Chamber announces its development plan The Howard...

Business Digest

November 01, 1999

Chamber announces its development plan

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce has announced its new Chamber Development Plan. Called "Taking It To the Streets," the effort involves teams of chamber members, current and former board members and Catherine Dewey, the chamber's director of marketing and membership development.

The chamber board has approved new individual membership rates, available to home-based businesses, sole-proprietorships, sales representatives whose territories include Howard County, retired business professionals and others. For-profit businesses will pay $175 per year; small nonprofits will pay $100.

Fees for chamber membership are based on a tier system in which large-scale businesses pay more.

Information: Catherine Dewey, 410-730-4111, Ext. 106.

Potomac Physicians, Sylvan plan joint marketing effort

Potomac Physicians and Sylvan Leaning Centers have agreed to assist each other in marketing their services.

According to the agreement, each organization will make information about the other available to its clients.

Potomac will provide a free consultation to Sylvan clients with abnormal hearing.

The organizations will also refer clients to each other.

InSITE awarded contract for harassment training

InSITE Training & Development Inc. has been awarded a one-year contract to provide sexual harassment training for employees of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.

The Columbia-based company offers corporate and adult education.

People

Kara Calder will be director of governmental affairs and special projects at the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. She will serve on the Legislative Affairs Committee and write grants for chamber initiatives. Mindy Markovich will be sales and marketing associate. She will assist in developing chamber memberships, sponsorships and banner ads on the organization's Web site.

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