Annapolis store plans fund-raiser Jan. 16 to help feed...

BUSINESS NOTES

January 07, 2002

Annapolis store plans fund-raiser Jan. 16 to help feed hungry

Fresh Fields/Whole Foods Market will donate 5 percent of the Jan. 16 sales at its Annapolis store to Food Link Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps the hungry in Anne Arundel County.

Food Link volunteers and board members will be at the store, 2504 Solomons Island Road, throughout the day to provide information about the organization.

Fresh Fields/Whole Foods Market plans four days during the year when it donates part of its profits to community programs, according to store officials. The next such event will be held in the spring.

People

Chamber board: Amy Vansant, chief executive officer of the Annapolis-based multimedia development firm Vansant Creations, was elected to the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Vansant founded Vansant Creations in 1997.

New director: Hospice of the Chesapeake has named Jan Weinberg Wood as its new director of marketing and public relations. Wood is on the board of trustees at Chesapeake Academy, and is on the board of directors for Leadership Anne Arundel.

Calendar

Association meeting: Pasadena Business Association will elect officers and directors during a meeting at noon Wednesday at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie. The cost is $15 at the door. Information: 410- 987-4887.

SCORE workshop: SCORE Chapter 390 will conduct a one-day workshop, "How to Start and Manage Your Own Business," from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the YWCA, 1517 Ritchie Highway, Arnold. The cost is $45.

Information or reservations: 410-266-9553.

Chamber seminar: The Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar, "4 Ways to Grow Your Business," at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at the chamber office, 7477 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie. The fee is $45 for members. Registration: 410- 766-8282.

Business luncheon: The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Business Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis. Lunch will be served at noon. The cost is $25. Reservations should be made before Friday. Information: 410-268-7676, Ext. 110.

Chamber mixer: The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly after-hours mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the offices of Hartman and Egeli, Suite 300, 116 Defense Highway, Annapolis. The cost for members is $12 if payment is received by Friday or $17 at the door. The cost for nonmembers is $22. Reservations: 410-268-7676, Ext. 110.

Power breakfast: The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly power breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at the YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Road, Annapolis. The cost is $17 for members if payment is received by Jan. 18 or $22 at the door. The cost for nonmembers is $27. Reservations: 410-268-7676, Ext. 110.

TechIE Awards: The Anne Arundel County High-Technology Council, a nonprofit organization working to increase county-based high-technology business opportunities, is seeking nominations for its first TechIE Awards for industry excellence. Award criteria or to submit a nomination: www.aac htc.org. Winners will be honored at an awards dinner Feb. 26 at Loews Annapolis Hotel. Information: 410- 777-2129.

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