Business Notes


November 10, 2003

Ehrlich appoints four new members to bay trust board

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has appointed four new members to the Chesapeake Bay Trust's board of trustees: Paul J. Allen, Russell B. Brinsfield, Peter G. Byrnes and Martin J. Weinstein. Ehrlich also reappointed Midgett S. Parker Jr.

In addition to the five members appointed by Ehrlich, Virginia Kearney joins the board as the representative of the Maryland Department of the Environment.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a nonprofit, grant-making organization that raises money primarily through the sale of Chesapeake Bay license plates and voluntary donations on line 37 on the state tax return.

Annapolis agency wins 2 state marketing awards

The Souza Agency, a marketing and advertising company in Annapolis, has won awards in two of five categories of the Maryland Marketing Awards at the 23rd Annual Maryland Governor's Tourism Industry Conference.

Souza received the Electronic Marketing Award, given for the most strategic, innovative and successful electronic marketing initiative to attract visitors to Maryland. Souza was awarded this honor on behalf of its client, the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, for the design and production of the group's Web site.

Souza also created the Guide to African American Heritage in Anne Arundel County brochure for the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau, which won the best new promotional material award. This honor is awarded for using the best strategy and implementation to promote a tourism entity or activity. The promotional material was recognized for its creative and graphically consistent design.

The awards ceremony recognizes the contributions of people and organizations who contribute to the Maryland tourism industry. More than 350 tourism professionals from the mid-Atlantic region attended this year's awards presentation.

Sandwich shop to offer free meal at opening

Potbelly Sandwich Works will celebrate the opening of its Annapolis store with a free day Nov. 18.

Every customer who comes to the store between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. will receive a free sandwich, a bag of chips and a drink. The store is at Annapolis Harbour Center, 2462 Solomans Island Road, Annapolis.

The sandwich shop sponsors a music education initiative, and for every $1 donation it receives, the store matches it to benefit local music programs.

Potbelly Sandwich Works has been offering food and live music since 1977 in areas including Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and Washington. The chain plans to open two more Maryland locations this year, at Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring and at Baltimore Road in College Park.

Local families in need of holiday `adoption'

The Salvation Army of Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County is seeking businesses, groups and people to adopt families at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Families need food, toys and clothing. The Salvation Army will provide first names, genders, ages and sizes. The deadline for signing up for Thanksgiving is Friday. The Christmas deadline is Nov. 26. Christmas items must be taken to the Salvation Army by Dec. 15.

Information: 410-263-4091.

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