Business Digest


June 14, 2006

Arc presents awards at its annual party

The Arc of Howard County, headquartered at 11735 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, honored local employers last month at its annual awards party.

Sodexho NSA dining facilities at Fort Meade was named Employer of the Year, and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory near Laurel was recognized for Outstanding Business Support. Award winners included Joyce Fox, who was named Professional of the Year, and Annie Mae Caldwell, a residential manager for the Arc, was named Arc Employee of the Year.

Sodexho was honored for its inclusive management practices and support for workers with developmental disabilities. APL was recognized for home maintenance services provided by employee volunteers to Arc clients.

Fox, an instructor at Howard Community College, teaches a computer class for people with developmental disabilities; she was recognized for the support and friendship she offers her students.

Started in 1961 by a group of parents as an advocacy and support group, the Arc of Howard County provides housing, job placement, vocational training and support service to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Heneson agency receives 3 ad awards

Bonnie Heneson Communications, a marketing, advertising and public relations agency in Owings Mills, has received three Alfred Knight Awards from the Maryland Chapter of the Society for Health Care Strategy and Marketing Development for pieces it created on behalf of Howard County General Hospital.

Kyri Jacobs, vice president of the company, led the development of the winning campaigns. "We Deliver: Obstetrics Advertising Campaign" won first place in its category; Howard County General Hospital Physicians Directory and "When Life Calls for Flexibility Advertising Campaign" each took second place in their categories.

The annual awards recognize work in health care strategy and marketing development.

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

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