July 5, 2018
Several Chamber Members Now Back Open on Main Street

There is still a lot more work to do and some big decisions to be made for business owners on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City, but we are happy to report that several of our members are back open and ready for your business. 

Manor Hill Tavern and La Palapa Grill & Cantina are both serving up their delicious food again. We are working with La Palapa right now to host one of our upcoming Chamber events! Main Street Oriental Rugs is also open.  In addition, o ur official Chamber Photographer, Pam Long, of Pam Long Photography has continued working both behind the camera, and helping her fellow business owners with their massive cleanup efforts since the flood.

There are many other businesses that have either reopened or plan to, some that have decided not to return, and some that are still trying to make a decision, but Visit Ellicott City is still a great source for the latest information on those lists.

We are also continuing to work with our members and community partners to do what we can to aid the relief efforts for the people and businesses of Historic Ellicott City. Visit Howard County has put together a comprehensive list of the places you can donate funds, time, space and skills, along with a list of upcoming fundraising events. You can find more information about all the ways you can help at  www.visithowardcounty.com/ecstrong/.

If you are a business with spare office, storage or retail space that a dislocated business could use, please email  ksimon@howardchamber.com with the location, amount of space available and how long it will be available. 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for Brain Train America!

Join the team at Brain Train America for a ribbon cutting ceremony next Thursday as they celebrate their official rebranding.

July 12, 2018 - 3:30 - 5 PM
8825 Stanford Blvd., Suite 140
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
Leadership Howard County Looking for Community Impact Project Proposals

Does your non-profit organization have a project or issue that it doesn't have the time, expertise or staff to research or address? Leadership's Community Impact Projects (CIP), designed for senior level leaders who will work from October 2018-May 2019, may be the answer! Deadline to submit an application is July 9th!

We are so proud to welcome the following new Chamber members this week!
The following organizations joined the HCCC this week in history!
  • The ARC of Howard County - 30 Years
  • Community Foundation of Howard County - 30 Years
  • Howard County Government - 28 Years
  • Howard County Executive's Office - 28 Years
  • Indigo Ink Digital Printing, Inc. - 11 Years
  • NinjaBE - 1 Year


Save the Date for our County Executive Forum & Elected Officials Meet & Greet!

Now that the primary elections are over, it's time to turn your attention to the general elections this fall. We have two upcoming events to help you decide who will get your votes in November.

Elected Officials Meet & Greet
August 23, 2018 - 5:30 PM

2018 Howard County Executive Forum with Allan Kittleman & Calvin Ball
Moderated by WJZ Anchor, Vic Carter
September 13, 2018 - 11 AM
Turf Valley Resort
Announcing Two New Cost-Saving Member Benefits

Take advantage of our newest partner programs! 

Howard County Chamber members can now access exclusive discounts on the products and services you use most including Office Depot, FedEx, Hotels and Avis/Budget.

The Chamber has also partnered with Accident Fund Workers Compensation Insurance to give members the opportunity to join a group program with benefits like a 5% up-front discount on your premium and a potential dividend up to 5% as well.

Learn more about all of our Partner Programs at howardchamber.com/partner-programs/.
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 ksimon@howardchamber.com or by mail at 6240 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 110, Columbia, MD 21045.
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