June 10, 2014

Mayor honors Shapiro Sher for Firehouse Renovation Project

Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler was honored today by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore City Fire Department for the Firm's participation in the City's Firehouse Renovation Project.

The Project is an ongoing initiative to renovate kitchens and fitness centers in Firehouses throughout the City. Numerous businesses, including Shapiro Sher, have stepped forward to sponsor the improvements. The goal is to enhance the living conditions, health, and fitness of Baltimore's firefighters and EMS providers.

The Firm was honored by the Mayor and the Fire Department at a ceremony at City Hall, along with other sponsors of the Firehouse Renovation Project. Shapiro Sher Chairman Joel I. Sher and President William E. Carlson accepted the citation on behalf of the Firm (see photo below), and Firm founder Ronald M. Shapiro spoke at the ceremony.

According to the City's press release, "The Firehouse Renovation Project was born out of a conversation between Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Ron Shapiro, attorney and business leader." In its report on the Project, CBS affiliate WJZ also credits Mr. Shapiro for catalyzing the renovations.

Shapiro Sher has sponsored the kitchen renovation for the Baltimore Fire Department's Engine Company 52, on Woodbrook Avenue in Baltimore. The Shapiro Negotiations Institute co-sponsored the renovation.