December 13, 2018
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Chamber Collecting Mittens & Hats for Children in Need

Celebrate the season of giving with us tonight at the 2018 Jingle Mingle by bringing a pair of mittens and/or a hat for children in need. We've partnered with the Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) where 322 - 3, 4 and 5 year-olds are currently enrolled in their preschool program and need these essential winter items. We'll be collecting mittens and hats at the Jingle Mingle holiday party tonight and then delivering them to the CAC.
  UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS



  CHAMBER MEMBER NEWS
UHY LLP Expanding with Merger with bgr CPAs

Congratulations to two of our incredible members who have now become one! This week UHY Advisors, Inc. announced that it has expanded its office in the Mid-Atlantic region through its merger of the professional services firm bgr CPAs in Columbia.

Lincoln Culinary Institute Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Lincoln Culinary Institute on a successful ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon. Chamber President Leonardo McClarty and Director of Membership Ronny Nadiv were on hand to present the Lincoln Culinary Institute with their ribbon cutting certificate and emcee the event. Thank you to everyone who attended including two of our new county council members, Opel Jones and Christiana Rigby.
CEO of The Lutheran Village at MILLER'S GRANT to Retire After Nearly 25 Years

Congratulations to Geary Milliken, President/CEO of Carroll Lutheran Village and The Lutheran Village at MILLER'S GRANT, who will retire in June of 2019. He began his tenure as President in 1994.

  WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!!!
We are thankful for many things this Thanksgiving, but especially, our newest members! Welcome to the Chamber!
  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
We are also thankful for the following members who joined the Chamber this week in history!
  • Allen & Shariff Corporation - 16 Years
  • HC DrugFree - 13 Years
  • Advantage Industries, Inc. - 11 Years
  • BWI - Thurgood Marshall Airport - 11 Years
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - 7 Years
  • FAI Wealth Management - 5 Years
  • Carrabba's Italian Grill - 3 Years
  • WOWroi.com - 2 Years
  • ArcSource Group, Inc. - 1 Year
  • PepsiCo - 1 Year
  2018 ANNUAL CHAMBER PARTNERS
2019 Annual Partnerships Now 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 are now offering 2019 Annual Partnerships 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.
  LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
County Executive Ball Hosting Series of Listening Sessions

Howard County's 10th County Executive, Dr. Calvin Ball, will be hosting a series of Listening Sessions to hear about residents' experiences, hopes and dreams for Howard County. The Listening Sessions will be held throughout December and January.

HCPSS Superintendent to Present Proposed FY 2020 Budget

Howard County Public School System Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano will present the proposed FY 2020 Operating Budget on December 18th at the Board of Education Meeting being held at 7 p.m.

  CHAMBER NEWS
Adopt a Family with CAC for the Holidays

Continuing its annual tradition, the Community Action Council of Howard County is again offering an "Adopt a Family" program in December to allow community members the opportunity to help make a family's wishes come true this holiday season. The Chamber team is participating this year and we encourage all our members who are able, to do the same!
 
Always Wanted to Go to Portugal?

In case you missed the big announcement, the Chamber is headed to Portugal in 2019, and we've got a new travel partner!

Join a representative from Chamber Discoveries for a free in person meeting with all of the details about this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Portugal.

MEETING at Turf Valley - January 14, 2019 - 6PM

For more information about our 2019 Chamber Trip to Portugal, head to www.howardchamber.com/chamber-travel.
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