Business Digest


April 26, 2004

Columbia business wins blue ribbon for garden design

Grandfather's Garden Center in Columbia has won an award for innovative garden design. The company was awarded a blue ribbon for Best Specialty Garden last month at the 2004 Washington Home and Garden Show at the Washington Convention Center.

Its winning garden was modest in size - 20 feet by 40 feet - and included flowering trees, shrubs and annuals, an artificial golf green and two small ponds.

The garden was designed by Lynn Mason and built under the direction of landscape manager Ron Milam.

CEO Forum scheduled by regional chamber

The Economic Development Committee of the Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a CEO Forum, "Uncovering Hidden Opportunities for 2004," from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 5 at the Best Western Maryland Inn in Laurel.

The program, originally scheduled for Jan. 28, was canceled because of bad weather.

Businesswomen's group to hold bingo fund-raiser

The Columbia Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold a basket bingo to raise money for its education fund. The group awards a scholarship to a Howard County college student each year.

The event will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and include 20 games and a buffet of appetizers and desserts. Information: Heather Katz, 410-977-6479.

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