The Harford County Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual State of the County luncheon Jan. 16 at Water’s Edge Events Center in Belcamp.
Keynote speaker Harford County Executive Barry Glassman gave his State of Business Address, focusing on the many ways Harford County is an ideal environment for business to thrive.
The afternoon began with welcome remarks from Harford Chamber Board Chair Patrice Ricciardi, followed by the pledge and invocation given by Aaron Piccirilli, vice president of philanthropy at Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center. Breast cancer survivor Nancy Petty also reflected on her experience as a patient at the Medstar Health Cancer Center in Bel Air.
Glassman then spoke on the Choose Civility Campaign, which encourages Harford Countians to treat each other with kindness, respect, and tolerance. In closing, Angela Rose, president and CEO of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, gave an update on the Chamber Organized Network for Education and Career Training (CONECT) initiative, which aims to bring together students, educational institutions and businesses to recruit and develop a talented workforce to lead Harford County into the future.
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