Business Digest

'Business Basics for Nonprofits' to start in Feb.

The Association of Community Services and the Business Resource Center of the Howard County Economic Development Authority are offering "Business Basics for Nonprofits." The three-part series is scheduled to begin next month and will focus on office space, hiring and marketing issues. It is open to ACS members.


Conducted by professionals in their fields, all sessions will be held at the Center for Business and Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road North off Route 108 in Columbia. Sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Feb. 12 and 26 and March 11. The cost is $66 for all sessions, or $25 a session.

Information: 410-796-7824, or


Award application deadline is extended to Jan. 26

Soroptimist International of Howard County has extended the deadline for applications for the organization's Women's Opportunity Award to Jan. 26.

The award helps women who, as heads of their household, must enter the work force to support themselves and their families. The winner receives a cash award at the club level and is also eligible to compete for region and federation awards.

Soroptimist International of Howard County is part of an organization for women in management and the professions that works to advance human rights and the status of women.

Information: 410-461-5922.