The Harford Award

The Harford Award, presented by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, recognizes and honors 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.

2019 Harford Award Recipients

R&D/Technology – Bravura Information Technologies, Inc.
Retail – Coffee Coffee
Non-Profit – Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil
Manufacturing & Distribution – Spartan Surfaces
Hospitality/Tourism – Sunny Day Cafe
Service – Tar Heel Construction
Andy Klein Legacy Award – The Arc Northern Chesapeake

2018 Harford Award Recipients

Tourism – The Bel Air Downtown Alliance

Service – Laurel Bush Family Dentistry

R&D/Technology – Tenax Technologies

Non-Profit – The Humane Society of Harford County

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!


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

2015
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

2014
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

2013
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

2012
Retail- Saxons Diamond Centers
Service- Vandiver Inn
Non-Profit- SARC
R&D/Technology- WebIXI
Main Street – NVS Salon & Spa
Entrepreneur- Veteran Compost

2011
Retail – Johnson Family Pharmacy
Service – Celebree Learning Centers
Industry – Northeastern Supply
Non-Profit – Y of Central Maryland
Technology – Bowhead

2010
Retail- Harford Mutual
Service – Total Urgent Care
Industry – Vulcan
Non-Profit – Highlands School
Technology – RTR Technologies

2009
Retail – Churchville Veterinary Clinic
Service – McComas Funeral Home
Industry – Comer Construction
Non-Profit – Harford Habitat for Humanity
Technology – Chesapeake Environmental Management

2008
Retail – Clark Turner
Service – Gessner, Snee, Mahoney & Lutche
Industrial – Stella May
Non-Profit – Father’s Martin Ashley
Technology – Log.Sec Corporation

2007
Retail – Arena Club
Service – A. Bright Idea
Industrial – ICR
Non-Profit – Harford County Public Library
Technology – Survice Engineering

2006
Retail – NBRS Financial
Service – RKS Realty
Industrial – Dixie Construction
Non-Profit – Harford Cable Network
Technology – Booz Allen Hamilton

2005
Retail – Sephora
Service – Slavie Federal Savings Bank
Industry – Blue Dot
Non-Profit – Home Partnership, Inc.
Technology – Smiths Detection

2004
Retail – The Bayou
Service – GDG Corporate Center
Industry – Onguard Industries
Non-Profit – Holy Family House
Technology – TRI-S

2003
Retail – Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates
Service – Army Alliance
Industrial – Modular Components
Non-Profit – American Red Cross
Technology – EAI

2002
Retail – All First Bank of Harford County
Service – Bel Air Construction, Inc.
Industrial – Michel Distribution
Non-Profit – St. Margaret Church & School
Technology – SAIC

2001
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

2000
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

1999
Battelle Memorial Institute
Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County
Gemcraft Homes, Inc.
Hess Hotels Group
Independent Can Company

1998
Community Outreach Center, Inc.
Klein’s Supermarket
Maryland Department of Licensing, Labor and Regulation
Tritronics

1997
Alcore, Inc.
Harford National Bank
John Carroll
Kinkel Service Company

1996
The Check Gallery, Inc. (Custom Direct)
Santoni’s Inc.
Susquehanna Environmental Center
Tri-Analytics, Inc.

1995
Basement Waterproofing Nationwide, Inc.
Harford County Electrical Contractors Association
Harford Mall
Upper Chesapeake Health System

1994
Bata Shoe Company, Inc.
Coughlin & Mann, Chartered
Maryland National Bank (Bank of America)
Susquehanna Workforce Network

1993
Association for Retarded Citizens / Harford County
Comcast Cablevision of Harford County
Homestead Publishing Company
The Clorox Company

1992
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Boyle Buick GMC Truck
Merry-Go-Round Enterprises
Sheraton Inn Aberdeen (Four Points Sheraton)