ANNE ARUNDEL BUSINESS
Advice to businesses offered in First Fridays
Beginning January 8, the Anne Arundel Trade Council is offering a program called First Friday, a monthly gathering in which small-business people are encouraged to bring their bag lunches to the Trade Council offices to hear expert business advice.
First Fridays are from noon to 1 p.m. at the conference room at 1460 Ritchie Highway, Suite 209, in Arnold.
The program is free to Council members. For non-members, the cost is $25 per session.
Kunta Kinte Celebrations offers 'Roots' items
Kunta Kinte Celebrations is offering T-shirts, sweat shirts, posters and other merchandise in time for the holiday season.
Other merchandise includes a limited-edition poster featuring a scene from "Roots" from 1989. The poster is signed by the late author Alex Haley.
Cable TV features 'Economic Outlook '93'
"It's Good Business" the Anne Arundel Trade Council cable television show, will feature "Economic Outlook '93 -- A Business Roundtable" as its January program.
The program airs on Jones Intercable channel 42 Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 2 p.m. and on TCI Cablevision of Annapolis channel 15 on Monday and Wednesdays at 11 p.m.
Information: 757-6709 or 974-4402.
Keller Design Inc. adds Persona Systems
Annapolis design and marketing firm, Keller Design Inc., has been retained to create advertising, promotional materials, packaging and corporate identity for Persona Systems of Fairfax, Va.
The Fairfax company produces "Head-To-Toe-Beautiful" seminars.
Shop for children opens on Melvin Avenue
The Red Balloon: The Children's Consignment Shop, recently opened up in Annapolis on Melvin Avenue across from the West Annapolis Elementary School.
The shop carries childrens' clothing, furniture, toys, books and gifts.
Consignments are accepted without an appointment betwee10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Annapolis Computers now can repair NEC
Annapolis Computers was recently appointed as an authorized repair center for warranty and out-of-warranty repairs NEC computers and printers.
Public accountants end year of helping MPT
Clark and Anderson, P.A., a northern Anne Arundel county accounting firm, has completed a year of public service by staffing phones for Maryland Public Television's (MPT) pledge drive Dec. 5.
The firm has donated audit services to MPT and has served as volunteers at the Big Glen Burnie Carnival, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and other charities.
Farmers National Bank has 25-cent dividend
Annapolis-based Farmers National Bank of Maryland recently reported a quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share payable on Jan. 15, 1993 to shareholders of record on Dec. 31, 1992.
The 19 percent increase will increase the value of shares from 84 cents in 1992 to $1.
The increase was credited to increased earnings, an improved net interest spread, and significant asset growth.
In other Farmers National Bank news, the bank recently donated $1,000 to Arundel Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes for low-income families through volunteer labor, management expertise and donations of money and materials.