Big Changes to Come

Just as Howard County kids are heading back to school this September, the Howard County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) will be starting a brand new chapter, in a new space and with a whole new look.

HCCC staff will be laboring before and after Labor Day weekend as we pack up and lock the doors to our offices at 5560 Sterrett Place for the last time. But come Sept. 5, we’ll be opening another door to our new offices at 6240 Old Dobbin Lane. The space puts us in a more central location with easy access to the area’s major highways and in close proximity to Columbia Gateway Business Park, Howard County’s largest business center. Stay tuned for details about an Open House this fall.
The chamber is also nearing the end of an exciting rebranding process. We will have a new logo and a whole new style to reveal as we move into our new offices. We can’t wait for everyone to take a peek at the new HCCC and how all of these changes put us in the best possible position to continue to help Howard County’s business community prosper.

Three Big Events

As if new offices and a new look weren’t enough excitement, HCCC staff members are also hard at work making sure our State of the School System Address with Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano on Sept. 14 and our Signature Event on Oct. 6 run smoothly.

The Elected Officials Meet & Greet will be held at new member La Palapa Grill & Cantina on Main Street in Ellicott City. It’s a great opportunity to rub elbows with local politicians, who want to hear your ideas on building a better place to live, work and play.

Our September Member Luncheon will focus on the Howard County Public School System. We are pleased that Martirano will be speaking. He has been a great collaborator already with the HCCC, and we look forward to hearing from him at the event.

Then in early October, just as the temperatures start to drop, we hope you will join the chamber at Turf Valley for A Night of Illusion. We recently revealed that our Signature Event on Oct. 6 will feature Illusionist Jason Bishop. From his breathtaking Double Levitation to his cutting edge plasma illusions, Bishop’s show will leave you breathless.