Business Expo Set

Regional ledger

August 19, 1991

Today is the final deadline to reserve booth space at the Anne Arundel Business-Business Expo '91 -- the county's largest -- Sept. 11 at Michael's Eighth Avenue Conference and Banquet Center in Glen Burnie.

Sponsored by the Anne Arundel Trade Council, the expo will feature more than 130 booths, including new-business minibooths for companies that began operation after Jan. 1, 1989.

The expo also will include a series of seminars focusing on resources at the state and local level for businesses interested in engaging in international trade.

The exhibits will be open to the public11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person and includes the seminars and all exhibits.

Information: 757-6709 or 974-4402.


County Executive Robert R. Neall and the Office of Economic Development will unveil plans for BWI development 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the BWI Airport Marriott.

A reception will take place 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Reservations are requested by tomorrow.

Information: 222-7410.


The Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association in Galesville is working with scientists toimprove the quality of processed crab meat.

Through a grant from Maryland Industries Partnerships, packers will be given information to ensure high quality products.

The grant involves studying the microbiological quality of crab meat, and was one of four grants awarded in December by the Engineering Research Center, University of Maryland, to county businesses under the MIPS program.

Proposals for the next round of grant awards are due Oct. 25, and applications are available at the Anne Arundel County Office of Economic Development.

Information: 222-7410.


Odenton Federal Savings and Loan Association has announced approval from the Office of Thrift Supervision in Washington, D.C., to convert from a federally chartered mutual savings and loan association to a federally chartered stock savings and loan association. Odenton will also reorganize to become a subsidiary of a new holding company, Harbor Investment Corp.

Under the plan, the holding company is offering 115,000 shares (subject to adjustment) of common stock at $10 per share. Account holders of Odenton Federal will have priority rights to purchase stock through a subscription offering.

Information: 551-8400.


Providence Center, responding to a call from the Historic Annapolis Foundation for unusual merchandise for its William Paca House Museum Shop, has produced three gift items for the shop: a checkerboard,a trivet and a serving tray. More items are in the planning stage.

The design on the checkerboard depicts the British and John Shaw flags of Annapolis during the Revolutionary War period. The British flag was carried during the war by troops of King George III. The Johns Shaw flag flew over the State House as a welcome to the president of the Continental Congress, which met in Annapolis from November 1783 to August 1784. The flag was fashioned by John Shaw, an Annapolitan renowned for his cabinetmaking.

The oak trivet reflects the Chinese trellis motifs seen by visitors to the William Paca House Garden, andthe tray features a print of the Historic District of Annapolis, highlighting the 18th-century buildings and the dock area.

Historic Annapolis Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the historical and cultural heritage of Annapolis.

Information: 267-8149.

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