Career fair to be held Oct. 2 in Clarksville In...

Business Notes

July 01, 2002

Career fair to be held Oct. 2 in Clarksville

In response to the economic downturn and a perceived shortage of qualified employees in the area, the Howard County Human Resources Society, a new affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, will sponsor a Workforce Development Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

The fair will target diverse businesses and skill sets of job seekers in the region. Partners in the fair are Howard County government, the Maryland State Job Service and the Workforce Network of Maryland Works Inc., a statewide nonprofit association of community service agencies and work force development professionals.

Work force development staff members will be available to critique job seekers' resumes. Two workshops on how to conduct a successful job search will be offered. Employers can purchase a booth for $300 to $350; the price includes set-up, advertising, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Sponsors also are being sought.

Information: Deborah Stallings, 301-596-8800, or deborah@hranew.com; Sara Muempfer, 410-381-8660, or saram@mdworks.com.

3 Howard companies receive state grants

Three Howard County companies are recipients of the Export MD fourth-quarter grants from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Office of International Trade.

Advanced BioNutrition of Columbia, Cera Products of Jessup and New Horizon Diagnostics of Columbia will receive matching grants to explore global markets and devise an entry plan, or prepare a product for export. China, Southeast Asia, Russia and Sweden are among the markets being investigated. Market research, financial counseling and foreign office staff time may accompany the grants.

The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development has state representatives in 11 countries. The quarterly grants have a $5,000 cap.

Information: 410-767-0680, or sbennett@choosemaryland.org.

Entrepreneur's Exchange to meet for lunch July 10

The Entrepreneur's Exchange will meet for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. July 10 at Northwoods restaurant in Annapolis.

Cynthia McBride of McBride Gallery in Annapolis will discuss "Creative Marketing in a Small Town." The cost is $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required.

Information: 410-647-8167, or nancy@womcom.org. or online at entrepreneursexchange.org.

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