The Harford Award, presented by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, recognizes and honors six businesses or organizations each year that manifest a strong commitment to the Harford County business community. Recipients of this distinguished honor are chosen through a nomination process focused on business growth, increased employment, service to the community, unique and creative business strategies, technology innovation, support of public and private education, and a drive to enhance Harford County’s business climate.

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2017 Harford Award Recipients

Entrepreneur – Vagabond Sandwich Company
Service – Advanced Eye Care & Aesthetics
Manufacturing & Distribution – Jack’s Small Engines
Non-Profit – Extreme Family Outreach
Tourism/Hospitality – Visit Harford!

If your business/organization or a business/organization you know meets the criteria of a Harford Award recipient, download the application below. Deadline for applications is April 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Please return all applications to 108 S. Bond Street, Bel Air, MD 21014 or

2018 Harford Award Application

2016 Harford Award Recipients

Entrepreneur – Altus Engineering
Service – BSC America (Bel Air Auto Auction)
R&D/Technology/Manufacturing & Distribution – Chesapeake Testing
Retail – Freedom Federal Credit Union
Non-Profit – Kaufman Cancer Center
Tourism/Hospitality – Ladew Topiary Gardens

Retail – Jones Junction

Service – Beacon Staffing Alternatives, Inc.
Non-Profit – Harford Family House
R&D/Technology/Manufacturing/Distribution – Leidos
Hospitality/Tourism – Safe Harbors Travel Group, Inc.
Rising Star – Abingdon Family Dentistry

Entrepreneur:  Ecotone, Inc.

Retail:  Harman’s Farm Market
Main Street:  The Laurrapin Grille
Service:  It’s Pay Day!
R&D Technology:  Raytheon
Non-Profit:  Boys & Girls Club of Harford County
Economic Enhancement Award: House of Cards

Retail- Looney’s Pub North
Service- The Kelly Group
Non-Profit- Arrow Child & Family Ministries
R&D/Technology- STG, Inc.
Main Street- Flowers by Lucy
Entreprenuer- Flavor Cupcakery

Retail- Saxons Diamond Centers
Service- Vandiver Inn
Non-Profit- SARC
R&D/Technology- WebIXI
Main Street – NVS Salon & Spa
Entrepreneur- Veteran Compost

Retail – Johnson Family Pharmacy
Service – Celebree Learning Centers
Industry – Northeastern Supply
Non-Profit – Y of Central Maryland
Technology – Bowhead

Retail- Harford Mutual
Service – Total Urgent Care
Industry – Vulcan
Non-Profit – Highlands School
Technology – RTR Technologies

Retail – Churchville Veterinary Clinic
Service – McComas Funeral Home
Industry – Comer Construction
Non-Profit – Harford Habitat for Humanity
Technology – Chesapeake Environmental Management

Retail – Clark Turner
Service – Gessner, Snee, Mahoney & Lutche
Industrial – Stella May
Non-Profit – Father’s Martin Ashley
Technology – Log.Sec Corporation

Retail – Arena Club
Service – A. Bright Idea
Industrial – ICR
Non-Profit – Harford County Public Library
Technology – Survice Engineering

Retail – NBRS Financial
Service – RKS Realty
Industrial – Dixie Construction
Non-Profit – Harford Cable Network
Technology – Booz Allen Hamilton

Retail – Sephora
Service – Slavie Federal Savings Bank
Industry – Blue Dot
Non-Profit – Home Partnership, Inc.
Technology – Smiths Detection

Retail – The Bayou
Service – GDG Corporate Center
Industry – Onguard Industries
Non-Profit – Holy Family House
Technology – TRI-S

Retail – Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates
Service – Army Alliance
Industrial – Modular Components
Non-Profit – American Red Cross
Technology – EAI

Retail – All First Bank of Harford County
Service – Bel Air Construction, Inc.
Industrial – Michel Distribution
Non-Profit – St. Margaret Church & School
Technology – SAIC

Retail – APG Federal Credit Union
Service – Frederick Ward Associates, Inc.
Industrial – Rite Aid Mid-Atlantic Customer Support Center
Non-Profit – Small Business Resource Center of Harford County
Technology – WXCY / Delmarva Broadcasting

Service – Bel Air Athletic Club
Retail – Fiore Winery, Inc.
Non-Profit – HAR-CO MD Federal Credit Union
Industrial – Smucker Quality Beverages, Inc.
Technology – U.S. ARMY Aberdeen Test Center

Battelle Memorial Institute
Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County
Gemcraft Homes, Inc.
Hess Hotels Group
Independent Can Company

Community Outreach Center, Inc.
Klein’s Supermarket
Maryland Department of Licensing, Labor and Regulation

Alcore, Inc.
Harford National Bank
John Carroll
Kinkel Service Company

The Check Gallery, Inc. (Custom Direct)
Santoni’s Inc.
Susquehanna Environmental Center
Tri-Analytics, Inc.

Basement Waterproofing Nationwide, Inc.
Harford County Electrical Contractors Association
Harford Mall
Upper Chesapeake Health System

Bata Shoe Company, Inc.
Coughlin & Mann, Chartered
Maryland National Bank (Bank of America)
Susquehanna Workforce Network

Association for Retarded Citizens / Harford County
Comcast Cablevision of Harford County
Homestead Publishing Company
The Clorox Company

Aberdeen Proving Ground
Boyle Buick GMC Truck
Merry-Go-Round Enterprises
Sheraton Inn Aberdeen (Four Points Sheraton)