Public relations association selects three award...

Business Digest

November 08, 1999

Public relations association selects three award winners

Three Silver Dome Awards for outstanding accomplishments in public relations have been announced by the Annapolis-Anne Arundel Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Linnell Bowen, executive director of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, won the Silver Dome 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her contributions as a co-founder and past president of the chapter, her guidance of Maryland Hall's growth and her direction of the Annapolis 300 celebration.

Winners for outstanding public relations programs were Maryland Hall, for its recent "Arts Alive" celebration, and the Maryland Commision for Celebration 2000 for its June project to clone the ill-fated Liberty Tree on the St. John's College campus as part of the "Save Maryland's Treasures" program.

County chamber to sponsor 4-part development seminar

West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will begin a four-part economic development seminar from 7: 45 a.m. to 9 a.m. Dec. 2 at Piney Orchard Visitor's Center, 2400 Stream Valley Drive in Odenton.

The seminar, "West County Development Train Seminar Series: Resources to Move Ahead," costs $10 a session for chamber members, and $15 for nonmembers. The cost for the series is $30 for chamber members and $45 for nonmembers.

The reservation deadline is Nov. 30. Information: 410-672- 3422.

Junior chamber plans entrepreneurial training

Annapolis Junior Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the U.S. Jaycees, is sponsoring an entrepreneur training program with six training sessions, each with a different topic. Dates and topics are:

Nov. 15, "Introduction to Starting and Operating Your Own Business."

Nov. 17, "Foundation of Success: The Business Plan."

Nov. 18, "You Mean It Takes Money?"

Nov. 19, "Building Your Corporate Team and Assembling Your Resources."

Dec. 1, "Marketing Strategies."

Dec. 2, "Managing Your Business and Making a Profit."

Classes will meet at 6: 30 p.m. in the Naval Academy's Chavenet Hall, Room 206. Single sessions are $10. The cost for the series is $40. Information: 301-856-6184.

Free automotive workshop offered for women, teens

Annapolis Car Care Inc. will sponsor the fourth Free Automotive Workshop for Women and Teens from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck library, 269 Hillsmere Drive.

"What's Under Your Hood 101" is aimed at familiarizing participants with vehicle care and maintenance. Topics will include an under-the-hood identification exercise, a review of basic parts and systems, a tire-changing exercise and vehicle maintenance recommendations. A question-and-answer period will be held. Class size is limited to 30 participants. Information: 410-263-5433.

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 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.

SCORE to hold workshop on starting a business

Service Corps of Retired Executives 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 in 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

Cynthia Huebler has been promoted to branch manager at the Bank of Glen Burnie's Severn office.

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