Conducting business after dark
Members of the Minority Suppliers Council threw a really B.A.D. (Business After Dark) holiday party at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Partygoers gathered in the hall's lobby for a reception before attending a performance of the "Messiah" by the Handel Choir of Baltimore.
The holiday bash was also a farewell party for Charles Owens, outgoing executive director of the Minority Suppliers Council, which works to bring minority business owners together with members of the larger corporate community.
Hundreds of Owens' friends, family members and fellow council members stopped by to toast him for his many years with the council. Among them were politicos Joan Pratt, city comptroller and rumored mayoral candidate-to-be, and Stuart Sims, director of the state's Department of Public Safety. michelle gienow : photos special to the sun