We Won — We’re Honored!

Freedom Claims the Harford Award — Retail Category

Harford Award

This YEAR’s Ceremony

The Chamber announced the awards Thursday, September 22. The County Council; County Executive Barry Glassman, and Congressman Andy Harris, U.S. House of Representatives, attended the ceremony at Water’s Edge Event Center. Mr. Glassman said “Your commitment to Harford County and our citizens is invaluable. We extend to you our heartfelt wishes for continued success.”

The chamber showed a video before each Award. Freedom’s showcased our growth and community outreach. Freedom President and CEO Michael MacPherson and Board Chairman Mike Kaiser accepted the award.

Harford Cable TV Network will televise the Harford Award ceremony. The event will also appear on Armstrong, Comcast and Verizon cable networks.

The Harford Awards

Winners in each of the Award’s six categories show exemplary service to the community. A local business sponsors each nominee. Local auto dealer Jones Junction sponsored our entry this year.

Other award winners include:

  • Entrepreneur Category — Altus Engineering
  • Service Category — BCS America, Bel Air Auto Auction Center
  • R&D/Technology/Manufacturing & Distribution Category — Chesapeake Testing
  • Non-Profit Category — The Kaufman Cancer Center
  • Hospitality/Tourism Category — Ladew Topiary Gardens

Thanks to the Harford County Chamber of Commerce for honoring us with this great award. We strive to continue the work that earned it.

Freedom’s Susan Manning a 2016 Athena Award Finalist

Freedom Business Development Specialist a 2016 ATHENA Leadership Award Finalist

We are proud to announce that Susan Manning-Bresuciak, Business Development Specialist, is a finalist for this year’s ATHENA Award.Sue Manning, 2016 ATHENA Award Finalist

For the past 14 years, Harford County has presented the ATHENA Leadership Award to an exemplary female leader in the community. This year’s award ceremony is on March 4. ATHENA Award nominees must be —

  • A person who has achieved excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
  • Someone who has served the community to improve the quality of life of others
  • A woman who has actively helped other women to achieve their full professional leadership potential

Ms. Manning-Bresuciak, known as Sue, is very active in the community, serving as president of the Southern Harford County Rotary, and recently  serving a three-year term as Treasurer for the Women In Defense. She has also been appointed to the Harford County Women’s Commission, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, the Northeastern Maryland Technical Council, and the Foundation for the Arc of Northern Chesapeake.

Sue has been with Freedom since 2012, serving as a Business Development Specialist focusing on the Aberdeen Proving Ground and businesses in the Route 40/I-95 corridor. She has been instrumental in providing Freedom’s  financial education programs to military and civilian employees at APG, as well as the Harford County Chamber of Commerce’s military appreciation efforts. Sue has also been key to the development of special programs for Harford County Association of REALTORS.

Join us in congratulating Sue on this tremendous honor!