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April 2, 1996
The Hampstead Business Association will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Dean's Restaurant, 832 S. Main St.The association will present $700 to JoAnne Hunter, a representative of Christmas in April, and $50 to the computer laboratory at North Carroll High School.Both sums come from proceeds of the 13th Annual Hampstead Business Expo in February. The expo showcased 53 businesses and eight nonprofit groups.The association has increased its membership the past year by 62 percent, to 142 businesses.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun and By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
On paper, the plan for a car maintenance shop and a few stores on Snowden River Parkway in Columbia hardly seems worth fighting about. The business people opposing it, however, see it as an illegal first step toward drastic changes for the worse along some major roads, and a potential threat to businesses in Columbia's nine village centers.  "We just feel it was an illegal rezoning," says Christopher Alleva, president of the Howard County Independent...
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 3, 2001
Ellicott City had a taste of success last week when the town's business association raised $20,000 during its first Taste of Ellicott City fund-raiser on Main Street. The group sold 150 tickets to the $150-a-head event Wednesday, which featured a progressive dinner highlighting 10 restaurants and coffeehouses, said Jared Spahn, Ellicott City Business Association (ECBA) president. The money raised will pay operating expenses for a trolley recently purchased by the business association as part of a beautification effort for the town.
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January 9, 2012
The Mason Dixon Business Association will welcome in the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 18, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Buontempo Brothers at 1 South Main in Bel Air. Tony Belcastro, of WSMT Insurance, will be the guest speaker. He will be discussing the differences in personal and business insurance as well as the advantages of working with an independent agent. Guests are welcome. Lunch will be served at noon, cost is $15. For more information call Susan Miller at Dale Miller & Son, Inc. at 717-382-4811.
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February 28, 1995
The Hampstead Business Association will hold elections for offices at 7 p.m. tomorrow at a meeting at Dean's Restaurant.The nominees are: president, Todd Winebrenner, Carroll Chiropractic; vice president, Levere Grimes, Black and Decker; secretary, Sandy Yospa, Family Pharmacy of Hampstead; treasurer, Kathy Rampolla, J & K Graphic Design Co.Board members nominated: Bob Chessler, Sleep Hollow Herbs and Gifts; Bart Stevens, True Value of Hampstead; Ron Kirby,...
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1995
Craig Taylor resigned as president of the Sykesville Business Association on Friday. Mr. Taylor, 55, had been president since 1993."It is time for me to go," he said. "It will be good to get new people involved."While he plans to continue his membership, he no longer will serve on the board of directors."I will be a member as long as I am on Main Street," he said. "The association is my organization. Businesses should do things together to attract people."Mr. Taylor owns a clock shop and with his wife, operates Alexandra's Attic, an antiques store.
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By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON and NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON,SUN REPORTER | March 10, 2006
When several dozen businesses formed the Pasadena Business Association in 1986, the aim was to provide them with networking opportunities and a voice in the political process. Two decades later, the group has 292 members and a much broader mission. The group works to strengthen community ties, provide scholarships and heighten civic awareness. Since 1990, the group has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships to Pasadena High School seniors. And each year, the PBA prints 6,000 community guides with listings of member businesses, schools, and government contacts.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | September 17, 2001
After months of anticipation, and a successful fund-raiser, plans for a tourist trolley to cart visitors around historic Ellicott City have been put on hold because of difficulty finding insurance and a part-time driver for the bus, the local business association president said. It will be at least next year before the town has a trolley to call its own, Ellicott City Business Association President Jared Spahn said, but the group has rented a trolley to run a few times during the holiday season.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | April 18, 1994
The Sykesville Business Association has pulled the town Fall Festival back from the brink of cancellation.On Oct. 1, Main Street will be closed to cars and transformed into an outdoor market for the 21st annual festival.Lack of a chairman had threatened the festival until Brian Beck volunteered to organize the event at the association meeting Thursday."We left the meeting with an upbeat, positive spirit," said business association President Craig Taylor. "Brian got a total commitment from everybody."
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | January 5, 1994
The Hampstead Business Association plans to resurrect its tradition of holding an annual business exposition Feb. 26 at North Carroll High School.It will be the association's 11th expo. Until last year, the expo had been an annual event.The rebirth of the business expo also may signal a rebirth of the Hampstead Business Association, which claims "well over 100" members, according to Ed Cross, who is association president and president of C&D Garage Doors.The association's newest directory lists more than 270 Hampstead businesses.
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September 12, 2011
Wednesday's annual joint evening meeting of the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce and the Arbutus Business and Professional Association will be devoted to health-care reform and its effect on small business. Therese Goldsmith, Maryland's insurance commissioner, will be the guest speaker for the Sept. 14 event, which will be held at the Jenkins Senior Living Community, 3320 Benson Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. She will address the state's role in setting up the Small Business Health Options Programs, or "SHOP Exchanges," where small businesses will be able to pool resources to buy insurance.
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By Nina Sears and Nina Sears,Sun Reporter | May 11, 2007
The first of 274 planters and hanging baskets overflowing with petunias, lantanas and blue bacopa will start sprouting on the streets of Annapolis next week. The annual flower display that greets parents arriving in anticipation ofthe Naval Academy's commissioning week is cheery, but it is not cheap. Eight years after launching the flower basket program, the Annapolis Business Association says it can no longer contribute at least $60,000 a year to cover its costs and is asking the city to pay half.
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By New York Times News Service | January 25, 2007
PHOENIX -- On a one-to-10 scale, 10 being the most volatile personality, Jonathan G. Ornstein, chief executive of Mesa Air Group Inc., cheerfully admitted, "I used to be an 11." Ornstein, 49, will not hazard a guess as to his current level of hot-headedness, but some in the airline business say he still rates double-digits. "I don't know that I've ever hung up on anyone in my life - except Jonathan," said Scott Kirby, president of US Airways, which employs Mesa to fly smaller planes on shorter routes and is the regional airline's biggest customer.
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By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON and NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON,SUN REPORTER | March 10, 2006
When several dozen businesses formed the Pasadena Business Association in 1986, the aim was to provide them with networking opportunities and a voice in the political process. Two decades later, the group has 292 members and a much broader mission. The group works to strengthen community ties, provide scholarships and heighten civic awareness. Since 1990, the group has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships to Pasadena High School seniors. And each year, the PBA prints 6,000 community guides with listings of member businesses, schools, and government contacts.
NEWS
November 20, 2005
Carroll chamber announces meetings The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced its monthly meetings. They include: The Connections After Hours networking opportunity and business card exchange will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the chamber offices, 700 Corporate Center Court, Suite L, Westminster. This is an informal gathering of members to network and exchange business cards. Reservations are required by Nov. 29. A power networking lunch will be held at noon Dec. 8 at Boulevard & Beyond, 1011 Baltimore Blvd.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2003
The Ellicott City Business Association will debut its new trolley tonight at the Midnight Madness Family Fun Celebration, the 26th annual kickoff of the holiday shopping season in the historic district. Starting at 6 p.m. and running until midnight, the bright red, 32-passenger "trackless trolley" will provide free shuttle service up and down Main Street, and make stops at six satellite parking lots. Association President Jared Spahn and Main Street merchants have hopes that the trolley will alleviate the historic district's parking crunch, a problem that frustrates shoppers and business owners.
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By Debra Taylor Young and Debra Taylor Young,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 22, 2002
SOUTH CARROLL Business Association is holding a membership drive. The group has about 120 members and consists of business owners and managers who do business in South Carroll. According to Tom Alessi, association treasurer, people from outside the area who wish to do business in South Carroll are welcome and make up a large number of the group. The nonprofit organization has several purposes, including providing a cooperative environment for conducting business in South Carroll; working with the community; beautifying South Carroll; and fund raising for local charities.
NEWS
October 2, 1992
Will Santa forgo his usual weekend visits to Westminste between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year? If the city's business organization is to be believed, he will be a no-show.The Westminster Business Association, which has paid for Santa's appearances in the past, asked the city council for a $240 grant to pay his salary. The City Council, which prides itself on its parsimonious spending habits, turned down the request at its last meeting. The council's attitude was that awarding such a grant might set a dangerous precedent.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 27, 2003
Rick Silber has seen his health insurance costs rise by nearly 30 percent in one year. The owner of the City Group, a Jessup-based janitorial supply company, pays 90 percent of health insurance costs for his employees. But as his health insurance rates have jumped year by year, Silber said he's had to think long and hard about what he can continue to provide for his employees. "I said pretty soon it's going to be way out of hand," he said. Silber is not alone. As the health benefits open enrollment season approaches, employers in Howard County and throughout the region are considering what they can afford to provide employees in light of the climbing costs of health insurance.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 25, 2003
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of Nelson Mandela who was once exalted as the "Mother of the Nation," was convicted of dozens of charges of theft and fraud yesterday. Madikizela-Mandela, 66, considered one of the most powerful figures in this country's fight against apartheid, could be sentenced to 15 years in jail on 43 counts of fraud and 25 counts of theft. A business associate, Andy Moolman, was found guilty of 58 charges of fraud and 25 of theft.
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