Chamber talk to focus on attracting OlympicsThe Howard...

Business Digest

May 10, 1999

Chamber talk to focus on attracting Olympics

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Baltimore Alliance will present a talk by Dan Knise, "The Olympic Dream," from 11: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville.

Knise is chairman of the 2012 Coalition, which is attempting to bring the Summer Olympics to the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

The cost is $25.

The chamber will sponsor a brown bag lunch with Jason Graham, of Graham Fitness Enterprise, who will speak about making fitness a part of the daily routine, at noon Thursday at the chamber offices, 5460 Sterrett Place, Columbia.

Participants should bring lunch; beverages will be supplied.

The cost is $5 for members; $10 for others.

A brown bag lunch at noon May 20, "Safety in the Workplace: Avoiding Fear and Crisis in Your Office," will be presented by former law enforcement officer Victor Riemer of TRG Executive Transport.

Information: 410-730-4111.

Columbia Bank again earns firm's highest rating

Bauer Financial Reports Inc., an independent bank research firm based in Coral Gables, Fla., has awarded The Columbia Bank with a Four-Star Excellent rating based on its performance during the first quarter of this year.

The award is based on an analysis of current financial data filed by The Columbia Bank with federal regulators, supplemented by historical data.

Bauer has given the bank the highest rating 29 times.

Maryland Mania to hold lunch event today

The Maryland Mania soccer team will hold a luncheon at noon today at Ellicott Mills Brewing Co., 8308 Main St., Ellicott City.

Players, coaches, Founders' Club members, owners and sponsors will be present. Reservations are requested.

Information: 410-715-GOAL.

RWD Technologies leases office space

RWD Technologies has leased 11,441 square feet of office space at 30 Corporate Center, 10440 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Hayes Merkert of Manekin LLC represented the tenant. Andrew Smith of Collier Pinkard represented the landlord -- St. Paul Insurance -- in the transaction.


Kevin P. Condon, a certified financial planner and president of Baltimore-Washington Financial Ad- visors Inc., is featured in an article in The Journal of Financial Planning discussing the importance of respecting spiritual and religious values in financial affairs. The Ellicott City firm specializes in financial, retirement and estate planning.

Barbara Snyder, director of marketing media services for IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations Inc., was appointed secretary of the Howard County Business Club. Sandy Collins, of Century 21 H. T. Brown Real Estate, was appointed president, and Jim Kinnear, of ReMax Advantage, was appointed treasurer.

Pub Date: 5/10/99

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