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Fitness center schedules expo

Angela Cuocci of Bel Air is celebrating her 15th year in business as owner and operator of Ladies Total Fitness with an anniversary event April 28.

A free "Women In Business Expo" will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to give female business owners the opportunity to network and market their businesses. Cardio classes, door prizes, refreshments and giveaways will be featured. All female business owners are welcome. Vendor reservations are required.

The center offers group exercise classes, equipment, personal fitness training, a prescription weight-loss program, child care, tanning, salon services, massage therapy and children's programs.

Information: 410-569-9690.

Salon to hold charity 'cut-a-thon'

La Chic Salon will hold a "cut-a-thon" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 at the salon, 200 Hayes St., Bel Air, to benefit the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation.

Proceeds will go to Upper Chesapeake Cancer LifeNet, an integrated cancer care management program for residents of Harford County.

Donna Varady, owner of La Chic Salon, said the event will be held in memory of clients who died of cancer.

Employees will donate their services for the day to honor residents and clients Robyn Brooks, Sharon Hardy, Dorothy Powell, Carol Rapisarda, Mary Walsh and Kelli Gilley.

In addition to employees donating their fee for haircuts, styles, manicures, chair massages and waxing services, gift baskets will be raffled and light refreshments will be offered.

Appointments and walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information: 410-879-4610.

Net businesswoman receives award

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently awarded Hollis Thomases, chief executive officer of, its Small Business Person of the Year Award for Maryland. is a full-service Internet marketing and online advertising agency based in Havre de Grace. The company was started in 1998 by Thomases and today has 13 employees.

Thomases developed flexible, family-friendly policies for employees, 75 percent of whom are women.

The annual award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs for their contributions and personal achievements in business. Thomases will receive her award May 11 at the annual Maryland Small Business Week Awards breakfast.

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