Business Digest

BUSINESS DIGEST

May 24, 2006

Energy consortium sign-up under way

The Columbia-based Restaurant Association of Maryland will hold another round of open enrollment this month for the Mid-Atlantic Aggregation Group Independent Consortium, an energy-aggregation consortium of retailers and others, of which the association is a member. The consortium's goal is to offer power to commercial participants at a fixed rate that is lower than that of the local utility.

The program offers long-term fixed pricing, for terms up to five years; a price-reduction clause should energy rates decrease; the right to assign the contract should a business be sold; no historical-bandwidth usage requirement (the price is fixed); and elimination of additional charges in high-demand summer months.

Information: Paula Kreuzburg or Joe Gabriel, 800-874-1313.

Seminar set June 8 on equine health

Equine researchers and industry leaders will discuss horse health and disease prevention at a Maryland Horse Health and Disease Prevention Seminar, to be held at 2 p.m. June 8 at Laurel Park racetrack. The seminar will be broadcast to Chesapeake College, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, and other locations.

The seminar, sponsored by the Maryland Cooperative Extension, is designed for veterinarians, trainers, horse breeders, owners and anyone involved in the equine industry.

The cost is $30 for adults; $20 for youths; dinner is included.

Information: Kristen Spahn, 301-405-1392.

KFDMedia gets brewery account

KFDMedia of Ellicott City has been hired by Twin Lakes Brewery in Greenville, Del., to handle promotion and marketing for the introduction of the brewery's Twin Lakes Tweed Stout Beer and a grand- opening party to be held June 3.

Kevin Donohue started KFDMedia two years ago, after 33 years in radio and television broadcasting, the last 10 as sales manager at the NPR station WYPR in Baltimore.

Business Digest items may be sent to Fay Lande at fay.lande@ baltsun.com or faxed to her attention at 410-715-2816.

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