County executive tours businesses Harford during Business Appreciation Week

  • From left, James C. Richardson, director of economic development; Joseph Hau, vice president/CFO, Chesapeake Environmental Management Inc.; Stephanie Hau, president/CEO, Chesapeake Environmental Managment Inc. and David R. Craig, Harford County Executive, stand in CEM's office on Main Street in Bel Air, where Craig visited last week.
From left, James C. Richardson, director of economic development;…
September 30, 2013|AEGIS STAFF REPORT

Harford County Executive David R. Craig, Director of Economic Development James Richardson and Harford County Government celebrated Business Appreciation Week Sept 16 to 20.

Each day of the week, the county executive, county council members, municipal leaders and representatives of the Office of Economic Development toured businesses throughout the county to recognize them for their hard work and success.

Craig reached out to area businesses to say "thank you" for their work.

"These visits were both informative and interesting. The visits provided insight as to the strength of our business community. I was able to learn about the challenges and opportunities that confront them," Craig said in a press release.

On Sept. 16, Craig and the Office of Economic Development toured businesses in Bel Air and in the northern part of the county, including Little NY Deli, Chesapeake Environmental Management Inc. and Jarrettsville Creamery and Deli.

County leaders attended a business roundtable at the Harford Business Innovation Center in Belcamp Sept. 17 with a focus on manufacturing and distribution. The forum gave the business community the chance to discuss issues of concern to the county executive.

Last Wednesday, the team visited Aberdeen with stops at Johnson's Family Pharmacy, Mars Supermarket, Gino's and Frito Lay.

On Thursday, the team visited businesses in Edgewood and Joppatowne, including Amrein Foods, Redner's Warehouse Markets, Luna's House, Smiths Detection and Gus's Pizza and Grill.

On Friday, the team visited with Havre de Grace officials at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center, The Vineyard Wine Bar, Washington Street Books and Havre de Grace Marine Center.

"Harford County offers businesses an excellent opportunity to grow and prosper," Richardson said. "Business Appreciation Week is a time for us to thank our business partners and show our appreciation for the economic strength and stability they bring to Harford County."

For more information on Business Appreciation Week, contact the Office of Economic Development, 410-638-3059.

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