Whiteside is elected to chair hospital board
John S. Whiteside, president and chief executive officer of Com- mercial & Farmers Bank in Ellicott City, has been elected to a two-year as chairman of the board of trustees of Howard County General Hospital.
Mr. Whiteside was selected by the 16-member board of trustees.
He succeeds David M. Abramson, chairman since 1993. Kim D. Abramson of Dana Enterprises in Columbia has been named volunteer of the year by the American Diabetes Association.
The award recognizes her role as chairwoman of the Howard County Tour de Cure benefit cycling event.
Thomas a vice president at AlliedSignal
ToniAnn Thomas has been appointed vice president and direc- tor of business development for AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp. in Columbia.
Ms. Thomas will be responsible for developing a direction for the company and initiating marketing plans.
Chapel Valley Landscape Co. in Woodbine has been granted five national awards by the Associated Landscape Contractors of America.
The business won two grand awards, two distinction awards and one merit award for landscaping projects in Maryland and Virginia.
2 women join Grayson as sales managers
Grayson Homes in Ellicott City has named Carolyn L. DeLarue and Kathy Bougher as community sales managers.
Ms. DeLarue will manage Worthington Reserve in Ellicott City and Marshalee Estates in Elkridge.
Ms. Bougher will manage Patapsco Ridge in Ellicott City.
Rouse names Glenn board vice president
Gordon H. "Tad" Glenn has been named vice president by the Rouse Co.'s board of directors.
Mr. Glenn joined the company as a senior attorney in 1982 working on project development.
'Sports Night Out' features soccer star
Desmond Armstrong, U.S. soccer team player and Columbia resident, is the honorary chairman of the Family Life Center's "Sports Night Out," an all-night sports marathon Nov. 18.
The event will have middle school students from Howard County raising money to support the Family Life Center.
Kohler to head programming arm
Suzanne R. Kohler has been named senior software engineer at Data Chromatics, a geographic information system based in Columbia.
Ms. Kohler will be responsible for major programming efforts.
Howard Economic Forum elects new officers
The Howard County Economic Forum has elected officers for its 1995-1996 year: Emily Lincoln, president; Michael G. Riemer, vice president; Ronald Cashdollar, secretary; and Jennie Anderson, treasurer.
The economic forum comprises several Howard County organizations: the Chamber of Commerce, the Farm Bureau, the Homebuilder's Association, the Housing Alliance, the NAACP, the Real Estate Masters Club, Howard Community College, the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks and the Columbia Association.
2 named partners in architectural firm
Christopher R. Lester and Stuart L. Rehr have been named partners in George Vaeth Associates, an architectural and interior design firm based in Columbia.
Lester will be vice president of architecture and will supervise the firm's architectural design work.
Mr. Rehr will be vice president of interior design and will oversee the firm's interior design and space planning work. The Suburban Maryland High Technology Council will offer "Government and Technology: What the Future Holds" from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Kassiakoff Center, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory near Columbia.
The scheduled speaker is Mary Good, undersecretary of technology for the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Reservations are required.
Information: (301) 258-5005.
Seminar on finances in retirement offered
The Maryland Small Business Development Center Network, a nonprofit organization, will sponsor a four-session, preretirement seminar, "Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement" from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on four consecutive Mondays starting Nov. 6 at Slayton House in Columbia.
The cost is $69 at the door or $59 in advance.
Chamber schedules meeting on connecting to Internet
Howard County Chamber of Commerce's Howard Internet Business Users Group will meet at 6 p.m. today at the chamber office, 5560 Sterrett Place, Suite 105, Columbia.
The meeting will begin with a short presentation by Dave Murphy of Damar Group.
Computer experts will help members connect to the Internet. Participants should bring computer hardware.
Those connected may attend a session on business opportunities.
The cost is $15 or $5 for chamber members. Information: 730-4111.
Corridor chamber offers membership discount
The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce is offering a $25 membership discount during its Membership Recruitment Month.
Information: (301) 725-4000.
Careerscope to offer free orientations
Careerscope, a nonprofit career counseling organization, is offering free orientations on its programs and workshops at One Mall North, Suite 216, Columbia.
* Today at 6:30 p.m.
* Oct. 24 at 10 a.m.
A group presentation will be followed by individual consultations. Reservations are required.