April 19, 2018
 UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
LAST CHANCE to Register for our 2018 Regional Economic Forum

This is the first time we've ever held a Regional Economic Forum and it is absolutely a morning you do not want to miss!

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will participate in a dynamic conversation moderated by Mike Kelly, Executive Director of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.

April 26, 2018 - 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044


May 24 - GovConnects BizBreakfast - Education Consortium

May 31 - Business After Business with the Asian American Chamber of Commerce - SAVE THE DATE!!!
 CHAMBER NEWS
Deadline for Early Bird Pricing on Iceland Trip Approaching

It's going to be a once in a lifetime trip this fall when the Chamber heads to Iceland, but time is running out to sign up and qualify for the early bird pricing! 

For lots more information about the trip, including the full brochure and registration information, click here. The deadline for early bird pricing registration is April 27th!

 CHAMBER MEMBER NEWS
Commercial Insurance Managers Selected as Veteran Owned Small Business of 2018

Congratulations to Commercial Insurance Managers for being selected as the Small Business Administration's 2018 Maryland Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year! Commercial Insurance Managers will receive the award on June 7th at Martin's West.

Congratulations to the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office!

Congratulations to Mary Doyle and the Fort Meade Public Affairs team for receiving an Honorable Mention in the category of Community Engagement Programs for their Meade Centennial Celebration in the 2017 Keith L. Ware Communication Awards.
Long Reach Tennis Club Opening

Join the Columbia Association for the Grand Opening of the Long Reach Tennis Club this Friday!

April 20, 2018 - 6 - 9 p.m.
Long Reach Tennis Club
6180 Old Dobbin Lane
Columbia, MD 21045

Horizon Foundation's Open Streets Howard County 

Join The Horizon Foundation for the Opening Ceremony of Open Streets Howard County, an opportunity to see how better street design can make our community more bikeable and walkable.

May 5, 2018 - 1 - 4 p.m.
Long Reach High School
6101 Old Dobbin Lane
Columbia, MD 21045
Freedom Fund Jazz Breakfast and Awards Celebration for Howard County NAACP Branch

The Howard County Branch of the NAACP is hosting their Freedom Fund Jazz Breakfast on May 5 at Martin's West. This year they are celebrating the "Year of the Women" honoring women at all levels of service in our community.

May 5, 2018 - 9 a.m. - Noon
Martin's West
Baltimore, MD

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Main Event Ribbon Cutting

The Main Event Entertainment Center at the Mall in Columbia will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony next month!

May 8, 2018 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Main Event Columbia
10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy #2520
Columbia, MD 21044

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United Way Walk a Mile

Join the United Way of Central Maryland for an opportunity to participate in their "Walk a Mile" experience in Howard County. Throughout the experience, participants play the role of a family member who is struggling to make ends meet. The goal is to provide an experience that will raise questions and prompt dialogue about how to help struggling families.

May 11, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Howard County General Hospital - Wellness Center
10710 Charter Dr., Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21044

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7th Annual Power of the Purse

We are once again a proud drop off location for the Annual Power of the Purse! We will be collecting new, gently used, vintage and designer handbags for the Power of the Purse Sale and Silent Auction on June 11th benefiting Blossoms of Hope.

June 11, 2018 - 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz
9204 Berger Road
Columbia, MD 21044
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!!!

We are so proud to welcome the following new Chamber members this week!
Happy Anniversary!!!

The following organizations joined the HCCC this week in history!
  • Berkshire Communities - 13 Years
  • Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals - 13 Years
 IN THE LOOP
Howard County Business Appreciation Week is Coming

The deadline has passed to sign up for a visit from Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and representatives from the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) during Business Appreciation Week, but it's not too late to sign up for the County Executive's Business Roundtable. The Business Roundtable will take place April 27th and will be a collaborative conversation about business topics in the county.

BGE Now Accepting Applications for Green Grants Program

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) is once again accepting applications for its 2018 Green Grants program. All 501c3 nonprofit organizations within the BGE service area are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $1k to $10k to fund projects or programs demonstrating a commitment to environmental stewardship.
Export Management Bootcamp for Industry Professionals

The Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland is hosting its second annual Export Management Bootcamp for Industry Professionals. The two-day bootcamp is designed to help prepare professionals to export their products or services internationally.

April 20 & 21, 2018
University of Maryland BioPark
Building 2, Suite 100
801 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Le'Chic Academy Foundation's BIZKidz Market Day

Calling all young entrepreneurs! Le'Chic Academy is holding a BIZKidz Market Day and wants you to come out and sell your creative products and services, make money and compete for awards and prizes.

April 21, 2018 - Noon - 5 p.m.
The Interfaith Center
5885 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia, MD 21045

Cybersecurity for SMBs: Protecting Your Business

The Maryland Department of Commerce, University of Maryland University College and Maryland Chamber of Commerce are hosting a FREE seminar to learn how to protect your business from cyber attacks.

April 25, 2018 - 8 - 10:30 a.m.
National Cyber Center of Excellence
9700 Great Seneca Highway
Rockville, MD 20850
Join a Committee at the Howard County Chamber of Commerce

Interested in getting more involved with the Chamber? 

Sign up today for any of the following committees:
  • Ambassadors
  • GovConnects
  • Holiday Party
  • Legislative
  • Membership
  • Signature Events
  • YPN

Contact info@howardchamber.com to join a Howard County Chamber of Commerce Committee today!   





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