Builders Promote Klousert

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington has promoted Deborah Klouser to vice president for education and programs. Klouser, previously director of education and programs, will oversee educational and training initiatives as well as event planning. Associated Builders and Contractors, based in Calverton, represents about 500 contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in the Washington area.

Accounting Firm Appoints Auditor

The Bethesda-based accounting firm Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman has appointed Terri Marrs to head the audit department. As director, she will oversee the administrative functions of the department as well as auditing and consulting for nonprofit organizations.

Minority Procurement Fair

Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele (R) and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) will participate March 28 in a minority procurement fair, featuring about 50 government agencies and corporations.

The event will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University System of Maryland, Shady Grove Center, 9630 Guldelsky Dr., Rockville. It will include seminars on topics such as writing bid proposals and using the Internet for procurement.

Registration is $25 before Saturday, $30 afterward. To register online, visit www.procurementcenter.org, call 240-314-7171 or e-mail sandra@procurementcenter.com.

Boscov's Heads to Frederick

Boscov's, the country's largest family-owned department store, has signed a lease with Frederick Town Mall to occupy nearly 200,000 square feet of space recently vacated by J.C. Penney. The Frederick store, which is expected to open in November, will be the third in Maryland and may employ about 400 people.

-- Mark Jones

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