Business Notes


January 06, 2003

County nonprofit Christmas in April changes its name

The Anne Arundel County nonprofit organization Christmas in April has changed its name to Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County. It is affiliated with Rebuilding Together. For 12 years, the group has rebuilt houses around Anne Arundel County for low-income, disabled homeowners.

The group's sponsors include Farmers Bank, Home Depot, Countrywide Financial and Sprint PCS. Information: 410- 263-0405.

Calabrese-Connor joins Design Teams Inc.

Accountant Brenda Calabrese-Connor has joined the management firm of Design Teams Inc. The Annapolis resident is responsible for report analysis, depreciation schedules, corporate lease maintenance, general ledger, financial statement preparation and accounts payable review. Her responsibilities support Design Teams and the engineering and survey offices of McCrone Inc. in Maryland and Delaware.

Calabrese-Connor holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, University College and a paralegal certificate from Anne Arundel Community College.

BWI Business Partnership to meet Jan. 22 at hotel

The BWI Business Partnership will hold a breakfast meeting at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Embassy Suites Hotel at BWI Airport, 1300 Concourse Drive. The topic will be the proposed Intercounty Connector. The speaker will be Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan. Reservations are required. The cost for nonmembers is $25.

Reservations: 410-859-1000.

Hill named manager of McCrone in Annapolis

Engineer Wayne L. Hill has joined McCrone Inc. as branch manager of the Annapolis office. Hill will oversee engineering, land development, water resources and survey activities for projects in Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas.

A registered professional engineer in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, Hill has more than 24 years' civil engineering and environmental design experience in the public and private sectors. He has a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University and studied in business administration at Monmouth University.

Hill's expertise includes water resources and land development engineering, master planning, business development and project management.

McCrone Inc., an engineering, environmental consulting, surveying and land-planning company, has five offices serving government, private industry and individual clients in the mid-Atlantic region.

Annapolis company finds new Caribbean customer

Curacao Drydock Co. Inc. has purchased a 20-user license of the Perception cost-estimating software system developed by Spar Associates Inc. in Annapolis.

The Caribbean shipyard is upgrading its facilities and has chosen the Spar system to make cost estimates and provide a central location for its estimating data.

The 40-year-old drydock company's ship-repair yard is capable of accommodating vessels up to 150,000 tons.

Maritime Republic gives $17,300 to local charities

The Maritime Republic of Eastport has distributed the proceeds of its 2002 Tug-of-War to local charities. Checks totaling $17,300 were presented at the Eastport Yacht Club on Dec. 23.


Business workshops: Service Corps of Retired Executives Association has scheduled two small-business workshops. "How to Start and Manage Your Own Business" will be offered from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21, and "Let's Prepare a Business Plan" will be offered from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18. The cost is $45 for each course, and classes will be held at the YWCA, 1517 Ritchie Highway in Arnold. Registration is required. The workshops are intended for individuals who operate a small business or plan to launch a new venture. 410-266-9553.

Job hunting: Family Support Center, 7500 Ritchie Highway, offers a jobs program from 9 a.m. to noon the third Friday of each month. Participants can meet with employers at 8:30 a.m. 410-421-8478.

Sponsors sought: Volunteer Services of Crownsville Hospital Center is seeking sponsors for cooking and ceramic classes and parties, and donations of art supplies and gardening items. 410-729-6517.

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