Business Digest


April 14, 2003

4 volunteers sought for equal business opportunity panel

County Executive James N. Robey is seeking four Howard County volunteers to serve on the Equal Business Opportunity Commission.

The commission helps the county purchase goods and services from enterprises owned by members of minorities, women and the disabled. It also monitors the activities of the Economic Development Authority to ensure equal business opportunities in its programs.

Members of the commission serve five years. They are appointed by the county executive and approved by the County Council.

Prospective members should have business experience or interest in the functions of the board. A letter and a brief resume should be sent to County Executive Robey in care of Herman Charity, Executive Office, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City 21043.

Howard chamber to hold membership luncheon

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce will hold a general membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 23 at the Columbia Hilton.

Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will discuss "Outer Space Exploration - the Reasons Why."

Tickets are $35 for members; $45 for nonmembers.

A Business after Business networking event is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 29 at National Business Products, 7165-K Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.

Information: Anne Darr, 410-730-4111, Ext. 105, or www.

$50,000 pledge to aid mental health services

The Bank of America/Rouse Company Fund has pledged $50,000 to Family and Children's Services' 21st Century Family & Business Partnership campaign.

The nonprofit agency, in the Family Life Center in Wilde Lake Village Center in Columbia, provides mental health services to vulnerable families and individuals.

Its Family & Business Partnership campaign hopes to raise $500,000 over the next five years to expand programs in the Columbia office and provide operating funds for a new satellite office in the U.S. 1 corridor.

Summer Youth Job Fair set April 25 in Columbia

The Maryland Job Service in Howard County, a division of the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, and the Howard County Job Service Employer Committee will sponsor a Summer Youth Job Fair from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 at the Columbia One-Stop Career Center, 7060 Oakland Mills Road.

The fair will be open to youth seeking full-time, part-time or seasonal employment. Employers should register in advance. A 5-foot table with space for two representatives and displays costs $10. Refreshments will be provided.

The deadline for employers to register is April 21.

Information: Ann Gunning, 410-312-5760, Ext. 300.

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