The Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce recently voiced support for the high-span bridge planned to replace the Old Severn River drawbridge on Route 450 in Annapolis.
The planned bridge, which will forgo the old low drawbridge design and create a higher profiled bridge,has come under attack by residents for changing the historic nature of the crossing and for its potential to increase traffic on the commuter route.
HOLIDAY EVENTS BROCHURE
The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau is now compiling information for the 1991 edition of the "Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Holiday Events Brochure."
Over 30,000 copies of the brochure are distributed to individuals and groups throughout the state and elsewhere who are interested in events during theholiday season in and around Annapolis.
Non-profit organizations receive a free listing in the brochure. Businesses that have an eventbetween November 15, 1991, and January 10, 1992, should contact the bureau.
KELLER WINS 3 DESI
Clark Keller Inc. of Annapolis has been awarded three DESI awards, which will be displayed in the DESI 14 Exhibit at the New York Art Directors Club.
Clark Keller won the awards for projects for the Chauncey's Chili-product label, the James Myers Co. brochure, and the Clark Keller Inc.company brochure.
TRADE BOARD ON RETREAT
The board of directors of the Anne Arundel Trade Council recently convened for a two-day retreat in St. Michael's to formulate goals for 1991-1992 and to work to expand the Trade Council's role as the voice of business for Anne Arundel County.
During the retreat, County Executive Robert R. Neall visited the leaders as they identified the needs of member businesses.
The board plans events to increase public awareness of Trade Council activities.
FIRM WINS VENTURE AWARD
Business Systems Management/Entre Computer Center of Annapolis was recently awarded Anne Arundel County's 1991 Venture Award, an annual business recognition program sponsored jointly by the county Office of Economic Development and the Greater Baltimore Committee.
The award recognizes businesses in the Baltimore area that have expanded their facilities or employeesin the past year that have demonstrated innovation, creativity, spirit and economic growth.
Business Systems Management opened in 1982with a staff of five in an 1,800-square-foot office. The business now employs more than 20 workers.
MENGEL OPENS OFFICE
Stanley A. Mengel has opened a full-time accounting and tax preparation office in Bel Air under the name of Stanley A. Mengel & Associates.
Mengel handled clients from Anne Arundel County and several other counties in Maryland for the tax department of a large Pennsylvania.
With morethan 40 years of combined experience in its associates, the new firmwill maintain its clients on a computerized accounting system, and offer payroll services, and all tax matters for individuals, and will expand to small and medium-sized businesses in the future.