After spending several summers on Arlington Pond, Howie and his wife Beverly moved the family to Salem in 1972 and founded B&H Oil Company & Dockside Marina, and in 1989 they started their successful chain of Howie Glynn & Sons Convenience Stores.
Soon after moving to Salem, Howie formed the Arlington Pond Protective Association and began his many years of serving his community on many levels. He has served Salem as a Selectman, as a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee (30 years), as a member of the Depot Train Station Renovation Committee and Hose House #2 Renovation Committee. He has served as the President for many area organizations and clubs including the Salem Historical Society, the North Salem PTA, the Salem Contractors Association and the Arlington Pond Protective Association.
Howie has been a true leader in the Salem community for 45 years. His involvement with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem has been at every level. He worked with a group to build the first Club field, has been a member of the Board of Directors, was inducted onto the Board of Governors, gave substantially to the Club Capital Campaign in 2003, has worked the Club Bingo and continues to support the Club through donations to their annual auction.
Howie has been a great role model for many including his family. His children and grandchildren have been taught the importance of community service and good customer service. Many family members are involved in the family businesses as well as the organizations that he supports.
Over the years, Howie has been given many accolades including the Chamber's Bill Brown Award, the SBGC Richard P. McCoy Award and a commendation from the Water Task Force through the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce. He has managed Salem Little League as well coached for both Salem and Haverhill, MA.
Howie's proudest accomplishments include the Glynn's family businesses and his families' commitment to making Salem a great place to live. Howie and Beverly have four children, Christine, Marion, Ralph and Howie, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.