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Business Digest

November 30, 1998

Annapolis banks, businesses join campaign for hospital

Annapolis banks and businesses have gotten into the crab business to help Anne Arundel Medical Center build a new hospital. The crabs they are selling are not edible, but rather a toy critter called "Carey the Crab," which serves as a goodwill ambassador for the medical center's capital campaign.

The project is backed by a Maryland company called the Petting Zoo, which provides businesses with a bushel basket of 36 for $4 per crab. The Petting Zoo donates half the proceeds to the AAMC Foundation. Carey the Crab retails for $6. School and community organizations are also invited to participate in the program.

Carey the Crab is available at all branches of Annapolis Banking & Trust, Annapolis National Bank, the Bank of Maryland, Sandy Springs National Bank, Severn Savings and Farmers Bank of Maryland.

Carey is also available at Mills Wine & Spirits, Harbour Gifts, the Severna Park and Annapolis branches of Be-Beep: A Toy Shop, Graul's in Annapolis and Cape St. Claire, BFI, Granny's Cafe, Chesapeake High School Store, Side Street Framers, Parcel Plus, AAMC's gift shops, Bruce C. Burns and Associates, the Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitor Center.

The goal of the AAMC Foundation's capital campaign, "A New Century of Caring," is to raise at least $15 million. Since the campaign began a year ago, $12.5 million has been donated. This includes a pledge of $1 million from campaign chairman Hillard Donner, $2 million from medical center and Anne Arundel Health System board members, a $2.5 million pledge from the Auxiliary of AAMC, $900,000 from physicians, $750,000 from medical center employees and $1.4 million from businesses and individuals.

For information on the campaign, call 410-216-6400.

Names in the news

Bruce Seeley of Arnold has been named director of facilities engineering at North Arundel Hospital. Seeley will oversee a staff of 38, supervise maintenance and expansion projects, and plan space distribution for all hospital departments. He is a graduate of Glen Burnie High School and the four-year carpentry and construction program of the Associated Builder's Council, a nationally certified trade school.

Robert G. Newcomer has been named executive director of Ginger Cove, a life-care community in Annapolis. He will lead day-to-day operations of the community, which is the home of 350 retirees.

Pub Date: 11/30/98


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