Seminar on starting a business scheduled Sept. 11 in...

BUSINESS DIGEST

August 26, 2002

Seminar on starting a business scheduled Sept. 11 in Columbia

The Maryland Small Business Development Center and Howard County Economic Development Authority's Business Resource Center will sponsor a seminar, "The First Steps to Starting Your Own Business," from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Center for Business & Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road North, Columbia.

Topics will include choosing a legal business entity, the steps necessary to keeping business records, getting start-up money and Howard County's extensive business resources.

Registration is $25. Advance registration is required.

Information: 410-313-6550.

OB-GYN practice moves to Patuxent Centre

The Women's OB-GYN Group of Brandon, Emerson and Hammond has relocated its offices to Patuxent Centre, at Little Patuxent Parkway and Harpers Farm Road.

The practice was formed in Columbia in 1991 with two doctors and has grown to eight doctors, three nurse practitioners and 25 support staff - all women.

Patuxent Centre is owned, leased and managed by MDG Cos. of Columbia.

Auto care center earns certification by AAA

Goodyear/Gemini Auto Care in Ellicott City has earned certification by AAA Mid-Atlantic Approved Auto Repair program.

AAA approval is given to repair facilities meeting the association's standards, including workmanship, cleanliness, customer service, technician certification and willingness to abide by the terms of the AAA contract.

Workshop planned Sept. 10 on proposal development

The Howard County Economic Development Authority Business Resource Center and F.M. Gaston Associates will sponsor a proposal development workshop from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Center for Business & Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road North, Columbia.

The workshop will focus on the basics of creating a well-organized, professional proposal and preparing complete responses to requests for proposals.

Information: 410-313-6550.

Calendar

Writing effective plans: University of Maryland Cooperative Extension and the Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture will offer a course for nursery and greenhouse crop managers and nutrient management consultants interested in learning how to write effective nutrient management plans for nursery and greenhouse operations. Participants will learn to make recommendations for site-specific management practices in accordance with Maryland's 1998 Water Quality Improvement Act. The course will run from Thursday through mid-December. Information: 301-405-4323 or jl207@umail.umd.edu.

Career fair: 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. 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 rent a booth for $300 to $350. The price includes setup, advertising, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Sponsors also are being sought. Deborah Stallings, 301-596- 8800 or e-mail deborah@hra new.com; Sara Muempfer, 410- 381-8660 or e-mail saram@md works.com.

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