June 4, 2023
Downtown Partnership Annual Meeting 2021
DPOB's largest networking event of the year

Annual Meeting

Downtown Partnership’s Annual Meeting offers a chance to celebrate a year worth of accomplishments and progress for Downtown Baltimore, and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore as an Organization. Our 2022 event, presented by COPT, is happening on Thursday, September 29 from 5 PM – 8 PM at 100 Light. The evening will feature remarks from Shelonda Stokes and elected officials, the area’s BEST networking, an open bar, and light bites.

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Our 2022 Annual Meeting celebration is happening on September 29 from 5-8 PM.

Let's Grow Together

Join us at Annual Meeting to learn more about our vision for the future of Downtown, and the work we're doing to get there.

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Annual Meeting

2022 Event Details

Join us in celebrating another year of accomplishments as we shape our vision for the future of Downtown Baltimore. The evening will feature remarks from Shelonda Stokes and elected officials, the areas BEST networking, open bar, and light bites.

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Thursday, September 29
From 5 – 8 PM


Then Center Club
100 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21201


5 PM – 8:00 PM: Networking, Cocktails and Bites, Formal Program with Speakers


Individual – Member: $175.00
Individual – Non-member: $230.00
10 Ticket Discount – Member: $1,575.00 (10% discount)

Event Highlights

Outdoor Networking, Esteemed Speakers,  Open Bar, Local Bites, and the Downtown Baltimore Award Ceremony

Speaker Lineup

Shelonda Stokes, President, Downtown Partnership

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, City of Baltimore

Mark Wasserman, Board Chair, Downtown Partnership

John Hermann, Vice President, COPT


Downtown Baltimore Awardees

Lord Baltimore Hotel

The Lord Baltimore Hotel, headed by General Manage Onahlea Shimunek, has been chosen to receive the 2022 Downtown Innovation Award in recognition of its transformative approach to business that has helped them weather the lasting impacts of the covid 19 pandemic, saved local jobs, and created transformative public and private partnerships. This historic hotel is more than a place to rest your head, it’s become a beacon for community in Downtown.


LIVEbe (2 Hopkins Plaza)

LIVEbe has been chosen to receive the 2022 Downtown Baltimore Clean & Green Award in recognition of its efforts to go above and beyond in the maintenance of 2 Hopkins Plaza. The company’s commitment to making Downtown Baltimore cleaner and safer makes a noticeable difference in the streetscape surrounding the property, with new trees, improved sidewalks, and the addition of public art.


Lexington Market

The team behind the transformation of the Lexington Market is the 2022 Downtown President’s Award winner. Lexington Market Corporation has led the charge with the development of the new shed while honoring the traditions of the incomparable and historic Lexington Market. Their selection of Seawall to lead development catapulted the project as they have been a committed and driving partner, helping to deliver the world-class market we know Lexington Market can be. The team’s commitment to community outreach and equitable retail attraction, led by Pickett Slater Harrington, is on its way to opening this fall with more than 50% minority-owned and women-owned businesses, representing Baltimore City in a way that we can all be truly proud of.


Ed Brake, Ellin & Tucker

The Revitalization Award highlights a stakeholder that is heavily contributing to the future success of Downtown Baltimore.  The commitment that Ellin & Tucker have shown Downtown Baltimore for 70 years is still going strong. CEO Ed Brake and his team believe in investing outside of their four walls. In just the past year, they have invested in safety improvements in and around 400 E. Pratt Street block and been a fierce supporter of events and promotions, including the Baltimore by Baltimore series.


Dr. Kyla Liggett-Creel, UMB School of Social Work

Dr. Kyla Liggett-Creel from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work is the 2022 Downtown Leadership Awardee, in recognition of her grassroots efforts in the areas of social and economic matters.


Downtown Partnership Thanks You

2022 Sponsors & Partners


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Orange Barrel Media

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University of Maryland, Baltimore

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Catholic Charities

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Burdette, Koehler, Murphy & Associates, Inc.

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Floura Teeter

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Baker Donelson

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Miles & Stockbridge

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Plano Coudon Construction

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Ellin & Tucker

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First National Bank

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T. Rowe Price

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Gross Mendelsohn

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A Look Back

Explore Reports From Years Past

DPOB’s Annual Meeting celebration marks the release of our Annual Report. Our yearly publication where we get to tell Downtown Partnership’s story, celebrate our year in achievements, and shares our vision for the future of Downtown Baltimore. Our 2022 report will be released on September 29. In the interim, you can explore reports from years past below.


Annual Report

When you picture Downtown, our iconic skyline probably comes to mind. When we picture Downtown, we see the people committed to it who make it special. We see an inclusive community of residents, businesses, and visitors who chose us. They are at the heart of everything we do, and we want to reciprocate and demonstrate our commitment to creating a place that’s not just convenient—but magnetic.

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Annual Report

When you think about DPOB, think about all the Downtown Partners, Organizers, and Businesses building a better Baltimore. We are all DPOB.

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