Nicholas & Associates of Ellicott City has been hired by EngineeringTechnologies Associates of Ellicott City to do record-keeping and perform administrative services for the company's 401(K) plan.
Engineering Technologies is an engineering firm offering planning, development, design, surveying and environmental services.
HCC OFFERS CLASSES
Howard Community College is offering "Environmental Hazards: Implications for Real Estate," a course that explores preventive measuresto follow for seven common environmental hazards and their effect onproperty valuation.
The class will meet from 6:30 to 9:45 p.m. tomorrow and Tuesday. Cost is $40.
Also offered is "Changing Careersfor Management Professionals," a six-hour course that will focus on market opportunities, resume preparation, interview techniques and advance information on potential employers. The class meets from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
BOOK ON PREJUDICES
Damar Group of Columbia, was hired by Mirror Images, a local writing company, to publish "Friends Alike & Different, A Book about Prejudice for the Young Child." The book, designed for children ages 4-7, informs children of prejudice in society and how it affects one's values.
SPECIALISTS TO SPEAK
The Advertising and Graphic Arts Society of Howard County will feature two communication specialists during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at LDR International, 9175 Guilford Road, Suite 100 in Columbia.
Amy Bernstein, founder and president of Gavroache Marketing, will discuss ideas for uncovering clients' needs for marketing and how to implement marketing services as part of the graphic design studio's mix.
Dru Peters, sales and marketing associate for R. L. Cook & Associates, will present tips on conducting oneself in the presence of decision-makers.
Admission is free to members and $7 for non-members.
COLUMBIA FIRM HIRED
Envision Enterprises of Columbia has been hired by Valuation Economics, an Ellicott City-based real estate appraisal firm, to conduct a public relations campaign.
Envision Enterprises is an advertising, personal writing and public relations firm.
"Leadership in Engineering," a seminar that will discuss topics such as effective communication, motivation, creativity, and women in engineering, takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 26 in the Kossiakoff Center at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.
The seminar, sponsored by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, costs $70.
NETWORK SEMINAR SET
Hammerman Associates, a Columbia-based microcomputer training and consulting firm, will offer a free one-evening seminar, "Introduction to Local Area Networks," at 7 p.m. March 24.
The seminars are designed for business owners, managers and administrators and are open tothe public.
Information: 596-2070 or 381-9560.
Shirley Burrill, executive director of Howard County Leadership, will speak at the next meeting of the Howard County Business Women's Network at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbia Inn.
Thecost is $17 for members and $22 for non-members.
Information: Sandy Collins, 992-9396.
CAR-TEL OPENS OUTLET
Car-Tel Inc. has leased3,000 square feet of retail space in the Columbia Business Center at6490 Robbin Road for a new outlet.
SUPPORT FOR THE JOBLESS
A weekly support group for the unemployed that offers counseling and networking meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church at Old Montgomery Road and Route 108 in Columbia.
The support group has added a weekly support group for the spouses of the unemployed. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the church.
Information: Laura Clay, 461-5064.
SANDLER LEASES SPACE
Adams Sandler Inc. has signed a lease with the KMSGroup Inc. for 6,048 square feet of space at Brown's Wharf in Fells Point.
Adams Sandler is an advertising, public relations and marketing communications firm.
The Howard County Employment and Training Office in Columbia is assisting an employer new to Howard County recruit a number of clerical and customer service personnel for full-time positions.
Individuals who have a clerical background or experience in customer service or telephone collections are asked to submit resumes to Service Supervisor, c/o Howard County ETC, 9250 Rumsey Road, Columbia, 21045.
FOR THE HEARING-IMPAIRED
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is introducing services for hearing-impaired customers through amplified telephones in its Home Appliance and Electronic Centers and offices, where customers conduct business with the company.
In addition to the amplified telephones, BG & E's other services for hearing-impaired customers include a toll-free TTY/TTD telephone number: 1-800-492-5539.
Sign-language interpreters are available in the downtown customer relations office.
CRYSTAL HILL LEASES
Crystal Hill Investments, a Columbia-based firm, has leased 4,957 square feet of office space to United States Electronics at its Burtonsville Commerce Center.
The electronics sales firm signed a three-year lease.