Meetings Matter in Howard County

With more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space, and its balanced blends of pastoral farms, historic towns, suburban communities, and urban lifestyle, Howard County, Maryland, should be your strategic location of choice for your next meeting or event. Whether your meeting is large or small, professional or social, Howard County offers a wide selection of venues. Our wide variety of state-of-the-art hotels and unique offerings provide the space, technology, and atmosphere you need, plus all of the amenities participants will enjoy. Read more about why Meetings Matter in Howard County.

Meetings Matter

Meetings Matter in Howard County: An Open House Expo
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The Meetings Matter Open House Expo is a FREE event for businesses that host meetings and events brought to you by Visit Howard County. It is an opportunity to learn from area hotels and unique meeting venues that are available in your own backyard. 

Hors d'oeuvres were available throughout the duration of the event with the ability to come and stay as long as visitor's availability allowed.. 

  • Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2024
  • Time 1:30p-4p
  • Location: Blackwall Barn and Lodge 6000 Merriweather Drive Suite B140 Columbia, MD 21044

Located in the heart of the Merriweather District, facing Colorburst Park, Blackwall Barn and Lodge was the host this year. The Expo was open from 1:30p-4p. After registration, visitors had the opportunity to walk through the recently opened space while networking with many amenities from around the County.

No matter the size of your business gathering, Howard County has something for you! This opportunity brought some of the many resources together all under one roof!


For any questions, please contact Eric Teisch at

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