College will sponsor software symposium Anne Arundel...


May 01, 2000

College will sponsor software symposium

Anne Arundel Community College will hold a symposium in Linthicum on May 16 to introduce area business and industry representatives to software integrating business systems.

The SAP R/3 Symposium will take place at the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies Training & Conference Center, with panelists discussing the software's benefits, implementation and employee training options available to local companies.

The SAP R/3 system is being used by nearly 11,000 companies and agencies, including Northrop Grumman Corp., RWD Technologies, Black & Decker and the World Bank, the college said in announcing the program.

The keynote speaker will be Robert B. Spiker, vice president and controller at Northrop Grumman.

The program will begin at 8 a.m., and conclude after a noon luncheon. Registration by May 12 is $65, with $50 for each additional representative of the same company, or $75 and $65 the day of the program.

The college is an SAP University Alliance Partner, offering training in use of the system with classes tailored to employees' needs either at the job site or on the Arnold campus.

Information or a registration form: 410-541-2958 or

Midwest barbecue chain to open 2 area restaurants

Expanding its East Coast presence, the Minnesota-based Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que is scheduled to open a restaurant at 181 Jennifer Road in Annapolis on Wednesday, one of four openings at former Red River Barbeque & Grille restaurants recently acquired in Maryland and Virginia.

The company's restaurants are about 6,500 square feet, with seating for 215 and an outdoor patio area. Dining hours will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

In keeping with Chairman and founder Dave Anderson's heritage as a Choctaw, Chippewa and Ojibwa Indian, a "ceremonial fire" representing the slow-smoked barbecue of the first restaurant in Hayward, Wis., will be "passed on" 'to the Annapolis site and, in June, brought to the next location, opening in Columbia, officials said.

Children's resale chain opens franchise in Crofton

A Crofton franchise of Once Upon a Child, a national chain of children's resale stores, opened last week at 1153 Route 3 N.

The chain's 225 stores, including one in Ellicott City, specialize in brand-name merchandise purchased from sellers rather than taken on a consignment-sale basis.

Owners of the Crofton store are Joy and Mike Burkhardt of Severn.

Seminar will discuss public transportation

The Annapolis Department of Transportation will sponsor a breakfast seminar Friday to explain how public transportation can benefit local businesses and their customers.

"Putting the BUS in Your BUSi'ness" will run from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Rams Head Tavern on West Street.

Several guest speakers will present information on ride-sharing, tax breaks for businesses that buy transit passes for employees and the city's new bus shelters.

The event costs $7 in advance or $8 at the door, and it includes a continental breakfast.

Information: 410-263-7964, Ext. 109 or

Workshops on starting, managing a business offered

Workshops on starting a business and preparing a business plan have been scheduled for this month month by Chapter 390 of the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

"How to Start and Manage Your Own Business," a two-evening program, is scheduled from 6 to 9 May 9 and 10, and the single-session "Let's Prepare a Business Plan" will be from 8:45 a.m. to 2 P.m. May 23. Both will be presented in the Chesapeake Room of the Heritage Office Complex at 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis.

The fee is $35. Programs are limited to 27 Participants.

Information: 410-266-9553.


Chris Macary, general manager of the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Annapolis for the Past year and earlier its operations and food and beverage director has been named general manager of the Hilton Hotel in Columbia. The appointment was announced last week by Lodgian Inc., owner and operator of more than 130 hotels in 35 states and Canada, including the Columbia Hilton.

Beverly Zuber of Annapolis will join a team of medical professionals in Peru on May 6-22 as part of a Ronald McDonald House Charities' global initiative, "Changing the Face of the World," to provide corrective surgery for children with facial deformities.

Scott Shindell has joined Crosby Marketing Communications as a senior copywriter. He formerly worked as a senior copywriter with Brann Worldwide and earlier was employed by the Baltimore Sun.

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