Patty Hogan Nicole Orr Thomas Hams Jane Buccheri Nadine Ndlodo David McGill Ellis Brown Madison Haas Meghan Cardoso Bif Browning Frieda Ulman Zarva Curtis Eaddy Scott Kashnow Troy Wilson Valerie Crosby Bill Freeman Keith Robinson + Phone Tony Scott Carrie Baniszewski Shirley Marc

Approval of November Minutes  – motion to approve Jane B., Bill Freeman seconded

Presentation & Rankings Baltimore Street Competition Update

  • Carrie provided overviews of top 5 candidates
  • The Committee voted for their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices (staff were excluded)
    • Top choices in ranking were:
      • Fit By July
      • SoFusion
      • Ethiopic
    • Tony clarified that SWP will still do what it can to help all applicants, but will prioritize SWP funding towards these top choices


  • Funding for 2022 (Goals) – will be discussed more in depth at next Commercial committee meeting
  • SOWEBO Festival – This year SOWEBO Fest will be done in collaboration with SWP. Please reach out to Laura Dykesif you want to join the planning committee this year. (
  • Workforce Development Flier – please share

Old Business

  • West Baltimore Street Updates – Curtis
    • Curtis provided update of development activity along West Baltimore Street
  • Mainstreet update – Tony
    • Tony explained the City has requested funding in their annual budget cycle to add West Baltimore Street as a Main Street, but still requires final City Council approval.
    • SWP application has support of Councilman Bullock
  • Facade subcommittee update – Carrie
    • No updates
  • Pigtown Mainstreet Updates – Frieda
    • Virtual Trivia Night coming up

New Business

  • Bill Freeman – Maryland Small Business Center has two events coming up that SWP will forward out to the committee
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