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  • May 24, 2019 11:48 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    The Cockeysville Police & Community Relations Council is holding their Annual Officer Appreciation Picnic for the officers of Precinct 7 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 as a way of thanking them for their hard work and commitment to our community. 

    They are asking for help in showing the officers that they are appreciated.  There are several ways that you can help:

    • Gift card(s) / gift certificates(s) in any amount – to be given as door prizes to the officers.  Gift cards/certificates can be mailed to the address below.
    • Monetary donation to help defray the Officer Appreciation Day picnic, for the Cockeysville PCRC to support requests from the precinct or department which are not provided for in the Baltimore County budget and/or for support of Police & Community Relations Council projects to promote improved relations between the community and Police Department.
    • Please make checks payable to “PCRC 7” and mail to the address below.

    If you are able to help, or would like additional information, please contact Norman Zickuhr, PCRC Director, Precinct 7, at 410-666-4254 or 5 Amesbury Court Cockeysville, MD 21030.  Whatever you are able to contribute would be greatly appreciated. 

    The Baltimore County PCRC’s are 501(c)3, non-profit organizations, so any donation made is tax deductible.  A donation receipt will be provided for your records.  Thank you for your consideration and support of the officers of Precinct 7.

  • May 21, 2019 11:55 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    HVBF member Point Breeze Credit Union will hold the Second Annual “The Harvest” Golf Tournament on September 16 to benefit the Maryland Food Bank. Last year’s inaugural event raised $20,000 to feed some of the 665,000 people in Maryland who do not have enough to eat. 

    HUNT VALLEY, MD (5/1/19) --- Enjoy a day on the links while helping the Maryland Food Bank’s efforts to feed hungry Maryland families by participating in Point Breeze Credit Union’s Second Annual “The Harvest” Golf Tournament.

    To be held on Monday, September 16 at Hayfields Country Club (700 Hayfields Road, Hunt Valley, MD), “The Harvest” Golf Tournament will feature a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start and 18 holes of golf – not to mention contests, refreshments, prizes, and giveaways.

    “While Point Breeze is proud to be a reliable financial institution, we are deeply committed to being good neighbors and giving back to the communities we serve,” says Point Breeze President and CEO Bernard McLaughlin. “Our inaugural golf tournament was a huge success, bringing over 100 golfers together and raising $20,000 for the Maryland Food Bank. We look forward to another successful event to help strengthen the Maryland Food Bank’s efforts to feed some of the more than 665,000 people in Maryland who do not have enough to eat.”

    “This year marks our 40th year of feeding hungry Marylanders, and we simply could not do the work we do without partners like Point Breeze Credit Union who are willing to step up and support our mission,” says Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO of the Maryland Food Bank. “Last year’s ‘The Harvest’ Golf Tournament was a wonderful event, and we’re excited to build on that success to generate even more funds that will help provide healthy food to Marylanders in need.”

    Point Breeze’s “The Harvest” Golf Tournament gives golfers a chance to play at one of this region’s premiere championship golf courses. Stretching more than 7,000 yards in picturesque Northern Baltimore County, Hayfields has hosted six PGA Tour Championships and challenged famed golfers including Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, and Tom Kite.

    The cost to play in “The Harvest” is $225 per golfer, or $900 per foursome. An early bird rate of $800 is offered to foursomes who register by August 15th. Registration costs include greens fees, cart, beverages, lunch, and dinner.

    In addition, players can compete for a wide range of prizes, including the top three teams, hole-in-one, longest drive, closest to the pin, and assorted door prizes. There’s also a 50/50 cash raffle and a Mulligans & More Bundle which includes two mulligans, hole-in-one, longest drive, and closest to the pin contest chances, and one entry for door prize drawings for just $30 per golfer. 

    Early-bird registration for Point Breeze Credit Union’s “The Harvest” Golf Tournament is now open, and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register online, visit: https://www.pbcu.com/theharvest

    You can also contact Karen Carbaugh at Point Breeze Credit Union at 443-589-0404 or kcarbaugh@pointbreezecu.com.

    About Point Breeze Credit Union

    Point Breeze Credit Union is one of Maryland’s largest credit unions, with more than 57,000 members and assets exceeding $770 million. A full-service financial institution that is member-owned and not-for-profit, Point Breeze offers easy, reliable banking through offices in Hunt Valley, Rosedale, Bel Air, Westminster, and Owings Mills, as well as more than 5,600 Shared Branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. Membership in Point Breeze is open to individuals who work, worship, or volunteer within 20 miles of a Point Breeze location. Point Breeze is federally insured by NCUA and an Equal Housing Opportunity lender. For more information, visit www.pbcu.com.

  • May 03, 2019 10:02 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Kelly Cullum, Owner of Best Friends Fur Ever and Hunt Valley Business Forum member, was interviewed by I95 Business Magazine to discuss her "state-of-the-art dog daycare and overnight resort in both Joppa and Cockeysville." 

    Click here to read the interview!

  • April 05, 2019 2:02 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    As part of a previously announced deal, PayPal and Synchrony have agreed to transition the servicing and collections responsibilities for U.S. PayPal Credit to Synchrony. As a result, the PayPal site operations in Hunt Valley will close. If you’re looking for quality people and would like to share any opportunities with the impacted PayPal employees, please contact Barbara Pratt at bpratt@paypal.com.

  • March 26, 2019 2:24 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Commercial Lease Administrator

    Looking for an organized, multi-tasking individual to joining our Commercial Lease Administration team. Will be responsible for overseeing the tracking of all financial obligations with respect to all commercial lease properties, maintaining MRI with respect to all facilities to include rent and operating expense data, expiration dates with respect to leases, renewal options, and termination rights, etc. and other pertinent information in regards to all properties leases and subleases.


    • Abstracting lease documents (leases, subleases, and amendments)
    • Updating and maintaining MRI database inclusive of rent, renewal of options, critical dates and other important office information
    • Collaborate wilt Commercial Account Manager to ensure timely billing of rent and other lease obligations
    • Review and calculate CAM and other escalations and real estate taxes (i.e. CPI adjustments, calculations form reimbursable operating expenses) for commercial portfolio
    • Reviews annual landlord reconciliation statements and calculations to ensure accuracy and lease compliance of operating expense reconciliation statements
    • Performs administrative duties such as preparation of monthly, quarterly and year end reports
    • Provide coaching for all real estate issues inclusive of property management issues, CAM audit and reconciliation, and all other items pertaining to lease administration
    • Audit property pass-thru billing history as deemed necessary


    • Through knowledge of complex lease, real estate and legal terminology
    • Ability to work interchangeably with multiple departments with limited oversight
    • High attention to detail required
    • Ability to multi-task and adjust priorities as needed
    • Good organizational skills
    • Problem/resolution abilities
    • Proactive


    • Minimum of 3-5 years of prior business experience, preferable in commercial real estate leasing or development
    • GAAP Knowledge
    • MRI Experience preferred
    • ReMapp Experience a plus


    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Real Estate or related field


    • Competitive compensation
    • Excellent health benefits and 401k with company match

    Please submit your resume to Tiffany Hubbard at thubbard@hillmgt.com.

  • March 25, 2019 11:34 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    The Fire Museum of Maryland showcases 16,000 square feet of exhibitions honoring the history of firefighting in America. This impressive space is not only a museum, but a unique special event venue option in Baltimore County!

    To kick off the start of this spring season and the opening of the Fire Museum of Maryland event space, please join us for the 2019 Spring Soiree. Take in the deep history the museum has to offer, enjoy seasonal dishes and libations from several of Baltimore's exemplary caterers, including Atlantic Caterers, Eleven Courses Catering, Liberatore's, The Pantry Catering, ROUGE Fine Catering and Zeffert & Gold!

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

     Fire Museum of Maryland
    1301 York Rd. 
    Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

    Click Here to Register

  • February 15, 2019 4:26 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)


    HUNT VALLEY, MD (2/7/19) – Point Breeze Credit Union welcomed Karen Cook, the new Executive Director of The Hunt Valley Business Forum, last evening, hosting the Forum’s Business Mash Up networking event at the credit union’s Hunt Valley headquarters and making a $5,000 donation toward the work being done by the Forum.

    The Hunt Valley Business Forum is the premier business association in Northern Baltimore County, empowering the development and growth of business in Maryland.

     “We were thrilled to have the opportunity to host HVBF’s new Executive Director, Karen Cook and the other business leaders of the Hunt Valley community, furthering the mission of the Hunt Valley Business Forum to connect, educate, and advocate for its members on important matters affecting the area’s business community,” says Bernard McLaughlin, President & CEO of Point Breeze.

    “The vitality of the Hunt Valley business community, and that of the entire Baltimore region, is essential not only for Point Breeze, but for all of the other companies and nonprofits in the area to compete effectively, now and into the future,” McLaughlin continues.

    McLaughlin notes that for more than 80 years, Point Breeze has made community involvement and support a key part of its mission. Point Breeze refers to this commitment to the community and its laser focus on putting members first by providing them with convenient, easy solutions that help them to save time and money as “the credit union difference.”

    Point Breeze currently provides financial and volunteer support for a wide range of organizations throughout the Baltimore area, including Arts Every Day and Bridges – two initiatives aimed at helping students in Baltimore City – and the Carroll County Hospital’s new Neonatal Couplet Care Program.  

    About Point Breeze Credit Union

    Point Breeze Credit Union is one of Maryland’s largest credit unions, with more than 57,000 members and assets exceeding $770 million. A full-service financial institution that is member-owned and not-for-profit, Point Breeze offers easy, reliable banking through offices in Hunt Valley, Rosedale, Bel Air, Westminster, and Owings Mills, as well as more than 5,600 Shared Branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. Membership in Point Breeze is open to individuals who work, worship, or volunteer within 20 miles of a Point Breeze location. Point Breeze is federally insured by NCUA and an Equal Housing Opportunity lender. For more information, visit www.pbcu.com.

  • February 13, 2019 4:23 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Photos from the February 6th "Business Mash Up", hosted by Point Breeze Credit Union, are now online!

  • February 05, 2019 9:34 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Are you having difficulty finding skilled, hard-working and responsible employees for your business?  The Arc Baltimore provides Supported Employment services to over 500 employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities at many businesses in the Greater Baltimore area.  Many companies take advantage of the services and reap the benefits.  Some of these benefits include, job development, job coaching, Federal and State tax credits, and turnover prevention. 

    The Arc Baltimore will work with your business to determine your personal needs and an employer and work with you to tailor their services to meet those needs.  A job coach will be provided who is well acquainted with the employee and work directly with them through orientation and provide one-on-one, on-the-job training and support until the person performs all the job tasks to the expectations of the employer.  Businesses who hire individuals with disabilities may be eligible for sizable federal and state tax credits.  Businesses that have a high turnover rate for lower level positions can prevent the hassle of constant rehiring by taking advantage of The Arc’s services and hiring employees who are eager for the chance.  Many supported employment situations last for decades in positions that otherwise experience considerable turnover. 

    The Arc Baltimore can provide your company with loyal and dependable employees whose intellectual and developmental disabilities are outweighed by their outstanding attitude.  They are skilled, reliable and motivated.  They don’t just need a job; they want a job.  This under-utilized workforce can strengthen the diversity of yours. 

    To learn how The Arc’s workforce solutions can add value to your company contact Nadeem Yousaf, 410-296-2272, nyousaf@thearcbaltimore.org

  • January 18, 2019 1:29 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Karen Cook, HVBF Executive DirectorThe Board of Directors of the Hunt Valley Business Forum is pleased to announce that Karen Cook has been named Executive Director. “Karen has a unique skill set well-suited to this position. She has a contagious enthusiasm and is full of ideas. We’re excited for the future of the HVBF under Karen’s leadership," said HVBF Board Chair Amy Smolenski.

    "I'm excited and looking forward to serving HVBF and leading the next chapter of its success," Cook added. "The Forum's presence in Baltimore County is important to our business community and our residents, and I am honored by this opportunity."

    HVBF members will have an opportunity to meet Karen at the February 6th "Business Mash Up" hosted by Point Breeze Credit Union. Admission is free for members but registration is required.

    Please join us in supporting Karen and The Hunt Valley Business Forum!

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