The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council, in cooperation with Harford and Cecil community colleges, will sponsor a one-day seminar to familiarize private companies with the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Project.
The workshop, designed for companies involved in technical research and development, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, 100 Giles St.
Participants will gain insights into the SBIR Project's strategies for winning awards. Program managers from the federal government and private sector consultants will lead the workshop.
The SBIR was started in 1982 to help small businesses develop technology that can be commercialized.
Since its inception, the program has awarded annual research and development grants totaling $2.7 billion.
For registration and more information, in Harford County, call 836-4376; in Cecil County, 392-3366.
Steven Kuzma, a sales associate for Century 21 Diana Realty, has recently set up six commercial real estate leases.
The transactions include: 8,040 square feet in the Pace Industrial Park -- Baltimore Visiting Nurses Association, tenant, and James Knott Development, landlord; 7,972 square feet, Pace Industrial Park -- C&P; Vending, tenant, and James Knott Development, landlord; 560 square feet at Suite 3A, 260 Gateway Drive -- Water Testing Labs of Maryland, tenant; leasing of 1,294 acres and 3,000-square-foot building -- Charles Sites Contracting, tenant, and C&P; Vending, landlord; 1,100 square feet, 539 Rock Spring Road -- Healthcare Information Systems, tenant; 770 square feet at 3105 Emmorton Road, Dr. Jacqueline Nevin, tenant.
Anthony Diana, president of Century 21 Diana Realty, and associate brokers Jan Diana and Therese Redmond have returned from Cancun, Mexico, where they attended the 33rd semiannual convention of INRELCO -- International Relocation Consultants Inc.