The recent flooding in Ellicott City was a stark reminder of a couple of things. First of all, that as neighbors, when some are negatively impacted, we are all negatively impacted. Secondly, it underscored the importance of planned development.
The Howard County Citizen's Association is hosting an event on Monday, June 11th at 6PM that addresses these issues. The event provides an opportunity to 1) get to know some of your neighbors better, including BA Auto Care's neighbor, Hysteria Brewing Company, 2) to learn how you can help to foster planned, responsible development via the film, :Columbia at 50 - A Bridge to the Future," and 3) to contribute to the disaster relief fund for Ellicott City -- all at the same time.
All of the proceeds from the $5 admission fee will be donated to the Ellicott City Disaster Relief Fund. Plus, attendees will receive the book, "Columbia, A Celebration" and a FREE beer -- over a $40 value for just $5.
As a business operating in Howard County, we make it a point to get to know our neighbors. In our current times, when so many transactions happen online, many people think that knowing the people who live or run a business near us isn't important. And then, something happens that brings us closer together. Unfortunately, it's usually a tragedy like what's happened to the Ellicott City Main Street Community. When you know the people behind the headlines, it becomes more than just a news story.