Mark L. Renbaum

, of Reisterstown, was named recently as Chief Executive Officer of Schwaber Holdings, LLC, a Baltimore-based commercial and retail real estate investment and management company. Renbaum was formerly Retail Developer for St. John Properties, Inc. where he oversaw all acquisition and development activities for the company's portfolio of retail projects in the Mid-Atlantic region.


Black Eyed Susan Coffee-Candy-Cream & More

, 7 Railroad Ave., Glyndon is offering local artist and vendor trunk shows to mark Valentine's Day, including:

Friday, Feb. 10

, from 3 - 7 p.m. Whimsy and Wiggles hand painted wine glasses and gifts by local artist Debbi Dempsey.

Saturday, Feb.11

, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., By the Bay Botanicals candle trunk show of handmade palm wax scented candles, and wine scented candles.

Sunday, Feb. 12

, from 1 -5 p.m., a jewelry trunk show featuring Fools for Jewels - Laura Turner & Lauri Shaw.

For more information, call 410-833-5427, or go to http://www.blackeyedsusangiftbaskets.com.

Constellation Books, 303 Main St., is hosting these events in February:

Wed. Feb. 15

, 6-7pm February Writers Group - The Baltimore Free Writers meet here in the bookstore. Sign up at http://bfw.0fees.net/

Weekend of Feb. 17-19

Constellation Books @ Far Point 2012 - The bookstore will be closed this weekend so we can sell books to the fans at Far Point 2012. Come join us! We will re-open the shop Wednesday the 22nd at 11am.


Sat. Feb. 25

, 3-5pm Tea with Fiddlers - Rosanne Parry visits to talk about her latest children's book, "Second Fiddle." We are working with a group of local young musicians to make this a book plus music event. Refreshments will be available too!

For more information, call 410-833-5151, e-mail

, or go to http://www.constellationbooks.com.

The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber

of Commerce is holding these upcoming events:

Thursday, Feb. 23

, 6-9 p.m., Charter Night 2012 "Get in the Game" at the Pikesville Hilton, Preakness Ballroom. Single tickets are $65.

For more information, contact chamber office, 25 B Main St., Reisterstown, at 410-702-7073,e-mail

, or go to http://www.romgchamber.com.

Office Furniture Liquidators

, 10214 Dolfield Road in Owings Mills, is hosting Leap Year Lunch and Learn, Wednesday,

Feb. 29

, from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. For more information, call 410-654-8745 or email

. RSVP by Feb. 17.

Maryland Public Television

recently launched a new, online personal finance advice column by veteran business correspondent and television anchor Karen Gibbs. "Ask Karen Gibbs" tackles consumer questions and provides tips on money matters for persons of all life stages and incomes. Gibbs offers her perspective on current financial issues and addresses money questions from the public. Advice seekers may send questions via email to

. Go to http://www.mptgetincharge.com.

The Baltimore Humane Society

, at 1601 Nicodemus Road, is having evening dog hikes on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. The walk is about 1.5 miles. Walkers may bring their own dogs, or walk a shelter dog. Walks will start again in spring.

In case of inclement weather, hikers will be notified by email, or the Baltimore Humane Society Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BMOREHUMANE or Twitter page at twit-ter.com/bmorehumane.

The society has spay and neutering services avail-able, as well as vaccina-tions and deworming. For more information, go to http://www.bmorehumane.org/home.