Literacy council plans anniversary celebrationThe Anne...

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October 06, 1997

Literacy council plans anniversary celebration

The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council is holding a 20th anniversary celebration at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Annapolis Harbour Center at 7 p.m. today. The celebration will include testimonials from a student and a tutor who have benefited from the council, launch of the first council Web site and a treasure hunt.

The council is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that provides free one-on-one tutoring to adults who read below a fifth-grade level.

Economic Development Corp. announces two promotions

The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. has promoted William A. Badger Jr. to senior vice president. He will be responsible for public information and marketing, including business attraction and retention, real estate consulting and advertising. He has been with the corporation for three years, serving as business location consultant. Before joining the council, he spent 17 years with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Division of Business Development.

In another promotion, Jill M. Seamon, who has served seven years as the finance and operations manager, will become controller of the AAEDC. She will manage the organization's banking relationships, budgeting and forecasting, accounting for general operations and the Arundel Business Loan Fund, among other tasks.

Credit-card use to assist Special Olympics program

American Express is donating 2 cents to Maryland Special Olympics programs for every transaction with its credit card at locations in the Baltimore and Annapolis region through October.

The program is expected to raise up to $25,000.

Annapolis fire departments receive life safety awards

The Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission has announced that two Maryland fire departments have been awarded the Life Safety Achievement Award by the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

The Annapolis Fire Department and the U.S. Academy Fire Department were honored by the IAFC and Operation Life Safety for responding to and extinguishing fires without loss of life in 1996.

Information: 301-779-4466.

Pub Date: 10/06/97

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