Publicity on a budget
The Community and Business Services Division of Harford Community College is offering the non-credit course, "Publicity Program on a Budget," from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, July 8 through 29.
The course will teach small businesses and non-profit organizations to design a well-rounded publicity program. Participants will develop a step-by-step plan, including preparation of news releases and press kits.
The cost is $48, and a textbook is required.
Learning to manage
The Community and Business Services Division of Harford Community College is offering "Total Quality Management," a one-day workshop, from 8 am. to 3 p.m. July 17, on campus.
Facilitator Ken Hawman, a consultant, will emphasize a team-building approach to problem solving and provide suggestions for company implementation.
The cost is $55, including lunch and materials.
The Community and Business Services Division of Harford Community College is offering "Property Site Assessments," a one-session class, from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 10, on campus.
The class is designed for lenders and buyers who are becoming increasingly liable for previous property use and conditions. Both groups need to be aware of site and structure conditions before making lending or borrowing decisions.
Topics to be discussed include potential site contamination by improper disposal of chemicals, leaking underground storage tanks, illegal dumping, and the condition of structures such as lead paint and asbestos.
The cost for the session is $28.
Car dealer honored
Michael G. Martino of Village Volvo, in Bel Air, is among 33 dealers throughout North America who have been selected to receive the Dealer of Excellence Award for outstanding professional and dedicated service to Volvo customers.
Village Volvo was cited for its sales, service and parts departments. Each was judged as outstanding in its 1991 performance.
Martino and his wife, Diane, live in Fallston with their two children.
Worrell named director
Monica Worrell has joined the staff of Invitation Inn as director of sales for Comfort Inn and Best Western Invitation of Edgewood.
A resident of Harford County, Worrell brings six years of experience to her new position.
Werner gets new post
Whitney Werner was named personnel assistant for Network Recruiters Inc. of Harford County, an affiliate of Snelling Temporary Services.
In her new position, Werner will screen, test and train temporary employees.
Snelling also promoted four-year veteran Suzanne Burton, who is launching the opening of Snelling Temporary Services in Harford county. As account manager, Burton will be responsible for clerical and light industrial temporary employee recruitment and providing customized client service programs.
Harford County officials and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce presented three businesses and the Aberdeen Proving Ground with the first Harford Award to recognize community leadership.
The winners of this year's awards are: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Boyle Buick Inc., Merry-Go-Round Enterprises and the Sheraton Inn Aberdeen. County Executive Eileen Rehrmann and Greg Rapisarda, president of the chamber, presented the awards during a breakfast ceremony at the APG Tuesday morning. The county plans to make the awards an annual event.
Aberdeen Proving Ground, representing the public sector, was selected for supporting county Job Fair programs, the Higher Education and Applied Technology (HEAT) program, and for establishing partnerships between employers at the post and area high schools.
Boyle Buick, in Abingdon, was recognized for its participation in school work study programs, donatin vehicles for training at Harford Community College and Harford Technical High School, and sponsoring charity events.
Merry-Go-Round Enterprises, based in Joppa, was selected for supporting charitable functions and county school activities, sponsoring Harford County Community Service Day, and sponsoring environmental scholarships.
The Sheraton Inn Aberdeen was cited for its cooperation with Harford Community College's hospitality management program, supporting marketing programs for the HEAT center and the MARC commuter train service, and being a host to charitable events.
The award recognizes businesses and civic organizations that prosper, even during economic downturns, exhibit leadership in the community, and volunteer company resources for community improvement efforts.