Business Digest


January 06, 2003

Financial planning free Jan. 13-17 for women who inquire

Berman Goldman & Ribakow, a Columbia accounting and consulting firm, will observe Women's Financial Health Week from Jan. 13-17 by offering free half-hour financial planning consultations for women who call during the week to inquire.

The weeklong educational campaign, which includes an interactive Web site, online chats with experts and other resources, is sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Money Magazine.

Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-418-4400.

Holiday Inn Columbia wins award 14th year in a row

Holiday Inn Columbia, at U.S. 1 and Route 175, has received a 2002 Quality Excellence Award from Six Continents Hotels Inc., its parent company.

The award was accepted by Mark Stielper, the hotel's general manager and a part-owner of the franchise, at a ceremony in November in San Diego. The hotel received the award for the 14th consecutive year.

Agri-Business Breakfast set Thursday at fairgrounds

The bimonthly Howard County Agri-Business Breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

Jim Steele, of Shamrock Farm in Woodbine, will discuss the Maryland horse industry.

The cost is $6. Registration is required by tomorrow.

Information: Charlotte Mullinix, 410-489-4510 or Martha Clark, 410-531-3455.

Business basics workshop to be held this week

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Chapter 3 will offer a four-part workshop on the basics of business, "Understanding Business: Starting, Managing, Prospering," from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and Jan. 15 and 16, at Towson United Methodist Church. Registration is required.

Information: 410-962-2233, or


ABWA to meet: The Columbia chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold its monthly meeting Jan. 13 at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle. Professional women in all fields are invited. A social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Bernadette Michaels of Tame the Clutter, a professional organizing service, will speak. Casey Coven, 443-756-5467.

Scholarships: MidAtlantic Farm Credit, a member-owned cooperative, has announced the availability of nine scholarships worth more than $10,000 total for students who attend a two- or four-year college. The scholarships are available to members of MidAtlantic and their children. Applications must be received by Jan. 31. 800-477-9947.

Workers sought: Howard County Health Department seeks applications from qualified people to perform percolation tests and site evaluations for on-site residential sewage disposal systems in Howard County as part of a pilot percolation-test privatization project. Applications should be submitted to the director of environmental health, Howard County Health Department, 3525-H Ellicott Mills Drive, Ellicott City 21043. Barbara Rodey, 410- 313-2640.

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