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August 12, 2002

Aluminum company to move head office to Linthicum

Hydro Aluminum will locate its North American headquarters in Linthicum near Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

According to its Web site, the company is the world's third largest integrated aluminum company. It will move to 22,000 square feet of office space in the BWI Corporate Center and will employ 35.

The space will be ready by the end of the year.

"We are pleased that we will be relocating our North American headquarters to a prominent location near BWI Airport in Anne Arundel County," said Martin Carter, president of Hydro Aluminum North America. "Our new headquarters location will be a great advantage for us as we further develop our business in North America."

County Executive Janet S. Owens called Hydro Aluminum "an outstanding company" to relocate here. "Expanding the economic base of the county is one of our top priorities," she said.

Hydro Aluminum is part of Norsk Hydro, a leading supplier of energy, light metals and plant nutrients. Hydro Aluminum sells about 3 million tons of aluminum annually and is enhancing its position in manufacturing and supplying cast, rolled and extruded products, largely to the packaging, automotive and building industries.

Public relations firm opens in Odenton

Donna Anderson, a public relations professional with more than 15 years of experience, has launched Linden Communications, a public relations and communications firm in Odenton.

Linden Communications will focus on helping nonprofit organizations, associations and businesses with overall communication plans and strategies. Other services include public and media relations, crisis communications and business writing including brochures, newsletters and annual reports.

Anderson wants to provide affordable public relations services to businesses and organizations, especially those that are cutting back due to the weak economy.

Anderson was public affairs officer for the National Building Museum and was vice president of marketing and communications at Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries in Washington.

Philanthropy event set; nominees sought for award

An awards luncheon honoring Anne Arundel County philanthropy is planned for Nov. 21 at the Radisson Hotel in Annapolis.

Community Counseling Service Co. is cosponsoring the event with the Maryland chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Chesapeake Community Foundation. The luncheon will tie in with National Philanthropy Day.

Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit nominations for the Anne Arundel County Philanthropist of the Year Award, which will be presented during the luncheon. The award will go to a person whose generosity has demonstrated outstanding responsibility, and who encourages the generosity of others in the community. Families also are eligible for the award. Nominations should include evidence of direct gift support, description of the impact of the gift, details of how the nominee encourages and motivates other donors, and evidence of support for innovative approaches to problem-solving.

Nomination forms: Carol Thompson, executive director of Chesapeake Community Foundation, 410-268-7245 or chcom The deadline for submitting nominations is Sept. 6.


Control phragmites: The state Department of Agriculture's Weed Management Division and the state Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service is accepting applications for financial assistance in a program to control phragmites through Friday. Phragmites, known as "common reed," are an invasive, rapidly spreading wetland plant species. 410-490-5744 or 410- 827-8612.

Donation day: Annapolis Fresh Fields/Whole Market, 2504 Solomons Island Road, will donate 5 percent of its sales Aug. 21 to the HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment Network.

Networking breakfast: West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Power Networking Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Carriage Room at Laurel Park. This joint networking event is sponsored by area business groups and chambers of commerce. The cost is $18 in advance for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. 410-672-3422.

Computer classes: YWCA Career Services offers basic computer classes. Topics include keyboarding, computer literacy/Windows 98, Microsoft Word, Excel, the Internet, Access and PowerPoint. Classes are offered monthly. Fees range from $20 to $60. YWCA membership is required. 410-626-7800.

Training available: Single parents and displaced homemakers interested in job training are invited to contact YWCA Career Services. Development services include job readiness and career exploration workshops and career advising. Other services include child-care and transportation stipends, tuition assistance and computer workshops. 410- 626-7800.

Volunteers needed: Volunteers are being sought for the 36th annual Maryland Seafood Festival 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 6-8 at Sandy Point State Park. Volunteers will receive free admission to the festival and $10 in complimentary food and beverage tickets. www.mdseafood or 410-268-7676, Ext. 110.

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