Directory features businesses owned by women, minorities...

BUSINESS NOTES

March 25, 2002

Directory features businesses owned by women, minorities

Members of Anne Arundel County's Minority Business Enterprise Committee and two other county departments recently announced the publication of the 2002 Minority and Women Owned Business Directory.

The directory lists the names, addresses and telephone numbers of local businesses that are owned and operated by women or ethnic minorities. County officials said the directory could be used as a tool to encourage business-to-business relationships.

To request a copy: Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp., 410-222-7410; or Office of Central Services, 410-222-7667.

People

New director: Take One Digital Media Works, an Annapolis-based media and Internet firm, recently named Daniel Gage its director of Internet operations. Gage worked most recently as senior NT administrator and shift supervisor at VERIO/Digital Nation of Alexandria, Va.

Promotions: Crosby Marketing Communications has promoted three account executives to the position of senior account executive. Promotions went to Michelle L. Agee and Melissa R. Lambdin, both graduates of Towson University, and Tricia Hoyle, a graduate of the University of California.

Calendar

Business techniques: SCORE Chapter 390 will conduct a one-day workshop on innovative sales techniques. "Easy Steps to Selling Anyone Can Use" will teach participants how to sell without traditional high-pressure strategies. Art Savage, a sales consultant who has been a corporate senior sales and marketing executive, will lead the seminar. The workshop will be from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the YWCA, 1517 Ritchie Highway in Arnold. The fee is $45. Information and reservations: 410-266-9553.

Luncheon meeting: The Annapolis/Anne Arundel chapter of Public Relations Society of America will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Thursday at London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road in Edgewater. Topics such as the promotion of heritage tourism will be addressed. The cost is $18 for society members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations: 410-260-6348.

Job expo: A spring job expo will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria of Anne Arundel Community College's Arnold campus. More than 60 employers, including Adecco Employment Services, Allfirst Bank and Foot Locker Inc., are expected to attend. Last year, more than 2,000 job seekers attended a similar event. Information: 410-315-8873.

Phone techniques: The Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a business-to-business seminar, "Phone Answering and Other Powerful Phone Tips," at 8:30 a.m. April 18 at the chamber office, 7477 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Suite 201, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-766-8282.

Housing grants: The Live Near Your Work program, which provides $3,000 grants to help people buy a house to their place of work, has been expanded to include state employees. The state program, launched in 1997, assists employees of participating private companies, local governments, and state colleges and universities. Information: 410-514-7700.

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