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  • January 26, 2018 10:47 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Stay up-to-date on all Precinct 7 - Cockeysville public safety news. 


  • January 25, 2018 10:44 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    The deadline for HVBF members to participate in the Hunt Valley/Cockeysville Business Community Survey has been extended. Please take a few moments and share your input to help make HV a great community in which to live and do business.


  • December 11, 2017 8:11 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    The next meeting of the HVBF Stakeholders Committee will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13th beginning at 8.30 AM at Hayfields CC. Committee members and interested HVBF business owners are invited to attend.

  • November 29, 2017 10:51 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Dear Members and Friends of the Hunt Valley Business Forum:

    After a long and extensive search, it is my great pleasure to introduce our new interim Executive Director, Matt Blum.

    Matt joins us from 20 years of progressive sales and marketing in the medical capital equipment business both here in the US and overseas in 26 countries. For the last 10 years he has been using that experience to help businesses in the healthcare industry focus on growth strategies to take them to the next level. 

    As the current President of the Forum, I am thrilled that Matt has accepted the position and feel that his experience in business development, event management, and organizational stewardship has great potential to move the Forum forward in the coming years. In addition to these skills, we are very fortunate that Matt is also very experienced with contact management software and is looking forward to maximizing our investment in Wild Apricot. 

    In talking with Matt earlier today, he wanted me to share with you that he is “excited for the opportunity to serve the Forum, a highly respected organization that plays an important role in helping the businesses connect with pertinent resources and continued grow through networking. It is indeed an honor having been selected, and I look forward to working with the committees, the board, and members to explore new opportunities and face the challenges of the future.”


    Paul King
    Chairman, Hunt Valley Business Forum

  • November 21, 2017 5:15 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    An arrest was made in the shooting that occurred this past weekend in Hunt Valley. Reports indicate the incident was not random, and may have been a result of an ongoing dispute between the two individuals. More details are available online:


  • November 01, 2017 5:17 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Did you know that members who volunteer create stronger business relationships and generate more business? It’s true! The HVBF has many committees, and we are looking for talented business professionals that want to make a difference. Consider joining one of the following committees. For more information, contact Paul King at chairman@huntvalleybusinessforum.org. 

    • Executive Director
    • Membership Committee
    • Program and Events Committee
    • Finance Committee
    • Marketing Committee 

  • October 26, 2017 5:22 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Did you know the Hunt Valley Business Forum has member exclusive groups that meet on a monthly basis? 

    The following groups are open to additional members: 

    • C-Level Group
    • Needs & Leads Group
    • Stakeholders Committee 

    For more information about these groups, contact Paul King at chairman@huntvalleybusinessforum.org.

  • October 14, 2017 5:25 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    The goal of the Hunt Valley Business Forum is to address a broad range of educational and advocacy issues on a timely basis. Please register if you plan to attend any of our Events. Feel free to bring an associate or prospective member.

    Guest Policy - Guests may attend one Event before joining the HVBF.

  • September 21, 2017 3:31 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    It is with heartfelt sympathy that we announce the passing of Alan Elkin, founder of Advance Business Systems and founding member of the Hunt Valley Business Forum.

    Alan was very instrumental in establishing the Hunt Valley Business Forum (HVBF). He served as an active board member since the HVBF’s inception, until 2014. Alan and his wife, Lois Elkin, were strong supporters of the HVBF and attended most events together.  In 2012, the Hunt Valley Business Forum honored Alan as the HVBF's Business Person of the Year at our annual meeting. Alan, Lois and their son, Jeff Elkin, continue to support the HVBF, and most recently were one of our sponsors of our 2017 Annual Breakfast. 

    Alan was an exceptional person and his contributions to the HVBF have helped mold the organization into what it is today. Our thoughts and prayers with him and his family. He will be greatly missed!

  • August 31, 2017 10:26 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a local non-profit organization, mobilizes people to preserve land and restore the natural system in the Gunpowder Watershed. This watershed begins in Pennsylvania and runs down through Hunt Valley along the Torrey Brown trail (previously known as the NCR trail), Loch Raven, Lower Gunpowder as well as Middle and Bird River Watersheds.  In our efforts to accomplish our restoration goals, we partner with corporations, in addition to schools, service clubs and communities, to organize activities such as tree planting, trail maintenance and stream clean-up events that are a great way to get your employees involved in an activity that is fun and beneficial!  In our tree planting efforts, opportunities are available for institutions, corporations and landowners that have a minimum of 1 acre or more of land they would like reforested, preferably near a creek or stream. 

    Trees and forests are essential to healthy ecosystems as they reduce storm water runoff, stabilize stream banks, beneficial to clean air by capturing carbon dioxide and releasing into the atmosphere, as well as providing habitat for the nature.  Tree roots and leaf litter create soil conditions that promote the infiltration of rainwater into the soil, helping to replenish our groundwater supply and maintain streamflow during dry periods. In addition to improving air quality, providing habitat for wildlife, trees have been shown to increase property values! 

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