Entrepreneurship set as focus Nov. 1. Howard Community...


October 25, 2006

Entrepreneurship set as focus Nov. 1.

Howard Community College will hold afternoon and evening information sessions Nov. 1 to explore business, career and learning opportunities in entrepreneurship.

Sessions will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the college's Burrill Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

The college's business and computer systems division offers an entrepreneurship studies program and houses the Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence. The division is an institutional partner in the Technology Assessment Program funded by a National Science Foundation grant. A new course has been started at the college through TAP: "Technology Transfer from Invention to Marketplace."

Those who attend will have an opportunity to meet with faculty, students and government partners. Speakers are to include representatives from the Howard County Economic Development Authority, the Technology Transfer Unit of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and Syntonics Corp., a company founded as a technology transfer from the applied physics laboratory.

Information: www.howard cc.edu/business/entrepreneur.htm, or e-mail lvolynskiy@howardcc.edu.

Job-career fair set for Nov. 3

In cooperation with the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Howard Community College will hold its Fall Job-Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Burrill Galleria on the college campus.

Representatives from a range of employers will discuss opportunities, accept applications and schedule interviews. Participants can bring resumes for review by the college's career counselors and access the college's "Jobs On-Line database for local job postings.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Information and for a list of participating employers: www.howardcc.edu/career/jobfair.htm, or 410-772-4840.


Procurement fair -- The Baltimore/Washington Chamber of Commerce, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel, will hold its 15th Baltimore/Washington Area Government Procurement Fair from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel. Resources and one-on-one counseling sessions will be available for those interested in doing business with the government. Exhibitors and sponsors are being sought. 301-725-4000.

Exit strategy -- The Capital Region of the Maryland Small Business Development Center will offer a series of lectures to help business owners who plan to sell or transfer their businesses. The series, "Exiting Your Business ... On Your Own Terms," is designed to help an owner prepare a successful plan for leaving or selling a business. A panel of experts will be available to take questions. The presentation will be offered in Laurel on Nov. 15. Registration is to begin at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be offered at 8:30 a.m. The program is to end at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $29 a person. The Maryland Small Business Development Center, a cooperative effort of government, the private sector and the educational community, offers consulting and other resources. 301-403-0501, Ext. 11. Or www.capitalregions bdc.umd.edu.

Agricultural women -- The Howard County Economic Development Authority and other sponsors will present a Central Maryland Women in Agriculture forum, "Farming For All It's Worth," from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship. The forum is designed to offer educational and networking opportunities to women working in the agricultural industry. Ginger Myers of the Howard County Economic Development Authority will speak about "Maryland Women in Agriculture -- What We've Learned." Topics are to include insuring to protect your farm, passing on the farm, how we changed our farm and succeeded, grass-fed beef production and does my farm need a Web page? The cost is $20. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; the program begins at 9 a.m. Co-sponsors include the Maryland Cooperative Extension -- Howard County office; Edgewood Farm Inc.; Harold and Martha Clark; Future Harvest -- CASA; Maryland Department of Agriculture; Maryland Insurance Administration; and Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit. 410-313-6500 or 410-313-2707.


Drivers needed -- Drivers are needed to provide bus transportation for students in the Howard County schools. The school system provides classroom and practical instruction to help drivers acquire the required license and endorsements. Wages are approximately $13 an hour. Hours of work range from four to 10 hours a day. 410-313-6733.

Health care plan -- The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are offering a limited health care plan to members. The plan, which does not require employer contributions or minimum employee participation, includes access to health care providers in Alliance PPO. Literature is available in Spanish. 301-725-4000.

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