Each January, when the legislative session begins, a contingent of business leaders heads to Annapolis to celebrate Harford County Night, mixing it up with local legislators, Maryland General Assembly leaders and heads of state agencies.
Patrick Pollard, Chairman of the Greater Harford Committee (GHC) and Angela Rose, President/CEO of the Harford County Chamber, hosted the event celebrating the centennial of both Aberdeen Proving Ground and Jones Junction.
Jones Junction started as a Ford vehicle repair shop in North Carolina in 1917. The business moved to Maryland in 1930 and has expanded to include much of the junction where Route 1 intersects with Harford and Bel Air Roads in Bel Air. The partners in the family-owned operation were all in attendance, Danny Jones, Larry Jones and Bryan Kilby, as was Catherine Jones, the matriarch of the Jones family.
Aberdeen Proving Ground, which is Harford County’s largest employer with 21,000 military and civilian workers, was also recognized for its 100th anniversary in October. (Edgewood Chemical Biological Center will celebrate its 100th anniversary in June.)