The 11th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards held last month was presented by the Greater Baltimore Committee. The event drew 230 people.
Sixteen Baltimore-area companies were awarded 2014 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards. Categories and winners of the 2014 Bridging the Gap Awards are:
*Minority-owned/woman-owned business for outstanding achievement: Devaney and Associates; Juxtopia LLC; Mahan Rykiel Associates; Richman Associates, LLC; Sue Ann’s Office Supply; Urban Policy Development; and Verve Partnership
*Majority-owned business or business leader demonstrating inclusive business practices: BGE and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
*Successful partnerships and strategic alliances: Black Classic Press/BCP Digital Printing and Pearson; SRB Communications and BGE; and Turner Construction Company, Cain Contracting Company and Essex Construction Company
*President’s Award: University of Maryland Medical System
Also honored as Bridging the Gap Award finalists were:
*Minority-owned or woman-owned businesses: Absolute Staffers; Axiom Engineering Design; Dejuan Enterprises, LLC; Express Brokers Realty, Inc.; JLN Construction Services, LLC; Medical Home Development Group; Plexus Installations, Inc.; Sheila Lee and Associates, LLC; Urban Psychological Services and Waddy Accounting
*Majority-owned business that show leadership in the area of inclusive practices: Turner Construction Company.
*Partnerships and strategic alliances: Plexus Installations, Inc. and Veolia Energy Baltimore Heating, LLP.
Event sponsors included Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Baltimore Development Corporation, LifeBridge Health, MedStar Health, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Saul Ewing LLP, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, Inc., Johns Hopkins Medicine, The Shelter Group, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore Business Journal, The Baltimore Times and The Daily Record.