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October 11, 2006

Entrepreneurs net diversity honors

Nine Howard County entrepreneurs are being recognized by the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs for their excellence in business. They are:

Gloria Berthold, president, Marketing Outsource Associates Inc., in Elkridge;

Germaine Bolds-Leftridge, president and owner, GBL Sales Inc., in Columbia;

Patrick Jackson, president, Systems Integration & Support LLC, in Columbia;

Susan Kain, president, Triumph Fitness & Tennis Center, in Woodbine;

Randall Nixon, president, Nixon's Farm, in West Friendship;

Jamil Pannee, president, RJM Engineering Inc., in Columbia;

Elizabeth Rendon, president, LinguaLISTek, in Columbia;

Deborah Stallings, president and CEO, HR Anew Inc., in Columbia;

Deborah Stroman, CEO, Soulful Golf Inc., in Columbia.

The awards program, which is new this year, is designed to recognized the state's minority and women business owners who have provided exceptional products and services.

Winners were rated on their achievements in business development, client satisfaction, professional affiliations and community outreach.

Hospital auxiliary appoints leader

Alicia Slahetka was recently appointed president of the Volunteer Auxiliary of Howard County General Hospital.

She had been elected first vice president earlier this year and assumed her new position after former president Barry Hart stepped down Sept. 19.

Slahetka has been a hospital volunteer since 1990 and served on the board in the 1990s.

Mason joins Norbel School staff

Matthew Mason, a resident of Columbia, has joined the staff of the Norbel School in Elkridge.

A licensed psychologist with more than 15 years of professional experience in educational and child welfare, he specializes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, autism spectrum disorders, school and community integration, adolescent development and foster care.

Norbel School, a private elementary and secondary school, serves pupils with learning differences.

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