People On The Move


May 03, 2006

Mangus, Yost win business award

Becky Mangus and Cathy Yost, owners of The Business Monthly, were recognized in the category of Business Achievement in the 12th Annual CBED Awards Program of the Committee for Business and Economic Diversity of the Howard County Economic Development Authority.

Lisa Madera Filar, president of the Filar Design Group Ltd., won the Individual Achievement Award, and Andrea Griesmar of Columbia Bank received the Business Diversity Achievement Award.

A Special Recognition Award was given to Alpha Achievers of Oakland Mills High School, a program established in 1997 to encourage leadership and academic achievement among young African-American men. Participants attend monthly meetings with African-American business leaders and are encouraged to develop and manage projects.

Also receiving Special Recognition Awards were Cindy Jones and Karen Thiem, owners of All About Yarn of Columbia. The women recently led a project to send knitted and crocheted preemie hats and chemotherapy caps to Gulf Coast hospitals.

Howard County General Hospital's Rising Business Star Scholarship was awarded to Michelle Lacey a senior at Glenelg High School, for her work teaching young musicians. She received $1,000 for post-secondary education.

HCC's Pretz named New Century Scholar

Daniel P. Pretz, president of the Howard Community College Student Government Association, has been named Maryland's New Century Scholar for scoring highest in the state among college students in the 2006 All-USA Academic Team competition.

The first New Century Scholar from Howard Community College, Pretz will receive a stipend of $2,000, funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

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