First Mariner begins work at Crofton site A...

Business Digest

January 10, 2000

First Mariner begins work at Crofton site

A groundbreaking was held in Crofton recently for the first of four new branches that will double the presence of First Mariner Bank in Anne Arundel County this year.

Edwin F. Hale Sr., chief executive officer of First Mariner, was joined by 33rd District Dels. Janet Greenip and Robert C. Baldwin for the ceremony at the site on Route 3, where the branch is scheduled to open in April.

Founded in 1995, First Mariner has 42 automated teller machines and 24 full-service branches, including offices in Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena and Severna Park.

Marine trade group offers business manager program

The Marine Trades Association will offer its first Marine Business Managers Certification program Jan. 21 at Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis and Feb. 11 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The one-day seminar, "Strategies for Success," will provide guidance from experts on improving business ethics and addressing management issues.

The morning classes include "Growing Your Business What to Do, What Not to Do" and "Tax Accounting and Bookkeeping." Afternoon classes will cover "Lawsuits, Liabilities and Legalities" and "Risk Management."

Tuition is $100 and includes breakfast, lunch and course materials. Information: 410-269-0741.

Chamber of Commerce will meet at Fort Meade

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan 27 at the Fort Meade Officers' Club, 6600 Mapes Road.

County Executive Janet S. Owens will be the guest speaker. Installation of officers and an overview of the chamber's programs for this year are on the agenda.

Serving as president for a two-year term will be Joseph Bracone, regional vice president of Citizens National Bank.

Other officers are Bonnie Lindsay, manager of the Odenton branch of Citizens National, vice president; Doreen Coates of Coates & Hutchinson, secretary; and Judy Smiechowski, branch manager of County National Bank in Odenton, treasurer.

Admission to the meeting is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. The reservation deadline is Jan. 24. Information: 410-672-3422.

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