Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

October 14, 2002

Minority business program planned for Oct. 25 at AACC

A daylong minority business outreach program of the state courts is scheduled for Oct. 25 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold.

The program, the judiciary's first for minority businesses, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: www.courts.state. md.us/procurement/mbe/index.html.

Courses for entrepreneurs, small-business owners set

Courses for small-business owners and entrepreneurs will be offered this fall at Anne Arundel Community College.

"Legal Documents for Small Business" will meet from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and "Cost Effective Marketing for Small Business" will meet from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Nov. 12 and 14.

Call for costs. Registration is under way. Information: 410-777- 2958.

New Food Lion store to open Wednesday

Food Lion will open its newest store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. Wednesday at 7069 Baltimore-Annapolis Road, Linthicum.

The 37,500-square-foot store includes a full-service deli and bakery, international and specialty items, a floral section, greeting cards, Western Union service, a coin machine, and an automated teller machine. The store will offer more than 24,000 products. Operating hours will be from 6 a.m. to midnight daily.

The store is Food Lion's first in Linthicum. There are seven Food Lion locations in Anne Arundel County. The Linthicum Fire Department, Anne Arundel County Police and Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office will offer activities for children at the event. Information: 410- 684-2068 or 410-684-2069.

Event to celebrate opening of Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn and Suites at Arundel Mills will hold a grand opening Oct. 30. The 131-room facility, owned by Skye Hospitality, will open officially with a medieval-themed celebration and a brief ceremony attended by state and local leaders.

The facility includes meeting rooms large enough to seat 80 people or serve meals to 50 people, an outdoor pool, laundry facility, business center and exercise room. The hotel also will offer guests complimentary shuttle service to BWI, Amtrak and other rail stations.

All guest rooms, 40 of which are studios, feature amenities including refrigerator, microwave, two-line speaker telephones with voice mail, high speed Internet with wireless keyboard and video checkout.

Skye Hospitality develops and operates hotels through contacts with franchisees of national brand companies. They provide services that include site selection, development, construction, brand selection and operations.

CSX, U.S. Home unite to consider housing project

U.S. Home, a Lennar company, and CSX Real Property Inc. have reached an agreement to form a joint venture to explore the possibility of seeking Anne Arundel County approval for the creation of an active-adult community on land owned by CSX on Marley Neck Road.

To gauge community reaction to the community in her district, county Councilwoman Shirley Murphy has worked to have community leaders and residents tour U.S. Home's Heritage Hunt Community in Gainesville, Va., this fall.

People

Christmas in April in Anne Arundel County recently elected Vernon Murray to the board of directors for next year. Murray has worked on and supervised many home-repair projects for the group in past years. Murray works as an inspector for the Anne Arundel County Department of Inspection and Permits. He also works as an environmental programs inspector.

Patricia A. Miller has been promoted to assistant vice president and named branch manager for the Odenton office of Bank of Glen Burnie. Miller most recently served as assistant branch manager. She succeeds Joyce A. Ohmer, who was recently promoted to branch administrator for the seven-branch system.

Calendar

BWI fair: The seventh annual BWI Business Networking Fair will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the BWI Marriott, West Nursery Road, Linthicum. The theme for this year's fair, "Changing Environment, New Opportunities," refers to the world of aviation since the terrorist attacks and to the airport's continuing growth. 410- 859-7949.

Marketing strategy: SCORE Chapter 390 and the Small Business Administration will conduct a workshop for small businesses, "Developing a Marketing Strategy," from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the YWCA, 1517 Ritchie Highway in Arnold. The workshop will cover topics such as market research, sales, advertising and trade shows. The fee is $45. Registration is required. 410-226-9553.

Community gala: The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Celebrate Community Gala from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Ramada Inn/BWI Hotel in Hanover. The gala will feature a cocktail reception, door prizes and gourmet foods. Martha Smith, president of Anne Arundel Community College, will speak. The cost is $65. Reservations are required. 410-672-3422.

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