Business Notes

Business Notes

September 16, 2002

BWI Business Networking Fair set for Oct. 21

The seventh annual BWI Business Networking Fair is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the BWI Marriott Hotel on West Nursery Road, Linthicum.

The event is an opportunity for small and minority-owned businesses to network with contractors and subcontractors doing work at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

The theme for the fair, "Changing Environment, New Opportunities," reflects the world of aviation since 9/11 and the continuing growth of BWI despite the downturn in air travel nationwide.

The airport's development plans continue on budget and on schedule, providing small and minority-owned companies with opportunities to expand their businesses.

The fair is sponsored by the Maryland Aviation Administration's Office of Fair Practices and Development Credit Fund Inc. There is no charge to attend.

Information: 410-859-7949.

Public relations group to focus on leadership

Business leaders, executives and directors of nonprofit groups who need help with their leadership skills are welcome to attend the September meeting of the Annapolis/Anne Arundel Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, scheduled for noon Sept. 26 at Griffins West in Annapolis. The topic of the meeting will be "Executive Coaching."

Beth Bloomfield, an executive coach, strategic consultant and senior executive, will discuss the value of executive coaching.

The cost is $20 for nonmembers and $18 for members. Reservations are required by Sept. 24. Information: 410-260-6348.

Severna Park chamber plans cash-flow session

The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a presentation for women in business, "Cash Flow-Debt Management and Preservation of Assets," at noon Thursday in the chamber's meeting room.

A light buffet will be served. The cost is $5 for chamber members and $8 for nonmembers. Linda Vahrenkamp of Vahrenkamp Consulting will share her 20 years of experience in guiding organizations and individuals with money management.

Registration is due by tomorrow. Information: 410-647-3900.

New manager named at Loew's Annapolis Hotel

Loew's Hotels has named Larry Beiderman general manager of Loew's Annapolis Hotel. Beiderman will manage and oversee all departments of the 217-room hotel.

Beiderman joined Loew's Hotels in October 2000 as executive assistant manager of Loew's L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington. His responsibilities included overseeing the rooms division and food and beverage departments of the hotel.

Before joining Loew's he was general manager of the Baton Rouge Hilton Hotel and held other executive positions in Miami Beach, Hunt Valley and Philadelphia.

Schools chief to speak at Severna Park Chamber

The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce is holding its general membership luncheon Sept. 26 in the Garden Room at Kaufmann's Tavern.

The speaker will be Eric J. Smith, superintendent of Anne Arundel County public schools. Smith will share his vision as superintendent of the 43rd-largest school district in the nation.

Registration and social hour begin at 11 a.m. with seating for lunch at noon. A choice of Black Angus prime rib or broiled crab cake will be offered. The cost is $25 for chamber members and $33 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by Friday. Information: 410-647-3900.

Guide to Severna Park available from chamber

"The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Guide" is being distributed throughout the Severna Park area. The guide is a resource for home and office throughout the year.

Along with information about the county and Severna Park, the guide features a list of government officials, schools and day-care information, a calendar of annual events, lists of clubs and organizations and articles about the area.

The guide also lists about 500 local businesses and includes a dining guide featuring restaurants, carryout and catering businesses.

To order: 410-647-3900.

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