Business Digest

Session to help connect leaders with nonprofit groups

The Association of Community Services, Leadership Howard County and the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County have formed a Board Bank to connect skilled leaders with community and nonprofit organizations in need of leadership.


A session will be held at 6:45 p.m. June 24 at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, for new board, commission and committee members, as well as for those interested in becoming connected with local boards.

Participants will learn about the responsibilities of nonprofit leadership, board governance and accountability, principles of financial management, finding a situation that uses skills and interests, and the benefits of board membership.


Admission is free. Registration is required.

Information: Judy Pittman, 410-796-7824.

Ascend One establishes tie with Columbia Foundation

Ascend One Corp. has announced the establishment of the Employee Donations and Grants Empowerment Fund with the Columbia Foundation.

The EDGE Fund will hold contributions from Ascend One team members, as well as matching corporate donations. Recommendations for contributions will be made by the company's EDGE Committee.

The donor-advised fund is intended to encourage Ascend One's employees to become involved in the company's community relations efforts by offering them a stronger voice in deciding how its charitable contributions are to be distributed.

Chamber of Commerce to offer terrorism briefing

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce will offer a briefing to the business community, "Terrorism at Home and Abroad: A Howard County Perspective," from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 29 in the multipurpose room at Loyola College, 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia.


Admission is free. Registration and a continental breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. Registration is required.

Information: 410-730-4111, Ext. 104; or www.howardchamber. com.