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HOWARD COUNTY BUSINESS

July 22, 1993

Columbia Bancorp has record earnings

Columbia Bancorp announced record earnings for the first half of 1993.

Net income was $751,924, a 103 percent increase from the same period in 1992.

John M. Bond Jr., president and CEO of Columbia Bancorp, said that the higher earnings reflected the integration of Fairview Federal Savings and Loan Association, which was acquired June 30, 1992.

Best Computers moves to plaza

Best Discount Computers, a personal computer retail store, has relocated to 2000 Century Plaza, Suite 300, in Columbia.

The store now offers repairs, components and upgrades for IBM-compatible personal computers.

Boston Chicken opens store in Ellicott City

Boston Chicken, which offers rotisserie roasted chickens, has opened a new store in Ellicott City at 9380 Baltimore National Pike. The phone number is 313-8400.

Boston Chicken, with stores in 15 states, first opened eight years ago in suburban Boston.

AlliedSignal gives $5,000 grant

AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp. of Columbia recently presented Howard Community College with a $5,000 grant as part of a matching funds program with the state.

The fund is designed to advance educational programs and student involvement in science and technical fields.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Haxton joins MacDonald AGency

Ruth Haxton of Laurel is the newest associate of the Jerome MacDonald Agency of Aid Association for Lutherans, which is based in Chantilly, Va.

She will serve Lutherans and their families in Laurel, Beltsville, College Park, Greenbelt and Hyattsville.

Richards joins Riemer Muegge

Chris Richards of Columbia-based Riemer Muegge & Associates has joined the firm as a project coordinator.

Ms. Richards has experience in land development industry and will act as a contact among clients, public agencies and the company.

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