Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Silver Spring chamber hosts April, May events

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A monthly networking breakfast sponsored by the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce will be held 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. April 9 at Mrs. K’s Toll House Restaurant, 9201 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Cost is $20 to $30 for members; prospective members pay $5 more. Call 301-565-3777 to register by Monday.

A monthly business after-hours event sponsored by the Silver Spring chamber will be held 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 23 at M&T Bank, 8737 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Members are admitted free; prospective members pay $10. Call 301-565-3777 to register by April 21.

The networking breakfast for May will be held 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. May 7 at Eggspectation, 923 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. Cost is $20 to $30 for members; prospective members pay $5 more. Call 301-565-3777 to register by May 5.

The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Golf Classic will be held May 14 at Hampshire Greens, 616 Firestone Drive, Silver Spring. Registration begins 11 a.m., lunch will be held noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Call 301-565-3777 for golfer fees and registration information.

Technology, business career fair

Capitol College will host the 23rd annual Engineering, Computer Sciences, Information Technology and Business Career Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the William G. McGowan Academic Center on the Laurel campus, 11301 Springfield Road.

Representatives from 35 local and statewide employers will be present, including BAE Systems, CNN, Motorola, National Security Agency, Northrop Grumman, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomacy Security and ADNET Systems.

Call 301-369-2555, e-mail or visit

Members named toWorkforce Investment Board

The Montgomery County Council confirmed 10 members of the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board appointed by County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) earlier this month.

The newly appointed and reappointed members represent the banking, nonprofit, IT and health care sectors.

New members are Anthony Cancelosi, president and CEO of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind; Lori Golino, senior vice president of human resources at Social & Scientific Systems Inc.; Susan Leggett-Johnson, associate medical director of human resources at Kaiser Permanente; Stephen Kornblatt, principal of workforce development at JBS International Inc.; Sharan London, executive director of the county Coalition for the Homeless; Eugene Spencer, assistant director at Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission; Dawn Weglein, human resource director and senior vice president at Sandy Spring Bank.

Reappointed members include Susan Heltemes, consultant for the American Library Association; Carmen Larsen, president of AQUAS Inc.; and Pradeep Ganguly, director of the county Department of Economic Development.

The goal of the board is to create and maintain a well-prepared, educated and adaptable workforce to meet the current and future needs of employers in Montgomery County.

The county is now recruiting for three business representatives, one community-based representative and one labor representative. Letters of intent should be sent to the county executive.

Nurses organizationchooses program director

Dr. Carole Staley Collins has been named director of the Pathway to Excellence Program at the Silver Spring-based American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Collins will be responsible for the development, direction, planning, organization, administration, and activities of the Pathway to Excellence Program. The goal of the program is to identify the elements of positive work environments where nurses can flourish.

Collins earned a Ph.D. in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master’s in community health nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She was elected to membership in Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and Phi Delta Phi International Honor Society. She is ANCC-certified as a community health nurse and her research has focused on older adults and health promotion, and, in particular, the role of gardening and nature for human health and well-being.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association based in downtown Silver Spring.

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