Business Digest


November 08, 2006

Howard Bank wins Achievement Award

Howard Bank, the county's locally owned and managed community bank, has been recognized with a 2006 Economic Development Achievement Award by the Howard County Economic Development Authority. It is the first bank to win an Achievement Award from the authority.

The bank was recognized for making a significant difference in Howard County in the two years since its founding, in rapid growth in assets, branch locations and employment base, and the involvement and leadership of its staff and management in community service projects.

Bank executives serve on boards and committees at the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, the Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund, Leadership Howard County, Howard County Tourism Council, Howard County Family YMCA, the Arc of Howard County and Columbia Festival of the Arts.

The bank was also named one of SmartCEO magazine's "future 50" companies for its entrepreneurship and high revenue growth.

Consumer credit session to be held

Howard Community College will offer a free workshop, "Understanding Your Credit," at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in the college's Burrill Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

The workshop will explain how to interpret a credit score, how to obtain and maintain good credit and the impact credit can have on purchasing power. Each session will be followed by a limited number of individual consultations.

To participate in a consultation, take a credit report (available from and sign up in advance; space is limited. Information or to sign up: 410-772-4896, or e-mail Members are of the community are welcome to participate.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the college's Business and Computer Systems Division and Office of Student Life, the Kaiser Permanente Wellness Center and the Business Club.

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