Howard chamber plans networking, development events The...

BUSINESS DIGEST

November 05, 2001

Howard chamber plans networking, development events

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce will offer a Business B-4 Business event at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.

Chamber members will have an opportunity to present their business to other business owners. The event will start at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for members; $20 for prospective members.

"Hot Topics," the chamber's series on professional and personal development, will present, "Who's Ballpark Is It Anyway?" a talk by Jackie Hoerichs of On-Site Shiatsu, at 8 a.m. Nov. 15 at chamber offices, 5560 Sterrett Place, Columbia. The cost is $10 for members; $15 for prospective members.

A Business After Business networking event will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 27 in Suite 401, 8820 Columbia 100 Parkway, Columbia. The cost is $10 for members; $20 for prospective members.

Information or registration: 410-730-4111, or www.howard chamber.com.

Third pledge helps The Arc meet challenge grant

The MBNA Foundation has pledged $125,000 to The Arc of Howard County, completing the third leg of a matching-funds challenge to finance the Arc's $3.5 million capital improvement project.

Earlier this year, the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation made a $375,000 challenge grant to The Arc. The Greenfield family of Howard County, longtime supporters of The Arc, matched the first installment of $125,000. The Wright Family Foundation matched the second installment with a gift in memory of Helen Carroll Wright, a former member of The Arc's board of directors who died in 1999.

The Arc was started 40 years ago as a support group for parents of children with developmental disabilities and now provides vocational and residential support, respite care and educational advocacy.

Raffle raises money for terrorism victims

Turf Valley Resort will raffle a golf membership package worth $10,500 as part of Howard County Tourism's "Hometown Tourist Month." Proceeds will go to people affected by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, including 43 families in Maryland who lost relatives.

Raffle tickets are $20. The package includes the $8,000 membership fee and six months of membership dues. The drawing will be held Nov. 16.

Tickets can be bought by phone from Turf Valley, 410-423- 0813, or at tourism council offices, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-1900.

Presentation to examine client-vendor dynamics

Entrepreneurs Exchange will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Northwoods in west Annapolis. Lynn Osborne, president of Ad Management Insights LCC, will speak about client and vendor relationships.

Admission is $18 for members with reservations; $20 at the door, and $25 for nonmembers.

Information: Contact Nancy Badertscher at 410-647-8167 or nancy@womcom.org, or check www.entrepreneursexchange.org online.

Calendar

Starting up: Maryland Small Business Development Center and Howard County Economic Development Authority's Business Resource Center will sponsor a seminar - "Is Franchising for You?" - from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for Business & Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road North, Columbia. The cost is $25. Registration is required. Information: 410-313-6550.

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