May 24, 2018
We are just two weeks away from the 2018 Cyber Conference at Howard Community Collage and tickets are going fast!

Speakers and exhibitors include:
  • U.S. Cyber Command
  • National Security Agency
  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford
  • Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
  • Debora Plunkett, former Director of the NSA's Information Assurance Directorate
  • Red Hat
There will be two separate tracks, ensuring relevant, engaging content for both technologists and management on topics including:
  • Blockchain Technologies
  • IT/Device Security
  • Security in an Open Source World
  • Building a Talented Workforce
2018 Cyber Conference
June 6, 2018 // 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Howard Community College
Smith Theater

June 12 - International Business Networking with the Indian Origin Network of Howard County and the Howard County Muslim Council

New Chamber Website is Live!

We are so excited about the results of months and months of strategizing, planning and thinking about how could best serve you, our members. The new site is beautiful, but most importantly, it works really well! You can easily find information about the Chamber, how to join, the membership directory and our next two upcoming events, all on the homepage. We also used the new site to highlight our advocacy work and provide easy access to business resources. 

The next time you head to  we hope you enjoy the new look and experience of the new site! 
Know Someone Who Deserves an Award for Chamber Excellence?

It's that time of year again! If you know someone who deserves recognition for all their hard work, nominate them for our 2018 Awards for Chamber Excellence in the categories of Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and GovConnects Business of the Year.

You can read all of the nomination rules and find the application form here. ACE Nominations must be received by Wednesday, August 1st and should be send to Kristi Simon by email at or by mail at 6240 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 110, Columbia, MD 21045.
Howard County Zoning Board Approves Long Reach Village Center Plan

The redevelopment of the Long Reach Village Center is one step closer to becoming a reality as the Howard County Zoning Board has approved the plan proposed by Orchard Development Corp.

UHY Selected to Audit Baltimore County School's Contracts

Congratulations to UHY Advisors, who have just been hired to do a year-long, $413,000 audit of the Baltimore County Public School System's Contracts in the wake of the conviction of its former superintendent.

Nominate a Deserving Startup for a BBB Spark Award

BBB's Spark Award recognizes early-stage businesses and entrepreneurial organizations whose leaders demonstrate a high level of character, generating a culture that is authentic about its mission, and embedding social impact into their business model to support their community.

Ready, Set, GROW! coming to Howard County next week!

The Ready, Set, GROW! procurement connections workshop is coming to Howard County on May 30th, and they will be honoring several Chamber members!

May 30, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Howard Community College 
Health Sciences Building, Room HSB 150
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

Community Foundation of Howard County's Spring Party - Special Discount for Chamber Members!

Join the Community Foundation of Howard County as they celebrate the arrival of spring and raise funds! The foundation promotes local philanthropy and provides critical grant funding for nonprofits serving Howard County.

There is a flash sale for Chamber members from May 25th - May 29th. Just use the promo code CHAMBER and your ticket will be $75.

June 8, 2018 - 5 - 8 p.m.
Science Engineering Technology Building
Howard Community College

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7th Annual Power of the Purse

We are once again a proud drop off location for the Annual Power of the Purse! We will be collecting new, gently used, vintage and designer handbags for the Power of the Purse Sale and Silent Auction on June 11th benefiting Blossoms of Hope.

June 11, 2018 - 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz
9204 Berger Road
Columbia, MD 21044
Join us at 'The Longest Table'!

The Chamber is once again a proud partner with the Choose Civility program for their annual event, "The Longest Table" which helps people build new relationships and talk about the future of our community over a shared meal.

June 16, 2018 - 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Howard Community College
Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044


We are so proud to welcome the following new Chamber members this week!
Happy Anniversary!!!

The following organizations joined the HCCC this week in history!
  • Comcast Spotlight - 13 Years!
  • Sea King Seafood Market & Crab House - 13 Years!
  • CQI & Associates, LLC - 12 Years!
Join a Committee at the Howard County Chamber of Commerce

Interested in getting more involved with the Chamber? 

Sign up today for any of the following committees:
  • Ambassadors
  • GovConnects
  • Holiday Party
  • Legislative
  • Membership
  • Signature Events
  • YPN

Contact to join a Howard County Chamber of Commerce Committee today!   

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