Health Center Opens

The Crescent Cities Center, a 140-bed, multi-service health care facility, formally opened its doors Friday at the old Leland Memorial Hospital in Riverdale Park.

The center will be managed by Genesis Elder Care Network, a Pennsylvania-based national health care company, and is owned by the C.C. Jaycees Foundation Inc.

The center will offer adult day care, physical therapy, urgent care, long-term care, a beauty and barber shop and a new, sunny version of the Leland cafeteria, which was a popular meeting place for the community.

Bowie Firm Goes on Tour

Strategic Management Concepts Inc., a minority-owned business based in Bowie, successfully completed a six-city workshop tour of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Small Business Investment Company program in June. The tour was a precursor to the White House New Markets Initiative launched this month by President Clinton to promote investment in underserved rural and urban communities.

The tour began in March in Chicago and continued through Kansas City, Mo., New York, Atlanta, Dallas and San Francisco. Participants included representatives from the banking community, venture capitalists, economic development groups and banking regulatory agencies throughout the country.

The SBIC program was created in 1958 to fill the gap between the availability of venture capital and the needs of start-up and expanding small businesses. SBICs provide equity capital, long-term loans, debt-equity investments and management assistance to qualifying small businesses. For more information, call Nuria Alvarez at 301-805-7038.

Contracts

* Fontana Lithograph Inc. of Cheverly won a $3.3 million contract from the Government Printing Office for publication services.

* Capitol Contractors Inc. of Capitol Heights won a $604,448 contract from the General Services Administration for property repairs.

* Computer Sciences Corp. of Laurel won a $543,478 contract from the Commerce Department for engineering support services.

* Gray Graphics of Capitol Heights won a $318,294 contract from the Government Printing Office for printing services.

* Brooks and Brooks Services Inc. of Camp Springs won a $228,269 contract from the Industrial Operations Command for utilities and housekeeping services.

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