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HOWARD COUNTY BUSINESS NOTES

June 24, 1993

Town Center Travel opens in Columbia

Town Center Travel, in the Sun Building at 5570 Sterrett Place in Columbia, recently opened for business.

The office is open six days a week and offers expertise in business travel.

Included in the array of business services are convention and meeting planning services, automatic flight insurance, incentive point program for free travel, corporate management reports and an 800 phone line.

Town Center Travel is open Monday through Saturday and offers customized vacation planning and corporate or group travel.

Chesapeake Health gets new contract

Chesapeake Health Plan, a Baltimore based health maintenance organization, has been awarded the health services contract for American Properties Inc.

American Properties is a Howard County-based real estate sales and management company with locations in Columbia and Ellicott City.

This account contributes to the 26.7 percent growth the HMO has experienced in 1993. Other local accounts include Constar Plastics, the Bata Shoe Co. and departments within state and federal governments.

Alpha Numerics gets publication work

Alpha Numerics, a data processing firm based in Columbia, recently contracted with Hartung/Weber Publications, a Baltimore-based publishing firm, to provide data entry and copy editing services for two publications: Maryland Magazine, a bi-monthly, general interest publication highlighting the history and culture of Maryland, and Physician's Practice Digest, a regional quarterly publication focusing on the business aspects of running a medical practice.

Columbia firm installs solar collectors

Thermomax USA, a Columbia-based company, installed 60 evacuated heat pipe solar collectors on Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s Marketing and Energy Services Department building in Baltimore.

These solar collectors will supply the hot water needs of the building.

The company's solar collectors are used in 37 countries to produce clean energy for hot water.

Taneytown bank to pay dividend of 11 cents

Taneytown Bank and Trust Co., which operates a branch in Columbia, has declared a second quarter cash dividend of 11 cents a share.

The dividend will be paid July 13 to stock of record June 25.

Total assets of the bank were $166.4 million and total deposits were $145.9 million on March 31.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Beville elects to retire from the Rouse Co.

Mathias J. DeVito, chairman and chief executive officer of the Rouse Co., has announced that R. Harwood Beville, executive vice president of operations, has decided to take early retirement.

Mr. Beville, 53, has been with the company for 23 years. He plans to devote more time to his family and to pursue different business and personal interests.

Mr. Beville joined the Rouse Co. in 1970 as director of corporate planning. In 1973 he was named vice president. In 1975 he was elected senior vice president and chief financial officer. In 1978 he was elected to his present position as executive vice president responsible for the company's operating properties, leasing, acquisitions, marketing and research and site strategy.

Anthony W. Deering, president and chief operating officer, and Douglas A. McGregor, executive vice president, will assume Mr. Beville's duties.

Christine Goodno joins landscaping company

Christine Goodno has joined Chapel Valley Landscape Co. of Woodbine as a public relations and marketing director.

Ms. Goodno recently served as a communication specialist for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Washington.

Transit alliance hires director

Janet L. McGlynn has been named executive director of the Urban Rural Transportation Alliance of Howard County.

Ms. McGlynn had previously operated a para-transit system in Massachusetts.

The nonprofit system serves elderly, disabled and low-income residents of Howard County.

SBA honors Price as first runner-up

Carolyn West Price of Ellicott City was named the first runner-up for the Small Business Administration's "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" award for the state.

The award was presented last month at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore.

Ms. Price, who grew up in Hammond Village in North Laurel, is president of Impact Marketing & Public Relations. She also is an adjunct professor of marketing and public relations at Loyola College.

County librarian honored by association

Norma Hill, assistant director of the Howard County Library, was presented the Maryland Library Association's highest award for "her sustained and meritorious service" to libraries in the state and to the Maryland Library Association at its annual conference held last month.

Mrs. Hill, a resident of Columbia, has worked at Howard County Library for 13 years.

Chaselle names Williams controller

Franklin P. Williams has been appointed controller of Chaselle, a Columbia-based distributor of school supplies.

Mr. Williams will be involved in all financial and accounting operations at the Columbia office.

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