House Sales Drop Again

Business notes

October 13, 1991

The Howard County Association of Realtors reported that single-family home sales for the month of September dropped 6 percent compared tosales in September 1990.

Housing sales for 1991 have showed an overall decrease of 11 percent compared with last year -- 1,977 units sold this year and 2,243 units sold at this point last year.

The average mortgage rate in the county for September was 8.93 percent.

PR FIRM LANDS CLIENT

Sarah Pick Associates, a Howard County-based public relations and marketing firm has been retained by Flying Colors, an automotive touch-up painting service that has opened up a regional office in Washington.

SPA will develop a retail marketing campaign for Flying Colors focusing on the Washington, Frederick and Baltimore area.

CAP COMPANY OPENING

The Cap Company, specializing in licensed caps and sportswear for professional sports and college teams, is opening at Historic Savage Mill this weekend as part of the Savage Mill Fall Colonial Festival, which ends today at 5 p.m.

FIRM TO WORK FOR HOSPITAL

Network Designs, Inc., a Columbia-based networking systems integrations firm, has recently added St. Agnes Hospital as a network maintenance customer.

NDI performed an analysis of the hospital's current Novell network configuration and implementeda maintenance plan.

FIRM EARNS CONTRACT

Compu-Power, Inc., a Columbia-based computer hardware and software company, announced an agreement with Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. to automate the company's commercial truck tire centers.

The tire distribution management software has been successfully installed and is operational at the Austin and Waco, Texas pilot locations.

SEMINAR FOR BUILDERS

Columbia resident Robert W. Wood will be one of the three panelists featured in "Understanding the Impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act," a seminar for architects, developers, facility planners and business owners.

The law firm of Weinberg and Green, which has offices in Columbia, will hold the seminar Thursday.

Wood has written an article about the ADA changes for the restaurant industry that will appear in the October issue of Restaurant Digest.

For more information about the seminar call 332-8600, Ext. 4449.

RIBBON CUT AT GOLF COURSE

Willow Springs Golf Course in West Friendship, the county's only publiccourse, held its ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

The executive-par course, meaning its tees and holes are closer to each other compared to competition courses, opened in June.

The course, next to Interstate 70 just off of Route 32, features a turn-of-the-century farmhouse renovated into a clubhouse.

While it is mainly a pay-as-you-gopublic course, owners of homes on lots surrounding the course are considered members.

Four years in the making, the new course chargesduffers $18 to play 18 holes and $10 for 9 holes.

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