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Chamber celebrates fund's first year

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce will mark the anniversary of the Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund (JREF) at 11:30 a.m. today at Turf Valley Country Club in Ellicott City.


Lisa Renshaw of Baltimore-based Penn Parking is the scheduled guest speaker. She took over the property at the age of 21.

Cost of the luncheon is $25; $20 for chamber members.


Information: 730-4111.

3 Ryland show houses featured in magazine

Home magazine plans to feature three decorator show houses built by Columbia-based Ryland Homes Inc. in its February 1994 issue, the home builder said this week.

One of the homes to be showcased by the magazine is the East Coast Decorator Show House, which will open to the public Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Cascades community in Sterling, Va. Tours are free, and an interior designer will be on hand to answer decorating questions. The other Ryland homes to be featured are in Indianapolis and San Marcos, Calif.

The Cascades house is Ryland's Chartwell model, which has a Victorian architectural theme, including a wrap-around front porch.

Information: (410) 715-7241.

Silber will study Hopkins' recruitment

Dr. Bohne G. Silber, an industrial-organizational psychologist and president of Silber & Associates, a Columbia-based opinion research firm, has announced that the firm has won a contract from Johns Hopkins Hospital to conduct a study on nurse recruitment.


Silber & Associates will conduct six focus groups and a telephone survey of nurses in Maryland and Washington, and a written survey of registered nurses at Hopkins.

The firm will assist the hospital in evaluating its current methods of nurse recruitment and developing new strategies.

AlliedSignal funds Mount Hebron project

AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp. representative Mimi O'Donnell recently presented the fourth installment of a $25,000 foundation grant to Sylvia Patillo, principal at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City.

The AlliedSignal Foundation made a commitment to Mount Hebron in 1990 for five annual contributions to fund a computer writing classroom at the school. The classroom's purpose is to enhance the writing skills of both student achievers and those at risk.

In addition, with cooperation from AlliedSignal, Mount Hebron expanded its technical capabilities and installed a local area CD-ROM network in the media center. Programs have been installed on the network, as it will serve as a major information resource and is being used as a model for other county schools.


AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp., headquartered in Columbia, is a unit of AlliedSignal Aerospace, a part of AlliedSignal Inc., a $12 billion diversified manufacturing company with headquarters in Township, N.J.


Women's Network to hear speaker

The Business Women's Network of Howard County will hold its next meeting from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Great Room at historic Savage Mill in Savage.

The speaker is Carol Hillery, configuration management supervisor for the Space Telescope Institute.

Cost for the breakfast is $15; $10 for members in advance. Send checks to Women's Network, P.O. Box 2575, Columbia, 21045-2575.



Gladded joins Isaac as office manager

John Isaac, principal of Isaac & Associates, a financial planning company specializing in estate and income planning, has announced that R. Elaine Gladded has been hired as an office manager.

She was previously an administrative secretary with United Way of Central Maryland.

Baer promoted to VP at Interstate Auto

Kathy Baer was recently promoted to vice president of Interstate Auto Insurance Co. in Owings Mills. Ms. Baer will oversee all operations of the division.


She has been employed by the company for three years.

Aballo recognized by American Funds

Ralph J. Aballo of Ellicott City, vice president/branch manager with the Hunt Valley office of Ferris Baker Watts, has been named to the All-American Team of the American Funds Group of mutual funds.

He has been with the company since September 1989.