Business Digest


April 26, 2006

American Success Awards Dinner set

The Fourth Annual American Success Awards Dinner will honor the contributions of Howard County's foreign-born business owners whose companies are distinguished by their longevity or financial achievement.

This year's winners are Nasser Basir, a native of Pakistan and founder of PSI Pax Inc. information technology services; Brian England, a British immigrant who founded British American Auto Care Inc. and has partnered with Howard County schools for more than 10 years; and Alland Leandre, a native of Haiti, member of the 2005-2006 Leadership Howard County class and founder of Vyalex Inc., a Columbia-based management-consulting firm. All three have demonstrated substantial service to the community.

The dinner, presented by FIRN, a Howard County nonprofit organization providing services to immigrants, Howard County Economic Development Authority and Howard County Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 10 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $50.

Information: 410-313-6500.

Women's group plans membership drive

The Columbia chapter of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc. is to hold its second membership drive, "High Tea," from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Reservations are required.

The chapter is planning a year-end retreat, to be held in June, and is to be host to the national association's 2008 Mid-Atlantic spring membership meeting, to be held March 29 in Columbia.

Information or to reserve a place at the tea: 410-381-1342.

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