Luncheon Topic:

Tips for Holidays

The Business Women's Network of Howard County will hold a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville. The topic is "Tips for Thriving Not Just Surviving the Holiday." The cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

For more information, call 410-740-0126 or visit

Construction Done

At Troy Hill

MIE Properties Inc. announced that it has completed construction of all four buildings at Troy Hill Corporate Center, a 15-acre office and warehouse complex near Route 100 and Interstate 95 in Howard County.

The 150,000-square-foot center is 20 percent leased. Its tenants include Advanced Specialty Contractors, Palisades Marketing, WireSpan Communications and Action Worship Center.

Holiday Mixer

To Be Held Today

The Columbia Business Exchange will hold its annual holiday business mixer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Blue Pointe Grille, 9445 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers.

For more information, call 410-290-1767 or visit

Midnight Madness

In Ellicott City

The Ellicott City Business Association will sponsor its 25th annual Midnight Madness festival from 6 p.m. to midnight tomorrow on Main Street in Ellicott City's historic district.

The event will feature a Santa's parade, carolers, music, food and holiday shopping. The CHS Jazz Ensemble is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. in the B&O Railroad Plaza. Emory Church, 3810 Church Rd., will serve hot tea, cocoa and coffee to festival visitors.

For more information, call Caitlin Ryland at 410-480-4888.

Susquehanna Hires

VP of Production

William J. Gellatly of Sykesville was hired as vice president of production for Susquehanna Mortgage Corp., a subsidiary of Susquehanna Bank.

Gellatly will manage the company's production of retail loans in Maryland. He previously worked as president and chief executive of Founders Mortgage Co. in Columbia and as a consultant for Farmers and Mechanics Bank in Frederick.

APL Teams Up

On Tech Services

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have teamed up to provide technology systems and services to the military and to national security agencies.

The two plan to develop engineering graduate courses and create more efficient software.

Technology Council

Networking Event

The Technology Council of Maryland will hold a networking meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nottingham's, 8850 Stanford Blvd., Suite 1200, Columbia. The cost is $20 for members and their guests and $35 for nonmembers.

For more information, contact Vania Jacobs at 240-453-6216 or by e-mail at

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