SHANNON & LUCHS EXTENDS 'ACADEMY'
Shannon & Luchs recently has extended its original Real Estate Academy to Anne Arundel County. Through the use of modern modular training center concepts, the firm has successfully opened its Real Estate Academy at the Crofton Branch Office.
The Crofton center allows real estate agents in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties easy access to a large selection of professional training courses.
Residents interested in training in a career in real estate should contact the manager at either the Annapolis, Bowie or Crofton Branch offices.
Information: 858-6165, 249-0990 or 261-6202.
HOME BUILDERS GROUP HELPS HOPKINS' KIDS
Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Maryland donated $1,000 to the Johns Hopkins Children's Oncology Center recently. The donation represents funds raised during a golf and tennis outing sponsored by the members.
The outing, the largest yet for HBAM, was topped off with a bull roast at Martin's West in Baltimore. This was the first year that proceeds were raised for charity.
HBAM is a non-profit association that provides governmental relations educational opportunities, and generally serves as a housing industry advocate.
AGENCY FURNISHED WITH UNITED WAY AID
A local non-profit agency recently received an electric typewriter and assorted office furniture from the Honorable Martha Rasin and Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. through the United Way Community Partnership of Anne Arundel County's brokering program.
Opportunity Builders Inc. welcomed the typewriter and furniture. The agency provides training, employment and job placement to adults with developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy.
WINCHESTER OPENS TOWNHOME GROUP
Winchester Homes has opened Lion's Gate in Anne Arundel County, which features brand-new townhome condominium models from the low $100,000s.
The townhomes feature four distinct floor plans, traditional exterior designs, and are available with three spacious bedrooms and large 1 baths.
The full, unfinished basement is roughed in for a full bath, and some of the homes have a traditional brickfront exterior. Other floor plans include optional lofts if luxurious master bedrooms.
The community, in the Odenton/Fort Meade area, is five miles east of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
BUSINESS WORKSHOPS SLATED FOR OCTOBER
The Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce and Anne Arundel Community College are working together to offer several workshops designed to enhance businesses.
"Marketing in Annapolis" presents a revolutionary new definition of marketing that makes sense and can be geared to the Annapolis market. The workshop presents 10 golden rules of marketing, and includes an in-depth look at the Annapolis marketplace. The workshop takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 11 (two sessions) at the college's Arnold campus, and costs $25 per person.
From 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 17, 18, 19, 24 and 26, "Accounting and Bookkeeping for Small Business" will be offered. The course will teach how to start and maintain a balanced set of books that will sustain an IRS audit and provide business persons with a monthly profit/loss statement. An accountant will show participants how to make their business more profitable. The class is taught at the Arnold campus and costs $45 per person for four sessions.
"Time Management: Getting Things Done," illustrates how getting the job done quickly and well is the key to successful management. Students will learn how to get more done than they thought possible. From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 16 and 18, at the Arnold campus. The workshop costs $29 per person for two sessions.
COUNTY ADDRESSES SHOPLIFTING PROBLEM
The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar called "Preventing Shoplifting," at 1 p.m., Oct. 15, at the Grapevine Restaurant in the Odenton Shopping Center, Route 175, in Odenton.
Officer John Otto of the Anne Arundel County Police Department will be the speaker. Information: 672-3422.