Sharon R. Pinder, founder of the Mid-Atlantic’s Top 100 MBE Program and Maryland’s First Appointed Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs received the distinguished 2013 “Business Hall of Fame Award” on April 25, 2013.

The inaugural award was presented at the 66th Annual Luncheon Meeting of the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce (BWCC). Pinder was recognized for her leadership and advocacy on behalf of minority and women entrepreneurs.

“I am very proud and honored to be inducted into BWCC’s Hall of Fame,” said Sharon R. Pinder. ” I hope to continue to use Top 100 MBE and other vehicles as the voice of the minority and women business community. It is important to express the concerns about equity and opportunity for minority and women entrepreneurs”.

Other inaugural inductees include: Linda Gooden, EVP, Information Systems & Global Solutions, Lockheed Martin; Senator Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senate; Kingdom Gould, Jr., Developer, Diplomat & Entrepreneur; and, Albert Turner, Carrollton Enterprises, Inc. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski will present General Alexander with the “Dr. Freeman Hrabowski Visionary Leadership Award.”