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July 27, 1995
Tables, booths offered at chamber expositionTrade Center '95, Howard County Chamber of Commerce's annual business-to-business exposition will be held Oct. 11 at the Volleyball House, Luskin's Corporate Center, 7125 Columbia Gateway Drive.The chamber will offer early bird table and booth registration by Aug. 11 for from $150 to $450. Prices afterward will range from $200 to $525.To reserve space, call Zora Andrukite at 730-4111.Concord Growth opens office in ColumbiaConcord Growth Corp., a subsidiary of EXXE Data Corp.
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December 13, 2006
Dhanraj chosen to coordinate outreach Vidia Dhanraj, a resident of North Laurel, has been named outreach coordinator for the Multiservice Center in the Whiskey Bottom shopping center in Laurel. The center, a pilot project supported by The Horizon Foundation to assess delivery of human services in the Savage-North Laurel area, provides legal help, translations, counseling, crisis intervention and other services. Palmer appointed to chamber post Jennifer H. Palmer has been appointed director of Government & Community Affairs by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce.
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | June 29, 1997
Carol K. Baily, who in seven years as executive director of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce has seen the group's membership almost double, plans to step down Aug. 15 to take a similar post in Chandler, Ariz."
NEWS
November 4, 2005
Pump It Up franchise opens in Elkridge Tilmon and Denise Smith of Upper Marlboro have recently opened an Elkridge franchise of Pump It Up, the Inflatable Party Zone - a giant, indoor, inflatable playground available for birthday parties and other events. The facility, at 7184 Troy Hill Drive, offers interactive inflatable structures, including an inflatable bounce house, slide and obstacle course, inflatable boxing and jousting arenas and an inflatable birthday throne. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week during a networking breakfast held for the Howard County Chamber of Commerce at Pump It Up, and a grand-opening celebration is planned from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 13. Car-seat safety checks, photo identification cards for children, fitness and interactive technology demonstrations, balloon animals, prizes and food will be available.
NEWS
December 13, 2006
Dhanraj chosen to coordinate outreach Vidia Dhanraj, a resident of North Laurel, has been named outreach coordinator for the Multiservice Center in the Whiskey Bottom shopping center in Laurel. The center, a pilot project supported by The Horizon Foundation to assess delivery of human services in the Savage-North Laurel area, provides legal help, translations, counseling, crisis intervention and other services. Palmer appointed to chamber post Jennifer H. Palmer has been appointed director of Government & Community Affairs by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
December 24, 2001
Robey will give State of the County address Jan. 16 County Executive James N. Robey will give his fourth State of the County address to the Howard County Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16 the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Early reservations are advised. Space is limited. The cost is $35 for chamber members; $45 for others. A $10 surcharge will be added for registration after Jan. 11. The gathering is sponsored by Citizens National Bank, Spherion and MedStar Health.
NEWS
October 2, 2000
College, Chamber will co-sponsor job and career fair Howard Community College and the Howard County Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor a job and career fair Nov. 16 on the college's Columbia campus. The college has held the fair for nearly 20 years, but will expand it to address the need for workers in local business and industry. By combining resources, the sponsors hope to increase the fair's visibility and attract more participants. In addition to finding permanent workers, employers can explore internships with Howard Community College students.
NEWS
March 26, 2001
Community College to hold annual job, career fair Thursday Howard Community College will hold its annual Job/Career Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Galleria of the Science and Technology Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. The fair is being held in cooperation with the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Representatives from 100 companies will be available to speak with students and area residents about full- and part-time jobs, including summer employment.
NEWS
February 23, 1995
Taylor to address business partnershipMaryland House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. will speak to the BWI Business Partnership at 7:45 a.m. March 3 at Sheraton/BWI Airport, 7032 Elm Road.Mr. Taylor is expected to discus economic development and transportation issues before the state legislature. Admission is $15, or free to partnership members. Information: 859-1000.Glendening to address Chamber of CommerceGov. Parris N. Glendening will be the featured speaker at the Howard County Chamber of Commerce's general membership meeting at noon March 16 at Columbia Inn, 10207 Wincopin Circle.
NEWS
February 21, 2005
Dinner to celebrate foreign-born business people in Howard Howard County will celebrate the achievements and contributions of its foreign-born business community May 11 at the third annual American Success Awards Dinner at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. The event is sponsored by the Foreign-born Information and Referral Network, in partnership with Howard County government, the Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Nominations are being sought for the award.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2003
The Howard County Chamber of Commerce lost more than $238,000 in its last fiscal year, an increase of more than 26 percent over the year before, while also losing members in record numbers, according to the group's financial statements. Now, after taking measures to rectify its finances - payroll cuts that slashed the five-person staff to two and a renegotiation of terms for its leased space - the chamber is hoping to regain the trust of the business community through a new performance-based operating strategy designed to help it be more accountable to members.
NEWS
October 29, 2001
Labor Dept. honors Rouse Co. for equal opportunity efforts The U.S. Department of Labor has named the Rouse Co. as the recipient of the 2001 Opportunity Award. Presented by Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, the award honors the company for its commitment to equal employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans and the disabled. The award was established by the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to recognize companies and organizations that go beyond legal requirements in hiring and promoting women, minorities and people with disabilities.
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