Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In This Issue:

Now Appearing at Merriweather: The Rotating Stage »

What’s new at Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion?

Vision for 2020: The Chamber’s New Strategic Plan »

The last few years have featured several changes for the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, highlighted by a new program in GovConnects and the hiring of a new president late in 2014. With those changes come the integration of new ideas, initiatives and processes.


Upcoming Events

May 24, 2016 Columbia Rotary Club 6:30 PM May 25, 2016 Community Job Fair 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM May 25, 2016 Columbia Town Center Rotary Club 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM May 25, 2016 Elkridge Rotary Club 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM May 26, 2016 Ellicott City Sunrise Rotary Club 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM View all upcoming events »

Latest News

BizWeekly 5/17/16

State Creates BRAC Advisory Group

The Maryland Military Installation Council (MMIC) has formed a BRAC Advisory Group that will focus on threats and opportunities associated with uncertainties in the defense budget, as well as the probability of future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions.

Department of Commerce (DoC) Secretary Mike Gill, who chairs the MMIC, authorized the group and named 12 founding members, who include Col. John Astle, USMC (Ret.), Maryland state senator; and Deon Viergutz, vice president of cybersolutions, Lockheed Martin, and former president, Fort Meade Alliance.

“Military commands in our state are crucial to homeland security, chemical and biological research, cybersecurity, aerospace and aviation,” said Gov. Larry Hogan. “The installations also contribute more than $57 million to Maryland’s economy. In anticipation of future BRAC initiatives, Maryland is shoring up its defense of military installations throughout the state. The BRAC Advisory Group

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Guest Article

Howard County’s Academy of Finance Students Collaborate With Patterson High School Students in Baltimore

By Maddy Halbach

To a group of Howard County and Baltimore City high school students, the word “community” means making the world around them a better place to live, or a group of individuals focused on achieving a common goal to make a difference.

After the unrest in Baltimore City last year, a group of Howard County’s Academy of Finance students were concerned this could occur in their greater community. Discussing the incident with each other brought attention to the needs of the individuals living in the vicinity and a desire to make a difference.

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