Environmental Systems Associates, Inc.

“Your Comfort Is Our Concern”
Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer” • www.esaheatac.com

Most people take for granted the comfort of their central air conditioner, heat pump or furnace until something goes wrong and the unit needs to be serviced or replaced. When this happens, you need a quality heating, ventilating and air conditioning contractor who is knowledgeable, skilled and qualified to do the job.

Environmental Systems Associates, located in Columbia at 9375 Gerwig Lane, Suite J, phone (410) 381-7991, has been serving the area for more than 36 years. This is a quality contractor who complies with local and state codes and regulations, carries the proper business and Workers’ Compensation insurance and is concerned about protecting the environment. They have the skill and knowledge to not only service your equipment, but, if necessary, to design and install a new system that’s right for you. Environmental Systems Associates makes it a point to stay up to date on the newest developments in equipment, technology and design procedures in order to choose a system which will be the most efficient and reliable. They can perform a load calculation and system survey if needed.

Air conditioning systems purchased before 1985 do not include energy-saving compressor technology, and you could be paying 30% to 40% more in utility costs. They offer a home energy audit to help determine where your energy dollars are best spent. If you’re thinking of replacing your system, choose a quality contractor—choose Environmental Systems Associates. They care about your comfort.

9375 Gerwig Ln Ste J
Columbia, MD 21046
410-381-7991

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Ethan & Associates

“Professional Debt Collection Specialists Since 1998”
www.ethaninc.com

If you are a business owner and have been suffering as most other companies do with a number of delinquent accounts, you are probably very frustrated. This uncollected money is having an impact on your business, and you are not able to devote time to try to collect on these accounts.

Call Ethan & Associates toll free at 1-888-830-3170. They are a licensed, bonded and insured commercial collection agency and a member of the American Collectors Association. A collection agency by definition is an organization that specializes in the collection of past due or delinquent accounts. A business built on trust, Ethan & Associates offers a wide range of collection approaches as well as information searches, legal assistance, field agents who can make face-to-face contacts as well as client collection resources. They first review all paperwork sent to them by your office including the history of the account, credit record as well as the promises that were kept or broken. They will make prompt contacts and will not remedy the account until collection has been followed through. Your company is only charged if Ethan & Associates collects for you.

Ethan & Associates appreciates their clients and welcomes new ones to contact Mike Howard at 1-888-830-3170 or email him at mikeh@ethaninc.com. You may also visit their Web site at www.ethaninc.com.

800 N Causeway Blvd Ste 3-A
Mandeville, LA 70448
985-875-2294

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Commercial Insurance Managers

A VOSB – Veteran Owned Small Business
“Proudly Serving The Community For 40 Years”
www.businsure.comgordon@businsure.com

Business owners in this area are indeed fortunate to have in their midst a professional insurance agency that has built a fine reputation by specializing in commercial insurance. Commercial Insurance Managers is dedicated to the small business owner as well as the large corporation. These experienced agents provide insurance management for companies including survey of needs, analysis of policies, determination of risk and recommendations. They underwrite business and industry including liability and fire as well as individual or fleet auto insurance.

Commercial Insurance Managers is located in Elkridge at 8170 Lark Brown Road, Suite 102. Give them a call at (410) 799-2142, and let these trained specialists take a fresh look at your business coverage. Their sound, comprehensive advice is personalized to each client, large or small. No matter what the dimension of risk, they concentrate on you and your needs.

Commercial Insurance Managers represents some of the leading insurance companies in our nation and believes that your best insurance is choosing the right agent and being better informed. Let them provide you with maximum coverage at prices you can afford. Remember, for tomorrow’s security and peace of mind, call Commercial Insurance Managers today.

8170 Lark Brown Road, Suite 102
Elkridge, MD 21075
410-799-2142

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Definition Painting Services, Inc.

Joel Alvarado & Karen Lecy-Alvarado, Owners
Serving The Area Since 2005 • www.definitionpainting.com

Definition Painting Services, Inc., is a family-owned and -operated small business in Howard County. The owners proudly live in and serve the Howard County community for all its painting and remodeling needs. Whether commercial or residential, DPS provides top-quality custom painting, drywall, carpentry and more.

DPS takes pride in personalizing each project to ensure the best outcome for all customers. They use the most up-to-date methods of painting, high-quality materials and the best paint products on the market. They are also familiar with the application of eco-friendly products, and are certified in handling the removal of lead paint to ensure the safety of you and your family.

DPS has competitive prices without sacrificing quality of workmanship, and they also offer warranties on most projects. Please contact DPS for your free estimate today! Visit them online at www.definitionpainting.com or call (240) 286-8673.

240-286-8673

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Eakle’s Auto Care

“Serving All Your Automotive Needs For Over 35 Years”
www.eaklesautocare.com

Whether you drive an import, an American car or a light-duty truck, Eakle’s Auto Care, located in Ellicott City at 3275 Bethany Lane, phone (410) 465-2044, is the preferred car care center for people who won’t settle for anything but the best for their vehicle. This is a certified automotive repair shop qualified to perform scheduled maintenance on all cars and trucks.

They specialize in automotive repair work. Anything from a tune-up to a state inspection will be expertly handled. You can rely on their experienced staff for preventative maintenance service and all general repairs. At Eakle’s Auto Care, they provide their customers with courteous service that is unsurpassed in Howard County.

They use only the highest quality replacement parts and fully guarantee their work. They have the most modern diagnostic machines available which enable them to locate and repair problems more efficiently than ever before. If you want your car running at its best, take it to the professionals at Eakle’s Auto Care. With the exception of auto body repair and filling up your gas tank, everything your car requires can be done by the experienced automotive technicians at Eakle’s Auto Care.

3275 Bethany Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-465-2044

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Harper Advisory Group

Liz Harper, Enrolled Agent • 40 Years Of Experience
www.harperadvisory.comliz@harperadvisory.com

Harper Advisory Group is committed to providing close personal attention to their clients. They offer a wide range of accounting services to individuals and businesses including audit and accounting services, preparation of income tax returns, state income tax preparation, tax planning, estate planning, investment consulting and much more.

Harper Advisory Group has established a reputation for being an innovative leader in the accounting field. Their accounting services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client, whether a small business or large corporation. Certified public accountants are uniquely qualified to provide the financial skills to determine and analyze the financial history of your company. A CPA’s signature on your financial statement assures creditors, banks and investors that the financial statements meet acceptable criteria for presentation and completeness in accordance with standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Planning, accurate preparation and quality information services are designed to save individuals and business owners unnecessary expenses, and these services are available at affordable prices. For an appointment or more information, contact Harper Advisory Group, located in Columbia at 10840 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400, phone (410) 730-1414. You may also e-mail liz@harperadvisory.com for additional questions.

10840 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400
Columbia, MD 21044
410-730-1414

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David Lee, DDS, FAGD, AFAAID

www.cosmeticdentistsilverspring.com

Advancements in dental technology have given dentists throughout the country the power to provide cosmetic dental services that will change the way people feel about themselves. Dr. David Lee stays on top of the ever-changing and evolving field of cosmetic dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and uses the latest advances in virtually pain-free dentistry.

If you ask anyone, they’ll say the first thing they notice about another person is their smile. Dr. Lee provides the finest, safest and most comfortable care. He uses digital imaging and is experienced in fillings, sealants, inlays/onlays, bonding, extractions, bridges, crowns, dentures, porcelain restorations, veneers, tooth whitening, dental implants, laser dentistry, TMJ treatment and neuromuscular dentistry. He uses nitrous oxide and sedation techniques to ensure optimal patient comfort. He not only changes smiles, he changes lives.

Dr. David Lee and his team have a mission to provide the highest level of care, pursue excellence through education and deliver care with first-class, five-star service. For more information on Dr. Lee and his services, you can visit his Web site at www.cosmeticdentistsilverspring.com. You can call his office in Silver Spring at 1111 University Boulevard, West G-4, phone (301) 649-5001, or in Ellicott City at 2850 North Ridge Road, Suite 201, phone (410) 461-6655, for a complimentary consultation.

2850 N Ridge Rd Ste 201
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-461-6655

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DBF Concrete Construction, Inc.

Concrete Contractor Serving Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel & Prince Georges Counties • Glenn Bailey, Owner
Over 15 Years Of Experience • www.dbfconcreteconstruction.com

When you have construction that calls for the services of a concrete contractor, call DBF Concrete Construction, Inc., first. These contractors are specialists in the concrete business. Concrete contracting is their major field—not just a sideline to building and remodeling.

DBF Concrete Construction, Inc., located in Laurel at 10918 Hammond Drive, phone (240) 508-4338, and serving a 30-mile radius from Laurel, has expertise in all phases of concrete work. They specialize in patios, driveways, foundations, footings, curbs and sidewalks. They also specialize in porches, steps, basement and garage floors, and foundations. Residential and commercial work is welcomed, and no job is ever too large or too small. You can always depend on the reliability of this firm, for they have built an envied reputation for themselves throughout the entire area.

When you contract with DBF Concrete Construction, Inc., you can rest assured that the job will be completed with the highest quality materials available. Their years of experience in this field are your guarantee of durable, attractive concrete that will last for years to come. Be certain your concrete work is handled by experts. Call DBF Concrete Construction, Inc., to be assured of professional concrete work every time. Visit their Web site at www.dbfconcreteconstruction.com.

10918 Hammond Dr
Laurel, MD 20723
240-508-4338

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German Auto Service, Inc.

Import Auto Repair & Service • Established 1986
www.germanautoserviceinc.net

No matter what level of service your European import automobile requires, from an oil change to a major repair, it will be given expert attention when you take it to German Auto Service, located in Jessup at 7961 Dorsey Run Road, phone (410) 799-5787.

They welcome all of you with imported vehicles to stop in for service. The professional team at German Auto Service offers service advice and general repairs for Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper, Porsche, Smart, Volkswagen, Volvo and other European imported cars and trucks. Scheduled maintenance, computer diagnostics, fuel injection service, repair of brake system, transmission service, minor repairs and major overhauls are all performed at this respected auto repair center. They use the best factory-level diagnostic systems available for determining the condition of your engine and the causes of engine systems malfunction. Your vehicle will be placed in the hands of ASE-certified technicians who have many years of experience and keep current with import car diagnostics, repairs and service. They can perform the same service and repairs as your dealer but at a better cost, and they fully guarantee their work.

Customer satisfaction is the true measure of an automotive service department. German Auto Service looks forward to the opportunity to earn your trust and become your regular automotive repair center for your European imported car or truck.

7961 Dorsey Run Rd
Jessup, MD 20794
410-799-5787

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His Way Christian Bookstore

www.hiswaychristianbookstores.com

His Way Christian Bookstore is more than a bookstore. Nowhere else can you find the faith-building selection of music, art, jewelry, collectibles and videos offered there. Every item in the store is designed to comfort the wounded, heal the sick, strengthen the weak and teach the seeker.

Everything from old country gospel and spirituals to gospel rock and children’s songs can be found to suit anyone’s taste in cassettes, CDs and music videos. His Way Christian Bookstore offers sheet music or performance tapes for personal or choir needs. Videos encouraging family values can be found for adults and children. Other Christian items found there include crosses, doves of peace, collector prints, wall clocks, figurines, cards and seasonal objects. Books, of course, are offered on all subjects including marriage and single life, Christian psychology and salvation as well as study guides, devotionals, regular and large-print Bibles, student Bibles, children’s Bibles, and even Bibles on audiotape.

You are invited to visit this enlightening store or shop online at www.hiswaychristianbookstores.com. The special needs of pastors and church officials can be accommodated as well. His Way Christian Bookstore is located in Ellicott City at 8450 Baltimore National Pike, phone (410) 465-7546; in Glen Burnie at Southdale Shopping Center, phone (410) 761-3845. Visit them for all your gift-giving or personal devotional needs. Their mission is to, in every way, Glorify God.

8450 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-465-7546

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Katana Sushi

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As one of the area’s finest restaurants, Katana Sushi provides an exciting menu and a wonderful atmosphere in which to enjoy it. Some folks get mixed up with the terms sushi, meaning “seasoned rice,” and sashimi, meaning “sliced raw fish.”

For those who may not be familiar with sushi, Katana Sushi has kept the menu friendly by refraining from calling the different items by their traditional Japanese names. Instead, the menu features dishes like California rolls, rainbow rolls, spicy tuna rolls, eel rolls, cucumber rolls and shrimp tempura rolls among many others. Sushi can be made with a variety of raw fish such as eel, crab, octopus, yellow fin tuna, shrimp, snapper, salmon and mackerel. The sushi served in rolls at Katana Sushi are cut into six pieces. The unique taste is enhanced by wasabi, an exhilarating Japanese horseradish, and soy sauce used as dip. Gari, pickled ginger, is provided to customers to cleanse the pallet and neutralize the tastes of the different sushi. They also have a kitchen where chefs prepare delicious hot meals such as shrimp tempura and teppanyaki. The service is exceptional, and the atmosphere is delightful.

Area residents who want to try something new and exciting in cuisine should try Katana Sushi, located in Clarksville at 6343 Ten Oaks Road, phone (410) 531-9777. Visit their Web site at sushi-katana.com for more information and coupons. After the first sushi dinner, most of their customers tell their friends and return for more.

6343 Ten Oaks Road
Clarksville, MD 21029
410-531-9777

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Richard M. Garhart & Sons

Family Owned & Operated
2nd Generation Builder With Over 25 Years Of Experience
www.rmgarhartandsons.comrichardmgarhartandsons@yahoo.com

Let’s be honest—as much as you may love your home, there’s sure to be something you would like to change, enlarge or modernize. One contractor that has earned a great reputation and a large following for his exceptional home improvement work is Richard M. Garhart & Sons. Located in Elkridge and serving Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Prince Georges Counties, they can be reached by phoning (410) 245-0269.

The craftsmen at Richard M. Garhart & Sons will make your home improvement or remodeling project a charming and fulfilling reality. All work will be crafted by their experienced personnel. With these professionals on the job, you can be assured that only the best of America’s trusted brand name materials will be used on your project. They understand that your home represents a substantial investment, and protecting and upgrading that investment requires craftsmen with considerable talent and experience.

Richard M. Garhart & Sons has earned a stellar reputation in the home improvement field by specializing in many facets of the construction business. Room additions, alterations, replacement windows and doors, roofing and siding, decks, patios, screened porches, concrete replacement and brick and block masonry work are jobs that are accomplished by their experienced crew. Courtesy and respect for the homeowner are paramount to them. They understand the inconvenience one must deal with during a remodeling job. Superb workmanship, accurate bids, on-time performance and satisfied customers are just some of the reasons they have built such a large following among the people of this area. Call Richard M. Garhart & Sons for all your home improvement needs.

410-245-0269

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Parker Fuel Co.

Your Local Rheem Dealer •www.parkerfuel.com

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as closing your windows on the first hot day of the spring or summer season and turning on your central air conditioning system. That is, providing your system is still in good repair. Otherwise, you’re in for a disappointment. Unless you have your central air conditioning system checked thoroughly from time to time, you just can’t count on it always being there when you need it.

Parker Fuel Co. offers complete sales and service of central heating and air conditioning systems, and they can help you to receive the maximum return from your system in terms of comfort, efficiency and reliability. They are located in Ellicott City at 9319 Baltimore National Pike, phone (410) 465-3800. They are a licensed contractor and perform service and repair on almost any make of air conditioner. Their experience in this line of work is your guarantee of quality and dependability. They have been serving the area for some time and are highly recommended by their customers.

Give them a call today, and let them put your system in tip-top shape. For any air conditioning installation or repair work, contact the professionals at Parker Fuel Co., who have satisfied the needs of so many throughout the area.

9319 Baltimore National Pk Ste 1
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-465-3800

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ACC Telecom

Serving Maryland & Virginia For Over 35 Years
Centrally Located In The Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area
www.acctelecom.com

Almost everybody these days is willing to sell you a telephone system. But who’s willing to truly understand your company’s vision and design a system that is future proof, expandable and flexible? Who’s willing to answer all of your questions and help you understand the many different applications available? The answer is ACC Telecom, phone (410) 995-0101.

It would be wise to consult with ACC Telecom’s telecommunications specialists and have them explain the tremendous advantages they can offer you on office phone systems with application-specific software. Their experts can custom design, install and support your system including IP/VoIP, Cloud/Virtual and digital PBXs, offering integrated solutions, i.e., voice messaging, contact center, automated call distribution, automated call processing, predicative dialing, computer telephony, unified communication, video conferencing and much more to meet your business communications needs. Their solutions can be ordered with all the necessary features to meet the requirements of both large and small businesses. Their systems feature easy expansion, quick installation and competitive pricing.

When you’re moving up, your PBX phone system needs to move along with you. ACC Telecom fully understands that when you’re moving up, you can’t afford a system that goes down. The professionals at ACC Telecom have made a commitment to provide telecommunication systems that give you reliability, maximum flexibility and increased efficiency at prices that are affordable and budget friendly. ACC Telecom also provides complete business phone system integration with voice and data cabling, security camera systems, door entry control, intercom systems and much more. Call (410) 995-0101 for a free system design consultation.

410-995-0101

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Horizons Unlimited Home Improvements, Inc.

Serving The Community Since 1993 • www.huimprove.com

More and more people are upgrading their existing homes with an eye toward more comfort and future salability. With this in mind, call Horizons Unlimited Home Improvements, located in Elkridge at 7387 Washington Boulevard, Suite 104, phone (410) 796-1333.

If you’re contemplating an addition or alterations of any kind, consult with these home improvement specialists first. They are experienced in all phases of construction work, specializing in room additions, kitchen and bathroom remodeling and all types of home improvements. Visit their showroom, where they have on display beautiful cabinets, doors, windows and more for you to choose from. You can rest assured knowing you have placed these experienced builders in charge, and they are licensed, bonded and insured for your protection.

Remodeling is today’s affordable answer to changing family needs, so when it comes to remodeling, call Horizons Unlimited Home Improvements at (410) 796-1333 or visit www.huimprove.com.

7387 Washington Blvd Ste 104
Elkridge, MD 21075
410-796-1333

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Central Service Center, Inc.

Locally Owned & Operated • Serving Laurel & Howard County For Over 21 Years • Specializing In Auto Repair, Tire Sales & Service
www.centralservicecenterinc.com

A properly inflated tire ensures safety and optimum tread wear and will save you money in gas mileage. Tires with less than 1/16 of an inch tread depth are considered bald and should be replaced. When you’ve reached that point, visit Central Service Center—the area’s one-stop tire dealer. They are located in Laurel at 10084 Washington Boulevard North, phone (301) 498-7700 or (410) 792-4771.

The professionals at Central Service Center know tires, and they know how to help you select the proper tire for your vehicle. When selecting new tires, keep in mind that they should last for several years. First, decide on the category of tire you need—highway, all-season, snow or performance—based on your driving habits. Next, check your owner’s manual or placard on the vehicle for the right size tires. Last, but not least, shop for quality tires, not cheap ones. Central Service Center is your authorized dealer for famous name brand tires. They offer tires for every size of imported and American vehicles—cars, trucks, vans and 4-wheel drives. They also perform computer spin balancing, tire rotation, brake service and front-end alignment as well as air conditioning service, oil changes, tune-ups, transmission service and general auto repairs.

Central Service Center is big enough to buy in volume to give you tires at realistic prices and small enough to give you quality, personalized service. Stop in today, and get the most out of your tires this season.

10084 Washington Blvd N
Laurel, MD 20723
301-498-7700

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Baylyn Antenna

Kevin Morrow, Owner
“A Revolutionary New Antenna System Design”
www.baylynantenna.com

Baylyn Antenna is now offering their patent-pending VHF antenna system to those boating enthusiasts who are looking for quality, durability, convenience and affordability backed by the highest level of customer service. Since 2005, these professionals having been repairing and installing marine electronics. By really listening to their customers’ comments and concerns, their collective knowledge and experience gave them a distinct advantage in designing a unique antenna system.

The Baylyn® antenna is made out of high-grade material with a solderless PL 259 connector for ease of installation. The 4-way heavy-duty ratchet mount, stainless steel 316 Low Lead, makes replacement of the antenna a breeze if necessary; however, the antenna shaft is also repairable! The system is submersible, and the conductors are 98% copper, giving the customer maximum range. Each antenna is assembled in the USA and is tested before leaving the factory to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Contact Kevin Morrow at Baylyn Antenna by phoning 1-855-BAYLYN1 (229-5961), or visit www.baylynantenna.com for more information on how Baylyn has raised the communications bar with this revolutionary system.

A complete line of electronic navigation and communications equipment is also available by visiting ABACO Marine Electronics at www.abacome.com. Marine interests and boaters everywhere regularly depend on this company for all their marine electronic needs.

804-615-3965

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Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation

“Join Us As We Help Children With Cancer In Your Community
childrenscancerrecovery.org

Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation is helping families you know fight cancer.

Emergency Financial Services. The "Helping Hands Fund" provides short-term bridge payments directly to utility companies and landlords to help families of children with cancer that are facing financial difficulties. The promise—Every child has shelter while recovering from cancer.

Toys. Games. Crafts. Every year, more than 15,000 children who are hospitalized for cancer treatment receive gifts from the “Bear-Able Gift Program.” The gifts include board games, crayons, coloring books, puzzles, teddy bears, video games and more. More than 220 hospitals in the United States utilize these gifts that lift the spirits of children battling cancer.

Camp Scholarships. Children in remission need to reconnect with friends and activities they love. This program funds activities like sports, music, horseback riding, skiing, art, computer training and more.

International Aid. Providing hospitals and clinics in developing countries with medicines and medical equipment to treat children with cancer.

Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation has been awarded Independent Charities 5-Star Best in America Award for six consecutive years. Only 2% of charities in the U.S. have earned this seal. Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation is changing lives in your community. Find out how you and your business can help. More information is available at childrenscancerrecovery.org, or call toll-free 1-866-268-1188.

866-268-1188

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SPCA International

www.spcai.org

The mission of SPCA International is to raise awareness of the abuse of animals to a global level, to teach and foster good pet parenting practices, and to promote spay and neuter programs around the world with the goal of eradicating the need to euthanize healthy and adoptable companion animals.

SPCA International was founded in the United States in 2006. One of SPCA International’s main goals is to use their national platform to support independent shelters. The majority of local SPCAs and Humane Societies around the world are not affiliated with national organizations as most people presume. SPCA International strives to assist and encourage these independent shelters through alliance building, information networking and national and international programs.

In 2007, SPCA International launched their first major shelter initiative, Shelter of the Week. SPCA International has since supported and honored more than 19 local shelters in need. In the fall of 2007, SPCA International founded Operation Baghdad Pups. This program assists soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan who have befriended dogs and cats by providing safe transport of these military mascots out of the war zone and back to the United States. Currently, SPCA International is working to bring more than 25 animals out of the war zone to safe new homes.

Their Web site at www.spcai.org provides a global information and referral resource to animal guardians and advocates throughout the world to those who seek a shelter or wish to adopt a shelter animal. SPCA International continually works to improve the quality of life to animals all over the world through their innovative programs.

323-556-7000

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STIHL Inc.

“Porsche Engineering Group Finds STIHL BR 600 More Fuel Efficient
Than Competitors” • www.stihlusa.com

A study conducted by the Porsche Engineering Group GmbH found that the STIHL BR 600 backpack blower is up to 28% more fuel efficient than competitive models, which can provide up to $644.00 in fuel savings per unit in two seasons, depending on fuel costs and run time. The STIHL BR 600 is also the cleanest running backpack blower in its class with 73% less emissions than current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements (based upon information reported as of December 8, 2008, on the EPA Web site).

The Porsche study tested backpack blowers at wide open throttle 85% of the time and at idle for the remaining 15%. All the units tested were the U.S. versions, the same as available in stores, and all units were set to their respective manufacturer specifications during testing.

The STIHL BR 600 led the competitors’ models in the Porsche study, ranking the highest in fuel efficiency. The STIHL BR 550, STIHL’s value-priced backpack blower, was also tested in the Porsche study and was found to be 16% more fuel efficient than the BR 600. In a separate comparison, based on specifications from each manufacturer and not associated with the Porsche study, the BR 600 also was ranked as the lightest weight model and the most powerful in air volume in its class.

To learn more about STIHL low-emission and fuel-efficient products and the results of the Porsche Engineering Group GmbH test, visit www.stihlusa.com/BR600. For more information on EPA reporting, visit www.epa.org.

757-486-8444

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Atholton Adventist Academy

Marilynn Peeke, Principal • “Educating For Eternity
Serving The Community For Over 55 Years
Christian Education In Columbia, Maryland
www.atholtonadventistacademy.org

Atholton Adventist Academy is located in Columbia at 6520 Martin Road, phone (410) 740-2425. AAA is a Christian school that adheres to the highest academic standards for its students. The curriculum focuses on student mastery within a differentiated learning environment which stresses traditional Christian ideas and values and the importance of each child. All teachers are fully certificated in their field of teaching and participate in continuing education programs that keep them current with educational best practices.

An investment in a Christian education is an investment in your child that will pay real dividends in future years. In the classroom, your child will receive the necessary skills and guidance to make good decisions for the future. To see how you can provide your child with the Atholton Advantage, contact them today. For information about their registration, class schedules, special events or academic programs, feel free to call Atholton Adventist Academy at (410) 740-2425, or visit their Web site at www.atholtonadventistacademy.org. Let them help make the difference in your child’s education and future.

6520 Martin Road
Columbia, MD 21044
410-740-2425

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John S. Curtin, CPA Chartered

Full-Service Accounting & Tax Preparation Firm
Serving Ellicott City, Maryland & Howard County With 38 Years
Of Experience • www.curtincpa.comjohn@curtincpa.com

Personalized accounting and tax services from a reputable firm are of paramount importance. Trusting an accountant to track and manage your financial resources, whether personal or business, is a critical decision. As you research and compare your options, be certain to investigate John S. Curtin, CPA Chartered, located in Ellicott City at 10308-A Baltimore National Pike, phone (410) 203-2201 or fax 1-866-572-1430. He offers state-of-the-art technology, ethical soundness and on-going education and training in both tax and accounting. He will put his 38 years of experience, talent and training to work for you as he has for countless others.

The firm you decide on should be well versed in all aspects of accounting and tax and be ready to capably handle all of your personal or business accounting and tax service needs. Choose wisely. Choose John S. Curtin, CPA Chartered. He stands ready as a skilled, experienced, highly respected and very ethical accounting professional. All clients work directly with the owner.

10308-A Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-203-2201

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3 Stars Driving School

3-Hour Alcohol & Drug Program Now Available
www.3starsdrivingschool.com

Are you or your teenager in need of driving lessons? Contact 3 Stars Driving School, located in Laurel at 6 North 2nd Street, phone (301) 725-2660 or toll-free 1-877-3STAR-09, to help you develop the confidence you or your loved one needs in order to take to the road. Their classes are designed for all driving abilities, whether a beginner or professional.

Different weather conditions can cause it to be difficult to maneuver your vehicle. Their trained staff will provide you with the knowledge and skill you’ll need to drive in snow, ice, rain and fog as well as defensive driving. Visit their Web site today at www.3starsdrivingschool.com for more information.

6 N 2nd St
Laurel, MD 20707
301-725-2660

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Grace Church Child Care Center

Francis Handy, Director
www.gracechurchchildcare.orggracechildcarecenter1@gmail.com

Parents in the area trust Grace Church Child Care Center, located in Elkridge at 6725 Montgomery Road, when they are in need of childcare. The center is decorated in kid-friendly colors, pictures and educational posters to enlighten the day of their youngsters.

The staff is experienced, patient and compassionate to each individual child’s needs. They provide instructional time, outdoor play, reading, music and naptime as well as complete balanced meals and snacks. Both full- and part-time care are offered. Call (410) 796-4561 to schedule a tour. The director will be happy to explain the center’s daily schedule and show you around. Grace Church Child Care Center will be offering a summer program from June 23 through August 21 for children in groups of ages 4 through 8 and 9 through 13.

6725 Montgomery Road
Elkridge, MD 21075
410-796-4561

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Aesthetic Dental Center • Allure Dental

Mahvash Zulfaghary, DDS • Seema Bateson, DDS
Specializing In Cosmetic Dentistry For Over 17 Years
www.aestheticdentalcenterofcolumbia.com

Aesthetic Dental Center and Allure Dental offer highly trained dental professionals using state-of-the-art procedures. They provide a wide range of dental services including Invisalign®, teeth whitening, tooth-colored restorations, porcelain veneers and dental implants. They also offer cleanings, natural-colored fillings, preventive sealants, root canal therapy, non-surgical gum disease treatment, oral surgery including extraction of wisdom teeth, dentures, crowns and bridgework.

Aesthetic Dental Center is located in Columbia at 10700 Charter Drive, Suite 340, phone (410) 730-7779; and Allure Dental is located in Fulton at 8170 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Suite 150, phone (240) 456-0717. Call for an appointment or more information. New patients are always welcome!

10700 Charter Dr Ste 340
Columbia, MD 21044
410-730-7779

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Attorney Beth Rogers

Over 13 Years Of Legal Experience
Focusing On Divorce Law, Family Law & Mediation
www.bethlrogers.com

Divorce law is different in each state. Attorney Beth Rogers is dedicated to helping you understand your rights and help you through the painful process of divorce and other family issues. This attorney is located in Columbia at 8850 Columbia 100 Parkway, Suite 303.

You want your legal matters handled correctly. Let this experienced and knowledgeable attorney let you to sit back and relax. If you need assistance with a separation, divorce or family matter including custody, mediation or children’s rights, contact her at (410) 740-9996. Remember, the attorney you choose can affect the outcome, so choose wisely.

8850 Columbia 100 Pkwy Ste 303
Columbia, MD 21045
410-740-9996

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B & B Air Conditioning & Heating Service Co., Inc.

Serving Area Residents For Over 55 Years
www.bbairconditioning.com

Have you looked into the advantages of central heating and air conditioning? A central heat and air system can pay for itself and then begin saving you money in a matter of years. For your home, office or business, B & B Air Conditioning & Heating Service Co., conveniently located in Elkridge at 6725 Santa Barbara Court, Suite 101, phone (410) 997-2700 or (443) 459-8000, is the company to call. They are experts in the heating and cooling field and have had more than five decades of outstanding air conditioning and heating sales, installation and service in this line of work.

You’ll like their friendly, businesslike manner and the reasonable charges involved. These licensed professionals are fully competent to do the work. If you’re considering replacing your air conditioning system or need repairs, remember B & B Air Conditioning & Heating Service Co. Visit www.bbairconditioning.com. You’ll be glad you did!

6725 Santa Barbara Ct Ste 101
Elkridge, MD 21075
410-997-2700

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Country Gardens Assisted Living

Carolyn Caswell, Owner • www.countrygardensassistedliving.com

There is a need in this area for affordable living facilities for older residents who are mobile and active, but no longer want to cope with the responsibilities of maintaining a home. These individuals need the freedom that is everyone’s right, but they may require safe and secure surroundings and some amount of assistance.

This tall order is met at Country Gardens Assisted Living, located in Highland at 12752 Scaggsville Road, phone (301) 854-0006. Their homelike facility provides private and semi-private rooms on a long- or short-term basis. Laundry, housekeeping and three home-cooked meals a day free their residents to enjoy planned activities, their own personal projects and each other’s companionship. They provide assistance with bathing, dressing, personal care and medication management. Medical care can be arranged immediately. Should your loved one require independence in a safe and caring environment, contact Country Gardens Assisted Living. Let them help ease your mind about caring for your loved one.

12752 Scaggsville Rd
Highland, MD 20777
301-854-0006

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Global Decorator, Inc.

Interior/Exterior Painting In Howard County
Serving The Greater Maryland Area For 30 Years
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It is always better to see the project before bidding on it. This will stop almost all hidden surprises. At Global Decorator, they want your project to look like a million smiles. These professionals are ready to work with you on YOUR PROJECT! Pictures are available of past work. Just ask, and they will be sent to you by e-mail. Contact them for an appointment to discuss the benefits their company can provide you by phoning (443) 871-4540, e-mailing globaldecorator@aol.com or faxing (443) 572-0147. Homeowners, apartment complexes, construction companies, banks and interior designers are all welcome to call for service.

Global Decorator is a small, diverse company with 32 years of experience, and their professionals provide interior/exterior painting, drywall operations and home improvement repairs. Expert work is provided to ALL CUSTOMERS. You will benefit from their quality work, affordable prices and excellent response time to your needs. They’re licensed and insured. “Good Painters, They’re Like Good Doctors, Everyone Needs One – Just Call Us, We Will Be There!”

443-871-4540

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KidsPeace

“Needs You! To Help Provide Hope, Help & Healing To Teens Needing Foster Homes …” • www.kidspeace.org

Hundreds of teens throughout Maryland are in need of a loving and caring foster home. KidsPeace, a national charity located in Columbia, Maryland, provides therapeutic foster homes to adolescents that have emotional and behavioral challenges. KidsPeace is currently looking for families who are willing to commit to working with this population. Families need to be flexible, have a good sense of humor and be willing and able to work as part of a team to benefit the youth placed in their care. They are also in need of families willing to provide foster care to youth from Central America in need of loving homes. If you can speak some Spanish or are bilingual, please consider fostering these youth.

If you can commit to making a difference in the life of a teen, please come to an information meeting held the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 5575 Sterrett Place, Suite 200, Columbia, Maryland 21044. Contact Nadine Anderson/Amorelle Hodge at (410) 964-9329 for more information.

5575 Sterrett Pl Ste 200
Columbia, MD 21044
410-964-9329

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Accent GTS

www.accentgts.com

Take your friends out for a night on the town in a limousine from Accent GTS, located in Columbia. Their luxury sedans, stretch limousines and stretch HUMMERs are ready and waiting to take your crew out for a safe night of partying and all-around fun.

Just let the driver know your destination, and he’ll give you a smooth ride. Call (410) 730-6670 to inquire about pricing and their available packages. Services are also available for wedding parties, corporate outings or any other need. Trust them to get you around safely.

410-730-6670

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Clean As A Whistle

Home & Office Cleaning Service In Howard County, Baltimore &
The Surrounding Counties, Northern Virginia & The Metro Washington Area • www.cleanasawhistle.com

If you are searching for a trustworthy, reliable cleaning service that can handle all of your weekly, bi-weekly or even one-time cleaning needs, call Clean As A Whistle. They provide customized, one-on-one cleaning services for residences and businesses.

Woman owned and operated since 1986, these English-speaking ladies go beyond the ordinary cleaning service. They even specialize in move in/out cleaning and pre- or post-party cleaning services. Call (410) 461-9214 or (703) 639-0784 for a free estimate, or visit them online at www.cleanasawhistle.com. References are provided upon request, and gift certificates are available.

410-461-9214

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