July 26, 2018
August 1st Deadline Approaching for 2018 ACE Nominations

If you know someone who deserves recognition for all their hard work, timing is running out for you to 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 sent to Kristi Simon by email at ksimon@howardchamber.com or by mail at 6240 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 110, Columbia, MD 21045.

Main Street Reopened in Ellicott City

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and County Council Member Jon Weinstein have announced that Ellicott City's Main Street is now open to two-way vehicular and pedestrian traffic after being closed for nearly two months since the flash flood on May 27th.

Howard County's Summer Restaurant Week Is Here

Howard County's Summer 2018 Restaurant Week is upon us, and we can't wait to hit some of our favorite spots. From July 23rd - August 6th you can enjoy special restaurant week menus and deals at dozens of Howard County's most delicious eateries including tons of Chamber members!

Updates to General Assembly Committee Leadership

While the November General Election is still to come, current Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. has released an updated roster of what the Leadership, Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs will likely look like in the House of Delegates for the next session. 

As we mentioned last week, Vanessa Atterbeary (D) Howard County, District 13, would become Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee among other changes. You can read the entire roster compiled by Public Sector Consulting Group, who lobbies on behalf of the Chamber here.
Doceo Office Solutions Acquires Saxe & Associates

Congratulations to one of our newest members, Doceo Office Solutions, who has just acquired Saxe & Associates, Inc. as part of the process of hiring Kenneth Saxe as their new VP of IT Services.

Take Advantage of the Registered Apprenticeship Program

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $50.5 million in grants to help states develop and implement strategies to support apprenticeship expansion and Maryland has received $2 million. Funds will be awarded to applicants so they may implement new and promising ideas, or adapt proven strategies at the systems or service delivery level, so as to expand the reach of RA programs in Maryland. 

First Citizens Bank Holding Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Join First Citizens Bank for an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their first Howard County location!

July 30, 2018 - Noon
First Citizens Bank
8820 Columbia 100 Parkway, Suite 110
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
We are so proud to welcome the following new Chamber members this week!
The following organizations joined the HCCC this week in history!
  • Highland Home Inspections - 10 Years
  • Port Discovery Children's Museum - 10 Years
  • Kimberly Mann Agnor CPA - 2 Years
  • One World Healthcare - 2 Years
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