Business Digest

BUSINESS DIGEST

December 07, 2008

Edgewood Alliance plans breakfast meeting

The Edgewood Alliance will hold a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Edgewood American Legion, 415 Edgewood Road, to help the Edgewood business community be more successful.

The group's mission is to involve residents in creating a positive image of Edgewood by instilling a high quality of life, a strong business environment and enhancement of the community in entertainment, educational and economic development initiatives.

The program will feature a panel sponsored by Hess Hotels on "Business and Nonprofits - A Partnership for Success," and holiday entertainment.

The cost is $10, payable at the door.

Information: 410-679-2997, ext. 203.

Security firm R4 opens

R4 Inc., a company owned by disabled veterans, has opened its first domestically located facility at 2204 Lakeside Blvd. in Edgewood.

During its grand opening, R4 executives presented a $20,000 donation to the Fisher House Foundation.

The Fisher House is a "home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers.

R4 invested approximately $1 million in the 20,000-square-foot facility designed to develop security against improvised explosive devices and technology in outfitting military vehicles with protective systems.

Hudson joins First Command

James Hudson has joined First Command's Aberdeen office as a financial adviser.

He is a certified financial planner professional, chartered life underwriter and chartered financial consultant.

First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Bank and First Command Financial Planning, offer financial plans.

Cadet group receives grant

The Maryland National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Foundation Inc. and Maryland National Guard Freestate ChalleNGe Academy recently received a $5,000 grant from the Baltimore Ravens All-Community Team Foundation.

The Freestate ChalleNGe Academy is a 22-week residential program for volunteers ages 16 to 19 who are underemployed, drug-free high school dropouts from Maryland.

The cadets are mentored for an additional 12 months after graduation.

The Maryland National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and received the grant on behalf of the ChalleNGe Academy to promote physical fitness and nutrition education for academy cadets.

Magic business reopens

David Breth, children's comedian and magician, has announced the reopening of his business, Magictainment, in Abingdon.

Breth has been an entertainer for more than 15 years after becoming a serious student of magic, psychology and the arts.

Information: 443-866-2758.

TD Bank opens in Bel Air

TD Bank has opened its first branch in Harford County at 115 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air.

A ribbon-cutting and grand opening was held recently.

Information: 410-836-7053.

Benefit for Red Cross

The Main Street Tower Restaurant recently raised $350 for the American Red Cross Harford County District's Dine Out for Disaster Relief.

The money assists local disaster victims with shelter, clothing, food and other necessities.

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