IN THE LOOP
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
JUNE 28, 2019
UPCOMING EVENTS
YPN Mixer
YPN empowers young professionals to create opportunities that will make each other most successful. Every other month, the Chamber host a networking mixer that allows those young in age and young at heart to network and exchange ideas at some of Howard County's newest establishments.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019 
5 PM - 7 PM
Munity Pirate Bar & Island Grille 
7190 Troy Hill Dr.
Elkridge, MD 21075

Member Orientation
Members of the Board of Directors & the Chamber staff offer an in-depth look at what we do. Most importantly, however, we listen we are dedicated to our members' success and look forward to hearing from each of you about the ways we can help you achieve your goals. 

Light fare provided by Eggspectation 

The event is Sponsored by the Chamber's Premier Business Partners. There is no charge for this event, but pre-registration is required.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Eggspectation 
6010 University Blvd. 
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Recruiting Talent Through Apprenticeships
Join us to learn about the values and benefits of an Apprenticeship program.
If you are a business owner, in senior management, a hiring manager, or a Human Resource consultant, this event is for you.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Axis Research & Technologies 
6630 Eli Whitney Drive, Suite E 
Columbia, MD 21046

GovConnects BizBreakfast: How to do Business with DISA
DISA is a combat support agency of the Department of Defense (DoD). The agency provides, operates, and assures command and control and information-sharing capabilities and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure in direct support to joint warfighters, national level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of military operations.

The DISA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is fully committed to providing small businesses with maximum opportunities as small business innovation is essential in helping the agency provide support to warfighters and national-level leaders. In fiscal year 2017, DISA awarded $1.7 billion in prime contracts to small businesses. These 6,522 contract actions represented 28.2 percent of all contracts awarded by the agency.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CrestPointe Conference Center
7110 Samuel Morse Dr., Suite 130
Columbia, MD 21046

2019 ANNUAL CHAMBER PARTNERS
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Chamber Weighs in on Proposed Legislation
Stemming from substantive discussion from its Legislative Affairs Committee, the Howard County Chamber recently submitted written testimony stating its opposition to CB 32 and CB 33 . These two bills, if passed would require the Director of Planning & Zoning or their designee to testify at Planning Board meetings under oath and modify the definition of standing thereby changing who may appeal Planning Board decisions. 

CHAMBER NEWS
Howard Chamber partners with I95 Business 
Howard County Chamber partners with I95 BUSINESS. The annual agreement includes a company profile written by I95 BUSINESS "to tell your story" - the company focus, the services, the culture and job opportunities, the company's differentiator. Monthly member posts will be published on  www.I95business.com, live on the Howard County Chamber contributor page.

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, New Jersey.
The dates will be September 15-17.
You will learn and study best practices in economic and community development, flood mitigation, and environmental stewardship. 
Explore Portugal with the Howard County Chamber!
Contact Kristi Simon to Register!
(410) 720-4111
ksimon@howardchamber.com

Register by July 15th!
Clark Construction: Strategic Partnership Program 
Clark Construction's Strategic Partnership Program is a 10-month program that is offered at no cost to small and disadvantaged businesses. Classes begin in September, are typically held Wednesday evenings, and are taught by a team of seasoned Clark professionals and outside guest lecturers. From bidding and bonding to estimating, scheduling, and project management, the program delivers the technical training and professional development that small businesses need to realize their business objectives and confidently compete for new opportunities.

To apply, complete the online application. You will be notified on the status of your application by August 2019.  

CHAMBER MEMBER NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS CHUCK PHILLIPS AND KCI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Columbia firm wins $9.5M contract to build Cecil County wastewater plant.

CEO of Black Fox, Marcellus Wade, to receive the Veterans Impact Award at the University of Connecticut's
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans graduation this summer.
GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY HOWARD COUNTY VETERANS MONUMENT AND NEIGHBORHOOD SQUARE
The Howard County Veterans Foundation cordially invites you to the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Howard County Veterans Monument and Neighborhood Square. We are pleased to host this event in partnership with the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, The Howard Hughes Corporation, and Columbia Association.
The Neighborhood Square will be named for long time Howard County resident and community leader, Ms. Vivian C “Millie” Bailey, in recognition for her military service during WWII and her lifelong commitment to public service.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:00 AM
Lakefront in Columbia
Next to Whole Foods Market
10275 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044