Business Digest

BUSINESS DIGEST

October 13, 2003

Owner to lead tour of rehabilitation facility for horses

John VanBrunt will lead a tour of his new horse rehabilitation facility and discuss the transition from an 18-year-old New Windsor sheep farm to a 4-month-old horse facility from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Pasture management, renovating pastures, basic facilities for pastured horses, feeding stations, fencing, and basic horse care and management will be discussed.

The free meeting is co-sponsored by the Howard County Office of the Maryland Cooperative Extension, the Howard County Soil Conservation Service, the Natural Resources Conservation service and their Carroll County counterparts.

Snacks will be available at 9:30 a.m. Participants should dress for the outdoors. Information or to register: 410-313-2707.

Sen. Schrader to address Columbia business women

The Columbia Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold its monthly meeting today at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle.

Sen. Sandra B. Schrader, a Howard County Republican, will speak about balancing career and family. Professional women in all fields are welcome. A social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. The cost is $25.

Information: Casey Coven, 443-756-5467, or www.ABWA-Columbia.com.

Procurement fair set for Oct. 23 in Beltsville

The 12th annual Baltimore/Washington Area Government Procurement Fair, sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 at The Villa, 4060 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville.

Procurement officials from federal, state and local government agencies and others will be available to talk with representatives of businesses. Representatives from minority certification programs will be available to discuss the certification process.

The cost is $35 for chamber members, $45 for nonmembers.

Information: 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714.

Calendar

Moms meet: Moms Inc., formerly Bizymoms of Columbia, will meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Donna's Restaurant, 5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville. The networking group - for mothers who have a home-based business and those who want to start one - meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Clarksville restaurant. 410-715-0659.

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