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Business Digest

November 01, 1999

Program to offer advice on minority businesses

The City of Annapolis and Service Corps of Retired Executives Association (SCORE) are offering a seminar-workshop for minority business entrepreneurs from 8: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 612 Second St., Annapolis.

The seminar will cover keys to starting and managing a business. Workshop topics include writing a business plan, financial factors and sources of capital, business organization and regulations, business records and taxes, marketing and sales, risk management, and sources of information.

The program costs $10. Information: 410-263-3906.

Nov. 18 meeting will focus on area's economic outlook

"Business Forecast 2000," a meeting on the economic outlook for the Baltimore-Washington region, will be held by the Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce from 7: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Sheraton International Hotel at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

The keynote speaker will be Maryland Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari, with panelists including William Badger, chief executive officer of the Anne Arundel County Economic Development Commission, and his counterparts from Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's counties; Jim Hughes, Maryland's acting assistant secretary for business development; Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and venture capitalist Steve Walker.

The cost, which includes breakfast, is $35 for chamber members, $45 for nonmembers. Information: 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714.

West Arundel chamber sets annual Holiday Bidding Gala

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Holiday Bidding Gala from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Kaufmann's Restaurant in Gambrills.

The evening will feature live and silent auctions, with items including Ravens tickets, dining certificates, golf outings and weekend stays at hotels.

Refreshments and a cash bar will be offered. Sponsors are Citizens National Bank, Mills Corp. and the Show Place Arena.

The event is free, but reservations are necessary. Information: 410-672-3422.

SCORE to hold workshop on starting businesses

Service Corps of Retired Executives Association Chapter 390 will conduct a one-day workshop, "How to Start and Manage Your Own Business," from 8: 45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in the first-floor training room at the Heritage Office Complex, 2660 Riva Road, Annapolis.

Key steps toward starting a business will be presented by six speakers, with time for questions.

The workshop, which costs $35, is designed for those thinking of starting a business or who have started one and have questions or problems.

Reservations are necessary. Information: 410-266-9553.

People in the news

Steven R. Cover has joined McCrone Inc. as branch manager of the Annapolis headquarters office and director of planning. Cover's responsibilities include overseeing all private and institutional site development, water resources, public works and survey projects in the Annapolis office.

Ronald W. Cantner has joined University Mortgage Inc. of Severna Park as a senior loan officer. Cantner, of Pasadena, had been a branch manager for a Pennsylvania-based mortgage lender. He has also worked in the airline and graphics design industries. A native of Anne Arundel County, he graduated from Arundel High School in 1986 and attended Montgomery College.

Manis, Canning and Associatesates, a government relations and public affairs firm in Annapolis, has been retained as manager by the Maryland Delaware Independent Automobile Dealers Association.

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