Realtors report sales increase for JanuaryThe Howard...

HOWARD COUNTY BUSINESS

February 11, 1993

Realtors report sales increase for January

The Howard County Association of Realtors reported that single-family sales for January increased 38 percent compared with last January. The average sales price was $190,676.

Condominium sales decreased slightly, with an average sales price of $84,499. Rental activity decreased by 22 percent, with an average rent of $925 a month.

The average mortgage rate for January was 6.96 percent and the average mortgage was $109,415.

Taneytown Bank & Trust announces profits

Taneytown Bank & Trust Co., with a branch in Columbia, announced that profits increased 5.3 percent from $1,853,630 in 1991 to $1,952,089 in 1992.

On a per share basis, earnings were $2.98, compared with $2.83 in 1991, restated for stock dividend.

The bank's board of directors declared a 20 percent stock dividend payable last month and a cash dividend increased by 7 percent.

Holiday Inn Columbia ranks 5th out of 1,600

Holiday Inn Columbia placed fifth out of 1,600 hotels in the Holiday Inn Worldwide system in a recent survey of the chain's frequent traveler program who were asked to identify hotels and staff worthy of recognition.

Holiday Inn Columbia at 7900 Washington Blvd. placed first among hotels in the eastern region.

Technology councils plan breakfast meeting

The Montgomery County/Suburban Maryland Technology Council, in conjunction with the technology councils of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Baltimore Committee, is holding a breakfast meeting at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Howard Community College Science and Technology Building.

The scheduled topic is "Biotechnology Alliance: The Quebec Experience," presented by Michele Cloutier, economic counsel to the Quebec Government House. The program will address assistance available to U.S. companies desiring to do business with Quebec companies.

The meeting is open to all council members. Nonmembers may attend one meeting for free. There is no charge for this event, but reservations are required, and seating is lim

ited. Information: (301) 762-6325.

Training To Go gets 2 contracts

Training To Go, an Ellicott City-based provider of data base development services and software training, has announced contracts with Carr-Lowrey Glass and InforMed, both of Baltimore.

Carr-Lowrey's contract involves developing a data-base system for smoother production scheduling.

InforMed will receive software designed for analyzing medical claims in order to reduce employer costs.

American Properties to celebrate its opening

American Properties has scheduled events from noon to 6 p.m. Monday to celebrate the opening of its new location, 9150 Baltimore National Pike in the St. John's Shopping Center in Ellicott City.

The opening will feature an appearance by the Baltimore Oriole, a "purple dinosaur," entertainment by Fran Scaderi, raffles throughout the day and a ribbon-cutting at noon.

Howard businesswomen plan February meeting

The February meeting of the Business Women's Network of Howard County will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbia Hilton.

Joyce Henderson, manager of strategic international operations for Westinghouse, will speak on "Growing Through the Ranks in a Corporate Setting."

The cost for the luncheon is $17 for members in advance; $22 for members paying at the door or guests.

Those interested may call the Business Women's Network at 740-0126, or send a check to: Women's Network, P.O. Box 2575, Columbia, 21045-2575.

Registration is requested by Sunday.

Chamber of Commerce sponsors breakfast

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a buffet breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Patuxent Green Country Club, 14415 Greenview Drive, Laurel.

People attending will have the opportunity to provide a presentation about their business operations and capabilities to as many as 18 other people and distribute information to everyone else.

Cost is $25, $15 for members and includes a buffet breakfast.

Information: (301) 725-4000.

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 Monday.

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

Information: 381-0016.

Business Exchange plans cocktail party

The Columbia Business Exchange will hold its monthly cocktail party at Luigi Petti Restaurant in the Columbia Gateway from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 4.

This month's party will feature a networking opportunity for new CBX members.

The cost is $15 for members in advance, $20 for nonmembers and members who pay at the door.

Reservations: 290-1767.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Ex-weight lifter opens fitness facility

Drew Sandberg, a competitive power lifter, has opened the Colosseum Gym and Fitness facility at 9159 Red Branch Road in Columbia.

Mr. Sandberg attended the University of Maryland and served in the Army, where he led physical training for his company.

Sites is selected for scholarship award

Stephanie K. Sites, executive director of the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, has been selected by the National Leadership Institute as the winner of the 1993 Arthur J. Halligan Leadership Development Program Memorial Scholarship.

The award is for the five-day Leadership Development Program that was held at the University of Maryland's University College.

Schukraft is named to '92 Executive's Club

Edwin C. Schukraft of Ellicott City, representative for the Century Companies of America, has been named a member of the organization's 1992 Executive's Club.

Mr. Schukraft joined the company in 1971.

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