Insurers Advice

Regional ledger

May 28, 1991

The third and fourth in a series of five state-approved continuing education classes for insurance professionals will be presented at 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 28 and 30 at Anne Arundel Community College.

"Reinsurance and Excess" examines the purpose and function of reinsurance and covers the importance and differing types of excess and umbrella policies. Topics include coverage formats, buffer layer coverages,primary coverage and effects on excess/umbrella, treaties, pools andreinsurance markets.

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 4 and 6, insurance professionals can learn "Underwriting Basics" at the college's BWI Center in Linthicum.

The class provides an overview of fundamentals and covers establishment and implementation of underwriting policy, the distinction between staff and line underwriting activities and centralized vs. decentralized underwriting activities.

Discussions will include property liability insurance, package and account underwriting.

The cost for each class is $25. Information: 541-2325.


The Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of

Commerce will co-sponsor the 1991 Great Business Exchange from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 30, at the Annapolis Holiday Inn, off Riva Road in Annapolis.

The trade show will feature exhibitors showcasing retail, financial, healthcare, travel hospitality and other area business services, and is expected to draw hundreds ofattendees.

As an added draw, two roundtrip Continental Airline tickets donated by Rob Chodos, president of Travel Right Ltd., will be the grand prize given away during the show. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in the "1991 Great Match" game during the show. Other prizes will be given away during the show.

Admission is $5, and all proceeds will be donated to the Providence Center. Information:268-7676 or 766-8282.


The West County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Small Business Forum from 5 to 6 p.m. May 30 at the Golden Flame Lounge in Odenton.

The topic of the gathering will be "How to Improve Your Business Image through Good Customer Service."

The meeting is open to all Chamber members, and reservations are requested. Information: 672-3422.


The second Hechinger Home Project Center in the county will open atthe Southdale Shopping Center on Mountain Road in Pasadena June 1.

The newly renovated center follows on the heels of the March opening of the Glen Burnie Home Project Center. Hechinger Home Project Centers offer support for the four most common home improvement projects cited by do-it-yourselfers: bath, kitchen, doors/windows and decks.

The Southdale center covers 70,000 square feet of indoor space and 19,300 square feet of outdoor selling space. The concept for the centers evolved out of extensive feedback from 3,500 Hechinger customers regularly involved in home improvement projects. The stores layout isarranged and distinctively marked for quick, direct access to everything needed for each particular project.

The store began renovations in January of this year, including widening and rearranging of aisles, installing outdoor registers, and more.

The Landover-based Hechinger Co. , which operates a chain of 84 stores and 26 Home Quarters Warehouse stores as well as six Triangle Building Centers in 14 states and the District of Columbia. , caters to specialty do-it-yourself market.


The Marine Trades Association of Maryland and the Anne Arundel Marine Trades Association are sponsoring a MTAM Golf Tournament beginning 10 a.m. June 3 at the Eisenhower Golf Course, Crownsville.

A variety of prizes will be offered during the tournament, including a new powerboat for a hole-in-one and two round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. After a10 a.m. registration, the golfing will begin with an 11 a.m. shotgunstart.

Registration is $90 per golfer, $500 for corporate sponsorship, $200 for hole sponsorship, and tee or green sponsorship $125.

The tournament is limited to 144 golfers, and registration is basedon a first come, first served basis. Information: 269-0741 or 867-4101.


The Severna Park YWCA Woman's Center at 17 Cypress Creek Road is offering workshops designed for men and womenwho are entering the job market, exploring career potential, or changing careers. Workshops are Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 4 through July 9.

The workshop, also offered 10 a.m. to noon June 5 through July 10 at the Woman's Center, 167 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis, will focus on preparing for the job search through self-exploration. The second will deal with skills identification and research tools, and two workshops will be spent on resume writing. The fifth meeting will cover job hunting strategies, and the last will focus on interviewing techniques. The fee for all six workshops will be $40 plus the $20 YWCA membership. There is a special fee for Displaced Homemakers. Information: 267-6020.

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