Visit Howard County 

Annual Meeting Luncheon 



Visit Howard County's 37th Annual Meeting was held be held Friday, September 14 at Turf Valley Resort. We thank our sponsors and all who attended. Highlights included:


Visit Howard County Industry Awards


Tourism Partner of the Year: 

Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille in Elkridge and CURED Tap & Table and 18th & 21st in Downtown Columbia 


partner of the year



Tourism Ambassador of the Year 

Pete Mangione, Turf Valley Resort



Sgt. Eddison Alexander Hermond- Hospitality Employee of the year 

This honorable new award is named after Sgt. Eddison Alexander Hermond who served his Country, most recently as a member of the National Guard, and worked 11 years for the Victoria Restaurant Group where he was known and loved by many. Sgt. Hermond tragically lost his life in an attempt to help others in the May 27, 2018 Ellicott City Flood. He will forever be remembered as a true hero. Blossoms of Hope, the Howard County Cherry Project will be planting a tree in Ellicott City in Sgt. Hermond’s honor. This award is granted to an individual working in the hospitality industry who does an outstanding job in the performance of their duties. The 2018 recipient is Dimitri Korablove, Executive Housekeeper for the Homewood Suites Columbia. In addition to a beautiful crystal award, Dimitri received a check for $100.

Sgt. Eddison