Names & notes: Community college to open Skilled Trades Center
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006
Prince George’s Community College plans to open a Skilled Trades Center in Clinton in late January.
The center, at 6400 Old Branch Ave., is the outcome of a business-education partnership with Southern Management Corp. of Vienna, Va. In September, the company and the college launched the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program for students who want to start a business.
The center offers programs in building trades and maintenance, including residential wiring, electrical and plumbing repair, and drywall installation and repair. The facility houses two classrooms and four construction labs.
The college will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30.
Students may register for spring classes by calling 301-322-0998.
Diversity group recognizesLandover company
EEC Inc., a Landover construction company, is one of the nation’s top 500 small businesses, according to Diversitybusiness.com, a multicultural business Web site.
EEC, which grossed more than $5 million in revenue this year, is to receive its award at the group’s seventh annual Multicultural Business Conference in Las Vegas in April.
Beltsville photocompany honored
Photo Industry Reporter, a trade publication in Woodbury, N.Y., has named Penn Camera of Beltsville its 2006 Dealer of the Year.
The award is given annually to photo-imaging dealers based on overall performance in sales, marketing and innovation, according to Photo Industry.
Penn Camera is a family-owned company with nine stores in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
Severn man to supervisecounty survey projects
Morris & Ritchie Associates Inc., a planning, engineering and architectural firm in Laurel, has promoted Kenneth Evans Jr. to an associate position.
Evans, with more than 21 years of experience in land surveying and planning, will be the company’s land survey department manager. His responsibilities include supervising and managing projects in Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Howard and Montgomery counties.