Business Digest


April 19, 2004

Food-store owners plan restaurant in Clarksville mall

Jody Cutler and Jeff Kaufman, owners of Roots Market natural foods store and the Nest gift shop in Clarksville, plan to open a restaurant between the two stores in Clarksville Square Shopping Center.

The restaurant, to be named Great Sage, will feature international cuisine, featuring vegetarian and vegan recipes.

Also planned is a bar serving organic wine and beer, organic coffee and tea, healthful sodas and fresh juices and smoothies.

Managers, cooks and servers are being hired. Work will begin next month.

Roots Market will hold its annual Spring Rootsfest from noon to 4 p.m. May 1 and 2. The event will include samples, cooking and recipe ideas, free bodywork sessions and a free raffle for gift baskets.

Flanagan to speak at business breakfast

State Transportation Secretary Robert L. Flanagan will speak at a business breakfast April 28 at the Columbia Hilton, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia.

The event, sponsored by the Howard County Professional Republican Association, is intended to be of interest to employers, developers, real estate agents and contractors.

Registration will start at 7 a.m.; breakfast will be served at 7:40 a.m. The event will end about 8:45 a.m. The cost is $30 for members; $40 for nonmembers. Information: John Wafer, 301-596-2669.

Leadership organization seeks class participants

Leadership Howard County is accepting applications for its 2004-2005 class, which will begin in September.

The program is designed to prepare private- and public-sector leaders for involvement in the community. Monthly training sessions focus on government, education, economic development, health and human services, and other areas. Class members commit about one day per month for 10 months to the program. The cost is $3,600.

Completed applications must be returned by May 7.

Information: Stacie Hunt Irish, 410-730-4474; or visit www. to download an application.

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