8 come in first or second for small business awardsEight...

Business Digest

April 05, 1999

8 come in first or second for small business awards

Eight members of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce who were nominated for Maryland Small Business Awards have finished first or as runners-up in the competition.

Howard County resident Dave Jourdan, president of Nauticos, an ocean exploration company, is winner of the Maryland Small Business of the Year award. He and his company will advance to the regional Small Business Awards competition.

Peter Horowitz of EVI, an engineering firm providing communication systems, was runner-up in this category.

Phyllis Greenbaum, co-founder of Zip Publishing, was selected as the Media Advocate of the Year, and Donna Richardson, community relations manager of Comcast Cablevision, was runner-up.

Matthew Horowitz, a principal in Valderas, August and Horowitz P.A., was chosen as the Accountant Advocate of the Year. The Financial Advocate of the Year is Church Weller, senior vice president of FCNB Bank.

Richard Huffman, president of Enchanted Child Care Learning Centers, was chosen as runner-up for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and Betsy Cerulo, chief executive and founder of AdNet/AccountNet Inc., was runner-up in the Women in Business Advocate category.

Hopkins' APL promotes Pisacane, Potocki

Vincent L. Pisacane has been named assistant director for biomedical programs and Kenneth A. Potocki has been appointed assistant director for research and exploratory development at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel.

Pisacane is associate professor of biomedical engineering, a part-time appointment, in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Potocki becomes assistant director after serving five months as the deputy assistant director. He will administer the laboratory's independent research and development program, guide general technical publications and oversee several fellowship programs.


Shannon Williams, a representative of Dorsey Family Homes at Goshen Estates and Rowenberry in Howard County, has been named Salesperson of the Year by Builder's 1st Choice. Ellicott City residents Gene Cousens and Mark Lucido won Salesperson for Townhomes and Rookie of the Year, respectively. Builder's 1st Choice, of Columbia, is a sales and marketing firm for homebuilders.

Jen Nai Anderson, a graduate of Mount Hebron High School and a student at the University of Maryland, has been selected as a "paraplanner" with the Columbia estate and financial planning firm of Eichelberger, Griesser & Eddy Inc. Paraplanners assist the partners with research and administrative support.

Pub Date: 4/05/99

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