Business Digest

BUSINESS DIGEST

Howard Business

September 30, 2002

Career information sessions to begin tonight at HCC

Howard Community College will present a series of career information sessions in which students, alumni and community members can hear a panel of industry experts discuss their fields and answer questions.

Business and information systems will be the topic from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the HCC Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Speakers will describe working in financial services, marketing and Web design.

A session on arts and media is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8, and science and engineering will be discussed Nov. 21. Sessions on biomedical and health sciences and social science and education are planned for the spring.

Admission is free. Registration is not necessary. Light refreshments will be served.

Information: 410-772-4840, or www.howardcc.edu/career/.

Free computer training set for farmers, farm businesses

Carroll Community College will offer free computer training courses for farmers and farm businesses. The courses were designed in cooperation with Agriculture Development Specialist Ginger Myers of the Howard County Economic Development Authority.

"Palm Top Applications in Agriculture" will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at Carroll Community College. "E-Farming Software Programs and Useful Ag Web sites" will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

"E-tailing and Web Design" will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20 at Carroll Community College, and "E-Record Keeping for Diversified Market Farms" will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11.

Courses can be added if there is interest in other topics.

Information: Ginger Myers, 410-313-6500.

CA's Corporate Challenge is to be held Oct. 18

The Columbia Association will hold its 15th Annual Corporate Challenge from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 18 at Columbia Athletic Club. The event offers an opportunity to build teamwork skills while competing against other companies in games requiring physical fitness and mental skill.

Participants receive T-shirts, dinner and snacks.

Information: 410-992-1614.

Calendar

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. Wednesday at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. Work-force development staff members will be available to critique job-seekers' resumes. Deborah Stallings, 301-596-8800, or deborah@hranew.com; Sara Muempfer, 410-381-8660, or saram@mdworks.com.

Touring farms: Howard County Economic Development Authority and other sponsors will offer the fall "Western Howard County's Working Landscapes" bus tour from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Participants will visit four sustainable family-farming operations. The tour will leave at 8:30 a.m. from Central Maryland Research and Education Center, 11975 Homewood Road, Ellicott City. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Reservations are requested by Friday. 410-313-6500.

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