Havre de Grace

Office of Economic Development

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 18

        The Havre de Grace City Council Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave., Havre de Grace.

Tuesday, June 19

        The Baltimore Business Journal and over 100 Baltimore business professionals will participate in BizMix aboard Spirit of Baltimore Cruises, 561 Light St., Baltimore, Tuesday, June 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Make connections at this networking event while enjoying a great view of the Inner Harbor, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and soda. Register by contacting Lisa Carmicheal at 410-454-0508 or lcarmichael@bizjournals.com 

            The Maryland Women’s Business Center, MWBC, will hold ABCs of Starting a Business from 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, at the MWBC, 51 Monroe St., Suite PE-20, Rockville, MD. Registration is $35 and is online at www.marylandwbc.org. Topics include business plans, business start-up, preplanning, legal issues, managing a business and women-owned businesses.

Wednesday, June 20

The Harford County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Mix & Mingle, from 8 to 9 a.m., Wed., June 20, in the Board Room at the Chamber offices, 108 S. Bond St., Bel Air. This lively morning event is open to members and non-members on a limited basis. Enjoy coffee and one-on-one conversation with an opportunity for each person to introduce themselves to the group with a business 30 second commercial. Bring your business cards!

            The Maryland Economic Development Association in partnership with Leadership Maryland will highlight the connection of Economic Development and Higher Education in Maryland at the University of Maryland and Towson University, Wednesday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Towson University Campus, 800 York Rd., Towson. Partnerships between higher education and economic development are key to Maryland’s economy and this will be the second in a series of conversations that highlight these unique partnerships. For details visit www.medamd.com.

        The Havre de Grace Economic Development Advisory Board, HDG EDAB, will meet at Havre de Grace City Hall, at 4 p.m., Wed., June 20.

Thursday, June 21

The US Department of Defense launched the “This is Your Military” initiative to highlight the work of service members, dispel myths about military service and increase awareness among Americans. On June 21, at noon a Twitter Chat on  business tips for veteran entrepreneurs will be held through the Small Business Administration (@SBAgov) featuring industry experts.

The US Department of Defense launched the “This is Your Military” initiative to highlight the work of service members, dispel myths about military service and increase awareness among Americans. On June 21, at noon a Twitter Chat on business tips for veteran entrepreneurs will be held through the Small Business Administration (@SBAgov) featuring industry experts.

Sunday, June 24

                   The International Economic Development Council, or IEDC, Economic Future Forum will be held in Buffalo, NY, June 24 to 26 with the theme of Planning for Prosperity. New inclusions this year is the Economic Development Think Tank Wall, interactive creative session and utilizing of social media effectively.

Tuesday, June 26

                   The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting public meetings to solicit feedback about goals and recommended actions for the Statewide Preservation Plan – a five-year guidance document for government agencies, non-profit advocates and others involved in historic preservation, archeology and cultural heritage. You can also share your feedback at any time via a short online survey. Bring ideas, questions and concerns about the future of historic preservation, archeology and cultural heritage to any of the meetings which include a short presentation about the planning process and information about historic and cultural sites and activities in the region. There will also be a facilitated discussion. On Tuesday, June 26 the MHT Statewide Preservation Plan meeting will be 4 to 6 p.m. at City Building of Hyattsville, Prangley Room on the 2nd floor, 4310 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, MD.

Wednesday, June 27

            Mark your calendar as the Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion Form will open on June 27. Last year over 7,000 Neighborhood Champions rallied their communities for Small Business Saturday to support the local businesses they love. Keep the Shop Small love strong in 2018 and re-apply even if you were a Neighborhood Champion in previous years.

                   The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting public meetings to solicit feedback about goals and recommended actions for the Statewide Preservation Plan – a five-year guidance document for government agencies, non-profit advocates and others involved in historic preservation, archeology and cultural heritage. You can also share your feedback at any time via a short online survey. Bring ideas, questions and concerns about the future of historic preservation, archeology and cultural heritage to any of the meetings which include a short presentation about the planning process and information about historic and cultural sites and activities in the region. There will also be a facilitated discussion. On Wednesday, June 27 the MHT Statewide Preservation Plan meeting will be 4 to 6 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore, MD.

Thursday, June 28

        SCORE, a Small  Business Administration, SBA, partner, will host a free Crowdfunding Webinar, Thursday, June 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. Learn more by visiting www.sba.gov where you can register for the webinar as well.

The Baltimore Business Journal Tech 10 Awards will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Thurs., June 28, location TBD. Greater Baltimore is a growing hotspot for tech companies but who are the people behind that growth? The BBJ celebrates the tech community and its contributions to Baltimore y honoring 10 professionals doing their part to put Maryland on the map.

                   The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting public meetings to solicit feedback about goals and recommended actions for the Statewide Preservation Plan – a five-year guidance document for government agencies, non-profit advocates and others involved in historic preservation, archeology and cultural heritage. You can also share your feedback at any time via a short online survey. Bring ideas, questions and concerns about the future of historic preservation, archeology and cultural heritage to any of the meetings which include a short presentation about the planning process and information about historic and cultural sites and activities in the region. There will also be a facilitated discussion. On Thursday, June 28 the MHT Statewide Preservation Plan meeting will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way/Prince Frederick Way, Prince Frederick, MD.

Monday, July 9

        The Maryland Historical Trust, MHT, Non-Capital Grant intent to apply form is due by today, Monday July 9, for FY19 funding projects.

Friday, July 20

            TEDCO’s Entrepreneur Expo & Stem Cell Symposium will be held Tuesday, October 30 at the Hotel at the University of Maryland, with early bird registration open until Friday, July 20. The keynote speaker will be Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution, LLC, a Washington DC based investment firm he co-founded in 2005 that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build significant built to last businesses. For details, sponsorship or exhibit information contact tthomas@tedco.md.

Sunday, July 22

The Steppingstone Farm Museum will hold a Beginners Basket Weaving program provided by the Deer Creek Basketry Guild, Sun., July 22, at the Studio, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd. Participants will learn about basketry and make a small basket to take home during this program at 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required for these programs by calling the office 410-939-2299 or email curator@steppingstonemuseum.org to register.

Wednesday, June 27

        The American Planners Association Maryland Chapter will hold their annual meeting Wed., June 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Ln., Annapolis.

        The Maryland Historic Trust will hold a Non-Capital Grant Funding workshop in Crownsville Wednesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop will include details about the MHT Historic Preservation Non-Capital Grant, FY19 funding priorities, eligible activities and expenses and online application and reporting. For directions or to register visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3424184 

                   The Maryland Economic Development Association and Leadership Maryland have partnered to organize a Tour of Poplar Island, Wednesday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tour is free and open to MEDA and Leadership Maryland members only. To learn more visit www.medamd.com 

Monday, July 23

                   Maryland Economic Development Association will host the Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course in partnership with the International Economic Development Council, IEDC, July 23 to 26 in Baltimore, Md. Register for the course at www.medamd.com. The course covers the key aspects in an economic developer’s career: managing economic development offices, strategic planning, ethics, business retention and expansion, finance for economic development, marketing and business attraction, neighborhood revitalization, workforce development and small business and entrepreneurship.

Wednesday, June 27

The Harford County Growth Report Launch Party, with the Growth Report Publication Preview and networking social will be held Wednesday, June 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Humagalas, 16 Bel Air South parkway, Bel Air. The event is sponsored by The Daily Record and the Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development.

Thursday, June 28

A Multi-Organizational Breakfast Roundtable will be held Thursday, June 28, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Greektown Square & Event Center, 700 S. Quail St., Baltimore, by Maryland Business Connection. Tickets are $25 per person with sponsorship opportunities available.  For details or a link to tickets visit www.mdbizconnect.com

Friday, August 3

        Enterprising Women is one of the Baltimore Business Journal’s biggest events bringing hundreds of women business owners and executives together for a morning of networking. This year it will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Martin’s West, Friday, August 3, and is a chance to learn from a panel of distinguished women executives and heard from them firsthand how they’ve mastered the art of doing business. Learn more about this signature event from April House at ahouse@bizjournals.com 

Friday, August 10

            The Women in Defense – Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s monthly board meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m., at the GroundFloor, 2021G Pulaski Hwy., Havre de Grace.

Thursday, August 30

        The Women In Defense Mid-Atlantic Chapter Business Engagement Forum will be Thursday, August 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Top of the Bay, APG. For details visit the website at www.widmidatlatic.org 

Wednesday, September 5

            The Maryland Retailers Association annual dinner and awards will be held Wed., September 5, at Ripken stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen. Visit www.mdra.org to learn more or to register.

Friday, September 14

                   The Women in Defense – Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s monthly board meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m., at the GroundFloor, 2021G Pulaski Hwy., Havre de Grace.

Thursday, September 20

The Maryland Extension Partnership’s Emotional Intelligence Assessment & Workshop is a one-day offering on Thurs., Sept. 20. Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. The most successful leaders have the ability to monitor their own feelings as well as the emotions of other sand use this information to guide their thinking and actions. Emotional intelligence has been proven to be a key factor in human performance and development potential.

For information contact Kerry Wells at kwells@mdmep.org. The course is $399 and will be held at MD MEP 8894 Stanford Blvd., Suite 304, Columbia, MD.

Thursday, October 4

        The Women In Defense Mid-Atlantic Chapter Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon will be held Thursday, October 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Water’s Edge Events Center, Belcamp. For tickets or to learn more visit the website at www.widmidatlantic.org 

Monday, October 8

                   The Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership will hold a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification blending the process improvement tools of Lean with the problem-solving tools of Six Sigma following the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) model. The program is offered Monday, October 8, starting at 8 a.m. at 8894 Stanford Blvd., Suite 304, Columbia, MD. To learn more visit www.mdmep.org and follow links to register with training reimbursement funds available.

Saturday, October 13

The Steppingstone Farm Museum will host an Alpaca Encounter at 1 p.m., Sat., October 13, at the Studio, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd., Havre de Grace. Participants will learn about the care of alpacas and make a craft using alpaca fiber. Pre-registration is required for these programs by calling the office 410-939-2299 or email curator@steppingstonemuseum.org to register.

Sunday, October 14

The Maryland Retailers Association Annual Softball Game will be held at the Grissom Softball fields, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis Sunday, October 14. Visit www.mdra.org to learn more or to register.

Tuesday, October 16

            The National Defense Industrial Association, NDIA, will hold the 23rd Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference Tuesday, October 16 to Thursday, October 18, at the Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circe, Annapolis. The theme for this year’s program is Expeditionary Operations: Forces in Contact, will drive the content of the conference including current operations, capabilities development, resource sponsors, information warfare, autonomous systems and more. For details visit www.ndia.org or contact Elizabeth Richards, Meeting Manager, 703-247-2588 or erichards@ndia.org.

Tuesday, October 23

        The Delaware American Planners Association Regional Conference will be Tues., October 23, at 9 a.m. and continue through 5 p.m., Wed., October 24, at the Rehoboth Beach Conference Center. Complete information on presentation content, proposal preparation and submission is available at http://delawareapa.org with the theme of the conference being Planning 360: Economy, Environment and Health.

Tuesday, October 30

                   TEDCO’s Entrepreneur Expo & Stem Cell Symposium will be held Tuesday, October 30 at the Hotel at the University of Maryland, with early bird registration open until Friday, July 20. The keynote speaker will be Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution, LLC, a Washington DC based investment firm he co-founded in 2005 that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build significant built to last businesses. For details, sponsorship or exhibit information contact tthomas@tedco.md.

Wednesday, November 7

The Maryland Retailers Association’s Food Industry Hall of Fame will be held Wednesday, November 7, at Martins West, 6817 Dogwood Rd., Baltimore. Visit www.mdra.org to register or for further details.