Kovalcik said his company's selection by Apple meant Computerware would hire more professionals in the Pittsburgh and North Jersey areas.
Established in 1982, Computerware has headquarters in Bristol.
Besides its education division, it owns and operates five ComputerwareHouse retail stores and five Computerware corporate sales locations.
Local businesses are being encouraged by the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce to keep their meetings and special events in the area.
The chamber recently launched a Keep Your Bucks in Bucks program, sending hundreds of letters to company presidents and meeting and event planners in Lower Bucks County, Northeast Philadelphia and Mercer County. A reply card was included, asking these business people to indicate their needs for banquets and meetings.
Arlene Blosch, chairwoman of the chamber's Convention and Visitors Committee, and Robert Kramer, chamber president, said the county had a variety of lodgings and facilities for meetings. They want meeting planners to think of Bucks County when organizing seminars or other programs.
"The Bucks County area includes many excellent restaurants, country clubs, banquet facilities and even historic attractions available for meetings and parties," Blosch said.
"When you add in our nearly 2,000 hotel rooms, you have an attractive package to sell to meeting planners and local companies."
LENDING A HAND
Keenan Honda of Doylestown Borough is donating a 1993 Honda Civic to the Bucks County March of Dimes for its WalkAmerica fund-raising event. The car will be given to the winner of a random drawing of walkers who turn in $125 or more.
There will be three separate walks in the county, each with registration that begins at 7:30 a.m.; the walks start at 8:30 a.m. The Upper Bucks walk will take place Saturday, April 24, at Quakertown High School. The next day, the Middle Bucks event will be held at Peace Valley Park, New Britain Township, and the Lower Bucks walk at Core Creek Park, Middletown Township.
ON THE AGENDA
The Bux-Mont chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 7 p.m. today at Bentley's Restaurant in Montgomeryville, Routes 202 and 63. Bill Monturano, president of Synertech Co., will speak about asbestos and lead problems.
The cost is $20, and first-time guests are invited. For reservations, call
Vince Green at 368-5226.
David F. Podrasky has been named chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Medical College Hospitals' Bucks County campus in Warminster.
The hospital is opening an obstetrics unit in May.
Podrasky, a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University Medical School, completed his residency and internship at Allentown Hospital.
He said the new maternity unit, with 10 labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms, as well as a 14-bassinet nursery, would provide numerous options for birth. The unit is designed so that a woman may remain in the same room throughout her stay.