October 18, 2018
LAST CHANCE to Register for Next Week's Legislative Preview Breakfast!

This is your last chance to make sure you have a seat at the table as we hear from our elected officials and representatives of the business community about the issues and legislation to watch in the coming session.

Moderator Cheryl Brown, Davis, Agnor, Rapaport, & Skalny, LLC will lead the discussion with panelists including Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary, Senator Gail Bates, Delegate Terri Hill, Christopher Summers, Founder and President, Maryland Public Policy Institute, Ruth Toomey, Executive Director, Maryland Tourism Coalition and Cailey Locklair Tolle, President of the Maryland Retail Association.

Attendees will also be the first to have access to our 2019 Legislative Issues Brief in which we outline the issues and legislation we believe to be of priority and importance to the business community both locally and statewide.

October 25, 2018 - 7:30 - 9:30AM
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia


Business After Business Was Spooky Good

Our last Business After Business of 2018 was so good it was almost scary! Ok, maybe not scary, but it was a big success. Thank you to everyone who came out and thank you to our wonderful hosts, The Arc of Howard County!

Learn more about The Arc of Howard County here.
We are so proud to welcome the following new Chamber members this week!
The following organizations joined the HCCC this week in history!
  • Apple Ford Lincoln - 12 Years
  • Custom Media Options, LLC - 9 Years
  • Smith Mechanical - 3 Years
  • Akosa and Associates, Inc (DBA) Liberty Tax Service - 1 Year
  • Elm Street Development - 1 Year
  • TEN.M.flats Downtown Columbia - 1 Year
Mint Dental Care Celebrates Grand Opening

Congratulations to one of our newest members, Mint Dental Care! Chamber President Leonardo McClarty and Chamber Ambassadors were on hand for their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony last week. You can learn more about Mint Dental Care here.
Executive Kittleman Launches Rt. 1 Corridor Master Plan

This week, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced the launch of the Rt. 1 Corridor Master Plan, an effort that includes transportation, infrastructure, land use and economic development strategies to improve vibrancy and quality of life aspects throughout the Rt. 1 corridor.

Location Changed for Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan Workshop

Due to overwhelming response, the location for the final public workshop on the Ellicott City Master Plan on October 25 has been changed. The workshop will now be held in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

October 25, 2018 - 7PM
Banneker Room, George Howard Building
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
4th Annual Howard Co. Veterans Day Parade Looking For Vendors 

The Columbia Association, Howard County Veterans Foundation and the Howard County Office of Veterans and Military Families are looking for vendors, food trucks and participants for the upcoming 4th Annual Howard County Veterans Day Parade to be held on Sunday, November 11th at 9:30AM from Merriweather Post Pavilion to the future site of the Howard County Veterans Monument at Lake Kittamaqundi.
2018 Howie Award Nominations Now Open

Do you know someone who creates, teaches or supports the arts in Howard County and deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the community? Nominate them for the Howard County Arts Council's 2018 Howie Awards for Outstanding Artist, Outstanding Arts Educator or Outstanding Arts Supporter (Business or Individual). Nominations due by October 30th.

Greater Washington Partnership Report on Tech Talent in the Capital Region

The Greater Washington Partnership has just released a report, Partnering to Strengthen Tech Talent in the Capital Region to demonstrate how improving employers' access to digital talent can propel our region's economic growth.

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