Join Visit Howard County for the 37th Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Friday, September 14, 2018, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Turf Valley Resort


Special guest Howard County Executive, Allan Kittleman

Exciting Program & Speaker Line Up

2018 Industry Awards


Individual tickets before August 31- $55

Individual tickets after August 31- $60


Sponsor Levels

Gold- $550- includes logo recognition at event, luncheon table with 10 seats and an exhibit table during networking hour.

Silver- $275- includes logo recognition at event and a half-luncheon table with 5 seats.

Exhibit Table- $50- Does not include luncheon registration.


Visit Howard County 2018 Industry Awards:

Tourism Partner of the Year (a business or organization) - TBA

Tourism Ambassador of the Year (Individual who had contributed to making a positive impact on visitors) - TBA

Sgt. Eddison Alexander Hermond - Hospitality Employee of the Year (an individual employed by one of our Members, i.e. server, front desk, tour guide) 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. This award is granted to front-line staff that are exceptional and do an outstanding job in the performance of their duties. Nominations may be submitted using this form and are due no later than August 10, 1018,

We hope to see you at this not-to-miss luncheon celebrating Howard County's Hospitality Industry.


Past Award Recipients

Tourism Partner of the Year:

(joint) I.M.P., The Howard Hughes Corporation, Downtown Columbia Arts & Culture Commission

Tourism Ambassador Of The Year:
Pam Long
Marlys East

Tourism Partner of the Year:
The Marriner Family
Tourism Ambassador Of The Year:
Private First Class Travis Turner, Community Resource Officer for Old Ellicott City

Tourism Partner of the Year:
Custom Media Options

Tourism Partner of the Year:
Elite Tournaments
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Tourism Partner of the Year:
Columbia Association
Savage Mill

Tourism Partner of the Year:
(joint) Howard County Delegation, Maryland Senate, Maryland House of Representatives

(joint) Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, Howard County Council

Prior to 2012 Tourism Partners of the Year:

Columbia Triathlon
Clarks Elioak Farm
Turf Valley