Community Involvement

Bita Dayhoff, Pete Mangione, Justin Bonner & Kasey Turner from Jailbreak Brewing, BGE, Commercial Insurance Managers and Unanet to receive 2017 Awards for Chamber Excellence

September 27, 2017

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sylvie Porter
410-730-4111 x109

Join the Howard County Chamber of Commerce for our 2017 Signature Event – A Night of Illusion – on
October 6th at Turf Valley Resort where we will be giving out the 2017 Awards for Chamber Excellence to
some of the best and brightest people and businesses Howard County has to offer. This year’s ACE
recipients are as follows:

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

From the leadership of some of the county’s largest employers, to the small business owners who help
drive our economy, the Howard County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Signature Event is a night to celebrate
their accomplishments.

In addition to a delicious meal, wine and music, guests at this year’s Signature Event – A Night of Illusion –
will be treated to a performance by Illusionist Jason Bishop.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the event or registration, please don’t
hesitate to contact me.

My best,

Sylvie Porter
Communications Manager
Howard County Chamber of Commerce
410-730-4111 x109

2017 Signature Event: A Night of Illusion

October 12th, 2017

Congratulations again to BGE, Commercial Insurance Managers, Bita Dayhoff, Justin Bonner and Kasey Turner from Jailbreak Brewing Company, Unanet and Pete Mangione, General Manager of Turf Valley Resort, for their well-deserved awards.

Illusionist Jason Bishop took the stage, and he had the entire audience captivated with astonishing illusions and a lot of humor for the next hour. Commercial Insurance Managers’ Gordon Mumpower was called up on stage and was a great sport as Bishop had him assist in one of the illusions! Bishop even managed to make his adorable dog Gizmo disappear, but thankfully, reappear just moments later.