May 23, 2019
Save the Date for the Chamber's 
50th Anniversary   Signature Event
Saturday, October 5, 2019  |   6:00 PM
ECONOMIC GROWTH IN MARYLAND: A DISCUSSION ON THE STATE'S BUSINESS CLIMATE

The Maryland Public Policy Institute and the University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute have partnered to bring back the Maryland Business Climate Survey. This Pilot Survey, conducted at the close of 2017 and start of 2018, is the first in what is a quarterly survey on the performance of the state's economy and business perceptions on Maryland as a place to do business. The goal of the survey is to provide timely data on the performance and direction of the state's economy. 

Join us for a discussion of the survey and the potential opportunities represented by it's results.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019    |  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists 
9705 Patuxent Woods Drive 
Columbia, MD 21046

2019 CYBER CONFERENCE June 19th.  R egister Early.

Connect with and learn at this one day Cyber event.
 
PANELISTS : NETWORKS (TECHNICAL)

The people on our networks hold the 'keys to the kingdom.' Everyone from the individual end user, to our system administrators, to our organization's senior leaders can be (and will be) targeted. Cyber security professionals must have a functional and technical understanding of user anomalous activity, and have systems in place to detect, inform, and repair anomalous user activity before (and after) any security incident.  

  CHAMBER EVENTS
  2019 ANNUAL CHAMBER PARTNERS
Strategic Alliance Partner
  WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!!!
Join us in welcoming our new members to the Chamber this month. We are happy to see them come onboard.
  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
In honor of our 50th Anniversary Year, we will be recognizing some of our original members throughout the year in this section of the newsletter as well as some of our newest members!
  CHAMBER NEWS
Howard Chamber Welcomes New Staff Members!


Simone Benson
 Communications Manager 

Simone is responsible for developing and managing all internal and external communications between the Chamber, its membership and the community. 
     
 
Alex Sullivan  
Membership Assistant


Alex provides administrative support to the Director of Membership and Chamber CEO. She also provides exemplary customer service to Chamber members and the general public .

Howard County Chamber set to take Inaugural Intercity Visit


The Howard County Chamber is planning to embark upon an Intercity Leadership Visit in 2019. In spearheading an intercity visit, the Howard County Chamber will take approximately 20-30 business and civic leaders alongside County Executive Calvin Ball and elected and appointed officials to Somerset County, NJ to study best practices in economic and community development, flood mitigation, and environmental stewardship.  Click here for details and to register.
  CHAMBER MEMBER NEWS
Ribbon Cutting at Phillips School

The Chamber joined the Phillips School for a ribbon cutting for the new state-of- the- art playground. Over 250 volunteers came out to build the new playground in just under 6 hours!

Congratulations to the Phillips School! 

Chamber Members Recognized as Influential Marylanders

Several Howard Chamber members were recently recognized by The Daily Record as 2019 Influential Marylanders. 

Congratulations to:
  • Creig Northrop, CEO & President, Northrop Realty
  • Mary McLaughlin, Senior VIce President, Comcast
  • Christopher Holt - Regional President, BBT
  • Brian Pieninck - President & CEO, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Charles Monk - Saul Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr
  • Allan Riorda - Principal & President, Lee @ Associates
  • Ralph Semmel - Director, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
HOWARD COUNTY OFFICE OF PURCHASING HOSTING CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

The Howard County Office of Purchasing will be hosting a Minority & Local Business Certification Workshop..
 
This workshop will feature presenters from Howard County Office of Purchasing and Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), who will share information on the Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Program, Local Business Initiative, Howard County procurement process, and information on business development incentives and resources within Howard County.

For more information contact:Purchasing@howardcountymd.gov or call 410-313-6370

Tuesday, June 04, 2019  |  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
Howard County Library
Miller Branch, Ellicott Room 
9421 Frederick Rd, 
Ellicott City, MD 21042. 
Apprenticeship Maryland
Academy

When your business participates in the 
Apprenticeship Maryland program, y ou get a chance to cultivate a highly trained 
workforce and help 12th grade students to begin their careers in high-demand fields.

Apprenticeship Maryland is an incredibl e
opportunity to have a positive impact on the
career development of qualified students, and  your company bottom line. Benefits of participation in the program include:
  • Streamlined Recruiting
  • Trained potential Full-Time Employees
  • Improved Retention
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