Chamber names Whiteside business person of the...


Chamber names Whiteside business person of the year

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce honored John S. "Jack" Whiteside as the business person of the year at the chamber's annual awards program held Thursday at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Whiteside, president and chief executive officer of CFBank, has led the bank's effort to become a diversified financial organization. His example has encouraged bank staff to become involved in community service.

Comcast Cable Vision of Howard County was named large business of the year. Comcast provides free cable and Internet access to Howard County schools.

Small business of the year is Colosseum Gym and Fitness. The company, which holds fund-raisers to support local nonprofit organizations, has tripled its size over the last six years.

The Columbia Foundation was selected as the nonprofit business of the year. The foundation, founded by the late James W. Rouse, has awarded more than $4.8 million in grants to more than 200 local organizations and initiatives.

A Business and Humanitarian Award was presented to Constellation Energy Group. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., Constellation Energy Source and BGE Home -- all members of the group -- have supported the chamber and its activities.

Dale and Hill appointed to COLA board of directors

COLA, a national health care accreditation organization with headquarters in Columbia, has named Dr. Jane C. Dale, a representative of the College of American Pathologists, and Dr. J. Edward Hill, a representative of the American Medical Association, to the COLA board of directors.

Dale is co-director of the Mayo Clinic Laboratories. Hill, a family physician in Tupelo, Miss., serves on the American Medical Association's finance and membership committees. He has served as vice chairman of the AMA's Council on Legislation and as an AMA delegate from the Mississippi State Medical Association.

COLA is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization providing voluntary education and accreditation programs.


Flora Oxenham, an Ellicott City

Oxenham resident, has joined Timonium-based Target Marketing as an account executive. She will be responsible for a territory encompassing Howard County as well as the entire Washington metropolitan area.

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