Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is hosting a virtual small business town hall on Friday, January 29th at 2:00 p.m. to discuss federal response and economic initiatives important to our business community. Ball will be joined by Senator Ben Cardin, Howard County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leonardo McClarty, and Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) CEO Larry Twele. The town hall will feature remarks and a question and answer segment. To register for this free event, please click here.   

“I have made it a core mission of my administration to provide personal and targeted support to grow and strengthen our business community especially for our small business owners,” said Ball. “Over the course of the past year, we have worked on making sure our businesses can survive this economic downturn caused by COVID-19 and be successful throughout our recovery, by providing millions in federal, state, and local funds to support our businesses.” 

WHAT:          Small Business Town Hall  

WHEN:          Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. 


WHERE:       Register here. Or watch online at . 


  • Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive 
  • Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator (D-MD) 
  • Leonardo McClarty, President/CEO Howard County Chamber 
  • Larry Twele, CEO, HCEDA 


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