City of Havre de Grace to celebrate Economic Development Week

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HAVRE DE GRACE – The Havre de Grace Office of Economic Development and Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), will celebrate the sixth annual Economic Development Week in Maryland, Mon., September 19 through Fri., September 23, 2016. The weeklong celebration will emphasize the importance of economic development and showcase the efforts and initiatives improving business retention, job growth and quality of life for Maryland residents.

As part of the celebrations the Havre de Grace Office of Economic Development (HDGOED) and Chamber of Commerce (HDGCC), will host a Business Appreciation Happy Hour on Tuesday, September 20, at Tidewater Grill, 300 Franklin St., Havre de Grace, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. In addition, Erika Quesenbery of HDGOED and Cathy Hutchins Vincenti of HDGCC will visit 15 new businesses throughout Havre de Grace who opened between September 2015 and September 2016 to present them with Certificates of Appreciation. They will also present certificates to one business marking 20 years in Havre de Grace and two business who have been in business for 50 years in 2016 in the city.

In addition, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, HDGOED and HDGCC will join representatives of the Harford County Office of Economic Development and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman to present certificates of recognition to four additional Havre de Grace businesses, as recognized by the county economic development organization.

The Mayor and Council of the City of Havre de Grace, by official proclamation on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the day after Labor Day, declared September 19-24, 2016, “Economic Development Week” in the City of Havre de Grace.

“Havre de Grace is a city blessed with a strong core of volunteers, and incredible partners in the Chamber of Commerce and Havre de Grace Alliance,” said Erika Quesenbery, Economic Development Coordinator and Main Street Manager for the City of Havre de Grace. “The very heart of our city are the businesses and business owners who have made the investment in Havre de Grace that continues to attract visitors, tourists and locals to our city.”

To learn more about the City of Havre de Grace visit www.havredegracemd.com or www.explorehavredegrace.com or to learn about the Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce visit www.hdgchamber.com. Details on Economic Development Week across the State of Maryland can be found at www.medamd.com.

Media Contact: Erika Quesenbery
Title: Havre de Grace Office of Economic Development
Coordinator and Main Street Manager
Email: erikaq@havredegracemd.com
Phone: 410-939-1800

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