Financial program to focus on farmers' cash flowThe...

Business Notes

March 03, 1997

Financial program to focus on farmers' cash flow

The Cooperative Extension Service, Howard County Agricultural Marketing Program and Central Maryland Farm Credit will sponsor a program, on Mondays, beginning today, to help participants improve their farms' financial health.

The Farm Financial Management Program will focus on cash flow -- the most common financial problem for farms or other businesses with seasonal production.

Barry Sturdivant of Farm Credit will discuss balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flow and recordkeeping systems. Workshops in computerized recordkeeping with a farm focus will be offered.

Information: 313-6524.

Soroptimists invite nominations for awards

Soroptimist International of Howard County invites nominations of women and businesses or organizations for its "Making a Difference for Women Awards Program," in the categories women helping women, women of distinction -- those with a record of outstanding achievement in professional, business or voluntary activities -- and organizations advancing the status of women.

Completed nomination forms must be received by March 10.

Information: 992-0210.

People

Steve Pindell

Steve Pindell, formerly senior vice president and senior lending officer for Elkridge Bank, has been named vice president for commercial lending for Columbia Bank -- a full-service commercial bank based in Howard County. He will be responsible for business development, working with small to medium businesses in the county. He is vice president of governmental affairs at Howard County Chamber of Commerce and chairs the legislative committee. Scott E. Palmer, formerly with Citibank federal savings bank in Rockville, has been named branch manager for Columbia Bank's newest location at Long Gate Center in Ellicott City, which is scheduled to open this month. The branch, which is at Route 103 and Long Gate Parkway, near the new Target store, is the first freestanding building constructed by the 10-year old financial institution. Dr. Zahid W. Butt, a gastroenterologist practicing with Digestive Disease Associates, recently became president of the St. Agnes Medical Staff for 1997. He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and lives in Ellicott City.

Pub Date: 3/03/97

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