Southwest Airlines named BWI-area business of yearThe BWI...

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June 01, 1998

Southwest Airlines named BWI-area business of year

The BWI Business Partnership Inc. has awarded a "Spirit of Success" award to Southwest Airlines as the BWI Business District Business of the Year.

The award, presented to the airline during the partnership's 1998 annual meeting, recognizes the importance of a business or institution to the well-being of the BWI business district.

Southwest has more than quadrupled its BWI flights to 53 per day in less than five years, according to its chairman, CEO and president, Herbert D. Kelleher.

The partnership is a nonprofit association of BWI-area employers.

Columbia Transmissions awards $1,000 scholarships

Columbia Transmissions, in the Columbia Car Care Center at 9245 Berger Road, recently awarded four $1,000 scholarships to Howard County graduating high school seniors.

The students may apply the money to a program at any post-secondary educational institution.

Citizens bank offers loans for revitalizatio

Citizens National Bank of Laurel has announced a $3 million loan commitment to the Laurel Main Street/U.S. Route 1 Revitalization Project.

The funds have been set aside for businesses in the revitalization area to receive low-rate loans for the purchase or improvement of property in the area.

The program will be offered until the $3 million commitment is exhausted, or until Dec. 31, 1999. Loans from $25,000 to $300,000 will be available for the construction or renovation of commercial property.

Citizens National Bank is a locally managed $555 million community bank with 17 offices in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The bank is an affiliate of Mercantile Bankshares Corp., a $7 billion holding company.

Information: John Boyle, 301-497-6276.

People

Jill Bateman,an Elkridge resident, has been named director of gift services for the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. She will be responsible for directing the community's two largest charitable funds: the Benevolent Care Fund, which provides financial assistance to residents, and the Charlestown Scholars Fund, which grants scholarship money to students who work part-time at Charlestown. She will develop a new program in which residents can will their estates to

Charlestown.

Pub Date: 6/01/98

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