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Chamber announces July, August eventsThe Howard County...


Chamber announces July, August events

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce has announced its schedule of events for July and August:

* A new member breakfast, 8 a.m. tomorrow. Chamber members will offer tips on how to get involved with the organization. Admission is free to members. Reservations are required.

* "Business after Business," 5 p.m. July 25 at Nixon's Farm on Route 32 in West Friendship. Cost is $20; $10 for members.

* "What's the Net Worth?" a brown bag lunch, will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. July 24 and 28, Aug. 1 and 3. People from local businesses will talk about their experiences on the Internet. Admission is $5.

* "Alternative Financing for Small Businesses," a brown bag lunch, will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. July 26. Ellin Dize, consultant to the Small Business Development Center in Columbia, is the guest speaker. Bring a lunch; drinks will be provided. The cost is $5.

* "General Business Legal Issues," a brown bag lunch, will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 9. Ellen Koplow of Levan, Schimel, Belman & Abramson, will discuss legal issues in business. Drinks will be provided. The cost is $5.

* Business after Business is set for 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at Fairway Hills Golf Club in Columbia. This is a chance to see the Columbia Association's new golf course. The cost is $20; $10 for members.

* "Small Business and Computer Technology," a brown bag lunch, will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 23. Chuck Sherman of Computer Solutions GSD is the guest speaker. The cost is $5.

Information: 730-4111.

Rouse Fund taking applications for loans

The Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund, a not-for-profit corporation created to assist small businesses with start-up and expansion costs, is accepting applications for fall loans.

The fund will give preference to businesses that have an economic impact in Howard County.

The loans will range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Businesses must pay an application fee of $10 and submit a completed business plan.

Information: 997-9345.

Corridor chamber sets network breakfast

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Greenbelt Marriott Hotel. The cost is $25 or $15 for members.

Information: (301) 725-4000.

'Decision Making' topic of counseling workshop

Careerscope will sponsor a career counseling workshop "Decision Making for the Two Career Household" from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 at 10025 Governor Warfield Parkway in Columbia.

The program will focus on how and why people make decisions, what to examine when making a decision and how to arrive at an agreeable decision based on the needs of the parties involved.

Preregistration is required. The fee is $15 per person and $25 per pair.

Information: 992-5042.

Orientation planned on corridor chamber

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold a free chamber orientation from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. July 20 at 7901 Sandy Spring Road in Laurel.

The chamber's officers and staff will provide an overview of its services. Reservations are required.

Information: (301) 725-4000.

Michael Shymansky hired at bank

R. Michael Shymansky has been hired by Elkridge Bank as its vice president and commercial loan officer.

He will be responsible for small-business loans in Howard and Anne Arundel counties. Sarah Pick of Ellicott City won first prize in the "Unconventional Tactics" category at the annual "Best in Maryland" public relations awards for Warner Corp., a Washington-based plumbing company. The awards are sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America.

Ms. Pick is vice president of public relations at Classic Communication in Baltimore. Luellen Matthews has been named executive director of the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County.

Ms. Matthews has nearly 20 years' experience working in nonprofits. She was director of Options In Supported Living Inc. in Montgomery County, which provides for people with disabilities.

Rotary Club announces officers

The Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent has announced its officers for the 1995-1996 year:

* Roy Felipe, president;

* Dave Murphy, president-elect;

* David Tomasini, secretary;

Charles McCabe, treasurer;

* Holly Lash, sergeant-at-arms.

The service lane directors are:

* Gerald Richman, vocation service;

* Jim Lee, community service;

* San Crosan, club service;

* Dushyant Patel, international service.

Mark Potter named president

Mark L. Potter has been appointed president of Access New Homes Services in Columbia.

Mr. Potter is an attorney who lives in Severna Park.

Donald Cheatham joins Uniglobe

Donald Cheatham has joined Uniglobe Travel Center.

He will work in the the center's leisure department.

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