January 3, 2019
50 Years, 50 Volunteers

As part of our year-long celebration of the Chamber's 50th Anniversary, the Chamber team is inviting members to join us this Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday for a Day of Service! Our goal is to get 50 members to volunteer with us in celebration of our 50 years serving the Howard County business community. 

We are teaming up with some of our amazing non-profit members to identify a handful of volunteer opportunities this  January 21st and will have more details about those projects soon. If you are interested in joining us for this Day of Service,  please register here. Once the details, times and locations are finalized, we will get in touch with volunteers who have signed up!
Opioids, Employment & Business

Join us for our first member lunch of 2019 where we will discuss how substance abuse is impacting the business community, and how businesses can be part of the solution.

January 30, 2019 - 11AM - 1:30PM
Holiday Inn Columbia East-Jessup
7900 Washington Blvd.
Jessup, MD 20794


A Few 2019 Annual Partnerships Still Available

Without the support of our Annual Partners, whose logos appear above, we would not be able to continue to grow and advocate for our members. Whether you are a a current Annual Partner or not, we still have a few remaining 2019 Annual Partnership opportunities that help you maximize your exposure while ensuring the support this program needs.

You can see all of the available options and pricing for the  2019 Annual Partnerships here. Please contact  Leonardo McClarty at  443-878-1234 or by email  lmcclarty@howardchamber.com to talk about the packages that would best fit your businesses' needs and priorities.
We are thankful for many things this Thanksgiving, but especially, our newest members! Welcome to the Chamber!
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!
  • BB&T - 49 Years
  • BGE - 49 Years
  • Columbia Association - 49 Years
  • Cugle, Hann & Burk Insurance Associates - 49 Years
  • M&T Bank - 49 Years
  • Talkin & Oh, LLP - 49 Years
  • The Howard Hughes Corporation - 49 Years
  • W.R. Grace & Co. - 49 Years
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion - 48 Years
  • Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP - 44 Years
  • Loyola University Maryland - Graduate Business Programs - 43 Years
  • Bormel, Grice & Huyett, P.A. - 41 Years
  • Manekin, LLC - 41 Years
  • Miles & Stockbridge P.C. - 41 Years
  • Troutman Company - 41 Years
  • Willis Law Firm, P.A. - 41 Years
  • UHY Advisors Mid Atlantic-Maryland - 40 Years
Indelli.Belle Salon Opening in Columbia

Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the second location of Indelli.Belle Permanent Cosmetic Beauty Salon in Columbia!

January 10, 2019 - 4 - 6PM
Ribbon Cutting 4:30PM
8900 Columbia 100 Parkway, Suite I
Columbia, MD 21045
Economic Opportunity & Prosperity Task Force Releases Recommendations

The Economic Opportunity & Prosperity Task Force (EOPTF), Co-Chaired by Chamber President McClarty, has just released their recommendations after more than a year of development.

County Council to Hold Issue Briefings with Community

The Howard County Council will hold a series of issue briefing sessions on topics including Arts, Business & Economic Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Environment & Agriculture, Public Safety and Transportation.
Chamber President to Serve on Ball's Spending Affordability Advisory Committee

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has just established the Spending Affordability Advisory Committee (SAAC) to prepare recommendations regarding revenues and expenditures for County government over the next five years, and Chamber President Leonardo McClarty has been asked to serve on the committee.

Chamber to Hold County Executive Ball's First State of the County Address

We are pleased to announce that the Howard County Chamber will once again be working with the County Executive's Office to bring our members and members of the business community the annual State of the County Address (SOTC). This will be County Executive Calvin Ball's first SOTC and will be held on February 27th at Turf Valley Resort. 

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