Business Notes


November 17, 2003

BWI fire, rescue unit wins airport officials group's valor award

Maryland Secretary of Transportation Robert L. Flanagan recently presented the 2003 American Association of Airport Executives Valor Award to the Baltimore-Washington International Airport Fire and Rescue Department.

Presented annually, this national award recognizes outstanding performance in airport rescue and firefighter safety.

The BWI Airport Fire and Rescue Department award nomination was based on its performance over a 12-month period last year and this year. The award recognizes all phases of emergency response.

During calendar year 2002, the BWI Fire and Rescue Department responded to 2,726 calls. This record number exceeded the previous highest year by 8 percent.

Law firm sponsors CIC security tech incubator

Whiteford, Taylor and Preston has become a "sustaining sponsor" of the Chesapeake Innovation Center LLC (CIC), the nation's first incubator focusing on homeland security technologies.

Sustaining sponsors donate a minimum initial contribution of $25,000 and an annual contribution of $5,000 to help fund business formation in Anne Arundel County.

The CIC is a program of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. and is funded, in part, by private sponsors.

Whiteford Taylor and Preston is one of Maryland's largest law firms, with more than 150 lawyers.

Mandrin Homes receives honor for philanthropy

Mandrin Homes has won the 2003 Small Business Philanthropy Award, presented by Ketchum, The Maryland Chamber of Commerce and The Baltimore Business Journal at the "National Philanthropy Day in Maryland" luncheon held earlier this month.

Mandrin Homes was nominated for this award by Hospice of the Chesapeake in Millersville. Both Mandrin Homes and president James Mandrin have been major benefactors of Hospice of the Chesapeake, most recently donating $1 million to build the John and Arloine Mandrin Chesapeake Hospice House, named in memory of his parents.

Founded more than 30 years ago, Mandrin Homes has developed communities throughout Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore.

Historic foundation elects seven new board members

Historic Annapolis Foundation has elected seven new members to its board of Trustees. Bruce D. Abbott, Robert C. Davis Jr., M. Selma Nettles, James Patrick Nolan, Janet Richardson-Pearson, Philip Richmond and Harvey Stein will officially begin serving their three-year terms at the Foundation's November Board of Trustees meeting this week.

The addition of the seven new board members boosts the Historic Annapolis Foundation Board of Trustees total to 19.

Historic Annapolis Foundation's mission is to educate the public about the history of Annapolis and be an advocate for preserving its architectural integrity.

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 Christmas.

Families need food, toys and clothing. The Salvation Army will provide first names, genders, ages and sizes. The deadline is Nov. 26. Christmas items must be taken to the Salvation Army at 351 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis by Dec. 15.

Information: 410-263-4091.

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