Bel Air projects are underway

May 23, 1993|By Frank Lynch | Frank Lynch,Staff Writer

Construction continues at the Baltimore Pike sites of Ruby Tuesday Restaurant and the Color Tile store, and several other projects are in various stages of development, said an official with the town of Bel Air.

Carol Diebel, director of planning and community development, said that Scubamerica, a commercial venture that teaches diving and sells scuba gear, will be opening next month at 100 N. Tollgate Road, while Frank's Nursery and Exxon will begin construction on Route 24 across from the Motor Vehicle Administration within the next few months.

Red Lobster Restaurant, which has leased a pad site at Tollgate Mall next to the Amoco service station, has submitted plans to redesign its building for better visibility, she said.

She also said the town will file annexation papers next month for the Hoza Park property on Churchville Road adjacent to John Carroll High School.

The 46 acres were deeded to the town by the Hoza family.

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The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), in cooperation with Harford Community College, will hold a two-day marketing seminar on June 8 and 9 at the Aberdeen Sheraton.

The seminar, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, will cover international marketing, representation contract, international transactions and methods of payment.

The WTCI is a private, nonprofit membership organization that assists companies in the Baltimore/Washington region in developing their international business.

Its offices are located on the 13th floor of the World Trade Center in Baltimore.

Topics will include aspects of global strategic planning, assessing political, economic and cultural factors in target markets, identifying the most effective means of communicating with clients, establishing foreign partnerships, letters of credit, sources of financing for overseas business development and procedures for freight documentation necessary for transporting goods by air and sea.

Cost of the seminar is $250.

For a detailed flier and registration information, call HCC at 879-8920, Ext. 376 or World Trade Center Institute at 576-0022.

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The ACE Center, a joint educational project of the Susquehanna Region Private Industry Council and Harford Community College, formally opened Wednesday.

The first group of students at ACE, an acronym for Achieving Competencies for Employment, were admitted last month.

The primary purpose of the center, located at 200 N. Philadelphia Blvd. in Aberdeen, is to provide basic skills instruction to out-of-school people ranging in age from 16 to 21.

In addition to instruction in work readiness, career choices, on-the-job practices, customer relations, telephone techniques, personal resource management and health maintenance, the nonprofit center will offer GED preparation and basic skills remediation. There is no charge for the program.

Sharon Dellinger, a vocational training specialist, heads the staff of four.

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