speaker at the 47th annual event, scheduled for December 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The event will be held virtually.

Examples of projects and activities this year’s award winners initiated include: Assisting small businesses in the Baltimore region with COVID-19 relief and recovery with businesses in the city receiving $820,000, or one-third of the aid this year; investing in West Baltimore to improve social determinants of health, ranging from food access, job training, employment and youth mentoring; Establishing and co-managing a mass COVID-19 vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore city; And providing critical contributions to the Food With a Focus program to ensure vulnerable families with safe ways to receive food during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This year’s award recipients and their initiatives are a testament to just how vital the business community in the city has been in stepping up to help address the pandemic and other pressing issues in a most challenging year,” said Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee. 

“All of these projects are examples of the dedication and commitment these businesses, and many others, have to the city today and in the future,” said Fry.

The 2021 award winners are:

  • Ascension Saint Agnes
  • B&O Railroad Museum
  • BGE
  • BTST Services
  • Chase Street Accessories & Engraving
  • Civic Innovators
  • Intreegue Design
  • LifeBridge Health
  • M4 Security
  • Pigtown Main Street
  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company


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 economic growth, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC’s membership is comprised of over 500 member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, education and foundations in the Greater Baltimore region.

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