London Town center plan wins architectural award The...


October 22, 2001

London Town center plan wins architectural award

The Baltimore chapter of American Institute of Architects has selected the plan for a proposed visitor's center and museum at the Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater as the winner of its annual design award. The award was presented to Cho, Benn, Holback & Associates of Baltimore, the firm that designed the plan for the visitor center.

Construction of the center and museum will begin in the spring. Work is expected to be complete in 2003. The building will include a visitors reception area and orientation facility, a classroom and gallery space for exhibits. The center, which is being built in the shell of an old underground wastewater treatment plant, will cost an estimated $4.5 million.

Towson professor to speak at public relations meeting

Presidential scholar Martha Joynt Kumar will speak at a noon meeting of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County chapter of Public Relations Society of America Thursday at Harry Browne's restaurant in Annapolis. Kumar, a professor at Towson University, recently completed a study on how recent White House administrations have worked with the press.

The cost, including lunch, is $18 for chapter members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations: 410- 260-6348.

News notes

Salon support: Robert Andrew Day Spa and Salon of Crofton will provide beauty services for the Washington Redskins cheerleaders at home games and photo shoots. In exchange, the cheerleaders will sponsor local fund-raisers.


Appointed: Kristin C. Elswick of Crofton has been appointed assistant vice president of deposit processing at Bank of Glen Burnie. She supervises nine employees who handle all aspects of deposit processing.


Mayoral debate: Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and Annapolis Jaycees will present a debate between mayoral candidates Herbert H. McMillan and Ellen O. Moyer at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. The public debate will feature questions from the audience. A wine and cheese reception will follow. Information: 410- 268-7676.

Power hour: Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its "A.M. Power Hour" from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Provident Bank of Maryland, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Those who would like to receive a list of attendees should bring a business card for the check-in basket. The cost is $7 for members who register in advance, $10 for members at the door and $15 for nonmembers. Reservations: 410- 647-3900.

SCORE workshops: SCORE Chapter 390 will offer a workshop, "How to Start and Manage Your Own Business," from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday in the Chesapeake Room of the Heritage Office Complex, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis. The fee is $45. Reservations: 410-266-9553.

BWI meeting: BWI Business Partnership Inc. will sponsor its Spirit of Success executive briefing and breakfast meeting at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at BWI Marriott, 1743 W. Nursery Road. The briefing will include overviews of economic activity, security issues and the expansion plan at BWI. The event is free for partnership members, and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Information: 410-859- 1000.

Open house: Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce has planned an open house for new and prospective members from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 31 in Suite 810 of Empire Towers, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie. The event will feature presentations about the chamber, and a member of the chamber's marketing committee will discuss ways to market a business through the organization. Information: 410-268-7676, Ext. 110.

Grant applications: Maryland Historical Trust, an agency of the state Department of Housing and Community Development, is accepting applications for Preservation Incentives for Local Government grants. County governments are eligible for the grants, which may be used to help pay for heritage preservation activities, surveys and evaluation plans. The application deadline is Oct. 31. Information: 410-514-7635.

Public relations: The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County chapter of Public Relations Society of America is accepting nominations for its Silver Dome awards, which honor outstanding public relations programs and professionals. Businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations and associations are invited to submit nominations. The entry deadline is Nov. 16. Entry forms: 240-895-4381.

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