Web site for information security company opensRisk...

Business Digest

July 26, 1999

Web site for information security company opens

Risk Management Associates, a Columbia-based information security company, has a new Web site: www.relyonrma.com.

The site highlights the firm's services, which include assisting companies with computer security and evaluating information system vulnerabilities.

The Web site also provides details on the staff and a map pinpointing the company's Guilford Road location.

RMA was founded in September by Charley C. Baggett, a longtime resident of Howard County and former National Security Agency employee.

The firm works with a wide variety of clients, from multinational corporations to local businesses. Information: 301-953-8899.

Small business seminar set at community college

The Maryland Small Business Development Center and the Howard County Business Resource Center will sponsor a seminar, "The First Steps to Starting Your Own Business," from 8: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. Aug. 11, first floor, Howard Community College Technology Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive.

The registration fee is $15 if prepaid, or $20 at the door. Information: 410-313-6550.

Business plan development seminar for entrepreneurs

The Howard County Economic Development Authority and Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund are sponsoring a course, "Developing Your First Business Plan," a program designed for the new small-business entrepreneur.

The course will be held over two sessions, from 6: 45 p.m. to 9: 45 p.m. Aug. 17-18, on the fifth floor at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. The registration fee is $60 in advance or $70 at the door; it includes a 75-page manual and sample business plan. Information: 410-313-6550.

People

Kevin Abell, president of Bennett World Travel in Ellicott City and Roland Park Travel in Baltimore, has announced the agencies were recent winners of Travel Weekly's 1999 Travel Agency achievement Award for Best Newsletter in the $10 million to $50 million category. This is the second time the company has won in this category.

Kaleidosystems Inc., a management consulting company, has announced that Betty Myers, president, has been selected by Estate Recovery Inc. to guide the organization in planning and designing curriculum for employee development. Myers is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network, the American Society of Training and Development and the Howard County Center for the Arts. She lives in Columbia.

Rob Williams was recently awarded the Certified Financial Planner designation after completing a two-year course of study and passing a two-day examination. Williams, who has been with Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors in Ellicott City since 1993 as a college funding specialist and financial planner, has a bachelor's degree in economics from Towson University and a master's degree in finance from Loyola College.

Don Fitzgerald of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors has been accepted in the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council for the second year in a row. The council is a group of real estate agents who spend additional time to educate themselves on how to better serve customers. Fitzgerald is chairman of the Grant Development Committee of the Howard County Master's Club, which was organized to sponsor charitable events in the community. He also heads the Professional Standards Committee for the Howard County Association of Realtors.

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