Chamber breakfast offered Thursday in Laurel Park The...

BUSINESS NOTES

August 19, 2002

Chamber breakfast offered Thursday in Laurel Park

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Power Networking Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Laurel Park Carriage Room, Laurel Park.

The breakfast is a joint event with 10 other chamber organizations: Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber, BWI Development Council, Entrepreneur's Exchange, Greater Bowie Chamber, Greater Crofton Chamber, Maryland Chamber, Northern Anne Arundel Chamber, Pasadena Business Association, Greater Severna Park Chamber and Southern Anne Arundel Chamber.

The cost for chamber members is $18 prepaid. The cost is $25 for nonmembers and members who do not prepay. Information, reservations: 410- 672-3422.

Net workshops offered for novices, intermediates

ToadNet Inc. of Severna Park, one of Maryland's largest privately owned Internet service providers, has scheduled workshops from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Sept. 18, 570 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Designed for new and intermediate Internet users, the free workshops provide an introduction to the Internet and teach how to connect; the basics of surfing and searching the Web; and sending and receiving e-mail. Registration is required. Information: 410-544-6193 or 877-GET-TOAD.

Bay Foundation seeks award nominations

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is calling for nominations for its 2002 Conservationist and Environmental Educator of the Year Awards. Winners will receive a bronze osprey bust by Chesapeake sculptor David Turner. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation must receive all nominations by Sept. 13. Nomination forms can be downloaded from CBF's Web site, www.save thebay.cbf.org.

Conservationist of the Year nominees can include any individual, organization, institution or business. Nominations are evaluated on the beneficial impact of the nominee's actions on the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and watershed. The long-term effect and innovation of the nominee's achievements are also considered. This award was established in 1980 to recognize superlative service and commitment to the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay.

Environmental Educator of the Year nominees include any individual in the environmental education field. Nominations are evaluated for the impact of the nominee's actions on the advancement of environmental education, potential for broad application and the degree to which the actions inspire others to Save the Bay. The award was established in 1997 to recognize an individual in the field of education who has contributed significantly to the understanding of the bay ecosystem through an academic program. Last year's winner was Robert Nixon, founder of the Earth Conservation Corps.

Both awards give preference to nominees whose efforts support the mission and programs of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and whose efforts address critical environmental issues. Nominations may be made by the individuals or group involved in the activity, or by a third person or party. Activities for which nominations are submitted need not have happened in the current year. Awards will be presented in January 2003.

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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 from 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 festival.com or 410-268-7676, Ext. 110.

Charity golf tournament: Bank of Glen Burnie will sponsor a charity golf tournament to benefit Hospice of the Chesapeake on Sept. 8 at Timbers at Troy Golf Course, 6100 Marshalee Drive, Elkridge. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. 410-313-4653.

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