August 16, 2019
Elected Officials Meet & Greet
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
La Palapa Grill & Cantina 
8307 Main Street 
Ellicott City, MD 21043

The Chamber will be collecting school supplies for the back to School Drive for the Howard County Public School System at this event.

Items Needed:
  • Marble composition books
  • 1-subject spiral notebooks
  • 5-subject spiral notebooks
  • College ruled paper
  • Wide ruled paper
  • Pocket folders
  • Index cards
  • Colored pencil pack
  • Crayon pack
  • Colored markers pack
  • Highlighters – yellow, pink
  • Pencils
  • Pens – blue, black
  • Binders – 1 ½ , 2, and 3 inch
  • Dividers
  • Glue sticks
  • Blunt scissors
  • Pointed tip scissors
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
YPN Mixer
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 3150
Columbia, MD 21044

Howard County Chamber Intercity Visit Taking Form
Efforts to take a group of 20-30 business and civic leaders alongside County Executive Calvin Ball and elected and appointed officials to Somerset County, New Jersey beginning to take form. To view the draft itinerary, click here .
Visit dates will be September 15-17.
Attendees will study and discuss best practices in economic and community development, flood mitigation, and environmental stewardship. 

We are looking to provide scholarship opportunities to a few Elected and Appointed Officials to join our Intercity Visit in Somerset County, NJ. If you are interested in contributing to this scholarship please contact the Howard County Chamber at (410) 730-4111.
Two Chamber Members of the Greater Baltimore area make the Inc. 5000
64 Whiteford Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2020, Five Named “Lawyer of the Year”
The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington offices!
Policymakers, as well as representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as confirmed speakers who will be addressing a number of important topics including healthcare, cybersecurity, education, immigration, and many more.

This event is an opportunity to meet directly with policymakers and business leaders on Capitol Hill. 

Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Program 
Complete Survey to Better Serve Small Business Community
Maryland$aves is a new low-cost, hassle-free service for businesses that do not currently offer a retirement plan. The  Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation  (SDAT) has partnered with the  Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Program  (Maryland$aves) and  The Pew Charitable Trusts  (Pew), a non-partisan, non-profit research organization, to distribute an important survey to collect feedback from Maryland's small business community. The survey will provide input about the potential advantages and disadvantages of participating in a retirement savings program.

Attention eMMA Vendors - Register Your Product and Service Codes Today
Maryland recently launched a new eProcurement platform called eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA). eMMA is the direct result of Governor Larry Hogan's2016 Commission to Modernize State Procurement which is being led by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford. All vendors, both those who completed the preliminary registration and those who are registering as a new vendor, must identify their product and service categories as part of their vendor profile. No old commodity codes were carried over from the former system. eMMA utilizes the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) system. Vendors can search by keyword or use the drop down menu. This is important as it impacts the types of solicitation notices you will receive from the system. Please read the eMMA Managing Vendor Profile Quick Reference Guide for instruction.