Affirmative action is topic of conference A...

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April 26, 1999

Affirmative action is topic of conference

A conference on "New Strategies for Work Force Equity in the 21st Century," will be held Fridayat the Kossiakoff Center of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel.

The conference is sponsored by the Maryland Association of Human Rights Agencies, Baltimore District Liaison Group, Black Human Resources Network, Maryland Association of Affirmative Action Officers and the Maryland Association of Equal Opportunity Personnel.

The cost is $50 before Thursday; $75 at the door.

Information: 443-778-7133 or www.jhuapl.edu/maaao/index.htm.

Local bank contributes to `Cars for Careers'

Citizens National Bank, headquartered in Laurel, has recently doubled its loan commitment to the Howard County Cars for Careers Program to $20,000.

The bank also donated $1,500 and a 1991 Mercury Topaz to the program.

Cars for Careers provides used vehicles for low- to moderate-income county residents who need transportation to work.

William O'Connor, senior vice president and manager of the bank's commercial lending division, has served on the board of Cars for Careers since the program's creation in 1997.

Citizens National Bank, founded in 1890, is a community bank with 17 offices in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

It is an affiliate of Mercantile Bankshares Corp., a $7 billion holding company.

Daylong seminar focuses on stress management

Two local companies -- the HR Team and On-Site Shiatsu -- will sponsor a daylong seminar on stress management skills and relaxation techniques from 8 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. May 19 at Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville.

Workshops in tai chi, shiatsu massage, meditation and breath therapy will be offered.

The cost is $90, including a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Maryland.

Registration is required. Information: 410-465-9449 or e-mail to Shiatsu.Jackie@hotmail.com.

The Columbia-based HR Team provides consulting in all aspects of human resources. On-Site Shiatsu, which offers stress-management workshops in the workplace, is based in Ellicott City.

Personal trainer offers fitness assessments

Certified personal trainer Mary Concannon is offering fitness assessments and personal fitness sessions in clients' homes and at the workplace.

Concannon holds degrees in physical education and exercise physiology and has worked in the field of cardiology.

Information: 410-381-0745.

People

Sharon Akers has joined the staff of Towson University as director of development. She will coordinate fund-raising efforts for the university's capital campaign. Akers comes to Towson from her own Columbia-based company, Sharon Akers & Associates.

Brian Long of Eichelberger, Griesser & Eddy Inc. of Columbia, has completed a course at the College for Financial Planning in Denver to become an accredited asset management specialist. He was recently hired by the asset management company as a client support and development specialist.

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