Bank pledges $15,000 to Grassroots project
Mary Ann Scully, president and chief executive officer of Howard Bank, a locally owned institution in Howard County, has announced that the bank has pledged $15,000 to the campaign to renovate and expand the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center in Columbia.
A new garden at the entrance to the Grassroots building will be named in honor of the bank, which plans to open its third branch office at Maple Lawn in North Laurel this year.
McDonald's manager wins Ray Kroc Award
Michelle Sangalan, manager of the McDonald's restaurant at 7053 Arundel Mills Blvd. in Hanover, is recipient of the Ray Kroc Award, created in honor of the company's founder, Ray Kroc, and given to the top 1 percent of its United States store managers.
The owner-operator of the restaurant is Scott Rardin of Rardin Enterprises in Jessup.
Sangalan, who has managed the Arundel Mills Boulevard store since it opened in December 2001, will receive a $2,500 cash award, a Ray Kroc trophy and recognition at an awards banquet in March. Winners of the award are chosen based on operational excellence, human relations skills and success in building the business.
Codippily-Murphy has book published
Shyami Codippily-Murphy has published a book of her oil paintings of Howard County's pastoral landscape, Farms Never To Be Forgotten, with text describing the history of each farm, poems and photographs of some of the farms. Del. Gail H. Bates wrote the foreword, and Ginger S. Myers of the Howard County Economic Authority contributed an overview of the county's agricultural history.
The book was published by Baltimore-based Image Publishing Ltd., and is on sale at the Howard County Historical Society, the Howard County Tourism Council and other locations.