Business Digest

Environmental management program slated

The Maryland Department of the Environment and Maryland Technology Extension Service are offering an environmental management system implementation program to Maryland companies. The course is scheduled to begin in October. Enrollment is limited to five businesses.


The program assists manufacturing organizations in implementing environmental management systems based on the international standard. Four two-day sessions, spaced six weeks apart, are followed by work assignments and meetings with the program facilitator. There is no fee.

Environmental management systems help organizations identify, measure and manage their environmental impact. Participating organizations are encouraged to send three or more people to the training workshops and to make a commitment to complete the program.


Information: Laura Armstrong, 410-537-4119.


Business mixer: Baltimore/Washington Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Cross Creek Golf Club, 4701 Bay Hill Drive, Beltsville. The cost is $12 in advance for members, $22 for nonmembers. 301-595-8901.

Exhibitors sought: Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging is accepting applications from exhibitors for its 50+EXPO 2003, an event for the Howard County senior community. Last year's expo attracted more than 5,000 senior citizens and their families. The expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. Fees vary by exhibitor category and placement. Sponsorship opportunities are available. 410-531-5472.