July 19, 2018
BBJ Lists Howard County Chamber as #1 Chamber in Baltimore Region Thanks to You!

Last year we were tied for the top spot, but this year the Howard County Chamber is the clear #1 according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The BBJ surveys all the Chambers in the Baltimore Region each year and with more than 735 members and growing, this year we are at the top of the rankings thanks to you! We are only as strong as our members, and this ranking means we have even more power behind us as we continue to advocate for our members and the Howard County business community as a whole. 
Last Chance to Submit Nominations for our 2018 Awards for Chamber Excellence!

If you know someone who deserves recognition for all their hard work, timing is running out for you to 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 ksimon@howardchamber.com or by mail at 6240 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 110, Columbia, MD 21045.

4 More Non-Profits Move to Community Resources Campus

Four additional human service agencies including the Departments of Community Resources and Services, Housing and Community Development, Office of Human Rights and Community Action Council of Howard County, have now made the move to the Howard County NonProfit Collaborative at 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive in Columbia.
Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary Tapped for Vice-Chairmanship

Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary, currently running for re-election in District 13, has been named as the next Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee by Speaker Michael Busch presuming he is re-elected as speaker for a fifth term. 

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Baltimore Regional Transportation Board to Vote on 2019-2022 TIP

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board is scheduled to vote on two transportation-related documents - the draft 2-19-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the associated Air Quality Conformity Determination - next Tuesday, July 24th.

Howard County's Summer Restaurant Week Starts Next Week

Howard County's Summer 2018 Restaurant Week is almost upon us, and we can't wait to hit some of our favorite spots. From July 23rd - August 6th you can enjoy special restaurant week menus and deals at dozens of Howard County's most delicious eateries including tons of Chamber members!

HCC Named Great College to Work For Again!

Congratulations to Howard Community College (HCC) are in order! HCC is one of just two community colleges in the country to earn a tenth consecutive spot on The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2018 Great College to Work For list.

First Citizens Bank Holding Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Join First Citizens Bank for an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their first Howard County location!

July 30, 2018 - Noon
First Citizens Bank
8820 Columbia 100 Parkway, Suite 110
Columbia, MD 21045
Come Celebrate a New Chamber Member

One of our newest Chamber members, Premier Health Express Clinic is having a ribbon cutting ceremony and you're invited!

August 1, 2018 - 1 PM
9710 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 200
Columbia, MD 21046
National Minority Business Awards Calling For Nominations

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency is calling for nominations for their 2018 National Minority Business Awards.

We are so proud to welcome the following new Chamber members this week!
The following organizations joined the HCCC this week in history!
  • The BWI Partnership, Inc. - 12 Years
  • Development Design Consultants - 10 Years
  • CMIT Solutions of Columbia - 8 Years
  • ClearEdge IT Solutions LLC - 6 Years
  • Chesapeake Shakespeare Company - 3 Years
  • Frank J. Giarratano, CPA - 3 Years
  • Straughan Environmental - 3 Years
  • The First Tee of Howard County - 3 Years
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