Third career fair at BWI Airport set for Wednesday The...

BUSINESS NOTES

May 21, 2001

Third career fair at BWI Airport set for Wednesday

The third annual Baltimore-Washington International Airport career fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday on the lower level of the international pier, next to the light rail station.

Employers from airlines, hotels, retail operations, federal and state agencies, and security companies will conduct interviews for jobs in administrative, clerical, food service, retail and aircraft support.

Participants include: Southwest Airlines, hiring for positions including BWI-based flight attendants; ABACUS Inc.; American Airlines; DavCo (Wendy's); Dollar Rental Car; Empower Baltimore; Frederick Ward Assoc. Inc.; HMS Host; Hudson General; and Michael Baker Corp.

Others are National Car Rental; Regional Retail Concepts; Sky Chef and Signature Flight Support; Stranghan Environmental; Chimes Inc.; Wackenhut Corp.; Thrifty Car Rental; University of Phoenix-Maryland campus; URS; and USAirways.

Among the government agencies recruiting employees will be the Maryland Aviation Administration and Maryland Job Service.

The career fair is free, sponsored by the Maryland Aviation Administration's Office of Fair Practices. Travel by light rail is suggested. Those who are driving should park at the MAA Manager's Lot at Aviation Boulevard (Route 170) and Amtrak Way, where signs will be posted and shuttle buses provided.

For disability accommodations: 410-859-7229. For business booth reservations: Visionary Network Consultants Inc., 301-552- 7300.

News notes

Award: The Maryland Technology Development Corp. has awarded a matching grant of $15,000 to the Anne Arundel Economic Development Authority-one of seven for various counties to encourage the creation of new technology incubators in the state.

Bar officer: Annapolis lawyer Fred Franke is slated to become chair of the Estates and Trusts Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association at its annual meeting June 15. Franke - the first lawyer from Anne Arundel to be appointed to the position - has maintained a practice in Annapolis since 1974. He is a lecturer in continuing education courses for lawyers and accountants in tax and estate planning issues.

Broadcast promotions: Julia Hockenberry, a news reporter and anchor at radio station WNAV-AM (1430), has been promoted to the position of news director. She succeeds Matt Diehl, who was hired recently as press aide to County Executive Janet S. Owens. In another move, the radio station named Gary Sheridan - who has served in a variety of on-air capacities - as news anchor and reporter.

Radio format change: Annapolis-based WYRE-AM (810) announced the addition of news and sports talk and various styles of music to its "classic country" format, effective last week. "You'll still be able to hear the classic country music you are used to," said Melissa Owens, programming and sales manager, "but for you fans of R&B, classic rock, Latin, classical and children's music, there will be something for you as well."

Calendar

Power breakfast: Annapolis and Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly power breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at London Town and Gardens in Edgewater. The cost is $17 for members in advance or $22 at the door, and $27 for nonmembers. Information: 410- 268-7676, Ext. 110.

Business workshops: Service Corps of Retired Executives Chapter 390 has scheduled a two-session workshop, "How to Start and Manage Your Own Business," from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday, and a one-day seminar, "Let's Prepare a Business Plan," from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 29. Each will be held on the second floor of the Heritage Office Complex at 2664 Riva Road, and each costs $45. Information: 410-266- 9553.

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