Business Digest


March 15, 2004

HCC schedules job and career fair on campus Friday

Howard Community College will hold its annual spring job and career fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Burrill Galleria on the college's campus.

Employers' representatives will be available to discuss job opportunities, accept applications and schedule interviews. Participants can have their resumes reviewed by the college's career counselors, and can access the HCC Jobs On-Line Web-based search system. A list of participating employers is available online.

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Information: 410- 772-4840 or www.howardcc. edu/career/jobfair.htm.

Real estate brokerage firm collecting for food drive

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, in cooperation with the U.S. Postal Service and other groups and agencies, will collect food for the annual Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive through Saturday.

The public is asked to leave canned goods and other nonperishable food items at the company's offices in Maryland, Delaware, Washington and Northern Virginia. Realtors will also be in Safeway stores collecting donations.

Real Wheelz first recipient of entrepreneurial fund loan

The Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund made its first loan of the year last month to Real Wheelz Trading LLC of Columbia.

The company promotes and distributes products related to four- and six-cylinder dragsters, including die-cast replicas of the sport compact drag-racers and show cars, trading cards, racing jackets and figurines, licensed through a promotional contract with the top 15 drivers on the dragster circuit.

Real Wheelz is owned by Steven N. Mears, the company's chief executive, and Avon J. Bellamy II, vice president.

The $100,000 loan will be used to fill the first jacket shipment and for working capital.

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