USi volunteers donate 1,830 books to elementary schools...


March 19, 2001

USi volunteers donate 1,830 books to elementary schools

Volunteers from USiConnects, an employee charity of Annapolis-based USinternetworking, donated 1,830 books to seven Annapolis elementary schools as part of their participation in the recent Read Across America Day national literacy campaign.

More than 30 volunteers from the group took part in the March 2 Read Across America event, which involved reading aloud to children in schools.

Officials from USinternetworking expect that volunteers will log more than 500 hours reading in area elementary schools through the end of this school year.

Yacht sales group to hold open house, boat show

Crusader Yacht Sales Inc. will hold its 12th annual open house and boat show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Port Annapolis Marina, 7078 Bembe Beach Road.

Visitors will hear experts discuss boat design. Among the speakers will be Nancy Cann, past president of the Yacht Brokers Association of America, on "How to Buy a Boat," and yacht designer Bill Crealock on "Designing and Building Serious Cruising Boats."

Exhibitors from marine companies will have booths and be available to discuss such topics as rigging, mast climbing, survival gear, electronics and financing.

Information: 410-269-0939.

PRSA to address targeting the maritime industry

How the maritime industry can help promote corporate and nonprofit groups' messages will be the topic at a luncheon meeting of the Annapolis/Anne Arundel Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America at noon Thursday at the Eastport Yacht Club, 317 First St., Annapolis.

Dave Gendell, founder and publisher of Spin Sheet Magazine, will speak on targeting the maritime market and how maritime publications can promote organizational messages; Michelle Eichhorn, director of marketing for Annapolis Volvo/Subaru, on how her company has used the maritime industry as a promotional tool for its marketing program; and Linda Gimbel Hughes, principal of First Strategies, an Annapolis based PR firm, on her role in the 1998 Whitbread Round the World Race as a media relations specialist.

The luncheon is $18 for PRSA members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations: 410-263-8890.

Atlanta Bread franchise leases space in Crofton

Atlanta Bread Co. has signed a lease with the Edwin Greenberg Co. for a 4,500-square-foot space at the Village of Waugh Chapel in Crofton - the site for its second Anne Arundel County bakery-cafe.

Franchise owner Bob Gilbreath operates another Atlanta Bread outlet at Severna Park Marketplace and said he expects to expand to Crofton and Timonium within a year.

The lease signing was announced by KLNB Inc., a real estate brokerage firm that represented the tenant.

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