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Downtown Download

What was born out of a need to better share Covid-19 recovery information, has since transformed into a successful webinar series featuring Baltimore leaders, decision makers, and game changers.

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The "Why"

For us, the Downtown Download is all about facilitating meaningful conversations.

It’s also about connecting our Downtown audience with the experts who can provide them with the most relevant, interesting information.

Screenshot from Downtown Download webinar episode with Mayor Brandon Scott.

The Downtown Download Webinar was launched in May of 2020 as a tool in Downtown Partnership’s Covid-19 response arsenal. The goal was to help to cut through the Covid-confusion with weekly webinars featuring the latest news and guidelines, discussion with Baltimore leaders about economic and advocacy assistance resources.

To date, we have hosted nearly 30 episodes with a wide range of Baltimore-based leaders in government, business, technology, the arts, development, and beyond. Thanks to a loyal following, we’ve hosted over 30 episodes connected members directly to 50, top Baltimore-based leaders in government, business, technology, the arts, development, and beyond, garnering 80,000 digital impressions, 20+ media stories, and over 3,000 attendees.

Downtown Download is hosted by DPOB President, Shelonda Stokes, and Baltimore City Councilman, Eric Costello. Thre program is produced by Mike Evitts and Nicole Rohrer.

 

Join us on Tuesdays at 9am for live webinars with the latest and most useful information available from Councilman Eric Costello, Downtown Partnership CEO, Shelonda Stokes, and a variety of elected officials and business leaders who are guiding us through the pandemic recovery.

State Senate President

Bill Ferguson

Councilman Eric Costello, Downtown Partnership CEO, Shelonda Stokes, welcome special guest State Senate President Bill Ferguson. This discussion covers the legislative session wrap up, touching on some big things planned for Downtown Baltimore including demolition of the BCCC Bard Building on Lombard Street and funding for a State Center relocation.

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Maryland State Senate President, Bill Ferguson headshot.
Founder and President of Fearless Solutions

Delali Dzirasa

Delali is the Founder and President of Baltimore-based Fearless Solutions, a full-stack, tech development firm. In this episode, Delali chats about Fearless’ beginnings, “why Baltimore,” cultivating an exciting work culture, how to support black-entrepreneurs, and so much more.

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Mercy Health Services CEO

Dr. David Maine, M.D.

In this episode, which aired on February 9, 2021, the group discusses important information about COVID vaccine distribution, its safety and efficacy, and how Downtown Baltimore institutions (like Mercy) are leading the response to this global pandemic.

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Dr. David Maine of MErcy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.
Baltimore City Mayor

Brandon M. Scott

Our highest attended episode yet, this session was jam-packed with information about Mayor Scott’s vision for Baltimore. The Mayor discusses his plans to reduce crime and increase the Black middle class population in the city, his ideas for revitalizing the Central Business District and Harborplace, how he plans to keep equity at the center of all legislation, and so much more.

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Mayoral head shot of Brandon M. Scott.
U.S. Senator

Chris Van Hollen

On Tuesday, January 19, DPOB President, Shelonda Stokes, and Baltimore City Councilman, Eric Costello, were joined by U.S. Senator, Chris Van Hollen. The episode features a timely discussion about administration changes in Washington and what they mean for the city of Baltimore, plans for new rounds of federal stimulus, and more.
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Senator Chris Van Hollen Headshot
Baltimore City Council President

Nick Mosby

In this episode, Baltimore City’s newly elected Council President, Nick Mosby, joins Downtown Partnership President, Shelonda Stokes, and City Councilman Eric Costello.

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Headshot of City Council President Nick J. Mosby.