October 4, 2018
ONLY 3 HOURS LEFT 
TO GET YOUR TICKET!!!
Registration for the 2018 Signature Event will be closing at NOON today, so if you don't have your ticket yet, do it now!

Comedian Greg Schwem
will keep us laughing all night and you will be able to see all of our incredible Award for Chamber Excellence winners accept their awards live on stage including:
  • Dick Story
  • Creig Northrop, Northrop Realty
  • Pam Long, Pam Long Photography
  • Greg Fitchitt, Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Tino's Italian Bistro
  • Tower Federal Credit Union
  • Sparksoft Corporation



  2018 ANNUAL CHAMBER PARTNERS
  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!
  • Commercial Insurance Managers, Inc. - 27 Years
  • Orchard Development Corporation - 11 Years
  • Antwerpen Toyota - 5 Years
  • The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia - 4 Years
  • Freestate Self Storage - 3 Years
  • Kaiser Permanente - 2 Years
  • LasikPlus - 2 Years
  • TeamLogic IT of Ellicott City & BWI, MD - 2 Years
  CHAMBER MEMBER NEWS
Clarks Ace Hardware Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Congratulations to the team at Clarks Ace Hardware who celebrated their Grand Re-Opening this weekend along with a celebration of Andy Clark's retirement. Ronny Nadiv, Director of Membership for the Chamber was on hand for the big event.
Cole Schnorf to Receive Howard County "Good Scout" Award

Congratulations to Cole Schnorf, COO of Manekin, LLC and Co-Chair of the Chamber's Legislative Affairs Committee, who will receive the 2018 Howard County "Good Scout" Award from the Boy Scouts of America at a ceremony on November 2nd.

SECU Names New President & CEO

Congratulations to Dave Sweiderk, who has just been tapped by the Board of Directors to succeed Rod Staatz as President and CEO of the $3.5 billion credit union.

Chamber Members on BBJ's 2018 Best in Finance CFO Awards List

Congratulations to George Coffman, CFO, Chief Investment Officer, Treasurer and Executive Vice President, Howard Bank and Arsham Mirshah, Co-Founder and CFO, Webmechanix, for being included on the Baltimore Business Journal's 2018 Best in Finance: CFO Awards List.

Mint Dental Care Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join one of our newest members, Mint Dental Care, for their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony next week! Chamber President Leonardo McClarty and ambassadors from the Chamber will be on hand.

October 12, 2018 - 2-4PM
Ribbon cutting at 2:30
7190 Troy Hill Drive, Suite 200
Elkridge, MD 21075
  CHAMBER NEWS
Ads Now Available for 50th Anniversary Edition of our Business Resource Guide & Member Directory

In 2019, we will celebrate our 50th Anniversary and you are invited to join in that celebration and promote your business too - in our annual Business Resource Guide & Member Directory. 

We have partnered with The Business Monthly again to produce this 50th Anniversary Edition of the Directory. A representative from The Business Monthly will be calling you to verify that we have the correct information for your business and offer you the opportunity to enhance your listing and publish an ad.

If you are interested in guaranteeing an advertising spot in the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Directory, contact The Business Monthly team at 410-740-5009 or  
  IN THE LOOP
Howard Co. Economic Opportunity & Prosperity Task Force Public Hearing

Join Chamber President Leonardo McClarty and other members of the Howard County Opportunity & Prosperity Task Force for a public hearing

October 9, 2018 - 5:30 - 7PM
George Howard Building
Vernon Gray Room
FREE Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Join the Ellicott City Partnership, Visit Howard County and Patapsco Heritage Greenway for a free public Emergency Preparedness Workshop to improve their readiness for future flooding and hazardous events.

October 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM
St. Paul's Church
3755 Saint Paul Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Maryland Division of Labor & Industry Offering SHRM PDCs

The Maryland Division of Labor and Industry is offering workshops covering Wage and Hour Information and Laws, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act and Prevailing Wage and Worker Classification in Columbia next month.

October 10, 2018 - 10AM - 2:30PM
Columbia Workforce Center
Chamber President to Speak at HCC's Business Career Event

Chamber President Leonardo McClarty is proud to be one of the speakers at this year's "Get connected...to a Business Career" event put on by Counseling & Career Services at Howard Community College.

October 11, 2018 - 11AM - 12:20PM
Howard Community College
DH 100

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HCEDA's Annual Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Join our Strategic Alliance Partners, the Howard County Economic Development Authority for their Annual Meeting and celebration of 25 years as an organization!

October 15, 2018 - 4 - 7:30PM
Two Merriweather
10960 Grantchester Way
Columbia, MD 21044

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