Patricia J. Klahr, president and CEO of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, is leaving that position to become president and CEO of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, effective Sept. 9.
Thomas M. Meachum, a partner with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP in Columbia, has been selected to join the Howard County Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
The Howard County Chamber of Commerce has appointed Maureen Thomas as executive director of its GovConnects business-to-government initiative. Thomas has more than 20 years of experience working in public-private sector relations and program management for clients in the government, small business and nonprofit sectors, including working within the intelligence community and as a Naval Reserve [&h[...]
Steve Wolf, CPA, a partner at bgr CPAs, has been appointed to the Howard County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Duane Carey has been appointed to a one-year term as chairman of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. Carey, president of IMPACT Public Relations and Marketing LLC in Columbia, has been a member of the board for seven years and part of the executive committee for three. He worked closely over the […]
Joanne Birdsong has been named vice president, operations for the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Birdsong has been with the Chamber since 2007 and previously served as office manager. In her new role, she will oversee the day-to-day operation of the chamber office, including management of staff, and continue to serve as a liaison to […]
Some businesses open with a ribbon-cutting and maybe some wine and cheese. Not Wegmans, the grocery store chain that experts say has carved out a “pretty untouchable” niche among higher-end supermarkets and a cult following akin to that of Apple. “We’re kind of like the Grateful Dead. People follow us,” said Wendy Webster, manager of […]
Ron Meliker, executive vice president and chief operations officer of The Kane Co., has been named chairman of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Meliker previously served on the board and executive committee. He has also worked for Sunbelt Beverages Corp., Emery Air Freight Corp., Carling National Brewing Co., and Westinghouse Electric Corp. He holds […]
Business groups are organizing trade missions of their own to help their members capitalize on opportunities presented by booming overseas economies. Howard County Chamber of Commerce President Pamela J. Klahr spent eight days in China in March with other chamber executives from around the country. The Howard chamber is holding a trip of its own next […]