11 chamber members nominated for awardsThe Howard County...

Business Digest

November 30, 1998

11 chamber members nominated for awards

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce has nominated 11 members for awards to be presented by the Maryland Small Business Association.

Nominated for Small Business Person of the Year were Dave Jourdan of Nauticos; Chad Houck, Mike Bogden and Dave Hall of the Search Connection; and Beth and Peter Horowitz of EVI Inc.

Richard Huffman of Enchanted Child Care learning centers was nominated for Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Matt Horowitz of Valderas, August & Horowitz was nominated for Accountant of the Year.

Chuck Weller of FCNB Bank was nominated for Financial Services Advocate of the Year, and Donna Richardson of Comcast Cable and Phyllis Greenbaum of Zip Publishing for Media Advocate of the Year.

Nominated for Women in Business Advocate of the Year were Ellen Koplow of Miles & Stockbridge; Carolyn West Price of Impact Marketing & Public Relations; and Betsy Cerulo of Adnet/Accountnet.

Columbia-based recruiter changes corporate name

Search Connection, a Columbia-based recruiter, has announced its new corporate identity, new leadership for its health care division and plans to expand.

The 40-member business, formerly called Search Consultants, expects to enter new markets in East Coast cities.

The 5-year-old company, which specializes in careers in information technology, accounting, finance and health care operations, opened its first branch office in McLean, Va., in the spring.

The company has introduced a new logo and tag line -- "Advancing careers. Advancing companies" -- and is developing a print and radio advertising campaign.

Al Snyder, a former senior partner for health care consulting at Ernst & Young, will manage the company's health care recruitment team.

Search Connection offers consultation to employers on hiring policies, permanent and temporary services and contingency and retainer searches.

HR Team announces expansion of services

Eileen Levitt, president and founder of HR Team (formerly the Human Element) has announced expansion of the company's services.

The business will offer a file review and management service to ensure that employee files are in compliance with regulations.

Clients will be offered the option to store and have employee files maintained at the HR Team office in Columbia.


James Neubauer of Ellicott City was recently awarded the Tim Malone Member of the Year Award by the Washington-Maryland-Delaware Service Station and Automotive Repair Association. Neubauer serves as an industry voice in Annapolis and with the media on tax, environmental and marketing legislative issues. Currently an Exxon dealer, Neubauer represents the Baltimore area on the service station organization's board of directors. This year, he assumed the chairmanship of the industry's Ocean City convention and trade show.

Pub Date: 11/30/98

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