Chamber of Commerce to publish 4th issue of `Newcomers...

BUSINESS DIGEST

October 01, 2001

Chamber of Commerce to publish 4th issue of `Newcomers Guide'

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce will publish the fourth issue of its quarterly relocation magazine, The Newcomers Guide to Howard County, designed to provide a snapshot of the county for new residents. The issue is expected to be published Nov. 1.

Six thousand copies will be distributed to new residents from service lists - to those who request information by phone or from the chamber's Web site - at the Howard County Tourism Visitors Center, at local real estate offices and by sales associates.

Human resource managers of top firms will receive copies for employee relocation packages, as will Howard County public schools and police for recruitment packages.

Information about advertising rates and deadlines: Vicki Franz of Kemper Franz Marketing Services, 410-584-9166, or send e-mail to VickiFranz@home.com.

Nominations being sought for business award

The mayor of Baltimore, the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corp. will join together to recognize businesses that have demonstrated corporate leadership and service. Nominations are invited for the Mayor's Business Recognition Award.

The awards are given for activities or projects that have significantly benefited the community. Howard County businesses are eligible to apply.

Nominations, which must be received by Nov. 16, should be mailed to Jay Stewart, director of events, Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 S. Calvert S., Suite 1700, Baltimore 21202.

Information: Jay Stewart, 410- 727-2820.

Farmers offered course in business management

The Agricultural Marketing Program of the Howard County Economic Development Authority will offer a free six-week business management course for farmers or those interested in farming who are considering developing an agricultural enterprise or diversifying one.

Classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning this month. Four sessions will be held at Carroll Community College in Westminster and two will be held at the Center for Business and Technology in Columbia. The classes are free.

Information or registration: Ginger Myers, 410-313-6500.

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