County chamber to present 1998 legislative issuesThe...

Business Digest

November 17, 1997

County chamber to present 1998 legislative issues

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce will present its annual white paper, "1998 Issues for Legislative Action," at a general membership breakfast Wednesday at the Columbia Hilton.

Attendees can meet elected state and local officials, and hear information on issues affecting county businesses.

The cost is $15 for members or $20 for nonmembers, with a $5 surcharge at the door.

Copies of "Issues for Legislative Action" will not be available until after the presentation.

Information: 410-730-4111.

State office compiles contracting opportunities

The governor's Office of Minority Affairs has compiled a list of more than 1,500 state procurement and contract opportunities from 23 state agencies, beginning at $10,000 and reaching several million dollars. Each directory is $20.

Maryland purchases more than $4 billion in goods and services annually. State law requires that state agencies try to achieve a minimum of 14 percent minority participation in procurement.

To order the directory, call the Office of Minority Affairs at 410-767-8232. An order form is available on the World Wide Web at


Rosa Scharf has been appointed assistant vice president of Commercial Farmers Bank, a Howard County-based community bank. She will be responsible for business development and commercial lending in the legal and medical fields. She will oversee some branch management and introduce the bank to the Hickory Ridge market area.

Donna L. Bruhn was appointed sales manager for Douglas Homes' Pointers Run and Hobbit's Glen new homes. Bruhn has sold new homes for Ryland Homes and others.

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