Business Digest

BUSINESS DIGEST

May 18, 2008

Business women plan meeting

The Business Women's Network of Howard County will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Howard Community College's Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall to honor its 2008 Woman of Distinction, Mary Ann Scully, president and CEO of Howard Bank.

Scully serves on the boards of United Way, the Horizon Foundation, the Columbia Foundation, the Women's Giving Circle and UMBC's Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship.

Also, three continuing education students will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

The Business Women's Network is a volunteer-run networking organization with more than 200 members.

Calendar

Seeking vendors: The Columbia Association is seeking vendors for its 14th annual Columbia International Day, to be held from noon to 11p.m. July 26 at the Columbia Lakefront Plaza in Town Center. Also needed are artisans interested in displaying or selling items with an international theme. "Columbia International Day: A Multi-Cultural Experience" celebrates the cultural and ethnic diversity of Columbia. 410-715-3161 or 410-715-3175.

Job skills: Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland is offering a program to help senior citizens learn job skills while working 20 hours a week with nonprofit groups. The organization's Senior Community Service Employment Program is part of the Older Americans Act; participants must meet income requirements. Family and Children's Services has offices in the Wilde Lake Village Center in Columbia and the Whiskey Bottom Shopping Center in North Laurel. Cheryl Ladota, 410-366-1980, ext. 272.

Health plan: The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce and Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are offering a 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 about the plan is available in Spanish. Shirley Redd, 301-725-4000.

Sponsors: Kangaroo Kids, the county's children's precision jump-rope team, is seeking sponsors to help it expand its practice space. The nonprofit organization is seeking donations of 5 to 7 acres and a building or funds to help construct a facility. www.kangarookids.org.

Business Digest items may be sent to howard.events@balt sun.com or faxed to 410-715- 2816.

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