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February 12, 2006

GNEC holds planning session, meetings set

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Gateway New Economy Council (GNEC) board and council members recently held a strategic planning session to determine organizational goals and future direction.

GNEC will hold a board meeting on Feb. 27 at noon at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown and a general membership meeting on March 27 at noon.

The cost of lunch is $10 per person.

GNEC is a facilitator, a communicator and an advocate working to make the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia a showcase for 21st- century business.

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Members work with regional and state government and tri-county development authorities to encourage economic growth.

The Gateway Region of West Virginia encompasses Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties.

For more information about GNEC, call 304-876-2512 or go to www.gnec.org.

TEDCO plans funding briefings around Md.

COLUMBIA, Md. - The Maryland Technology Development Corp. plans a number of funding briefings during the coming year, including one in Hagerstown and two in Frederick, Md.

The free, informational sessions are designed to provide information about state and federal funding programs and to assist companies in transferring technology from or further developing technology in collaboration with Maryland universities and federal laboratories for use in the marketplace.

A briefing is scheduled for Hagerstown on June 23 at the Technical Innovation Center.

Briefings scheduled for Frederick are to be held May 25 and Sept. 21 at the Fort Detrick Business Development Office.

More information about TEDCO and its programs can be found at www.MarylandTEDCO.org.

Edward Jones office to host seminar

Smart Women Finish Rich is the subject of a seminar to be given on Feb. 14 by Shelby Penn-Ross, an Edward Jones investment representative, in partnership with Van Kampen Investments Inc.

The seminar will begin at 11:30 a.m. at The Vista at Beaver Creek Country Club.

Admission is free. Reservations can be made by calling Christy at 301-733-0625.

The seminar is designed to provide women with seven simple steps to living a fuller, richer life, according to Scott West, Van Kampen's director of marketing programs.

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