Tourism Council has accommodations guideThe Howard County...

BUSINESS NOTES

January 28, 1993

Tourism Council has accommodations guide

The Howard County Tourism Council has just released its new Accommodations Guide listing 32 Howard County bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels in Ellicott City, Columbia, Jessup, Elkridge and Laurel.

To receive a free copy, call 313-1900 or 1-800-288-TRIP.

College to offer two computer courses

Howard Community College is offering two computer courses beginning in late January.

"Comprehensive Lotus 1-2-3," an 18-hour course, will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Feb. 5 and 12. The class will cover the creation of spreadsheets, personal-accounting ledgers and statistical analysis charts. Cost is $195.

"Introduction to the Personal Computer," a six-hour course, will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $95. The class will discuss the personal-computer keyboard, operating techniques, file organizations and naming conventions.

Both classes meet at the Hickory Ridge Building, 10650 Hickory Ridge Road, in Columbia.

Information: 992-4808.

Caras & Associates gets new contracts

Caras & Associates, a Columbia-based management-consulting firm, has announced its 200th corporate client, Linq Industrial Fabrics of Charleston, S.C.

Other new Caras clients include Textron-Lycoming of Columbia, S.C.; Roper of Lafayette, Ga.; General Electric in Goldsboro, N.C., and Lakeland, Fla.; and Marriott in Houston, Atlanta and Farmington, Conn.

Send Valentines free to overseas troops

Mail Boxes Etc. of Central Maryland, with county locations in Ellicott City, Kings Contrivance, Wilde Lake and Laurel, will provide free, first-class postage for Valentine's Day cards and letters sent to U.S. military men and women stationed outside the United States.

From Monday through Feb. 7, the stores will provide free postage for 1-ounce Valentine's Day cards and letters sent to an APO or FPO address to troops assigned to military posts outside the United States.

Those who wish may also address a card or letter to "Any Serviceman or Servicewoman," and it will be delivered to a member of the armed forces stationed in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, Near East and parts of the Western Hemisphere.

Maryland With Pride adds Kemplin Group

Maryland With Pride, a state program designed to recognize Maryland companies, has selected the Kemplin Group, a Columbia-based consulting firm, to be a part of the program.

Because of its participation, the Kemplin Group has a display at BWI airport that illustrates its services.

Seminar will focus on small investors

The Harper's Choice Village Center will sponsor a seminar titled "Strategies for the Small Investor" at 7:30 p.m. today.

The seminar will focus on financial programs appropriate for individuals who desire to invest as little as $100.

Attention will be devoted to the safety, liquidity and suitability of various investments. The event will be led by Cathleen Jordan, C.F.P.

Although the seminar is free and open to the public, reservations are required. The center is at 5440 Old Tucker Row.

Information: 730-3888.

Businessmen offer 5 $1,000 scholarships

The Business Men's Assurance Co. is offering five $1,000 scholarships through the National Future Farmers of America Foundation to high school seniors or FFA members preparing to enroll in their first year of college.

Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 15.

The Baltimore area agency of BMA is at 9881 Broken Lane Parkway, Suite 302, Columbia.

Information: 381-0016.

Business Showcase postponed until March

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce has postponed its Business Showcase to March 12 and 13 at The Mall in Columbia.

The event offers an opportunity to display products and services, and to develop new contacts.

Information: 730-4111.

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