3 Ellicott City businesses announce operation changes...

Business Digest

January 31, 2000

3 Ellicott City businesses announce operation changes

Three Ellicott City businesses have announced changes in their operations.

Rugs to Riches, one of the businesses damaged in the Ellicott City fire in November, will move to 8307 Main St. The store has scheduled a reopening celebration March 11.

Paragon Computer Services Inc., a consulting firm, has grown from 13 to 27 employees since May 1998. To accommodate the increase, the company has leased five suites at 3273 Pine Orchard Lane.

Gallery 44 is moving from its current location to a 2,200-square-foot showroom at 9469 Baltimore National Pike.

The move will allow the gallery to double the size of its exhibition space.

Bank's holiday drive benefited local charities

Citizens National Bank's Main Street office in Laurel collected more than four boxes of canned goods and $300 to be distributed to the Elizabeth House kitchen and FISH of Laurel.

The branch offered paper dove Christmas tree decorations for $1 or a donation of a food item. The doves were designed by teller Jennifer Wickline.

People

William Drew Hawkins, an Ellicott City resident, has been elected to the board of directors of the Union Memorial Hospital Foundation. The foundation builds support for the hospital through community relationships and fund raising.

Todd Pearsall, an Ellicott City resident and director of information systems at Cadmus Communications, and Brian Pfeifer, vice president of strategic planning for Amerix Corp., have joined the board of directors of The Arc of Howard County. The Arc, founded by a group of families in the early 1960s, is a nonprofit provider of services for people with developmental disabilities. The organization has more than 300 employees.

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