Finalists announced for GBC's 2012 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards
October 24, 2012
The Greater Baltimore Committee named 23 finalists for the 2012 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards recognizing outstanding minority- and women-owned businesses and majority-owned businesses that partner with them.
Winners were announced during an awards ceremony on October 23 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated was one of the winners.
Finalists for this year's awards were:
• A Bright Idea, LLC, Bel Air, Md.
• Calmi Electrical, Baltimore, Md.
• Casey Overseas Corp., Baltimore, Md.
• Choice Marketing & Design, Ellicott City, Md.
• Clapp Communications, Baltimore, Md.
• Darker Than Blue Cafe, Baltimore, Md.
• Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated, Lanham, Md.
• Edwards & Hill Office Furniture, Columbia, Md.
• Fyodor Biotechnologies, Baltimore, Md.
• Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc., Baltimore, Md.
• Harkins Builders, Marriottsville, Md., Baltimore, Md.
• Intelect Corporation, Baltimore, Md.
• The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
• Law Offices of Sarah C. von der Lippe, Washington, D.C.
• M. Luis Construction Co., Inc., Clinton, Md.
• Marcorp, Baltimore, Md.
• MyCity4Her, Baltimore, Md.
• Shea Radiance, Columbia, Md.
• Strategic Management Consulting, LLC, Baltimore, Md.
• Total Urgent Care, Edgewood, Md.
• Trye | Butler | Mayo | Griffith, Baltimore, Md.
• W. L. Blair Development, Baltimore, Md.
• Walters Relocations, Inc., Baltimore, Md.
"These finalists are representative of the many highly-driven, successful minority and women entrepreneurs in Maryland who exemplify the ground-level private-sector achievement that drives our economy," said Donald C. Fry, GBC president and CEO.
On October 23, winners were named in three categories: outstanding minority- and women-owned business achievement; majority-owned businesses demonstrating leadership in inclusive business practices; and partnerships or strategic alliances that generate new business opportunities for minority or women-owned businesses.
A President's Award was given for outstanding advocacy for the advancement of minority- and women-owned businesses in Maryland.
The following are sponsors of the 2012 Bridging the Gap Awards event: Baltimore Development Corporation (ambassador sponsor); The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and MedStar Health (signature sponsors); Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, Inc., Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc., Johns Hopkins Medicine, Maryland Hospital Association, Saul Ewing LLP, St. Agnes Health Care and University of Maryland Medical System (bronze sponsors); The Baltimore Times and The Daily Record (media sponsors).
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Kudos to Swanberg, Mendez and Randolph
August 2, 2012
In Florida, lobster mini-season has come and gone, and The Turtle Hospital staff has stayed on its toes anticipating incoming rescue calls regarding boat hits. During lobster mini-season, more eyes and more boats on the water typically means more patients. However, their staff was not expecting the arrival of 31 loggerhead hatchlings!
Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated’s (DST) Naval Air Station (NAS) grounds manager, Timothy Swanberg, called The Turtle Hospital about 6 disoriented hatchlings, which turned into 31 for rehabilitation.
At the Truman Annex NAS in Key West, two DST grounds maintenance employees, Andrew Mendez and Derek Randolph, were preparing to mow the lawn when they discovered 6 hatchlings in the grassy area. They rang for manager Tim Swanberg who in turn dialed The Turtle Hospital. Veteran Rehabber Tom Luebke was dispatched, with the rest of the Rehab staff going about the routine preparations for a handful of hatchlings. Ultimately a total of 31 hatchlings were found.
Andrew Mendez, left, and Derek Randolph spotted 6 loggerhead hatchlings in a grassy area of NAS just in time–right before they revved up their mowers! For more information and to read the full story online please click here.