April 11, 2019
Only One Day Remaining: Complete the Chamber Member Survey Now

Just one day remains for you to complete the 2019 Howard County Chamber Member Survey. It should take fewer than 5 minutes.  Click here to get started: 

As a token of our appreciation for completing the survey, you will be entered into a drawing to receive one of the following prizes: one ticket to the 50th Anniversary Chairman's Gala (the Signature Event); one ticket to the Chamber's Annual Cyber Conference; or an enhanced listing in the Chamber's online directory. You can select which prize you'd prefer.

Your response and time are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, email Ronny Nadiv, Director of Membership at  rnadiv@howardchamber.com .

Early Bird Rates ends Monday, April 15, 2019.  Save 17%.

Hot News: GOOGLE signs on as Sponsor

This is an exciting opportunity to connect with and learn from the best and the brightest in the Cyber Security world. 

Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast  is Next Week 

Seats are filling up  and it's time to register. It's your opportunity to learn what happened in this most recent session, and what it will mean for the business community. You will hear from a panel of elected officials and business representatives, including  Senator Clarence Lam,  Delegates Warren Miller, Terri Hill, and Courtney Watson.

Don't delay - click read more below and register.

April 18, 2019 - 7:30 - 9:30 A.M.
Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 2104

$3.4 million in capital funds awarded to Howard County for flood mitigation
State dollars will soon flow into Howard County for flood prevention efforts along Main Street in Ellicott City. 

A total of $3.4 million in capital funds were awarded to Howard County for flood mitigation efforts under a new Safe and Sound plan by County Executive Calvin Ball. In addition, the county can apply for another $8 million approved by the General Assembly over the coming three years for statewide flood mitigation efforts. The $3.4 million is the latest boost in ongoing efforts to restore, rebuild and strengthen parts of historic Main Street in Ellicott City. (Baltimore Business Journal)


Strategic Alliance Partner
Join us in welcoming two new members to the Chamber this week. We are happy to see them come onboard.
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 as well as some of our newest members!
The Business Monthly Celebration of the Howard County Chamber Issue

The Howard County Chamber and The Business Monthly are once again teaming up for our annual Celebration of the Chamber issue this June. The Chamber and our members will be featured along with our events, awards and special programs. The Business Monthly will be offering advertisements in the issue until May 1st. If you are interested, you can reach out to kathy@bizmonthly.com for more information.
HoCo Chamber Members Head to Portugal 

Join us for an exciting eight day trip to explore and discover Portugal this fall. 

For more information about our 2019 Chamber Trip  please call Kristi Simon at 410-730-4111 or email her at  ksimon@howardchamber.com .  

Howard Community College (HCC) Launches Maryland's First Construction Management Apprenticeship Program

To meet the growing demand for employees in the construction management industry, Howard Community College (HCC) will offer Maryland's first  Construction Management Apprenticeship Program . The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation recently approved HCC as a registered apprenticeship sponsor for the new program, which will launch this summer. Chamber member Impact Marketing & Public Relations consulted with HCC on the communications plan to get the word out.
Howard County Library has framed prints available to borrow.
Need art for your home or office? 

Borrow framed prints and photographs from Howard County Library System's Central Branch for FREE!

The Library's new Art Education Collection features nearly 300 framed prints and photos. The collection contains diverse visual styles and themes, and features artists such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keefe, Ernie Barnes, Charles Bibbs, and Pablo Picasso - as well as local artists. Each artwork is accompanied by information about the artist, the piece, and tools to inspire conversation. 


The Howard County Community College Center for Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence is celebrating student entrepreneurship. You are invited to join us for some light refreshments, networking and presentation to the award winners.

May 8, 2019, 5:30-8:30 PM
Howard Community College
Student Services Hall, 4th Floor

RSVP to  cebe@howardcc.edu
Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting at Phoenix TS

April 17, 2019, 4:00 - 5:00 PM 
10420 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 250
Columbia, MD 21044

RSVP to Ronny Nadiv, 410-730-4111 x 114 or rnadiv@howardchamber.com

Ribbon Cutting at StratWealth in Maple Lawn

"Great opportunity to meet and connect with the StratWealth team"

April 24, 2019, 5:00-7:00 PM
8170 Maple Lawn Blvd,
Suite 100
Maple Lawn, MD 20759

RSVP to Ronny Nadiv, 410-730-4111 x 114 or rnadiv@howardchamber.com

2019 Business Appreciation Week

Howard County businesses of all types and sizes are invited to take part in the 2019 Business Appreciation Week from April 22 - April 26! As a part of our ongoing mission to improve the resources available to our business community, each year teams of ambassadors from the Howard County Economic Development Authority, the Chamber, Government Officials and Elected Officials, including County Executive Ball.

Meetings Matter Expo & Luncheon

Join Visit Howard County, in partnership with the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and Howard County Economic Development Authority, for Meetings Matter Expo & Luncheon.

Learn about incredible meeting venue offerings in your own backyard plus realize the economic impact your meetings and events have on the local economy, community, and your business.

April 25, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Main Street Ballroom, Ellicott City MD

This is a free event for area businesses that hold meetings and events

Apprenticeship Maryland

When your business participates in the 
Apprenticeship Maryland program, y ou get a chance to cultivate a highly trained 
workforce and help 12th grade students to begin their careers in high-demand fields.

Apprenticeship Maryland is an incredibl e
opportunity to have a positive impact on the
career development of qualified students, and  your company bottom line. Benefits of participation in the program include:
  • Streamlined Recruiting
  • Trained potential Full-Time Employees
  • Improved Retention
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