Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

March 10, 2003

Media company wins two awards for nursing video

Take One Digital Media Works has won two prestigious awards for its video production Nursing 411. The Annapolis-based media production company won a 2003 Communicator Award of Distinction in the medical category, and was a finalist in the medical and health category of the 2003 Telly Award competition.

Nursing 411 is a 15-minute recruiting and educational tool for Johns Hopkins Hospital's nursing department. The video was shot last fall at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, with the hospital's Jay Corey producing and Take One's Dan Powell as cameraman and editor.

The Communicator Awards honor excellence in visual communications internationally.

Take One offers video, film and multimedia production, Web design, and commercial Web hosting.

Severna Park chamber to hold event Thursday

The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an A.M. Power Hour from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Image Creators in Park Plaza, 568-F Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.

The cost is $7 for members in advance, $10 for members at the door, and $15 for nonmembers. Door prizes will be awarded and those who bring a business card will receive a complete list of attendees. Information: 410- 647-3900.

Sodexho PASS to manage Transit Perks program

Annapolis Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Sodexho PASS USA to manage its Transit Perks benefits program, which helps employers and employees save money by using Annapolis Transit.

Companies doing business near Annapolis can receive tax deductions and savings on certain payroll taxes, and employees who commute via transit can purchase fare vouchers using pre-tax wages.

Sodexho PASS is a division of French company Sodexho Alliance.

Crosby Marketing receives six awards for campaigns

Crosby Marketing Communications received six awards at the Alfred Knight Awards competition sponsored by the Maryland Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. The annual award program honors the best health care marketing and communications campaigns conducted in Maryland.

With four first-place and two second-place honors, Crosby received more awards than any other agency or health care institution in the competition.

The first-place awards were for a direct-mail campaign promoting pediatric services at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville; Building Blocks newsletter for childcare professionals created for the Anne Arundel County Department of Health; the Health Advisor community newsletter for Shady Grove Adventist Hospital; and HIM (Health Ideas for Men), a newsletter produced for the Anne Arundel County Health Department.

The second-place awards were for a print-ad campaign promoting Shady Grove Adventist Hospital's maternity services and a colorectal cancer screening direct-mail campaign for the Anne Arundel County Department of Health.

The awards program is named in honor of former Maryland Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development President Alfred J. Knight Jr. A record 128 entries competed in the program.

Crosby Marketing Communications, headquartered in Annapolis, provides advertising, public relations direct-response and interactive development services to regional and national market leaders in a variety of industries.

Bank of Glen Burnie opens branch in Severna Park

The Bank of Glen Burnie held a grand opening celebration for its new Severna Park office at 534 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.

A former Allfirst location, the 2,100-square-foot space underwent a complete renovation. Lobby service is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, Friday evenings from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Drive-in banking is available from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Bank of Glen Burnie is Anne Arundel County's oldest independent commercial bank.

Employers being sought for job fair in April

Employers can reserve a spot at the Anne Arundel County Spring Job Expo, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. April 3 in Jenkins Gymnasium at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold.

More than 2,000 job-seekers attended a similar event last spring.

More than 75 employers are expected. Tables ($150) may be reserved until Friday. Information: Sharon Cager, 410-315- 8873.

The fair is co-sponsored by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Job Service; Anne Arundel Community College; the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce; Anne Arundel County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services; Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce; and the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Scott A. Hancock selected for Leadership Maryland

Scott A. Hancock, executive director of the Maryland Municipal League and a resident of Davidsonville, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2003.

Leadership Maryland is an independent nonprofit organization designed to inform top-level executives from the public and private sectors about critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing Maryland. Hancock is one of 50 leaders in the state to participate in the eight-month program.

After a two-day opening retreat next month, participants will attend six sessions focusing on issues, such as economic development, education, health and human services, criminal and juvenile justice, environment, and multiculturalism. More than 100 experts representing business, government, education and the nonprofit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers.

Leadership Maryland is one of 34 state leadership programs nationwide.

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