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By Sloane Brown | June 24, 2001
Who knew annual meetings could be so much fun? It was standing room only in the Renaissance Hotel's mezzanine during the cocktail hour of the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting, called "The Good Sports of Baltimore." Some 350 chamber members sipped drinks, munched appetizers and caught up with old friends and new. Then they headed into the ballroom for dinner and a presentation by John Moag, former Maryland Stadium Authority head, on the impact of major league sports on the city and state.
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By Barbara Pash | July 31, 2014
In the next few months, it will be a snap to find entertainment news and venues in Towson thanks to the Towson Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is designing an online application, a one-stop shop of everything you want to know about what's happening, who's doing it and how to get there in downtown Towson. The application, downloadable for smart phones and android devices, will be free to users and to the businesses, chamber members or not, that will be in it. Brooke Bianchetti, assistant to the chamber executive director, is designing the app. "We expect to launch it in the next two to three months," she said of the approximately $10,000 to $12,000 project.
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NEWS
December 11, 2003
The Taneytown Chamber of Commerce recently held its 75th annual banquet and elected officers for next year. Officers are: Kim Carter, president; Doug Heck, first vice president; Wilma Brown, second vice president; Bill MacKinzie, secretary; Leonard Wantz Jr., treasurer. Directors are: Fern Haines, one year; Jim Parker, two years; Lou Jordan, three years; Roger Diehl, past president. Donna Sako is executive director. The chamber meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month, except July and August, at the American Legion Post 120. Information: 410-756-4234.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that it has picked the head of a chamber in Western Maryland to succeed its retiring CEO. Brien Poffenberger, CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce for the past decade, will step into the top spot at the state chamber June 16. Kathleen T. Snyder will retire that month after leading the organization for nearly 15 years. Poffenberger intends to focus on the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition, an effort by business groups across the state to get more business friendly tax and regulatory policies in place as well as to increase job growth, spur entrepreneurial activities and improve workforce education.
NEWS
By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | April 11, 1999
Michael G. Riemer, president and chief executive officer of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce for the past 15 months, has announced that he will step down Sept. 1.Riemer, 66, a member of the chamber since 1980 and on the board since 1990, said he will stay on as CEO until a replacement is found, or longer if necessary. He also said he plans to remain an active member of the chamber after his retirement."There comes a time in your life when you simply want more time for yourself and your family," he said last week.
NEWS
By From Staff Reports | August 17, 1995
Gordon M. Mumpower Jr., an insurance executive, was elected yesterday to serve as the president of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce.Mr. Mumpower, 50, will take office next month for a one-year term.The chamber's 28-member board met in a special session to elect a new leader after learning that the president-elect for the 1995-1996 term, Don Wood, would be unable to fill his position because of a job transfer.Mr. Wood, an executive with NationsBank, told the board he is being shifted to Anne Arundel County in a reorganization.
BUSINESS
By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Sun Staff Writer | May 12, 1995
A public relations specialist and a state law enforcement official were honored for public service at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner meeting last night at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt.At a lobster and steak dinner attended by more than 450 business people, Earle Palmer Brown, chairman of Earle Palmer Brown Cos., and Bishop L. Robinson, secretary of the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, received awards recognizing their contributions to the business community.
NEWS
March 15, 1999
The Howard County Chamber of Commerce has selected public officials to receive awards at its Community Awards Night on April 28 at Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center, Ellicott City.Capt. Ray Harne was chosen Career Firefighter of the Year. Sue Shainline was named Volunteer Firefighter of the Year. Bronze medals will be presented to Lt. John Sheehan and Master Firefighter/Paramedic Ed Egan.Pfc. Gabriel Arias will be honored as Howard County Police Officer of the Year. The Auxiliary Officer of the Year is Officer Ed Curry.
NEWS
By VICKI WELLFORD | July 26, 1994
The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a 4th District County Council candidates forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 10, at the Piney Orchard Visitor's Center, 2400 Stream Valley Drive in Odenton.All five candidates will be there and will submit written responses to questions prepared by the chamber. Topics for discussion will include fiscal management, economic development, the environment, crime, education and how and where to dispose of refuse.The forum is free and open to the public.
NEWS
May 20, 2003
Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. will be guest speaker today at the membership luncheon of the Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce, where he will discuss plans for the east side. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Crab Quarters Inc. on Eastern Boulevard in Essex. Call 410-686-2233 for reservations or fax reservations to 410- 687-9081.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
The head of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce will retire this summer after nearly 15 years at the helm, the business group said Monday. Kathleen T. Snyder, president and CEO of the chamber since October 1999, plans to step down June 30. She came to the group after heading the chamber in Alexandria, Va. for seven years and serving for five years as executive vice president of the Prince George's County chamber. The chamber's board chairman, Thomas H. Graham, said in a statement that the Annapolis resident turned the state chamber into a "powerhouse organization that truly helps employers.
NEWS
FROM THE AEGIS | February 21, 2013
Vanessa Milio announced Thursday she will resign as president and CEO of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce to accept another leadership position in Maryland's nonprofit community. Milio's departure comes after two years of service in which she advanced many of the organization's goals and helped strengthen Harford's greater business community, according to a news release from the organization. "Vanessa has been an invaluable, motivated leader for our organization and Harford's greater business community.
EXPLORE
January 17, 2013
Twenty-two outstanding educators from area schools were honored at a dinner Jan. 10 by the Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce, which honors teachers as part of their annual awards and installation dinner,. Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools Dallas Dance was on hand to honor the Baltimore County Public School educators Teachers from Carney Elementary, to Kenwood High School, to the Community College of Baltimore County were selected on the basis of having five or more years of service in education, classroom leadership, involvement in extra-curricular activities, respect from colleagues and service as positive role model for students.
NEWS
January 9, 2013
Each year your Towson Chamber spends over $100,000 to provide events and services in our community. Our executive committee and board of directors will be meeting in the near future to plan for 2013. Please read the following and give us your much-appreciated feedback. As we enter into the new year, it is a time to reflect on the past and prepare ourselves for the future. The Towson Chamber's first priority is to support our business community. We do that in a variety of ways. We host over 60 outdoor events each year.
EXPLORE
January 14, 2012
A noon rally on Jan. 13, held by the Towson Chamber of Commerce, drew about 60 people to Patriot Plaza to support the Baltimore Ravens in advance of Sunday's Divisional Round playoff game with the Houston Texans. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Nancy Hafford had urged residents to "wear your favorite purple garb ... and show that Towson has more spirit than any other town in Maryland. " About 60 people heeded that call, and took part in an celebration and "home team" photo near the large Ravens logo, painted at the plaza earlier this week.
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By L'Oreal Thompson | November 28, 2011
After spending seven years as director of the Harford County Public Library Foundation, Vanessa Milio recently took over the reigns of the county's chamber of commerce earlier this year and became the organization's first female CEO. “As a leader, it is important to remember who you are and what you stand for, both personally and professionally,” Vanessa says. “As a woman in leadership, the level of scrutiny can be challenging, making it even more important to stay true to yourself and your values.” As CEO, Vanessa oversees the largest chamber of commerce in Maryland.
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | April 22, 1992
Saying small businesses in Baltimore need an advocate, about 20 business people agreed yesterday to form a committee to explore the creation of a city Chamber of Commerce."
EXPLORE
September 6, 2011
Join the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce Sunday,. Sept. 11, for our 38th annual Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Frederick Road between Bloomsbury and Melvin avenues. A wonderful day has been planned featuring live music on two stages, a KidZone, the weekly Sunday farmers market and more than 200 crafters, local businesses and civic organizations. This annual festival is one of Catonsville's premier events. With this year's festival falling on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the day has a special significance.
NEWS
By a Sun staff reporter | April 28, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley today announced the appointment of Robert M. Summers as the state's Secretary of the Environment — a move praised by both the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Summers, who has worked at the department since its creation in 1987, has been acting secretary since December; before that, he was deputy secretary for about three years. "With his highly-regarded expertise, straightforward approach to finding workable solutions, and passion for clean water, clean air and a healthy environment, we are confident that his continued leadership will serve the people of our State well as we work to protect our environmental priorities.
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