November 8, 2018
2018 Election Day Results for Howard County

Election Day 2018 has come and gone, and the Chamber would like to congratulate all of the candidates who will either be returning to office or taking office for the first time. Howard County will have a new County Executive in Calvin Ball (D), and an entirely new County Council. As the Voice of Business, we take our responsibility to advocate for pro-business policy that will benefit our members and the business community as a whole. We look forward to continuing to work with our elected officials on a host of policies. You can read more about our Issues for Legislative Action for 2019 here.

*results from the Maryland Board of Elections as of November 7, 2018
First Ever New Elected Officials Breakfast

Howard County will have a new County Executive and entirely new County Council following this week's election and we have decided to hold our first ever New Elected Officials Breakfast to help our members get to know the men and women who will help shape our county in the coming years.

December 5, 2018 - 8 - 9:30AM
First Citizens Bank
8820 Columbia 100 Parkway, Suite 110
Columbia, MD 21045
Newly Elected County Executive Ball Talks Business with The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun's Amanda Yeager spoke with Ball Wednesday about his vision for the county, including his plans for the business community.

Last Chance to Register for Salute to Veterans Luncheon

This is your last chance to join us for our annual Salute to Veterans Luncheon, this year featuring Fort George G. Meade Garrison Commander Colonel Erich C. Spragg. 

November 15, 2018 - 11AM - 1:30PM
The Great Room at Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Savage, MD 20763

2019 Annual Partnerships Now Available

Without the support of our Annual Partners, whose logos appear above, we would not be able to continue to grow and advocate for our members. Whether you are a a current Annual Partner or not, we are now offering 2019 Annual Partnerships that help you maximize your exposure while ensuring the support this program needs.

You can see all of the available options and pricing for the  2019 Annual Partnerships here. Please contact  Leonardo McClarty at  443-878-1234 or by email to talk about the packages that would best fit your businesses' needs and priorities.
We are so proud to welcome the following new Chamber members this week!
The following organizations joined the HCCC this week in history!
  • Columbia Roofing Inc. - 27 Years
  • Harkins Builders, Inc. - 27 Years
  • Image360 - Columbia - 27 Years
  • Jolles Insurance - 27 Years
  • Meineke Car Care Center - 27 Years
  • Networking Maryland - The Howard County Chapter of LeTip - 22 Years
  • Shred-IT - 19 Years
  • National Aquarium - 17 Years
  • BAAuto Care - 16 Years
  • Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts - 13 Years
  • Winter Growth Adult Day Care - 11 Years
  • Leidos - 10 Years
  • Lutheran Village at MILLER'S GRANT - 10 Years
  • Business Suites of Columbia - 8 Years
  • Corner Bakery Cafe - 3 Years
  • Donius Insurance - 2 Years
  • CARBIZ - 1 Year
  • Bglam Hair - 1 Year
  • eXp Realty LLC - Juanita Matthews - 1 Year
  • High Road Academy - 1 Year
It's National Veterans Small Business Week

November 5th-9th is National Veterans Small Business Week and we are so proud to have many veteran-owned small businesses among our members. You can check out some of our veteran-owned small business members by searching for the word "veteran" in our online membership directory. 

You can also join the Chamber next week for our annual Salute to Veterans Luncheon featuring Fort Meade Garrison Commander Colonel Erich C. Spragg. 

Celebrate HorseSpirit Arts Gallery's Grand Opening at New Location

Owner Robin Holliday, her staff and the artists featured in her gallery have been through so much in the last couple of years. After surviving both recent major floods on Main Street in Ellicott City, Holliday has decided to move her gallery to Savage Mill. Join her for HorseSpirit Arts Gallery's Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their new home on November 10th!

November 10, 2018 - 9AM - 10PM
Festive Reception from 5 - 9PM
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063
Savage Mill, MD 20763
Maryland STEM Festival's STEM of Many Color

Join minority STEM professionals and educators for this free family event! 

November 10, 2018 - 10AM - 2PM
STEM of Many Colors Event
Wilde Lake High School

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Come Celebrate with Moyer & Sons Moving & Storage

They are a long standing family run business, but are new to the Chamber! Come join us as we welcome Moyer & Sons Moving & Storage with a ribbon cutting ceremony! 

November 13, 2018 - 1 - 2PM
6675 Amberton Drive #11
Elkridge, MD 21075
Help Next Level Eye Care Celebrate Their Grand Opening

Join us at the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening for one of our newest members, Next Level Eye Care.

November 13, 208 - 4 - 6PM
Next Level Eye Care
8150 Washington Blvd., Suite 114
Jessup, MD 20794
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation Opening Ellicott City Branch

Join Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation for the ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of their new branch in Ellicott City!

November 15, 2018 - 4 - 6PM
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - Ellicott City
6011 University Blvd., Suite 230
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Chamber Heading to Portugal in 2019!

If you traveled with us to beautiful Iceland this year, you might still be feeling a little jet lag, but we've got something to get you energized! The Chamber is officially heading to Portugal for our 2019 Trip and we couldn't be more excited! Join us for an 8-Day Journey, departing November 8, 2019, to discover and explore all that Portugal has to offer.

For more information about our 2019 Chamber Trip to Portugal, head to
Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan - New Online Input Option

At their sixth public workshop last week, Howard County's master plan consultants presented new and refined concepts which you can view here. They are now asking for people to fill out an online survey, to gather feedback on the new plans, that will be available until the end of the day on November 18th.

You can find the online survey here.
4th Annual Howard Co. Veterans Day Parade Looking For Vendors 

The Columbia Association, Howard County Veterans Foundation and the Howard County Office of Veterans and Military Families are looking for vendors, food trucks and participants for the upcoming 4th Annual Howard County Veterans Day Parade to be held on Sunday, November 11th at 9:30AM from Merriweather Post Pavilion to the future site of the Howard County Veterans Monument at Lake Kittamaqundi.
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