Business Planning

For Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore Inc., a networking group, will hold a business planning workshop for small-business owners from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and April 21 at 1118 Light St., Baltimore.

The cost is $45. To register, call Amy Billman at 410-727-4921 or visit

Volunteers Needed

For Commission

The Howard County Equal Business Opportunity Commission is seeking residents to fill four voluntary posts.

Commission members serve five years and are appointed by County Executive James N. Robey (D) and confirmed by the County Council.

The commission helps the county contract for goods and services with businesses owned by minorities, women and individuals with disabilities.

Applicants should send a letter and resume to Robey in care of Herman Charity, Executive Office, 3430 Courthouse Dr., Ellicott City, Md. 21043.

Hutt, Rensin Join

HCC Trustee Board

Howard Community College appointed two new members to its board of trustees last month.

They are Louis G. Hutt Jr., a managing partner of Bennett, Hutt & Co. LLC, a Columbia financial services firm, and Katherine Rensin, a volunteer tutor for Howard County Project Literacy.

Hutt will complete the term of former member David A. Rakes, who is now on the County Council. That term ends in June 2006.

Rensin replaces Joan Athen, whose term ends in June 2007.

APL Researcher

Wins $60,000 Grant

Maryland Technology Development Corp. has awarded $60,000 from its University Technology Development Fund to Rengaswamy Srinivasan, a researcher at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory of Laurel.

The funding will support Srinivasan's research into measuring corrosion in concrete.

Columbia Developer

Signs On Tenant

Corporate Office Properties Trust, a Columbia commercial landlord and developer, has leased 157,000 square feet to Titan Corp. in Anne Arundel County's National Business Park.

Titan, a San Diego-based provider of information and communication systems to U.S. intelligence agencies, will occupy 2720 Technology Dr., a $26 million five-story office building to be built in the office park.

Corporate Office said it expects to begin construction later this spring and open he building next year. After the building is completed, Corporate Office will own 12 office buildings in National Business Park.

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