June 3, 2019

Media Contact:
Scott L. Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Office of Purchasing have invited local businesses to participate in a certification workshop at Miller Branch Library. The event will provide information on the Local Business Initiative, Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Program, and other business development resources in Howard County. 

The workshop is free, but space is limited. Advance registration is recommended at [email protected] or by calling 410-313-6370. 

“Our free workshop is an exciting opportunity to connect local business owners with County programs and resources. Working together, we can expand opportunity for all, while also prioritizing local investment of County government dollars,” said Ball. “Our programs are all about supporting our local businesses and entrepreneurs while keeping as much money as possible right here, in our community.”

Workshop to connect local businesses with resources and opportunity 

Tuesday, June 4, 1:30 p.m.

Miller Branch Library
9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott Room, Ellicott City

To support Howard County’s local businesses, promote equal opportunity, and encourage community growth

Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive 
Leonardo McClarty, President, Howard County Chamber of Commerce
Dean Hof, Purchasing Administrator
Mahesh Sabnani, EBO Coordinator
Novelette Josephs, Small Business Program Administrator
Vernon J. Thompson, Economic Development Authority
Stanley Tucker, CEO, Meridian Management Group, Inc.

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