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Tables, booths offered at chamber exposition

Trade 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 Columbia

Concord Growth Corp., a subsidiary of EXXE Data Corp. in Palo Alto, Calif., has opened a regional office at 10480 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400 in Columbia.

Concord Growth specializes in securitized loans for small businesses that range from $50,000 to $1.5 million.

Chamber is selling directory at discount

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce is offering its 1994-1995 Business Membership Directory at a sale price before the 1995-1996 edition becomes available in September.

The directory lists more than 1,000 businesses with addresses, phone numbers, contact people and a brief description of the company.

The directories cost $10.

Information: 730-4111.

Workshop planned on trade shows

The Howard County Business Resource Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive in Columbia, will sponsor a workshop, "Effectively Working a Trade Show," from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 15.

The workshop will address developing a powerful overall message, designing an effective booth and learning to turn leads into sales.

The cost is $20. Howard County Equal Business Opportunity Expo exhibitors may attend for free.

Reservations are requested by Aug. 11.

Information: 313-6550.

Grassroots center wins $4,000 grant

AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp. presented a $4,000 grant to the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center.

Grassroots offers emergency service, transitional housing and hot line services.

Loyola College plans open house

The Columbia campus of Loyola College, 7135 Minstrel Way, will hold an open house for its graduate business programs from noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8.

Information or reservations: 617-5064.

Chamber announces August events

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

* "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, or $10 for members.

Information: 730-4111.

PEOPLE

Nursing professor wins research award

Janice Phillips of Columbia, assistant professor at the University of Maryland at Baltimore's school of nursing, was awarded an American Cancer Society professorship in oncology nursing.

Dr. Phillips is the first African-American in the United States -- and one of the youngest faculty members in the country -- to receive the award.

She will receive $75,000 to support her research on breast cancer among minority women. Carson Zake of Columbia has joined Columbia-based Access New Home Services as director of marketing.

Mr. Zake has more than 25 years of marketing and franchising experience.

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