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Business Digest

May 17, 1999

Breakfast meeting will focus on corporate giving

The Maryland Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE) is sponsoring a breakfast and training meeting on corporate giving from 7: 30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, 2600 Housley Road, Annapolis.

Speakers are Jim Hollan, vice president for administration and finance, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, and Carl Smith, area manager, external affairs, Bell Atlantic.

Participants can learn how Bell Atlantic's online application works.

Cost is $25 for nonmembers. NSFRE is an international organization of 20,000 professional development executives working to enhance philanthropy and promote ethics in fund raising.

Information: 410-529-3120.

Mills Corp. executive to speak at meeting

Laurence Siegel, chairman and chief executive officer of The Mills Corp., developers of the Arundel Mills mall project in Anne Arundel County, will deliver the keynote address at the 14th meeting of BWI Business Partnership Inc.

The meeting will be held at 7: 45 a.m. Wednesday, at Hoyt's West Nursery Cinemas 14, 1591 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum.

The Mills Corp. is planning to build a large mall near Route 100 and Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Mills has more than a dozen mega-malls built or in the planning stages nationally, including Potomac Mills in Northern Virginia.

The BWI Business Partnership's fourth "Business of the Year" award will be presented. The partnership also will elect its board of directors.

Admission to the 1999 "Spirit of Success" annual meeting is free to partnership members and media representatives. Nonmembers must pay $25. Reservations are required.

Information: 410-859-1000.

Public relations society to meet May 27

The Annapolis-Anne Arundel Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) will meet at noon May 27 at Griffin's West, 2049 West St., Annapolis.

E. Lyle Henderson, specialist in university relations at the University of Maryland, will speak on "Dealing With Diverse Publics."

Luncheon choices are shrimp salad or chicken Caesar salad. Cost is $18 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Information: 410-626-2102.

Chambers to sponsor joint business exchange

West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and five other chambers are sponsoring a Joint Business Exchange Breakfast from 7: 45 a.m. to 9: 30 a.m. Wednesday at Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. in Annapolis.

Attendees will participate in table rotations. Cost is $12 in advance or $17 at the door for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. Deadline for reservations is today.

Information: 410-672-3422.

Realtor convention planned this week at college

The first Anne Arundel Realtor Convention, "Real Estate Now," co-sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors and the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Wednesdayand Thursday at Anne Arundel Community College.

Speakers will include Elizabeth Beggs, executive director of the state Real Estate Commission, and Rick Morgan of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.

Continuing education programs will be held in the afternoon, including Planned Unit Developments, residential and commercial, led by Steve Koren, managing director of Constellation Real Estate; Edward St. John, president of MIE Properties; and Betsie Russell, vice president of Sentinel Title Builder Division.

State Comptroller William Donald Schaefer will be host from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. at a cocktail party and celebrity fashion show, sponsored by Jos. A. Banks, Big Vanilla Athletic Club, Chartwell Country Club, The White House/Black Market and Jazoo.

The cost is $45. Information: 410-544-4554.

Business women's group offers $2,000 scholarship

Maryland Capital Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will sponsor a scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund. The $2,000 nonrenewable scholarship is for tuition, books and fees.

Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens and residents of Anne Arundel County; college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduates in August; attending or accepted at an accredited college or university in the United States that is authorized to confer degrees at the baccalaureate level; and must have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Applications can be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Patricia Landay, 1306 Concourse Drive, Suite 200, Linthicum 21090.

Information: 410-691-6320, Ext. 234.

Preparing a business plan is topic of May 26 seminar

Service Corps of Retired Executives Chapter 390 will conduct a seminar, "Let's Prepare a Business Plan," from 8: 45 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 26 on the lower level of the Conte Building, 116 Defense Highway, Annapolis.

The fee is $35. The workshop teaches an approach to making a business plan.

The meeting is open to the public.

Information: 410-266-9553.

Greater Crofton Chamber selling entertainment books

Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce is selling Entertainment '99 books for Anne Arundel County, Baltimore and Washington for $35, plus $3 for delivery. Information: 410-721-9131.

Pub Date: 5/17/99

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