Business Digest


March 17, 2003

Provident Bank gift of $10,000 to support hospital's expansion

Provident Bank recently made a $10,000 gift to support Howard County General Hospital's Master Facility Plan Expansion and Renovation Project.

A new and expanded emergency department, pediatric unit, labor and delivery suites and neonatal intensive care unit are occupying the completed 114,294-square-foot wing. The diagnostic imaging department, the final phase of the project, will open in the spring. The hospital has set a goal of raising $5 million to help fund the $33.6 million construction project.

Provident Bankshares Corp. is the holding company for Provident Bank, a regional commercial bank with $4.9 billion in assets.

Chamber slates monthly mixer, brown-bag lunch

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Sheraton Hotel BWI.

The cost is $12 in advance for members; $22 at the door and for nonmembers.

Information or registration: 301-725-4000. Directions only: 410-859-3300.

The chamber will sponsor a brown-bag lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at chamber offices, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

The topic, presented by Pequod Systems and Coaching Connections, will be "I Hate Computers."

Admission is free. Seating is limited to the first 20 people.

Information or registration: 301-725-4000.

Law firm plans to award a $500 scholarship

The law firm of Rapaport & Skalny LLC is accepting applications for its annual $500 scholarship for a graduating Howard County high school senior who intends to pursue a career in law.

The decision will be based on the final high school transcript, SAT scores and a written essay. Applications are due by April 15. Winners will be notified by June 1.

Information or to request an application: 410-309-0505. Requests for applications can be sent by fax to 410-309-6161.

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