Battelle nominated for neighbor award
Battelle, an international research and technology development organization with offices in Aberdeen, was recently nominated for the Good Neighbor Award in Harford County for its partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters' in-school mentoring program, Bigs in School.
Battelle employees have been matched with Hall's Cross Roads Elementary students as part of the program since spring 2005. Since then, the matches have grown significantly in number and strength, led by Battelle's program coordinator, Jane Hinte.
Big Brothers Big Sisters instituted Bigs in School six years ago in an effort to provide busy people with an opportunity to share their experiences, wisdom and time to influence children.
Association honors HAR-CO credit union
HAR-CO Maryland Federal Credit Union was recognized for excellence recently in two categories by the Maryland & District of Columbia Credit Union Association at its annual conference.
HAR-CO won a Trailblazer Award for Best Annual Report in the asset category for its 50th anniversary annual report.
HAR-CO was also the sole winner of the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, a Credit Union National Association award recognizing leadership on behalf of youth financial literacy.
HAR-CO announced that its community support has continued in recent months through the sponsorship of activities and the donation of $3,000 and 1,500 Triumph bracelets to the Cool Kids Campaign for pediatric oncology patients.