Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 30, 2021
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Fresh Take ft. Calvin Butler

This Fresh Take interview featured Calvin Butler, CEO, Exelon Utilities. JB and Calvin will discuss Exelon's investment in workforce development initiatives in the region, the importance of supplier diversity in supporting minority-owned small businesses, and his own role as a community and business leader in Baltimore.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workforce Board Roundtable

Join us on October 6, 2021, for the first edition of our American Rescue Plan webinar series to hear from Capital Region experts on how workforce boards across the Capital Region are taking action to support workforce development.

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Past Events

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Fresh Take ft. Kwasi Mitchell

This Fresh Take interview featured Kwasi Mitchell, Chief Purpose Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP. JB and Kwasi discussed the Partnership's recently released Inclusive Growth Preface Report, the role businesses have to play in powering inclusive growth across the Capital Region, and how to unleash purpose in our day-to-day work.

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Thursday, July 22, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fresh Take ft. Jamie McDonald

This Fresh Take interview featured Jamie McDonald, CEO of UpSurge Baltimore. JB and Jamie discuss Upsurge's 'Equitech' framework, which anchors its work in a belief that diversity of teams, leadership, and perspectives are a force multiplier for tech company growth. They will also discuss the broader need for equity and inclusivity to power innovation ecosystems across the Capital Region.

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Thursday, July 15, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fresh Take ft. Chike Aguh

This Fresh Take interview featured Chike Aguh, Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Advisor for Delivery, United States Department of Labor. JB and Chike discussed opportunities for collaboration among private sector and government employers to support and grow inclusive & diverse skilled workforces.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Fresh Take ft. Rosie Allen-Herring

This Fresh Take interview featured Rosie Allen-Herring, President & CEO, United Way of the National Capital Area. JB and Rosie discussed the intersection of public-private partnerships, philanthropy, and business strategy in building an inclusive Capital Region and the United Way NCA's ongoing work to promote inclusive growth across the region. 

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Thursday, June 3, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fresh Take ft. Jim Dyke

This Fresh Take interview featured Jim Dyke, Sr. Advisor, State Government Relations, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC. JB and Jim discussed the business community's role in influencing and driving inclusive growth and opportunities to partner with state and local governments to drive meaningful change.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
11:15 am -

Fresh Take ft. Dr. Gregory Washington

This Fresh Take interview featured Dr. Gregory Washington, President, George Mason University. JB and Dr. Washington discussed the state of higher ed in the Capital Region and beyond, increasing the diversity and inclusivity of digital tech pathways, and the evolving role of education in today's economy.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
2:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. John Falcicchio

This interview featured John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Washington, DC. JB and John discussed reopening, inclusive recovery, and equitable economic development in the District and the Capital Region. As Deputy Mayor, John oversees the District’s portfolio of real estate development projects that drive economic development in communities and deliver affordable housing, jobs, and amenities to residents.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
12:45 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Stephen Moret

This interview featured Stephen Moret, President & CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership. JB and Stephen discussed Virginia consistently high ranks as a "top state for business" due to its high-ranking universities, workforce, and business-friendly regulations. Learn more about the Commonwealth's future and its intrinsic link to the Capital Region.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Beth Cobert

This interview featured Beth Cobert, Chief Operating Officer, Markle Foundation. JB and Beth discussed the importance of skills-based hiring, training, and education practices through innovative cross-sector collaboration in the digital economy. Much like the Partnership's Capital CoLAB, it seeks to bridge the skills gap between employers and educators.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Monica Dixon

This Fresh Take interview featured Monica Dixon, President, External Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. Monica discussed the District’s path to reopening, diversity, and inclusion in the sports industry, and the future of cities in the post-pandemic era.  

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
11:15 am -

Fresh Take ft. Tonia Wellons

This interview featured Tonia Wellons, President & CEO, Greater Washington Community Foundation. JB and Tonia discussed Greater Washington Community Foundation's extensive work in the pandemic relief and recovery efforts and insights on how the region is doing as we work towards a more inclusive and equitable future for the region.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
12:00 pm -

Unpacking the Capital Region Rail Vision

Watch Unpacking the Capital Region Rail Vision to learn more about the planning and assumptions that underpin the Capital Region Rail Vision and hear how we can work collaboratively to bring it to fruition.

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Friday, March 19, 2021
2:00 pm -

Creating Equity-Centered Work-Based Learning Opportunities

During this virtual panel discussion, panelists discussed how we can build equitable work-based learning opportunities in IT across the Capital Region. Speakers also shared the value of creating work-based learning opportunities and highlight employer-led efforts to build equitable talent pipelines in the Capital Region.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Dr. Kavita Patel

This interview featured Dr. Kavita Patel, Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. JB and Dr. Patel discussed the federal government's COVID-19 response, vaccine rollout, and ensuring our health systems are equitable and accessible to all.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
12:15 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Carmine Di Sibio

This interview featured Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO of EY. Carmine and JB discussed the COVID-19-era prevalence of remote work in the Capital Region. While this will likely not be maintained once the pandemic has subsided, data collected through external surveys as well as the Greater Washington Partnership (the Partnership) and EY Capital COVID-19 Snapshot shows greater levels of remote working will continue even after herd immunity is reached, relative to pre-COVID-19 levels.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Carol Thompson Cole

This interview featured Carol Thompson Cole, President & CEO, Venture Philanthropy Partners. JB and Carol discussed inclusive growth in the Capital Region, impact investing, and economic empowerment in underserved communities.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Ellis Carr

This interview featured Ellis Carr, President & CEO of Capital Impact Partners. JB and Ellis discussed inclusive growth, CDFIs, and economic empowerment in underserved communities.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Capital CoLAB 101 Session

Join us for the Capital CoLAB 101 Session to meet our team, learn about our unique programs, and find out how you can be involved in developing the Capital Region's diverse digital tech workforce.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021
11:30 am -

Fresh Take ft. Jeff Cherry

This interview featured Jeff Cherry, Executive Director of Conscious Venture Lab. JB and Jeff discussed the start-up community in Baltimore, conscious capitalism, the role of accelerators, and innovation across the region.

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Thursday, February 4, 2021
11:00 am -

Fresh Take ft. Mark Ein

This interview featured Mark Ein, Chairman of Kastle Systems. JB and Mark discussed growing the inclusive innovation economy in the Capital Region, Mark's work with SPACs and Kastle, and other related topics for the region.

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Thursday, January 28, 2021
1:30 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Patricia A. Brantley

This interview featured Patricia A. Brantley, CEO of Friendship Charter Public School. JB and Patricia discussed the impact of COVID-19 on schools, the role of testing, and the path to reopening.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Anna Mason

This week's interview featured Anna Mason, Partner at Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. JB and Anna discussed startup ecosystems, the startup community across the Capital Region, and the value of investing in inclusion/diversity.

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Thursday, January 7, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Megan Smith

This week's interview featured Megan Smith, CEO, and Co-Founder of shift7 and former US Chief Technology Officer. JB and Megan discussed innovation/collaboration, human-centered solutions, and how they tie into the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Regional Housing Summit and Playbook Launch

On November 17, Dr. Tiffany Manuel of The Case Made presented the final version of the Playbook, a set of innovative, adaptable strategies and tools to help message, frame, and to communicate effectively about housing and affordability.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
8:15 am - 11:00 am

2019 Capital Region Transportation Forum

The Capital Region Transportation Forum, an annual event in its 11th year, is a unique opportunity to hear government and business leaders discuss transportation through a regional lens. In 2019, we looked ahead to a future with more complexity as well as more demand and asked, how can we strengthen our region’s transportation connections to improve the commute, reduce congestion, and enhance the competitiveness of our transit systems?

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