The ACE awards are presented annually to deserving Chamber members in good standing who have developed successful business strategies, served the community and demonstrated a continuing commitment to the Chamber’s overall mission.

Awards for Chamber Excellence


Our 2018 Awards for Chamber Excellence were handed out to outstanding volunteers at our Annual Meeting, May 16, 2018. The remaining 2018 Awards for Chamber Excellence will be handed out at our 2018 Signature Event, October 5th.

Rules for nominations

2018 ACE nomination application

Congratulations to the outstanding volunteers who received Awards for Chamber Excellence at our Annual Meeting, May 16, 2018:

  • Young Professional of the Year: Antony Justin, Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Ambassador of the Year: Janet Loughran, Columbia Association
  • Business Advocate of the Year: Andrew Robsinson, Esq., Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law
  • GovConnects Advocate of the Year: Mike Cameron, Noblis
  • Exemplar of the Year: Pete Mangione, Turf Valley Resort

The following businesses and people received the 2017 Awards for Chamber Excellence at our 2017 Signature Event.

  • Large Business of the Year: BGE
  • Small Business of the Year: Commercial Insurance Managers, Inc.
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Justin Bonner & Kasey Turner, Jailbreak Brewing Company
  • Business Person of the Year: Bita Dayhoff, Community Action Council of Howard County
  • GovConnects Government Contractor of the Year: Unanet
  • Exemplar of the Year: Pete Mangione, Turf Valley Resort

See all of the past ACE winners in the Hall of Fame .

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